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 innovators with singles like “Tell Me Something Good,” “You Got the Love,” and “Sweet Thing.” Unlike […]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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