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

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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

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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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