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The Everlasting Legacy of Natalie Cole

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With a powerful vocal style and unforgettable performances spanning four decades, Natalie Cole conveyed life's joys and pains across genres. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Roundup – Ric Todd’s ‘Drawing Lines’ and Danielle Nicole’s ‘Wolf Den’

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Ric Todd, Drawing Lines Ric Todd’s new EP Drawing Lines crashes out of the gate with the heavy blues-rock of “Red Letter,” followed by the bouncier but still gritty “Something Real.” These smartly conceived songs combine crisp, stark modern production with traditional retro-rock attitude; in pure sound terms they’re superb. Todd brings the slower “New Religion” to life with his ... Read More »

Music Review: Vintage Trouble – ‘1 Hopeful Rd.’

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Vintage Trouble plays blues-rock and old-school R&B yet also sounds fresh. About to go on the road with AC/DC, this four-piece is my musical find of the year so far. Read More »

Music Review: Boz Scaggs – ‘A Fool To Care’

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Boz Scaggs is as soulful as ever on this flawless and seemingly effortless new release. Read More »

Music Review: JJ Grey & Mofro – ‘Ol’ Glory’

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A new album of old-timey soul music with a blue-eyed southern twist has a perfect fusion of sound and sensibility and is up there with JJ Grey & Mofro's best. Read More »

Music Review: Earth, Wind & Fire – ‘The Essential Earth, Wind & Fire’

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The 'Essential Earth, Wind & Fire' collection tells the band's story better than anything I can think of, and it is one that is well worth hearing. Read More »

Little Stevie Wonder Was Number One 50 Years Ago This Week

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“Fingertips (Pt. 2)” may seem raw and a bit antiquated today but in 1963, it was Wonder's very first big hit. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Sapphires’

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A wonderful movie with great performances and some of the best soul music to come out of the 1960s - what more could you want? Read More »

Swamp Dogg Rising: Classic Albums by the Funky Soul Maestro Re-Released

The rise and fall and rise again of a soul singer and songwriter like no other. Read More »

Music Review: Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

This is a perfect summertime retro folk-soul album where the voice is the star. Read More »