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Classic Soul Album: Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Curtis’

The name Curtis Mayfield automatically evokes memories of his classic soundtrack to the equally classic film, Superfly. But Mayfield’s music and career were much more than that prolific soundtrack. He was a storyteller or, as Soul Train creator Don Cornelius […]

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Soul Retrospective: Bill Withers’ ‘Still Bill’

Bill Withers's 1971 debut Just as I Am presented him as a mature and authentic voice and featured the classics "Grandma's Hands," “Harlem," and

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Sample This: Michael McDonald’s “I Keep Forgettin’”

Michael McDonald’s voice is arguably one of the most distinctive voices in popular music.  Like him or not, it’s


The ‘80s: Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer World’

When one thinks of the influences of hip-hop artists, an electronic music group from West Germany is not the first one that comes to

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The Perfect Kiss and Make-Up Jams

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We've all been there. We've screwed up really, really badly. We've hurt the one

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Soul Retrospective: Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass was one of music’s most charismatic and potent singers. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Pendergrass was equally at home with ballads and


Q&A: Al Jarreau—Musical Moments 201

At 75 years young, legendary singer Al Jarreau has more energy than most. However, after speaking with for an extended period of time,


And It Feels So Good: 5 R&B Groups We’d Love To See Reunite

Soulful duo Floetry reunited in 2015 after spending some time apart, much to the delight of their thousands of fans who have been waiting

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10 Amazing R&B Singers You’re Sleeping On

R&B lovers, rejoice! The days of sitting around and waiting for repetitive radio stations to introduce you to new artists are over. 


Soul Retrospective: Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone were one of the most influential bands of all time, featuring a multiracial group of males and female musicians

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