• Electronic,  Funk,  Indie,  R&B,  Soul

    Bringing Quirky Back: Alan Wilkis

    Falling on the right side of fine line between contrived and convincing, Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist Alan Wilkis brings an indie sensibility to the electro-pop sound of the 80’s with a huge dollop of soul on his solo debut Babies Dream Big.…

  • Old School,  R&B

    Everybody all aboard

    The Gap Band. Venice Beach 1983. Charlie Wilson dancing in the surf in a Speedo. Yep, Spring is in the air. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTo7BXlqcHs]

  • R&B,  Video

    A Taste of Honey…

    If you have not checked out the video for Erykah Badu’s new single “Honey” then you need to get over to dailymotion to check it out. Links: Official Site | MySpace

  • R&B

    Shuggie Otis – a psyche-funky-soulful classic

    One of the categories I forgot to include on my Year in Music post was “Best Aged Album Discovered This Year”. Undoubtedly, it was 1974’s Inspiration Information by Shuggie Otis. Some buddies on my defunct Prince forum recommended Shuggie as…

  • R&B,  Soul

    Bringing Soul Back To Its Roots

    100 Days, 100 Nights by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings could very well have been recorded and released in 1965. This record absolutely drips in the southern fried soul of the ‘good ol’ days’, though this record will undoubtedly (albeit…

  • R&B,  Soul

    Second Listen: Dreaming…

    There’s just something about Alice Smith. I’ll admit it, I dug this one out of the pile of CD’s marked “Must Listen To Again” and I’m kicking myself for having slept on it for so long. With comparisons ranging from…

  • Prince,  R&B

    31 Positions On 21 Night Stands…

    21 Nights of Prince and the question stands… will he play the same set every night? Will we get 21 identical sets? Add 21 after shows with 21 versions of “Footprints”, “Stratus” and “Crazy”? What do you guys and gals…

  • Funk,  Pop,  R&B

    Crazy Wonderful Indeed

    It’d be easy to pass Amerie Mi Marie Rogers by as just another Beyoncé clone to be filed neatly before Ciara and Rihanna in the record industry’s attempt to strike gold more than once (as displayed perfectly by the latter’s…

  • R&B,  Soul

    Soul II Soul Sunday

    I’ve been reading up on the latest happenings of Jazzie B. and Soul II Soul. It’s good to see that Jazzie is still going strong as a DJ around London. I really enjoyed the club / R&B groove of their…