Dwane Dixon – Betting On A Gambling Man | Album Review
by Rhys Williams on March 24, 2020 at 5:24 am
Dwane Dixon – Betting On A Gambling Man www.dwanedixon.com Self-release 9 songs – 37 minutes Betting On A Gambling Man is Dwane Dixon’s third self-produced album, following in the footsteps of 2013’s Black Satin Blues and 2016’s Working Man’s Blues. The Canadian singer/guitarist/songwriter mines a series of classic blues-rock veins across nine self-written […]
New Music: Noel Gourdin – Lovin’ Up (You)
by YKIGS on March 23, 2020 at 11:45 pm
Soul crooner Noel Crooner Noel Gourdin returns with the new single “Lovin’ Up (You)”. When you listen to the song you’re immediately hit with a nostalgic R&B vibe including the... The post New Music: Noel Gourdin – Lovin’ Up (You) appeared first on .
SINGER AND SONGWRITER CHAR UNVEILS BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘SAME AGAIN’
by Singersroom on March 23, 2020 at 6:22 pm
Following her critically acclaimed debut single ‘Control’, which was released in November last year to rave reviews from the likes of BBC Introducing, Lefuturewave, DiscoverNU, and Mercato Metropolitano Radio, and coming on the back of her first ever sold-out London headline concert at 93 Feet East in January, exciting new Berkshire singer and songwriter CHAR is proud to unveil her […]
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
by Garin Flowers on March 23, 2020 at 10:52 am
Over recent years, R&B artists have steered away from only releasing music on certain days of the week. Since there’s always something new coming out, we know it’s sometimes difficult to stay updated all things R&B — even on your days off over the weekend. Although we’re always here to give you day-by-day updates, we … Continue reading WHAT YOU MAY HAVE […]
The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 91
by YKIGS on March 23, 2020 at 5:49 am
It’s another week of being locked inside and we’re bored out of our minds. That means it’s time for us to talk R&B again! On this podcast, we talk about... The post The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 91 appeared first on .
Warren Storm – Taking the World by Storm | Album Review
by Rainey Wetnight on March 23, 2020 at 5:21 am
Warren Storm – Taking the World by Storm APO Records https://www.facebook.com/events/848630562320889/ CD: 11 Songs, 35 Minutes Styles: “Swamp Pop,” New Orleans-Style Blues, Blues Covers If the title of a work of art implicitly promises something, the aforementioned work should deliver. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon should take me there (it did). Robin … […]
Angel Forrest – Hell Bent With Grace | Album Review
by Rhys Williams on March 23, 2020 at 5:12 am
Angel Forrest – Hell Bent With Grace www.angelforrest.ca Self Release 11 songs – 46 minutes Hell Bent With Grace is the 11th album from Canadian vocalist Angel Forrest since her 1996 debut. Featuring 11 smartly-written blues-rock tracks, it’s a highly enjoyable release from the Montreal chanteuse. The album was recorded at Tunebender, S.M.D. Studio R.P. … Continue reading […]
Whitey Somers – Down That Road | Album Review
by Rainey Wetnight on March 22, 2020 at 5:19 am
Whitey Somers – Down That Road Motorhome Records https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Musician-Band/Whitey-Somers-Music-174401442676430/ CD: 11 Songs, 44 Minutes Styles: Contemporary Electric Blues Rock, All Original Songs The wheel: It’s smooth, it’s round, and it moves things. Why reinvent it? Sure, we’ve got steel and chrome, forged and casted, but are any of them […]
Rebekah Meldrum | Album Review
by John Mitchell on March 22, 2020 at 5:18 am
Rebekah Meldrum Self-Release -2019 7 tracks; 30 minutes www.rebekahmeldrum.com Rebekah Meldrum came to our notice in 2016 with a debut release recorded live at The Slippery Noodle in her home base of Indianapolis. That album was credited to Rebekah and Paul Holdman and, although this time it is Rebekah’s name on the marquee, the band … Continue reading "Rebekah Meldrum | Album Review"
Victoria Moralez releases new single “Easily Swayed”
by Singersroom on March 21, 2020 at 10:13 pm
Stockholm, Sweden based artist and producer Victoria Moralez invites us to "Come a little closer". Cleaning out the garbage from the past and realizing that trying to fit in when being tossed between many homes and orphanages isn't always dead easy but inevitably will lead you to understanding more about yourself. Something that is accentuated by the groove being built from Foley (Boxes, Baskets, […]
