Soul Music

Marc Ribot + The Young Philadelphians – Live In Tokyo (2016)

Marc Ribot + The Young Philadelphians – Live In Tokyo (2016)

People seeking adventurous music should seek out Marc Ribot adventures like ‘Live In Tokyo’ because he does it with such attitude, resourcefulness and — dare I say — fun.

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2016: Steve Porcaro, Ben Craven, Cyndi Lauper + others

Preston Frazier’s Mid-Year Best of 2016: Steve Porcaro, Ben Craven, Cyndi Lauper + others

As we reach the half-way mark, Preston Frazier offers an endlessly varied Mid-Year Best of 2016 list that spans genres and generations.

Durand Jones, soul singer: Something Else! Interview

Durand Jones, soul singer: Something Else! Interview

Durand Jones joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss his soulful new album, and how his roots inform this unique throwback sound.

Tomas Doncker – The Mess We Made (2016)

Tomas Doncker – The Mess We Made (2016)

Tomas Doncker’s genre-bending sound has always been impossible to define, and the bluesy, politically charged ‘Mess We Made’ is no different.

Essentials by the Eagles’ Glenn Frey: Gimme Five

Essentials by the Eagles’ Glenn Frey: Gimme Five

Most people associate Glenn Frey with the peaceful, easy country-rock songs with the Eagles. But he also had a gift for R&B and vocal arranging.

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015  (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Erykah Badu, Shemekia Copeland, Sam Butler

S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2015 (Part 1 of 4, Non-Jazz): Erykah Badu, Shemekia Copeland, Sam Butler

S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s non-jazz albums, including Erykah Badu, Shememkia Copeland, the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Sam Butler and others.

Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone (2015)

Erykah Badu – But You Caint Use My Phone (2015)

Erykah Badu’s new mixtape ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’ may or may not be a placeholder until a ‘real’ album is ready, her relentless thirst to push the edge makes it no small deal regardless.

Bulldog – Bulldog (1972): Forgotten Series

Bulldog – Bulldog (1972): Forgotten Series

Not long after the Rascals split, ex-members Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli formed Bulldog – a short-lived, always-fun, seemingly always-on-the-run soul revue.

Ola Onabule, jazz and soul singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Ola Onabule, jazz and soul singer-songwriter: Something Else! Interview

Ola Onabule has released eight albums in a career stretching more than two decades, yet there remains about him a sense of fierce independence.

Tad Robinson – Day Into Night (2015)

Tad Robinson – Day Into Night (2015)

Tad Robinson has made a filler-free quality soul-blues record that faithfully follows in the stellar tradition of Hill, Bland and Little Milton.