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I Heard The Angels Singing: Electrifying Black Gospel from the Nashboro Label (1951-83)

The story of the Nashboro record label shines a light at the intersection of music, commerce and faith.

The Friday Morning Listen: Supersuckers – All Songs Sound the Same (1992)

It isn’t often that I hear the words of my parents coming out of my mouth. Actually, it isn’t even something that I particularly dread.

Something Else! Reviews on the 2011 Blues Hall of Fame honorees

Something Else! Reviews on the 2011 Blues Hall of Fame honorees

by Something Else! Reviews Robert Cray tops this year’s class of inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame. He’s joined by acoustic bluesman John Hammond; soul-blues belter Denise LaSalle, 1950s singing star Big Maybelle, and singer/songwriters Alberta Hunter and J.B. Lenoir. Also to be recognized: Vivian Carter and Jimmy Bracken (the “Vee” and “Jay” in Vee-Jay Records), noted African-American educatorRead More

Forgotten series: Sam Cooke – Sam Cooke's Night Beat (1963)

Forgotten series: Sam Cooke – Sam Cooke's Night Beat (1963)

NICK DERISO: Sam Cooke, for all his power and grace as a singer, established this strikingly brief legacy during the time of the Hit Single. Which meant Cooke’s most well-known albums of the early 1960s were often dotted with dated filler, tunes in the Broadway style of the day or so-called standards that didn’t properly showcase his direct, emotional range.Read More

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