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley – Gold Cadillac | Album Review
by Rainey Wetnight on March 21, 2020 at 5:16 am
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley – Gold Cadillac G-THREE www.hotblues.ca CD: 11 Songs, 37 Minutes Styles: Blues Covers, Jazz-and-Soul-Influenced Blues Good blues makes one entertain the notion that the singer “feels your pain,” as former president Bill Clinton used to say. Great blues transmogrifies its performers into personal pals and crooners into confidants, for as […]
The Cold Stares – Ways | Album Review
by John Mitchell on March 21, 2020 at 5:15 am
The Cold Stares – Ways Self-Release -2019 13 tracks; 47 minutes www.thecoldstares.com Unfortunately this album came to Blues Blast without supporting information and the CD sleeve contains few details. However, a quick Google search revealed that The Cold Stares is a duo: Chris Tapp plays all the guitar parts and Brian Mullins is on drums … Continue reading "The Cold Stares – […]
New Music: John Legend – Actions
by YKIGS on March 21, 2020 at 12:47 am
Singer John Legend is gearing up for the next release of his next album and he’s just given us another taste with the new single “Actions”. The song features a... The post New Music: John Legend – Actions appeared first on .
JoJo Recreates “Leave (Get Out)” Into New Version Inspired by Corona Virus
by YKIGS on March 21, 2020 at 12:37 am
It appears that JoJo is like many of us and following orders to stay at home during the Corona Virus. The signer takes her creativity to another level during this... The post JoJo Recreates “Leave (Get Out)” Into New Version Inspired by Corona Virus appeared first on .
EXCLUSIVE: Adrian Marcel Talks New Album, Growth As An Artist, 98TH Tour And More!
by Dai Poole on March 20, 2020 at 11:36 pm
2020 may be off to a rough start, but one thing we appreciate the most is the return of talented crooner Adrian Marcel to the stage. Rising to prominence under the mentorship of the legendary Raphael Saadiq, the Oakland native released his critically acclaimed debut mixtape 7 Days of WEAK in 2013 and within one short year, … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Adrian Marcel Talks New […]
NEW VIDEO: JAMES VICKERY – “SPANISH ROSE”
by Bryson "Boom" Paul on March 20, 2020 at 10:44 pm
James Vickery is a South London-native best-known for his rich, powerful and clever vocals. Before “Spanish Rose,” his most notable mention was a hugely popular COLORS session which amassed more than 13 million views on YouTube. The accomplishment led Vickery to sign with Los Angeles based, TH3RD BRAIN Records, in conjunction with Roc Nation Publishing. … Continue reading NEW […]
NEW VIDEO: CHERAE LERI – “FINE WINE”
by Bryson "Boom" Paul on March 20, 2020 at 8:54 pm
Houston’s Cherae Leri, is best known for her track “Worth That Drama” and broke into the R&B limelight in early 2018. Drawing inspiration from past life experiences, Leri shines thru with her powerful vocals and sensual melodies. Today, Leri entices us with her overtly sexualized prowess in the seductive new music video “Fine Wine.” … Continue […]
Ben Racine Band – Live à Montréal | Album Review
by Marty Gunther on March 20, 2020 at 5:14 am
Ben Racine Band – Live à Montréal Self-produced CD 15 songs – 64 minutes www.benracineband.com One of the most respected groups from North of the Border, the Ben Racine Band returns home to Montreal to celebrate their tenth anniversary as they deliver this set of deep-in-the-pocket, horn-driven, soul-drenched blues. Since releasing their first CD, One … Continue […]
Sue Decker – Outskirts of Love | Album Review
by Rainey Wetnight on March 20, 2020 at 5:13 am
Sue Decker – Outskirts of Love SOCAN/MAPL https://suedecker.com/ CD: 12 Songs, 46 Minutes Styles: Mellow Blues, Americana, Roots, Debut Studio Album, All Original Songs Natalie Merchant. Bonnie Raitt. Samantha Fish. Mavens and icons all, with Fish being one of the most prominent women in the blues nowadays. Canada’s Sue Decker aims to join their ranks … Continue reading "Sue […]
New Music: dvsn – Between Us (featuring Snoh Aalegra)
by YKIGS on March 20, 2020 at 5:06 am
Snoh Aalegra has linked up with dvsn for the new single “Between Us”. The record samples the classic Usher record “Nice & Slow” which is considered a staple for 90’s... The post New Music: dvsn – Between Us (featuring Snoh Aalegra) appeared first on .
