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World Premiere: James Brown backing singer Martha High moves to the front
(November 18, 2019) Martha High has a resume that goes on for days. Incredibly beginning it as part of the James Brown Revue band, she sang with the Godfather of Soul during his heyday as the world’s greatest entertainer.
Martha has since moved to the front of the stage, performing with her crackerjack backup band, The Italian Royal Family. And she is delivering full bodied soul that displays her ample vocal gifts, giving a musical clinic to younger performers.
First Listen: Jon B's return is "Priceless"
(November 17, 2019) "Down for whatever." "Get it til' I got it." "Ride or die." Those messages have become more pervasive in urban music, treating ladies like they have to endure a partner at his lowest before he'd ever consider giving her his best. If you also believe it's about time women heard how valuable and worthy we are just by being ourselves, your wait is over: Jon B is BACK.
Lost Gem: The Jones Girls "Just Love The Man"
Live Performance: Louis York slows it down on beautiful "If I Don't Go"
(November 16, 2019) They’re still a bit of a mystery to many music fans, but the duo Louis York – consisting of Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony – have been quietly impacting soul music for a decade. They’ve written and produced such stars as Chrisette Michele, Mary J. Blige and Bruno Mars, but more recently they’ve moved to the front of the stage as a performing duo, and winning accolades in the process.
World Premiere Video: Buwa gets us moving on "Want Me"
(November 15, 2019) Canadian singer, songwriter and actor Buwa is new to us, but he hits us off the bat with a sound that we’re digging. Collaborating with Nigerian-based producer SizzlePRO, he has created a song that straddles styles to create a complete earworm.
“Want Me” is the first single from Buwa's forthcoming debut EP Olu, which is due in December. And the song is as infectious as it is tough to categorize – is it R&B, power pop or even big band? We’re not sure, but it completely wins us over with its energy and his powerful lead vocals.
First Listen: Snoh Aalegra shines on "Godfather of Harlem" cut
(November 15, 2019) Lots of folks are talking the new television series, Godfather of Soul, starring Forest Whitaker. The rough and tumble series tells the true story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson, and his battles to take control of the streets of Harlem.
Melba Moore headlines "20 Million Women Strong" Event
New York, NY - 20 Million Women Strong (#20MWS), a grassroots movement of organizations to uplift and amplify women’s voices around the world as one, is presenting two special official “Global Action Day” events to bring awareness to the United Nations (U.N.) Universal Children’s Day on November 20, 2019. We are asking for your support to help us to invite the community to bring their children to this wonderful global celebration of our Children in NYC, as we raise awareness of the U.N.
First Listen: Kea Michaels slows Smokey down on "Being With You"
(November 14, 2019) Smokey Robinson is high in the pantheon of lyricists. Of the many great songwriters who have emerged in during the rock era, Robinson is one who music experts rank with the best songwriters of any era. It is not a reach to put Robinson alongside Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin or Billy Strayhorn. “Just like Pagliacci did/I try to keep my sadness hid/smiling for the public eye/but in my lonely room, I cry/the tears of the clown/when there’s no one around.”
Collection of rare early Sly Stone music issued
(November 13, 2019) In a treat for deep fans, Sly Stone's earliest recordings and ultra-rare singles, Sly Before The Family Stone, is now available Featuring rare early doo-wop and gospel recordings with the Viscaynes. The album is released on CD and Limited Edition of 200 blue vinyl on 180 gram audiophile quality pressing!