Posts filed under: Soul/R&B

War “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”

An under-the-radar bizarre band name, and their biggest hit that went against type.... Read More

Dance Week / Janelle Monae “Tightrope” (2010)

Tipping on the tightrope, Janelle Monae shows off some formal and funky footwork.... Read More

Tedeschi Trucks Band @ The Beacon

My return to live music with Tedeschi Trucks Band's return to The Beacon Theater. Neither was a return to normal.... Read More

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
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