Soul Music

Raphael Saadiq Seamlessly Pairs the Old School and the New

After collaborating with Solange Knowles and D’Angelo, the next stop on the funk auteur’s career is the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival.<p>At the age of eighteen, the bassist, singer-songwriter, and funk auteur <b>Raphael Saadiq</b> toured with Prince—an auspicious beginning to a career that has included …

The Arts

Hear Miles Davis & John Coltrane Battle It Out on Their Final Tour Together, 1960

One of the greatest tour stories of jazz takes place not in its birthplace but in Europe, where John Coltrane reluctantly joined Miles Davis for a …

John Coltrane

The 50 Most Stylish Musicians of the Last 50 Years

From the Stones to the Smiths to Biggie Smalls.<p>Musicians may get famous for their, well, music, but their senses of style are another iconic part of their personas and performances. Here, a look back at some of the most stylish music men of the past 50 years. They do not disappoint.<p>Bob Dylan<p>Jack …

Music

Here’s How Much Each Artist Was Paid at Woodstock ’69; Jimi Hendrix Is Believed to Be on Top With $18,000!

Woodstock is widely regarded as one of the most important events in music history. The festival, which took place in August 1969, drew about half a …

Jimi Hendrix

Four men charged with XXXTentacion murder

Four men have been charged with the murder of the rapper XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Onfroy, who was shot dead in Florida last month. They were named as Dedrick Williams, Michael Boatwright, Trayvon Newsome and Robert Allen by the Broward county sheriff.<p>The men are charged with first-degree …

Music (UK)

Whitney Houston’s Mother Suffering From Dementia & Her Son’s Molestation Accusations Are Causing ‘More Pain’

Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mother, says her dementia conditions are being made worse by her son's accusations.<p>Whitney Houston’s mother, gospel …

Whitney Houston

Garry Lowe, 64, was the bassist who gave Big Sugar its reggae groove

He was the gentle, dreadlocked musician who gave the popular Canadian blues-reggae rock group Big Sugar its distinctive bass sound. But Garry Lowe, who died of cancer on July 7 at the age of 64, played a far greater role, bridging the reggae and Rastafarian culture of his native Jamaica with …

Lowe's

Jalal Mansur Nuriddin: one of the Last Poets and earliest rappers

Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, who became known as the “grandfather of rap” for his rhythmic, spoken-word verses with the Last Poets, a group that channelled …

Rap & Hip-Hop

New Aretha Franklin comp collates her early hits

The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970 is due on Sept 28<p>A new <b>Aretha Franklin</b> compilation has been announced for September 28.<p><b>The Atlantic Singles</b> …

Aretha Franklin

13 Questions with Red Rum Club

Red Rum Club<p><b>Ahead of their Appearance at LIMF, Getintothis subjected Red Rum Club to a set of 13 Questions and heard about</b><p><b>Red Rum Club</b> are a band …

Liverpool

Lee Fields tears the roof off Super Bock Super Rock

Dressed in an all-white suit with freshly-pressed trousers and a jacket peppered with silvery sequins, the legendary soul singer played a …

Lisbon

20 Years Ago, Black Women Ran R&B

<i>Lauryn Hill (Photo courtesy of Biography)</i><p>Ms. Lauryn Hill recently announced a world tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of <i>The Miseducation of</i> …

Music

Philadelphia Mayor Calls Made In America Controversy 'Misunderstanding'

On Wednesday (July 18), <b>Jay-Z</b> wrote a lengthy op-ed for <i>The Philadelphia Inquirer</i> <b>calling out</b> Philadelphia mayor <b>Jim Kenney</b> for the poor way he handled …

Nicki Minaj

#WhatsTrending: Dude Shower Wipes

1 hour ago<p>Listen, of course we want to shower every time we feel gross and musty! BUT that is not always a possibility. We got stuff to do and may …

Music

The South London Soul Train Chic and Salsoul Special - More in 3 Rooms

Line-up /<p>Room 1 - Jazzheadchronic (4 Hour Chic & Salsoul Set), Guest DJ, Room 2 - Snowboy, Andy Lewis, Room 3 - Rob Messer, Oscar Romp<p>Sat Jul 28 - …

