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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Soul-Funk Legend Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is a ray of light in the dark, twisted halls of music history. It’s not just the amazing array of styles this man can play (pop, funk, soul, rock, R&B, gospel) and his otherworldly skills on keys and vocals,  but it’s also his bouyant personality. Born in 1950, Steveland Hardaway Judkins grew up … Continue reading »

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Soul Singer Mayer Hawthorne Hits the Mark with 2 New Tracks

Soul singer Mayer Hawthorne’s songs tend to be hit-or-miss lyrically. Lucky for us he knocks two songs out of the park on his new record How Do You Do.  Both are the right blend of uptempo sophistication, perfect pipes and dramatic tension. “The Walk” is a song about a girl who’s beautiful but is making … Continue reading »

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Mayer Hawthorne Drops Hot New Soul Tracks

Soul singer Mayer Hawthorne’s songs tend to be hit-or-miss lyrically. Lucky for us he knocks two songs out of the park on his new record How Do You Do. Both are the right blend of uptempo sophistication, perfect pipes and dramatic tension. “The Walk” is a song about a girl who’s beautiful but is making … Continue reading »

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File Under "Guilty Pleasure" – Retro Dance Hits

It was in New Orleans at Jazz Fest in the late 90s, and I was deep into being a serious radio DJ. As Funkadelic trampled the crowd into funky oblivion my mind was busy dissecting the beat structure, locating members of the original lineup and comparing the performance to the vintage vids I’d seen of … Continue reading »

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