Bobby Womack

Soul Retrospective: Bobby Womack’s ‘Facts of Life’

Facts of Life was Bobby Womack‘s sixth release in a catalogue that already included 1971’s Communication and 1972’s soundtrack classic, Across 110th Street, and songs like “Harry Hippie” and “That’s The Way Feel About Cha.” By this point, Womack was […]

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Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer:  Leonard Jones

Leonard Jones was one of the standout seventies dancers on Soul Train with his wide smile and together dance moves as well as those


Stephen Boss Makes Audiences “Twitch”

Stephen “Twitch” Boss does a little more than just think he can dance. The star from Montgomery, AL believes he can dance his way

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Soul Train History Book: Afro-Sheen and Ultra Sheen Commercials

When Soul Train began airing nationally, its creator and host Don Cornelius scored a major sponsorship deal with the Johnson Products Company. Because

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Soul Retrospective: Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau is one of the rare singers to attain success in jazz, pop and R&B in even measure. Jarreau's career started with appearances

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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

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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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