The 80s: ‘Wendy & Lisa’

Any true Prince fan—as well as anyone who saw the movie Purple Rain—is more than likely familiar with the duo of Wendy and Lisa, two California natives who’ve known each other since childhood. Lisa Coleman, daughter of the well known […]

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Diary of an ex Soul Train Dancer: Patricia Bagley

Anyone who saw a dance demonstration segment on Soul Train from 1980 in which an enthusiastic teenage girl in a white jumpsuit busted some


Soul Retrospective: Freddie Jackson’s ‘Just Like The First Time’

Freddie Jackson was a mainstay on R&B radio in the mid- to late '80s. It is difficult to imagine song and video playlists of

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Soul Train History Book: Billy Paul

When most people think of Billy Paul, one song comes to mind: the timeless classic “Me & Mrs. Jones.” But Billy Paul’s music catalogue


Soul Retrospective: ‘Al Green Explores Your Mind’

In the early to mid '70s, Al Green was a R&B superstar, pop icon and a sex symbol. Like many of rock's and R&B's

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Halls of Anger’

School busing was at its height in the seventies and this powerful film captures that time with gripping  reality.

Released on April 29, 1970,

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The Self-Sabotaging Factor of Social Media

As I catch up with my teenage sister over lunch, our sushi arrives to the table.  Yearning for a piece of sashimi, I reach

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Classic Soul Album: The Supremes’ ‘Where Did Our Love Go’

Arguably the best female group of all time is the Supremes. Along with the Temptations, the Supremes were one of the top groups on

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Q&A: Bettye LaVette—A ‘Worthy’ Soul Great

It’s been a long time coming! Renowned songstress Bettye LaVette is starting a new chapter of her career with her latest album, Worthy.

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The ‘80s: The Time’s ‘What Time Is It?’

With the exclamation of the phrase “What time is it?,” Morris Day, frontman of the Minneapolis band The Time, kicks off the group’s sophomore

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