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The 30th Anniversary of Prince and the Revolution’s ‘Around the World in a Day’

1984 was a seminal year for Prince with the release his debut film, the loosely autobiographical and musically revelatory Purple Rain, and its chart-topping soundtrack album. If 1982’s double-album 1999, with hits such as “Little Red Corvette” and the title […]

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The 80s: Grace Jones’ ‘Inside Story’

After the success of Grace Jones’ 1985 album Slave To The Rhythm, which spawned the #1 dance single of the same name, followed by

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Soul Train History Book: Soul Train Dancers Honored at the 2015 Disco Ball

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History was made on Sunday, March 22, 2015: It was the first time that an awards


Soul Retrospective: Sade’s ‘Promise’

Sade Adu and the band Sade are one of the most intriguing success stories in all of music. Their debut, Diamond Life, was released

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Classic Soul Cinema: ‘Friday’

“You’ve got to be one stupid (expletive) to get fired on your day off!”

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know what classic

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Montell Jordan: Def Jam’s R&B Ring Leader

Back in the mid-‘90s, Montell Jordan was a multi-platinum recording artist for Def Jam, the first R&B solo act to be signed with the

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Soul Retrospective: The Staple Singers—The Stax Era

The Staple Singers were a well-loved and well-traveled journeyman gospel group from Chicago by way of Mississippi. The group did sides for Vee Jay,

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Classic Soul Album Spotlight: Smokey Robinson’s ‘A Quiet Storm’

There’s an old saying, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In the music world, where there’s Smokey, there’s love fire, and that’s exactly what William

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The 80s: The Top Ten of 1982

In the early 1980s the disco sound was dying while hip-hop was beginning its ascension and in between, the sounds of rock, new wave

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Soul Retrospective: Donna Summer’s ‘Bad Girls’

In the late '70s Donna Summer was called the "queen of disco." While Summer did have an astounding amount of success in discos, clubs

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