New Music: Tamar Braxton – Crazy Kind of Love
by YKIGS on March 20, 2020 at 4:56 am
Tamar Braxton is back with some new music! The Hitmaka produced “Crazy Kind Of Love” will appear on the new movie “True to the Game 2: Gena’s Story”. Of course... The post New Music: Tamar Braxton – Crazy Kind of Love appeared first on .
New Music: Munchoo – Paranoid
by YKIGS on March 20, 2020 at 4:49 am
Emerging R&B artist Munchoo (pronounced Mun-ch-oh) has released his new single “Paranoid”. The singer classifies his sound as “Electric Soul” as he’s fused multiple influence from different genres including rock,... The post New Music: Munchoo – Paranoid appeared first on .
Issue 14-12 March 19, 2020
by Blues Blast Magazine on March 19, 2020 at 3:35 pm
In This Issue Marty Gunther has our feature interview with Alex Dixon. We have 10 Blues reviews for you this week including new music from Sue Decker, Ben Racine Band, The Cold Stares, Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley, Rebekah Meldrum, Whitey Somers, Warren Storm, Angel Forrest, Dwane Dixon and Chantel McGregor. We have the latest … Continue reading "Issue 14-12 March 19, […]
New Video: Garren – It’s Complicated
by YKIGS on March 19, 2020 at 1:24 am
R&B singer Garren has released the video for his new single “It’s Complicated”. The Compton-bred singer most recently his album “The New (Normal)” bac in February. Hip Hop fans may... The post New Video: Garren – It’s Complicated appeared first on .
En Vogue Set to Release 30th Anniversary Edition of Debut Album “Born to Sing” + Listen to Previously Unreleased Song “Mover”
by YKIGS on March 18, 2020 at 5:48 pm
Legendary group En Vogue have something very special in store for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album. The group has just announced that they will release... The post En Vogue Set to Release 30th Anniversary Edition of Debut Album “Born to Sing” + Listen to Previously Unreleased Song “Mover” appeared first on .
New Video: Teyana Taylor- “We Got Love”
by Dai Poole on March 18, 2020 at 12:30 am
Teyana Taylor has finally released the video for her single “We Got Love” featuring Lauryn Hill. The single was originally scheduled to be featured on her K.T.S.E project, but was omitted due to clearance issues. The song finally surfaced in its final form back in December. For the video, Teyana celebrates black love in all … Continue reading New Video: Teyana Taylor- “We […]
New Music: Justo Ontario – Forever Alive
by YKIGS on March 17, 2020 at 11:52 pm
We’ve been following DC bred, NYC based singer Justo Ontario for years now. He caught up our attention with his unique style and sound, and dynamic vocals and we’ve been... The post New Music: Justo Ontario – Forever Alive appeared first on .
