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World Premiere: Raymond Barton and Yaya Diamond shine on "Love In Your Eyes"
(June 4,2020) Ya Ya Diamond got her vocal talent honestly. Her mother is international dance, jazz and gospel vocalist Evelyn Thomas, the niece of opera singer Robert McFerrin and the cousin of superstar vocalist and songwriter Bobby McFerrin. The holiday sing-alongs they must have had.
Diamond went on to have an accomplished career as a solo performer, as the front woman in a band and performing with a host of big names such as Mary Mary and Aaron Neville. Diamond’s vocal chops allow her to move from gospel, to pop, to jazz and soul.
First Listen: Roxy5000 loves "Da Ladiez" on dance tune
(June 3, 2020) We’ve written a few times about talented singer and musician Roxy Prince and his act Roxy5000, and SoulTrackers have definitely responded to the artist, who has a knack for moving deftly from funk to pop to soul, and now…dance music.
Album of the Month: Chris Jasper shines again on "For The Love of You"
He's been an integral part of the creation of some of the greatest music of the past half century, both as keyboardist and songwriter for The Isley Brothers, and throughout a successful solo career. The great Chris Jasper is a Hall of Famer and a living legend. But he is also a musician who is constantly working, and he continues to create powerful music year after year.
SoulTracks 10 Gems: Lizz Wright
June 1, 2020 — Welcome back to 10 Gems, our series featuring 10-song, single-artist playlists that we think may especially appeal to SoulTrackers. The focus here is not on track position or “hits,” although some are included; rather, it’s all about quality, atmospherics, groove and feel.
First Listen: Chip Ratliff creates a jam on "Red, Black & Blues"
(June 1, 2020) What can be more American than a mashup of the blues, funk, jazz, soul, gospel music and family? Not much, if you ask me.
Bassist Chip Ratliff is the kind of musician who has the chops and the history to bring in all together, and he does just that on his new single, “Red Black and Blue.”
29 Years after the death of David Ruffin: We remember greatness
June 1, 2020 marks the 29th anniversary of the death of the great David Ruffin. Certainly one of the greatest Soul singers of all time, David Ruffin was an enigmatic man whose own internal struggles and contradictions led to a tumultuous career, both as the lead vocalist of the Temptations and subsequently as a solo singer. But even years after his death, he remains a larger than life figure in the Soul music world, and a once-in-a-generation voice.
First Listen: Halo Wheeler sings "La La La" on new summertime single
(May 31, 2020) Singer and songwriter Halo Wheeler is new to us, but her list of accomplishments is long. The Howard University student is working on her PhD and is a Gates Millennium Scholar, but she has a long history of performing on such plays as The Color Purple as well as concerts opening for Frankie Beverly and Maze, Kelly Price, and Chrisette Michele.