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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

The Fall and Further Decline of the Mighty King of Love (Palookaville Records)

 Whether or not the legends surrounding Phil Lee as a Cain-raising outlaw are true, his songwriting is infused with genuine grit and he sings his compositions with authenticity. His thoughts on broken love and living out of a suitcase
Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Feb. 21, 2013

 Spearheaded by the songwriting/production team Gamble & Huff, the Philly soul renaissance produced almost impossible volumes of great music throughout the ’70s, the biggest and most memorable of which came from
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (Columbia Legacy)

 Taj Mahal’s self-titled debut solo album (1967) was a rough-sawn blues-rock affair. Afterward, he moved back in time for Delta blues and antique folk songs, sideways into calypso and reggae and forward toward easy-going soul and
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Meklit & Quinn (Porto Franco Records)

On their self-titled debut album, singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero and vocalist-instrumentalist Quinn DeVeaux partner on an accomplished collection of originals and covers. The music melts through genre boundaries...
Monday, Aug. 20, 2012

My Heart, My Song (Behind the Cross Music Group)

Milwaukee singer Ocie Jackson's first release caters to soul-gospel sensibilities. Jackson adds her sweet, emotionally effusive soprano to songs of praise and testimony, most of which would sound as at home in smooth jazz and adult R&B contexts...
Monday, July 16, 2012

Live + In Performance (Shout! Factory)

Donny Hathaway was only 33 when he died in 1979, cutting short a successful career in '70s soul. The singer-keyboardist's pair of live albums, Donny Hathaway Live (1972) and the...
Saturday, May 22, 2010

Live at the Pabst

...Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings will be performing at the Pabst on Saturday, May 22 at 8pm...

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