New Video: JoJo – “Man”
by Dai Poole on March 17, 2020 at 10:26 pm
Koi Singer JoJo is back and celebrating her independence and self-love in the video for her new single “Man.” “Man” is the first single from JoJo’s upcoming album Good to Know. JoJo has been open about her personal battles with self-acceptance in the past, but on “Man” she is speaking from a place of peace, love … Continue reading New […]
New Music: Bartón – Fan
by Garin Flowers on March 17, 2020 at 12:29 am
He’s from the Chi; plays a character in Showtime’s The Chi; and isn’t shy about his new single. Multi-talented performer, Bartón, is taking his talents from the screen to the recording studio with his sultry single “Fan.” But he did throw in a smooth line about his on camera work. The artist sings: “never stressed … Continue reading New Music: […]
WHAT YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
by Tommy Monroe on March 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Over recent years, R&B artists have steered away from only releasing music on certain days of the week. Since there’s always something new coming out, we know it’s sometimes difficult to stay updated on all things R&B — even on your days off. Although we’re always here to give you day-by-day updates, we figured giving … Continue reading WHAT YOU MAY HAVE […]
Don Toliver delivers debut album Heaven Or Hell
by Garin Flowers on March 16, 2020 at 3:20 am
The rising star moniker seems to get thrown around a lot these days, but it certainly fits for Houston-bred artist Don Toliver. The singing, rapping hybrid dropped his debut album Heaven or Hell on Friday (March 13), delivering an enticing catalogue that includes verses from Travis Scott, Quavo, Offset, Sheck Wes, and Kaash Paige. The … Continue reading Don Toliver delivers debut album […]
Experience Unlimited – 1977- Free Yourself
by Nikos on March 15, 2020 at 4:54 pm
Let HOPE be bigger than FEAR. Stay CALM and be POSITIVE. But, stay HOME and LISTEN to some FUNK and SOUL. One of the great forgotten sounds of mid-70s Funk was the Washington D.C.-based ensemble Experience Unlimited (later shortened to Eu). Though best later known... The post Experience Unlimited – 1977- Free Yourself appeared first on Funk My Soul.
New Music: Samantha Moon – I Love You
by Garin Flowers on March 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm
You hear it all the time, we should say I love you more to loved ones. R&B songstress Samantha Moon isn’t holding back on it with her latest offering “I Love You.” Moon says the new single speaks to her real-life experiences, vulnerability, and honesty. She believes anyone can relate to the raw, emotional tune. … Continue reading New Music: Samantha Moon – I […]
New Music: Sainvil – In Bad Shape EP.
by Brian on March 14, 2020 at 1:44 am
Moody R&B crooner Sainvil, debuts his first studio-EP, In Bad Shape. In Bad Shape is Sainvil’s debut offering as ALAMO Records’ first R&B artist and continues to showcase his unpredictable yet versatile vocal range tied with his impeccable storytelling skills. The EP release follows his latest Frans Mernick produced single, “Martin” with a somewhat hazy … […]
Louise Chantál Releases Hot NEW video for “Put It On U”
by Singersroom on March 13, 2020 at 4:01 pm
Watch "Put It On U" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrrfDH9B6UM Louise Chantál is an artist on the rise with an unmistakably powerful voice. From nostalgic R&B songs with relatable lyrics to provocative female-focused anthems, she is focused on redefining what it means to be a woman in her early twenties. She not only displays a passionate realness, but has an imaginative […]
Blakk Soul Announces Mello Music Group Debut With New Single ‘Help’, Featuring Joell Ortiz
by Singersroom on March 12, 2020 at 7:45 pm
Blakk Soul is one of R&B’s most talented emerging artists. A Tacoma, Washington native, the multihyphenate has been credited for his songwriting, background vocals, and co-production on work by industry heavyweights like Playboi Carti, Dr. Dre, Macklemore, Anderson .Paak, Little Brother, Jake One, and more. Today (3/12/2020), Blakk […]
News: Justine Skye Designs H&M Festival Collection and Co-Creates Campaign Photographed by Tyler Mitchell
by Brian on March 12, 2020 at 8:10 am
For Spring 2020, singer-songwriter Justine Skye has teamed up with H&M to design a capsule collection for the festival season. The collection features body-con and oversized silhouettes with a mix of sporty pieces in soft neon yellow organza and silver metallic. Following a successful collaboration with the brand in the US, Skye is the face … Continue reading News: Justine Skye Designs […]
Singer Jafar Curry Releases New Single “On The Low”
by Singersroom on March 9, 2020 at 8:40 pm
Jafar Curry is a well known and respected international entertainer, vocalist, pianist, songwriter and recording artist with song and performance credits ranging from Atlanta Georgia and Beijing China to Bangkok Thailand and New York, NY. Jafar’s career started at the age of 15 singing tenor with several vocal groups where he also discovered his love of instrumentation and began playing the […]
The One To Watch
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Touch Of Class – 1979 – Touch Of Class
by Nikos on March 5, 2020 at 9:26 am
Brothers Pete and Gerald Jackson had enjoyed some earlier success as songwriters – their breakthrough coming when Vicki Sue Robinson covered ‘Turn the Beat Around‘. The resulting publicity may well have helped the Jacksons score a recording contract as members of the Philadelphia-based Touch of... The post Touch Of Class – 1979 – Touch Of Class appeared first […]
Joe Simon – 1969 – Better Than Ever
by Nikos on March 5, 2020 at 9:23 am
Killer southern soul album. The hard-working Joe Simon cut three albums in 1969 (admittedly, this was back in the day when a pop album rarely ran over 35 minutes, but that’s still an impressive amount of material in the space of twelve months), and if... The post Joe Simon – 1969 – Better Than Ever appeared first on Funk My Soul.
