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Artist to Artist: Jill Jones—She Is

Summer 1987. Just weeks before school ended and I headed down to New Orleans to vacation with my grandparents, I procured my copy of singer/songwriter Jill Jones’ debut album on Prince’s Paisley Park Records. It was to be the newest […]

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4 New Albums to Warm Up Your Winter

The holidays have come and gone, Super Bowl Sunday’s excitement has begun to fade, the 2016 presidential election is officially underway with


The ‘80s: Xavion’s ‘Burnin’ Hot’

When discussions about black rock bands arise, acts like Living Colour, Jimi Hendrix and the Band of Gypsys, Mother’s Finest, and of

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Album Review: Eric Nolan’s ‘Mood Swing’

O’Jays member Eric Nolan has taken a step on his own to record a truly beautiful solo project.

Entitled Mood Swing,


Q&A: Matt Thorne—‘Prince: The Man and His Music’

When it comes to music superstars, Prince is truly in a lane by himself; but while he has long been one of the world’s

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The ‘80s: The Top 10 Songs of 1988

In 1988, the feature films Diehard and School Daze hit the big screen, a gallon of gas cost about $.91, Vice President

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Classic Soul Album Spotlight: Johnnie Taylor’s ‘Eargasm’

Forty years ago, one of the greatest soul singers of all time scored one of the biggest disco hits ever.

Johnnie Taylor,

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Artist to Artist: Kathy Sledge—Sisterhood, Soul, and Song

As the youngest member of the ground-breaking, Grammy-nominated group Sister Sledge, Kathy Sledge was part of a musical movement that not only


Sound Check: Paul Laurence—Breathing New Life into Music

It’s been a lengthy hiatus, but a familiar face with a signature sound is marking his return to the music scene. The music that

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Q&A: James “D Train” Williams

James “D Train” Williams is most known for his R&B songs “You’re The One For Me” and “Keep On.” As a songwriter, D Train

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