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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Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”: The Ultimate Halloween Jam

As Halloween arrives, thoughts of candy and costumes come to mind—not to mention scary movies and pumpkins. When it comes to the

Krush Groove movie poster

Classic Soul Cinema: The 30th Anniversary of ‘Krush Groove’

The 1980s saw the explosion of a new music art form called rap.  Birthed in the South Bronx in the late 1970s, its dominance in


Soul Retrospective: Rufus featuring Chaka Khan

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan were one of the coolest, most talented bands of the '70s and '80s. Early on they proved themselves to be

The Stylistics

Soul Retrospective: The Stylistics

In the early 1970s, The Stylistics were one of the biggest acts in R&B and pop. With hits like "Betcha By Golly Wow," "People

Curtis album cover

Classic Soul Album: Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Curtis’

The name Curtis Mayfield automatically evokes memories of his classic soundtrack to the equally classic film, Superfly. But Mayfield’s music and career were much

Bill Withers_Still Bill

Soul Retrospective: Bill Withers’ ‘Still Bill’

Bill Withers's 1971 debut Just as I Am presented him as a mature and authentic voice and featured the classics "Grandma's Hands," “Harlem," and

Teddy Pendergrass

Soul Retrospective: Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendergrass was one of music’s most charismatic and potent singers. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Pendergrass was equally at home with ballads and


Soul Retrospective: Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone were one of the most influential bands of all time, featuring a multiracial group of males and female musicians

Prince 'For You'

Soul Retrospective: Prince’s ‘For You’

Prince began his superstar reign and multi-platinum status with an earnest and quietly innovative debut album, For You, released in 1978. Although it doesn't

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