Grover Washington Jr

Soul Retrospective: Grover Washington Jr.

Grover Washington Jr. had a tremendous run of classic albums in the ’70s and ’80s including best selling titles like Mister Magic, Live at the Bijou, and Winelight. While some call Washington an innovator of “commercial jazz,” legions of fans […]

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Q&A: Jan Gaye

In her memoir, After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye, Jan Gaye recalls life as the wife of one of


Sound Check: Edwin Briscoe

Edwin Briscoe is a Dallas, Texas native who, for the past 13 years, has called New York his home.  He’s a musician who

Fawn Quinones Soul Train

Diary of an Ex-Soul Train Dancer: Fawn Quinones

Who can forget this gorgeous dancing machine? Fawn Quinones, sister of Lockers dancer Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quinones, is one of Soul Train’s most popular

Gil Scott Heron

When Music Met Politics: A Black Power Playlist

Black History Month still isn’t over, and while February brings several events–New York Fashion Week, NBA All Star Weekend, The Grammys, The Oscars—I still

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Aloe Blacc Soars With Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”

2014 has been an amazing year for R&B crooner Aloe Blacc! The “Wake Me Up” hitmaker provided the audio backdrop for Beats by Dre, signed a

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Classic Soul Album: ‘Marvin Gaye Live!’

Remember the days when one would attend a concert and expect the artist to sing every song and every note live, knowing the artist would

TheJackson5 Motown 25

‘Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever’—Recapturing the Moment

[caption id="attachment_28012" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Jackson 5 - Motown 25[/caption] Let’s rewind back to the year 1983. It was the night of May 16 during primetime.

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Soul Train History Book: Marvin Gaye

Thirty years ago on April 1, 1984, the music world lost one of the most talented, revered and beloved musical artists of any era: “the


Marvin Gaye: ‘I Want You’

In the '60s Marvin Gaye was a hit-making machine with such tracks as "Ain't That Peculiar" and "I Heard it Through the Grapevine." At the

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