Soul Music

Group celebrates with an official remix of the classic “September” One of my favorite groups in life is the immortal Earth Wind and Fire. And today, I am so pleased to reflect on this band’s greatness as it is Earth Wind and Fire Day. What’s that? Earth Wind and Fire has a day? Well of […]

From the BBC: Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says. Eric Trosset told NPR radio that he had died of a heart attack. AFP said his death was not linked to coronavirus. Allen was the drummer and musical director of […]

Naomi Achu (sometimes called the ‘Queen of Bamenda’) is a rapper and singer from Bamenda in Cameroon. Born to a diplomat father and teacher mother, Ms Achu’s career as a performing artist began early. She is said to have written her first song at 9, and sang as a student in Saker Baptist College in […]

In these days of COVID19 quarantine entertainment, certainly one of the most anticipated online events in the urban pop online culture was the #verzuz battle royale pitting superstar producers Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and New Jack Swing progenitor Teddy Riley. Everybody was here for the battle, which was set for last Saturday Night on IG Live. […]

We’ve been digging on this song for a while now and no matter how much we rearrange our playlists, this still finds itself among the top songs that defines this new generation of soul. Dira Sugandi ft. Omar “Lets Go Back is an infectious record that surely keeps your soulful juices going. It is surely […]

During this quarantine time, I am binging just like everyone else. I was finally able to watch “United Skates”, the acclaimed documentary spotlighting the African American Roller Skate Culture. While the documentary examined the various intricacies of skating styles from the various geograpic areas, its main point was the eroding demise of roller rinks across […]

 I had not heard about this group until earlier this week. I was on one of my searches for new and dope soul music, And I of course went through SoulTracks.com. They were talking about this group. And they had given us an incredible snippet of the new single featuring our friend Georgia Muldrow. They […]

When we think of Soul Music, the name Will Downing must take its rightful place in our consciousness. His baritone jazzy style has erupted across our musical universe in a way that has made him an essential part pf our soul music diet. He’s overcome health challenges and remains a favorite among soul and jazz […]

Wow, what a month this has been. COVID quarantines, total global shutdown and the passing of Bill Withers. Lean on Me, Grandma’s Hands, Lovely Day, Aint No Sunshine… the litany of compositions is long and indelibly inked into the cultural consciousness of the American soul music lexicon. His music reflected the sadness and emotions of […]

By A. Scott Galloway In the world of jazz, few contemporary musicians have more consistently, proactively and provocatively built upon the goals and achievements of each succeeding year as Philadelphia-born Christian McBride. His latest Mack Avenue recording, The Movement Revisited is culminating documentation of a richly inspired piece – begun in 1998 – lauding four […]


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