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 dance tracks. However, in 1982, the trajectory of his career drastically changed. The totality of his […]

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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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Soul Retrospective: Miles Davis’ ‘Tutu’

Miles Davis was a transformative musician, an innovative bandleader and pioneering force in the world of jazz. Davis’ legend was set in the early


Soul Retrospective: L.T.D.

In the late '70s and early '80s, there were few R&B groups as popular as L.T.D. With a collection of great songs, band camaraderie,

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Soul Retrospective: Natalie Cole

As an R&B and pop icon, Natalie Cole's life story is a bit different than her contemporaries’. For the past 40 years, Cole has


Soul Retrospective: The Temptations’ ‘Truly For You’

In the 1980s, The Temptations were one of the few R&B groups who could keep their act contemporary as well as hold on to


Soul Retrospective: Isaac Hayes and Dionne Warwick’s ‘A Man and a Woman’

In the 1970s, live albums and performances were a great way to connect listeners to the acts they loved. Albums like Blue Magic, Major


Soul Retrospective: Stevie Wonder’s ‘Characters’

When Characters was released in 1987, Stevie Wonder had already experienced over 25 years of constant hits. In the early '60s, Motown and America

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Soul Retrospective: The Family

The Family is one of the most interesting and enduring acts to come from Prince's musical stable. Unbeknownst to many, a few members of The

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