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DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

DELIRIOUS: Our Ultimate Prince Deep Cut Playlist

Lesser-known Prince songs – including deep cuts, b-sides and sometimes-overlooked singles – give us new perspective on his vast talents.

Prince (1958-2016): An Appreciation

Prince (1958-2016): An Appreciation

Prince always found a way to transcend his own legendary eccentricities. And this music, more than all of that, is what will remain.

Brand New Heavies’ self-titled debut defined a now-lost acid-jazz cool

Brand New Heavies’ self-titled debut defined a now-lost acid-jazz cool

As brilliant as N’Dea Davenport is, I’m drawn more these days to feel-good instrumentals on the Brand New Heavies’ self-titled album from 25 years ago.

Greg Gonzalez of Grupo Fantasma: Something Else! Interview

Greg Gonzalez of Grupo Fantasma: Something Else! Interview

Greg Gonzalez joins Preston Frazier to discuss Grupo Fantasma’s new album, and the origins of their unique blend of Latin, rock and funk sounds.

The Nth Power – Abundance (2015)

The Nth Power – Abundance (2015)

With the release of their inspirational first album ‘Abundance’, the soul-funk-rock jam band the Nth Power has been a triumphant musical story so far.

Grupo Fantasma – Problemas (2015)

Grupo Fantasma – Problemas (2015)

With ‘Problemas,’ Grupo Fantasma continues to seamlessly blend Latin, funk and rock in a manner which is distinctively their own.

Bernie Worrell’s Improvisczario went well beyond the expected funk

Bernie Worrell’s Improvisczario went well beyond the expected funk

Bernie Worrell’s ‘Improvisczario,’ released this week in 2007, is bubbling over with grooves. That’s not the surprising part.

Isley Brothers, “Summer Breeze” from 3 + 3 (1973): One Track Mind

Isley Brothers, “Summer Breeze” from 3 + 3 (1973): One Track Mind

‘3 + 3,’ released on Aug. 7, 1973, found a newly expanded Isley Brothers taking on a very recent hit by Seals and Crofts. Something magical happened.

Rock Candy Funk Party – Groove Is King (2015)

Rock Candy Funk Party – Groove Is King (2015)

In spite of more modern touches, no one will call ‘Groove Is King’ outdated in twenty years because of the time-honored ways it was conceived and put together.

The Time, “Donald Trump [Black Version]” (1990): One Track Mind

The Time, “Donald Trump [Black Version]” (1990): One Track Mind

Donald Trump is a big name in real estate, presidential politics … and sultry, slow dance numbers.