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Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Best Songs and History of Soulful Rock Balladeer Ray Lamontagne

The sound of Ray Lamontagne’s voice lands somewhere between the genius of Cat Stevens and Otis Redding. There’s a vulnerability and authenticity to Ray that makes his songs hit harder, though he sings them rather softly. He backs it all up with the most basic, warm acoustic guitar. His acoustic cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” … Continue reading »

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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings: New and Classic Soul from Brooklyn

Sharon Jones is one of the great soul performers of our time. Backed by fellow Brooklynites The Dap Kings, Sharon is a vocal force of nature and one of the most impressive dancers you’ll ever see. The band’s new record Give The People What They Want is just out. It’s maybe their best album to date. Check … Continue reading »

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