Diana Ross

Chaka Khan’s first track in 10 years shows she’s still got it

<i>What Are You Listening To?</i> <i>is a weekly run-down of what</i> A.V. Club <i>staffers are streaming. This week, we’re looking at tracks by artists we’re excited</i> …

Music

Michael Jackson Is Just The Fifth Musician To Chart This Many Top 10 Hits

Much of the conversation last week when in regards to the charts revolved around Drake and the many, many chart records he matched (or broke), but he wasn’t the only superstar who managed to rise the ranks and make history in the process.<p>The late, great Michael Jackson also appeared on the Hot 100 …

Top 10

In semifinal vs. Philadelphia, No. 2 seed Brigade just a win (or maybe a loss) away from ArenaBowl

<b>No. 2 seed Brigade vs. No. 3 seed Philadelphia Soul</b><p><b>What:</b> Game 2 of Arena Football League semifinals (home-and-home series)<p><b>When:</b> Friday, 7 p.m.<p><b>Where:</b> …

Philadelphia

Casting Set for LA Run of Temptations Musical Ain't Too Proud

Complete casting has been announced for the Los Angeles pre-Broadway engagement of <i>Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations</i> at the …

Bands

Phil Collins is releasing a huge box set that’ll feature Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker, George Harrison and more

The 59-track project is out later this year<p>Phil Collins has announced details of a huge, 59-track box set that will feature material from Paul …

Music

The 10 Best Sade Songs To Cry To

Source: YouTube / Vevo<p>Earlier this year, <b>Sade</b> — the soul and quiet storm group led by <b>Sade Adu</b> — released their first new song in over seven years, …

New Albums

Divas Talking About Divas Is the Best Internet Video Genre

The notion that media pits women entertainers against each other more explicitly and extremely than it does men is tried and true enough to be a …

Celine Dion

BTS confirm they will be unable to participate in Michael Jackson tribute song

BTS have confirmed they will be unable to contribute to a Michael Jackson tribute song in celebration of what would have been the legend’s 60th …

Entertainment (UK)

Why Drake fell in love with the UK (and vice versa)

‘You know I’ve applied for your passport, right?” the British DJ Charlie Sloth says to Drake after the rapper’s Fire in the Booth freestyle verse on BBC Radio 1Xtra – the joke being that the Canadian is over in the UK so much, and aligns himself with its music culture so strongly, that he might as …

Music (UK)

Tirzah releases an oddly intimate Crackstevens directed video for new single Devotion

Former Nicer Tuesdays speaker, Akinola Davies, also know as Crackstevens, has teamed up with Essex musician Tirzah on a video for the latter’s woozy, …

New Singles

Lisburn singer Dana Masters joins musical line-up for Papal visit

Lisburn soul singer Dana Masters will join country star Nathan Carter and crooner Daniel O'Donnell when they perform for the Pope in Dublin next …

County Antrim

New Album: World’s Fair ‘New Lows’

World Order<p>It’s been a long time coming. About 5 years to be exact. But the World’s Fair crew have come again and bring forth their long-awaited …

New Albums

St. Simons Island, Georgia: Family Travel Guide

What to do in St. Simons Island<p>Bustling Atlanta and leafy Savannah might get more buzz, but it's worth getting to know the wilder, quieter charms of Georgia's Atlantic coast. St. Simons is part of the appropriately named Golden Isles, a quartet of barrier islands that also includes Little St. …

Family Travel

From Duke till Dawn, By Eva Leigh, Read by Faye Adele by HarperCollins Publishers - Listen to music

Harper Collins

45 GREAT MOMENTS IN BLACK BUSINESS – NO. 11: BLACK RECORD LABELS

<b>BLACK ENTERPRISE</b> <i>celebrates the 45th anniversary of its roster of the nation’s most successful black businesses—</i><b>The BE 100s.</b> <i>To commemorate the</i> …

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