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Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (2014)

Devon Allman – Ragged & Dirty (2014)

We review ‘Ragged & Dirty,’ which finds Devon Allman getting it done his own damned way.

Desert Island Discs: 1970s R&B, Soul and Funk Edition

In the same way that the Beatles were the undisputed kings among 1960s classic rock Desert Island Discs, Stevie Wonder owned R&B in the subsequent decade.

Something Else! Featured Artist: The Spinners

The Spinners, though finalists for the 2012 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, came up short. It was one of the only times something like that’s happened for the greatest soul group of the early 1970s.

New Music Monday: Long-awaited return for Mitch Ryder, scorching blues from Otis Taylor

We dig into brand new stuff from Mitch Ryder, Otis Taylor, Uriah Heep and Ahmad Jamal for New Music Monday this week

Something Else! Reviews on the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The new nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 elicited the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth — even amongst us.

One Track Mind: The Spinners, "I'll Be Around" (1972)

One Track Mind: The Spinners, "I'll Be Around" (1972)

From the first chunky guitar chords, the Spinners’ “I’ll Be Around” is a different kind of a song about getting dumped, and still loving her anyway, and thinking to yourself — and then saying out loud — that you’ll wait for as long as it takes for her to return, since there’s always a chance, no matter how remote, thatRead More

Gimme Five: Hall and Oates

Gimme Five: Hall and Oates

by Nick Deriso Hall and Oates are, of course, the poster boys for what happens when hair gel meets R&B. Funny thing is, they were originally anything but polished. Hall had reportedly been in an early Philly band with Thom Bell, later a central figure in that city’s R&B legacy. Along the way, H&O tried out an acoustic bent onRead More

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