R.I.P. Brick co-founder and guitarist Regi Hargis
(October 15, 2021) One of the great developments in 1970s music was the creative merging of soul, funk and jazz into new flavors that resound to this day. And one of the great acts that move this music forward was Atlanta-based quintet Brick. And tonight we mourn the passing of Brick co-founder and guitarist Regi Hargis.
The members of Brick posted the following note this afternoon on their Facebook page:
First Listen: All-star Detroit collective pays musical tribute to The Temptations
(October 15, 2021) Mike Sanders’ “Oh, How I Love Those Songs” is a tribute to his favorite singing group of all time, The Temptations. However, this heartfelt tribute that brings back the sound of the five part harmony and lush instrumental arrangements that accompanied The Tempts’ musical flights of fancy, also serves as a tribute to Detroit’s legacy of great vocal groups.
SoulTracks World Premiere: The Whispers say "It's Been Too Long"
(October 14, 2021) When it comes to the hearts of soul music lovers, there aren't many acts who have a place more special than The Whispers. And their millions of fans are rejoicing today now that the "And The Beat Goes On" group has issued a new single – the second from a planned upcoming album.
"It’s Been Too Long" was written by Derrick E. Pearson and was originally recorded by the late, great Al Johnson. But with producer Magic Mendez on hand, the Whispers give it their own unique, 2021 spin.
We pay tribute to R&B drummer extraordinaire, Robin Russell
Publisher's Note: We recently learned of the passing of noted R&B drummer Robin Russell, and are honored to present a tribute to Robin written by music journalist supreme, A. Scott Galloway, and shared with us by Robin's family.
Hall & Oates "Live at The Troubadour" coming to 3LP Vinyl collection
[October 14th, 2021] Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and the number-one selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall and John Oates, are releasing ‘Live At The Troubadour’ for the first time ever on vinyl.
The album, which will be gracing the shelves in 3LP vinyl format on November 26th (Black Friday) is a collection of live, stripped-back classics, including hits such as ‘You Make My Dreams’, ‘Maneater’,‘Sara Smile’, and many more. Alongside this, the album will also be released in 2CD format and is available to stream on DSPs here.
First Look: Earth Wind & Fire teams with Lucky Daye on new music video
Back in August, we were excited to share with SoulTrackers the newrelease from the legendary Earth Wind & Fire with rising R&B star Lucky Daye. The single, called "You Want My Love," is produced by Babyface, and is an updating of EWF's classic "Can't Hide Love," a staple from the group's album Gratitude.
Daye takes the initial lead vocals, providing new lyrics that extrapolate on the classic original. But then that glorious refrain comes, leading to alternating leads on a powerful second version that is all magic.
First Listen: Regi Myrix, Ty Juan and Shawndella give us a jam
(October 13, 2021) When a producer/musician has the knack for finding the right vocalists in crafting a unique pieces of musical art, the end results can build into a signature career. And the talented Regi Myrix has had that knack, resulting in a series of #1 hits on the UK Soul Charts with contributing vocalists such as Noel Gourdin and Hil St. Soul.
New 38-song Mary Wilson Motown Anthology coming to CD
(October 12, 2021) Great news for fans of the late, great Mary Wilson of The Supremes. On December 3, a brand new 2 CD, 38 song collection, The Motown Anthology, will be released on Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records.
UK singing star Kenny Thomas hospitalized with COVID
(October 12, 2021) Music fans around the world are praying for the health of beloved UK singer and songwriter Kenny Thomas. Thomas’s manager posted on social media “It is with huge regret that I have taken the incredibly difficult and devastating decision to postpone the 30th anniversary tour of Voices due to Kenny testing positive for Covid, and his current health situation.”
First Look: Dana Williams is called a “modern-day Ella Fitzgerald”
(October 12, 2021) Anytime modern-day artists draw a comparison to legends of the past, that lets you know immediately that there’s something special about their artistry.