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01.22.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
You know those three Kings Go Forth tracks that you've been streaming on the group's Myspace page for the last six months? Well, they've added three more. The first two, "Now We're Gone" and "High On Your Love," expand on the basementy, analoguey soul of their debut 45, recreating the warm sounds of the '60s without falling back on kitsch. A third, "Don't Take My Shadow," modernizes their sound so...
08.10.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Isaac Hayes died today at age 65. His death is particularly shocking because, though he�d suffered a stroke last year, physically Hayes was just about as fit as ever: trim, muscular, and fittingly, given the nature of his music, seemingly virile. His body was found near a running treadmill. Though his bassy, dramatic soul music was often parodied, Hayes was always in on the joke, revisi...
05.12.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
  After the one-two punch of Al Green's solid comeback albums I Can't Stop and Everything's OK, I set my expectations a touch too high for Lay It Down, Green's much-hyped album with the visionary Roots drummer ?uestlove and a host of respectable, younger neo-soul ambassadors. The pairings and pre-press suggested an aggressive, ambitious album, which Lay It Down is most certainly not the mood here...
03.06.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Motown Records were the titans of 1960s soul, but by the 1970s, Detroit�s rigidly orchestrated songs had fallen out of vogue in favor of Philadelphia�s new spin on the genre. Philly soul was lighter on its toes, a looser amalgam of soul and funk sweetened by emotive washes of strings. Save perhaps for Thom Bell, nobody did Philly soul better than the Kenny Gamble/Leon Huff production t...

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