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Soul Music

25 Record Stores You Have To Shop

All of them are on this list for a reason, and that reason is to get folks to visit, and immerse themselves in a culture that was nearly dead, but has made a monumental comeback.

Linda Hopkins Dead at 92

In her nearly 70 year career, she traveled the world, performed on stage, in films, and television, and released 5 albums of blues and gospel music, not including the many singles she released in the 50s and 60s. She will be dearly missed.

Eliza Neals Takes Listeners ‘10,000 Feet Below’ The Blues

Henry Stuckey may well have invented the "gothic" blues sound, but Skip James took it to the next level, Ledfoot gave it the name, and now, Neals has perfected it.

Exclusive Premiere – Evan Taylor Jones’ “All Mine”

He is out in the wild, winning hearts and minds with his music the old fashioned way: Performing!

Southern Avenue Debuts Worldly Memphis Sound

"So we're collaborating a lot more now than when we first started. It's organic. It's normal for us. That's how it should be."

Keeping the Wilson Pickett Legacy Alive

My dad was my alarm clock every morning. That’s what he did; he sang. You pouring cereal in the cereal bowl, he’d make a song out of it.

Aretha Franklin Announces Retirement Plans

Her decision comes as her grandchildren are growing up, and she intends to spend more time with them before they leave for college.

Ten Young Stars in the Galaxy of Blues, Roots, & Soul

There are genres in which an artist must rely less on production wizardry, and more on natural-born talent, and dedication to craft.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Sam Cooke

Editor's Note: The great, Sam Cooke would be 86 this week, if he'd lived past his 33rd year. An artist who many regard as the founder of soul music, we offer 10 things you...

WORLD PREMIERE Video From Ronnie Baker Brooks

Second generation Chicago artist, Ronnie Baker Brooks, was only nine years old when he first appeared on stage with his famous father, Lonnie. That was 1976. Now 49 years old, Brooks will drop his...
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