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Tagged With: Al Green

Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

On the air Friday night on KEXP 90.3 FM Seattle. Photo by Eve Cooke. Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. … Continue reading »

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Top Dance Tracks of 2014 (So Far): Jack White, Sharon Jones and More

Every Friday I spend all day looking through new releases to find uptempo, dance-worthy songs for my show on KEXP. There are lots of emo (slow, sad) songs in alternative radio, and though many are good, I’m looking for propulsive tracks. My favorite have soulful vocalists or lyrics. I play every show as if it … Continue reading »

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Soul Profile – Raphael Saadiq

Soul vocalist Raphael Saadiq got his big break by winning a contest when he was just out of high school. The prize was to go on the 1986 Parade Tour with Prince and Sheila E. This trip around the world inspired Raphael Saadiq to start his own band Tony! Toni! Tone! in his hometown of … Continue reading »

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Soul Legend – The Reverend Al Green

The Reverend Al Green set the standard for male soul vocals early in the 1970s. His specialty was the ability to tease the audience, starting a song with just a touch of his smooth, versatile voice. Then hitting harder with full range by the end of the song. Check out the progression in this live … Continue reading »

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