browser icon
You are using an insecure version of your web browser. Please update your browser!
Using an outdated browser makes your computer unsafe. For a safer, faster, more enjoyable user experience, please update your browser today or try a newer browser.

Tagged With: soul music blog

Happy Birthday Bob Marley! Wisdom and Music from The King of Reggae

Bob Marley was the first reggae star to become world famous.  His music set the standard for all those who came after him. Bob influenced countless top artists in many genres including: The Rolling Stones, Sade, K’Naan, The Clash, Lauryn Hill, The Police, Burning Spear and Tricky. He would have been 69 years old today. … Continue reading »

Categories: biographies, music, music history, videos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 »

Categories: alternative rock, biographies, indie rock, music, videos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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 »

Categories: biographies, dance, music, music history, new releases, soul, videos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Best New Artist: Kelela’s Retro-Futuristic Soul Sound

R&B singer Kelela’s first release Cut 4 Me moves forward with slow-drive loops, mysterious hazes and warm beats. Brooklyn DJ/producer Kingdom collaborates with the honey-voiced Ethiopian vocalist on the song “Bank” – included on the new record. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/85152226″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Let’s give new artist Kelela the fan video test. The theory is … Continue reading »

Categories: electronic, music, videos | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment