The Leslie Johnson Project finds this formidable Texas talent making passionate, funky and forward-leaning music firmly rooted in jazz and funk.
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The Florida-based JJ Grey and Mofro return to make an absolutely heavenly, cross-pollinated racket — like a bourbon tabernacle hootenanny.
‘First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate’ includes 33 songs, both mirroring Funkadelic’s 33 years away and creating an almost exhaustively comprehensive return.
This album will always be defined by its lead-off moment, as the Temptations take a kid’s song and transform it into a funked-out Yuletide hoot.
With D’Angelo’s pertinent message, color-blurring harmonics and a total lack of slickness, ‘Black Messiah’ is a worthy successor to ‘Voodoo.’
Highly personal songs addressing both personal and political issues propelled Bill Withers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Steve Cropper has long advocated for the 5 Royales, newly announced recipients of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Early Influence Award.
Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs in the Key of Life’ is one of those albums that I can truly say changed my life.
Hall and Oates started by turning down early offer from a legendary label: ‘We want to do something different’
Hall and Oates made a gutsy move, choosing to go their own way – and became genre-jumping pioneers in the process.
‘Everything else was sort of insignificant': After Otis Redding sang ‘Try a Little Tenderness,’ it became his
There had been, to be sure, other versions of “Try a Little Tenderness,” beginning with the Ray Noble Orchestra in 1932. Aretha Franklin had an early-1960s hit with it, too. But none is quite so revered as Otis Redding’s take.