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First Listen: Kadeem Tyrell & Ka-Li Use “Smoke and Mirrors”
October 15 2019 – A simple and often effective music production technique is to build a track slowly, adding new elements incrementally and making it literally unfold for the listener like a flower.
We’re in This Love Together - Celebrating Al Jarreau (2019)
First Listen: Adesha makes us move on "Just Groove"
(October 12, 2019) Oakland, California native Adesha has been on our radar for a few years, and for good reason. It seems that everything we hear from her is both hooky and extremely well performed, and she has a great sense of bridging the old and the new in her work.
First Listen: John Oates helps Mutlu in "Whole Wide World"
(October 12, 2019) It’s been a decade since we first wrote about uber-talented Philly singer-songwriter Mutlu, and the pop-soul star has continued to develop charming music that has increased his status, particularly among East Coast music fans.
Mutlu recently released the album and there is a song on the album that we think will be of particular interest to SoulTrackers.
First Listen: Sandra Small is "Calling For You"
(October 11, 2019) New York singer and songwriter Sandra Small has spent her career singing about how to push through the troubles of the world to reach your goals. And she has gathered a following for her empowering songs for more than a decade.
After recording an album with The Smallworld Band, Sandra is back singing solo music on her newest album, Revelations, and is making waves with the first single, “Calling For You.”
First Listen: Lars Taylor peels that "Sweet Onion"
(October _, 2019) Lars Taylor was born in Switzerland, but he spent a portion of his childhood in Brazil, and that country along with its music never left him. He often found comfort and inspiration in bossa nova and samba, and was fluent in Portuguese at an early age. Unfortunately, Taylor’s family confronted the negative aspects of a country where the high level of social and economic inequality led to crime. Taylor’s family decided to return to Europe after Taylor and his mother witnessed a particularly brazen bank robbery in 1984.
A 25th Anniversary for Brandy...and a Kipper Jones classic
It’s 1994, and the eponymous debut album of a teenage girl is released. It charts three Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 and two #1 R&B singles, goes double platinum, turns the talented young lady with the girl-next-door image into a role model for millions (with box braids becoming the new wave), and earns her two Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist.
But … what if that collection was missing three very important ingredients: “I Wanna Be Down,” “Baby,” and “Brokenhearted”?
AWB co-founder and iconic saxman Molly Duncan dies
(October 8, 2019) We were sad to read the post this morning from the Average White Band Facebook page about the death of group co-founder Molly Duncan, best known for one of the most iconic saxophone solos in music history:
Our 70th Birthday tribute to Airrion Love of the Stylistics
Happy Birthday to Airrion Love, co-founder of the Stylistics, born October 8, 1949. Love has been with the Stylistics since the beginning, his rich baritone gracing such songs as "You Make Me Feel Brand New," and his leadership keeping the group in the public eye for five decades.