Diana Ross – 1973 – Touch Me In The Morning
by Nikos on March 5, 2020 at 9:19 am
Diana Ross is an iconic superstar. This album, originally released in 1973 when Diana was 29 and at the height of her popularity is one of the most cohesive of her career. The title track was her 2nd solo No1 in the US and came... The post Diana Ross – 1973 – Touch Me In The Morning appeared first on Funk My Soul.
Marlena Shaw – 1969 – The Spice of Life
by Nikos on March 5, 2020 at 9:12 am
Cut for the Cadet label in 1969, Spice of Life ranges from soul and proto-funk to jazz and MOR-hued material. Shaw shines throughout, showing her power on politically charged, Aretha-styled cuts like “Woman of the Ghetto” and “Liberation Conversation“, while also delivering supple interpretations of... The post Marlena Shaw – 1969 – The Spice of Life […]
Judy Cheeks - 1973 – Judy Cheeks
by Nikos on March 5, 2020 at 8:39 am
Born in Miami, Florida, Cheeks is the daughter of gospel legend Rev. Julius Cheeks. Her first recording was a Funk/Soul/Blues album entitled Judy Cheeks produced by Ike Turner in 1973. A tour with Ike & Tina Turner followed. Cheeks moved to Germany in 1977 and... The post Judy Cheeks - 1973 – Judy Cheeks appeared first on Funk My Soul.
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – 1972 – Black Magic
by Nikos on March 4, 2020 at 12:11 pm
Review by RDTEN1 The final studio credited to Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, 1972’s “Black Magic” tends to get ignored by critics and fans. That’s unfortunate given that while far from perfect, the collection had more than its share of pleasures. Looking at the credits,... The post Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – 1972 – Black Magic appeared […]
Jackie Moore – 1975 – Make Me Feel Like A Woman
by Nikos on March 4, 2020 at 8:30 am
Recorded in Muscle Shoals Sound and Criteria studios and produced by Brad Shapiro for the T.K./Kayvette imprint, this is a wonderful set of sweet southern soul. A really touching material and performance. An underrated album, I would say. Tracks A1 At The Top Of The... The post Jackie Moore – 1975 – Make Me Feel Like A Woman appeared first on Funk My Soul.
R&B RISING STAR SHAMIM UNVEILS FIERCE MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘OPTION & PRIORITY’
by Singersroom on March 3, 2020 at 11:26 pm
After releasing her debut single ‘Option & Priority’ in December 2019 to close out the decade in excellent fashion, South London R&B singer and songwriter SHAMIM has kickstarted her 2020 with the bold, exciting and fierce new music video for her now buzzing single ‘OPTION & PRIORITY’. Produced by Amandeep Dhaliwal, who has previously worked with the likes of […]
Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – 1974 – Breakin’ Bread
by Nikos on March 3, 2020 at 6:36 pm
An oft-overlooked gem from the JBs, their last album for People Records, and a stone funk classic that’s every bit as essential as the others! The band is still in fine fine form, with none of the fast-funk or proto-disco of some later recordings... The post Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – 1974 – Breakin’ Bread appeared first on Funk My Soul.
Heatwave – 1976 – Too Hot To Handle
by Nikos on March 2, 2020 at 9:09 pm
“Too Hot to Handle” was the debut album from the soul/funk ensemble Heatwave, and it was well received by R&B and pop fans. Their initial release was the disco anthem “Boogie Nights“. From the suspenseful, interlude-like intro to the adamant vocal delivery, the single had... The post Heatwave – 1976 – Too Hot To Handle appeared first on Funk My Soul.