Posts filed under: Soul/R&B

Isley Brothers “That Lady” (1973)

One of music history's greatest guitar jams was uncharacteristically created by a decades-long stalwart of R&B. Jimi Hendrix had a lot to do with it.... Read More

Eryn Allen Kane “Piano Song” (2015)

Belying its nondescript title, this referral really built up to be something remarkable.... Read More

Silk Sonic “Leave The Door Open” (2021)

I've never had a song get stuck in my head like this throwback gem by Silk Sonic. It's a good problem, but it might be making me a little crazy.... Read More

A.J. Croce “Nothing From Nothing” (2021)

A.J. Croce has got some incredible piano skills, and a brand new album of eclectic covers. And, as it turns out, he's also got a name.... Read More

Van Morrison “I’ve Been Working” (1970)

Labor Day wishes care of the ever hard-working, Van Morrison.... Read More

Tom’s Record Of The Day / Erma Franklin “Piece Of My Heart” (1967)

Did you know Aretha Franklin had a sister who was also a recording artist? Did you know that Janis Joplin’s iconic recording of ‘Piece Of My Heart’ was not the original version? If you’re like me, the answer to both questions would be ‘no.’ But Tom Clifford knows.... Read More

The J.B.’s “Pass The Peas” (1972)

The J.B.'s, James Brown’s inimitably funky band, put out numerous stellar albums during the ‘70’s era when they weren’t backing the Godfather of Soul on stage and on record, including this culinary crowd-pleaser..... Read More

Beyonce “Love On Top” (2011)

In ‘Love On Top’ Queen Bey incorporates four key changes. And it sounds simply magnificent. Beyoncé is The Queen for plenty of reasons, but let it not be forgotten that amongst her many majestic traits she also possesses one astounding voice.... Read More

Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (1994)

Whether you love her or loathe her, you have to admit Mariah Carey has had a pretty amazing career. She's had 19 Billboard #1 songs - only The Beatles have more - with the latest coming just this month via a record released 25 years ago..... Read More

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes “It’s Been A Long Time” (1991)

..the song that captured the evening’s magic vibe of reminiscence for us was ‘It’s Been A Long Time,’ an unapologetically sentimental and autobiographical soul ballad written by Van Zandt, reflecting back on youthful days around Asbury Park for three old friends: himself, Southside Johnny, and their third buddy, Bruce Springsteen.... Read More
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