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Soul Music

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Is ‘Gravely Ill’

The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin is reportedly hospitalized and gravely ill. She is surrounded by family and friends in her native Detroit.
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Author, Filmmaker Robert Gordon is a Jack of All Blues

"I think my writing and film making is musical in some way. Being raised around music affected my sense of rhythm, timing, and contrast. I am very inspired by the music." - Robert Gordon

In Top Form, Boz Scaggs Draws Inspiration From His Early Radio Heroes

"I’m just going to be a vocalist and sing the things that I want to sing. I’ll play a little guitar, but essentially as a musician, I’m primarily a vocalist."
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Whitney Shay Professes ‘A Woman Rules the World’

Shay is the youthful embodiment of an old soul, bringing her performances in a powerful, sassy, and seductive way.
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Rev. Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith ‘Live in Music City’

Rev. Jimmie Smith lives comfortably in the worlds of blues and gospel. As more artists are combining the two genres than ever before, Smith adds the classic Hammond B-3 ensemble sound to the performance.
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New Release From Jon Cleary is ‘Dyna-Mite’

'Dyna-Mite' is jazzy, bluesy, funky, fun, and out-freaking-standing. We highly recommend you get this one - yesterday. Cleary, himself, says it best, "Turn it up loud and press play to detonate…"
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Premiere Video: Matt Andersen “Coal Mining Blues”

Andersen notes that for artists who don’t get a lot of radio play, "live music is vital." More than that, he says, "I think it’s a basic connection, to be part of that energy going on. I just wish everyone could come to a live show. It’s the best way to hear music for sure."

Boz Scaggs Gives Us Masterful ‘Out of the Blues’

Boz Scaggs conjures up drama when he sings and his delivery begs us to join him on his journey. And let us not forget that he can play intensely emotive and nimble guitar lines seemingly effortlessly.
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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – ‘Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here’

'Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here' has a street date of July 13th, and if it isn't immediately in your collection, there may be something wrong with your soul.

Elvis Costello Cancels Tour Dates Following Tumor Removal

The 63-year-old singer, composer, and producer had surgery to remove “a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy.”
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