• Soul

    Real Soul Food: The Way I See It

    Raphael Saadiq is Neo Soul plain and simple. His latest The Way I See It is the record that he’s been leading up to since his days in Tony! Toni! Toné!. The opening rave up “Sure Hope You Mean It”…

  • Soul

    R.I.P. Isaac Hayes

    Performing “Theme from Shaft” at  1972’s Wattstax festival (introduced by the Rev. Jesse Jackson). Across the blogs (with mp3’s)…make sure you hit that Soul Sides link… Issac Hayes: 1942-2008 (Soul Sides) TVD remembers Issac Hayes (The Vinyl District) Isaac Hayes:…

  • Folk,  Rock n' Folk,  Soul

    Northern Exposure: The Duhks

    Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Duhks (pronounced like “ducks”) blend the unlikely bedfellows of traditional Celtic, Zydeco, Bluegrass, Soul and some Brazilian Samba into what they classify as “Roots, Worldbeat, Soul.” I sat down with their forthcoming release Fast Paced…

  • Miscellaneous,  Soul

    One for Barack Obama

    Tonight, an African American man is the Democratic nominee for the President of the United States. This is truly an historic day – one of the brightest in our nation’s 231 year history. And how does Hillary Clinton handle the…

  • Soul

    Wattstax

    I watched Wattstax today for the very first time. Now, I’m burying myself in Stax music, and totally in a 70’s funk / soul / R&B frame of mind. What a film! Wattstax was a music festival that took place…

  • 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.…