Jackson 5

Soul Retrospective: The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 remains one of the most popular and well-loved R&B/pop of all time. Formed in 1964, the group consisted of brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael. In the mid- to late-‘60s, the group was making a name […]

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John Coltrane 'Lush Life'

Celebrating the 2016 GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inductees

On November 18, the Recording Academy announced its 2016 GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees. Comprised of singles and albums that are at

John Legend vs Alicia Keys

The Great Debate: John Legend vs. Alicia Keys

It’s customary for music-loving individuals to debate which songs, albums, and artists they consider the best, especially when comparing one artist head-to-head with another.


The ‘80s: Hall and Oates’ ‘Private Eyes’

In the fall of 1981, the duo of Daryl Hall and John Oates, known of course as Hall and Oates, released their

Allen Toussaint

In Memoriam: Allen Toussaint

New Orleans music icon and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Allen Toussaint passed away on November 10,

Elle Varner

Q&A: Elle Varner—Great Acoustics, Volume 3

Everyone wants to ask Elle Varner the status of her highly anticipated sophomore album. SoulTrain.com is curious also, but decided to go another route.

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


Q&A: Kenya—Great Acoustics, Volume 2

When soul singer/songwriter Kenya was growing up in Denver, CO, watching Soul Train was the only way she saw black people in music. “It


The ‘80s: David Sanborn’s ‘A Change Of Heart’

While many artists were influenced by singing or playing music in church, a school band, growing up in a musical family, or seeing a

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

Classic Soul Album: ‘Rufus featuring Chaka Khan’

By 1975, Rufus featuring Chaka Khan had become one of the most popular funk/soul groups in music. Their previous two albums, Rags

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