Wednesday , July 17 2024

R&B

Music Reviews: David Crosby, plus Steve Goodman, People Years, John DeNicola, and a Landslide Records Anthology

An expanded reissue offers a second chance to appreciate David Crosby's critically derided solo debut, which was also his last album under his own name for 18 years.

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Music Reviews: Ruth Brown, Laura Nyro, Dori Freeman, James McMurtry, Al Ross & the Planets, Bren Holmes, and Chillingsworth Surfingham

An anthology from R&B queen Ruth Brown, Laura Nyro at age 18, a Dori Freeman gem, and more new releases you ought to hear.

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Music Reviews: The Monumental ‘R&B in DC’ plus Bob Marley, Gene Pitney, the Faux Paws, and Brad Vickers

The latest gargantuan box set from Germany's Bear Family label showcases seminal rhythm and blues–related music from the Washington, D.C. area.

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Music Reviews: The Beat Farmers, James Holvay, Will Porter, and Mary Karlzen

The Beat Farmers' 1985 debut resurfaces in a deluxe edition and Will Porter's overlooked 2015 gem is reissued. Plus, fine new music from James Holvay and Mary Karlzen, two artists who haven't been heard from in ages.

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