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Classic Soul

From Soul Music's origins to around the end of the 1970's

Monterey Pop Festival 50th Anniversary Lineup Announced

"The Monterey International Pop Festival cannot be duplicated but can be celebrated, and will be, by the performers and the attendees at the 50th Anniversary festival." - Lou Adler

Zeshan B Brings Back Soul’s Protest Album Tradition

Tempestuous soul arias, urban love dramas, Memphis blues, and civil rights anthems are performed with an idiomatically Indian feel.

Paul Shaffer Releases ‘Most Dangerous’ Album

"Getting to record with a band which has played together for several decades was magical. We're so comfortable playing together, we finish each other's licks!"

Samantha Fish Gives Us ‘Chills & Fever’

Her restate of the vintage soul, rock 'n' roll, and blues sounds on which we grew up is as comfortable as our favorite jeans.

Memphis Soul Survivor Don Bryant Returns At 74

Recorded in honor of his wife of 43 years, soul legend Ann Peebles, the collection is Bryant's first release in decades.

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.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Etta James

Jamesetta Hawkins was born to a Los Angeles prostitute, brought up by an abusive preacher, tossed around foster homes. And was just a teenager in 1954 when she scored her first chart-topping hit. It all moved pretty fast after that...

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

The feature documentary film, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend, in Park City, Utah. Produced by Rezolution Pictures, it tells the story of a...

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...
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