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Soul Retrospective: Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack was the voice of experience, an iconoclast, and one of music’s most talented artists. The combination of Womack’s writing, guitar playing, and singing gave his work a singular emotional honesty. Born in 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio, Bobby Womack […]

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Soul Retrospective: Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson has had a rich, varied and successful career as a virtuoso bass player, producer/writer and romantic crooner. Born in 1951 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, Henderson

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Soul Retrospective: Smokey Robinson

By the early '70s, Smokey Robinson had been the lead singer of the Miracles since the late ‘50s, recording such classics as

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Soul Retrospective: Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’

Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life is acknowledged as one of the best albums of all time. Although Wonder made it look

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Soul Retrospective: The 10 Best Earth, Wind & Fire Songs

The late Maurice White and Earth, Wind & Fire helped to create the soundtrack to our lives. Since 1973, this multi-platinum

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Soul Retrospective: Ramsey Lewis

The legendary pianist Ramsey Lewis has had a career many artists would envy. Lewis is acknowledged as one of the first jazz crossover acts

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Soul Retrospective: Ashford and Simpson’s ‘A Musical Affair’

Ashford and Simpson had been signed to Warner Brothers since 1973, and the years found them transforming their sound and refining their style. The

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Soul Retrospective: Roberta Flack’s ‘Killing Me Softly’

Roberta Flack's rise was a quiet and potent one. Flack signed to Atlantic Records in 1969, and her first album, First Take,

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Soul Retrospective: Philadelphia International’s ‘The 40th Anniversary Box Set’

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Philadelphia International Records was a label of refinement and musical excellence. The musically diverse label was started in

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Soul Retrospective: George Benson

In 1954, George Benson (then known as Little Georgie) released a single for RCA called "She Makes Me Mad." The multi-talented guitarist/singer



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