• The One To Watch
    by Shereen on October 22, 2019 at 10:49 am

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  • New Music: Layton Greene – Tell Ya Story (EP)
    by YKIGS on October 22, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Emerging R&B artist Layton Greene has released her brand new EP “Tell Ya Story”. The project is very raw in terms of lyrics as she keeps it real about her upbringing and being homeless at one point. On this project,... The post New Music: Layton Greene – Tell Ya Story (EP) appeared first on .

  • New Music: Victoria Monet – Ass Like That
    by YKIGS on October 22, 2019 at 5:19 am

    Victoria Monet is back with her new single “Ass Like That”. The D’Mile produced record initially sounds like any ordinary R&B song, but Victoria brings it to a whole new level with her pen. She essentially creates a workout anthem... The post New Music: Victoria Monet – Ass Like That appeared first on .

  • New Music: Kiana Lede – Easy Breezy
    by YKIGS on October 22, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Emerging R&B star Kiana Lede has just released her latest single “Easy Breezy”. The Republic Records artist taps into a slick 90’s inspired throwback beat to get her point across on the smooth R&B anthem. The songstress allows the song... The post New Music: Kiana Lede – Easy Breezy appeared first on .

  • Jon B Previews New Single “Priceless”
    by YKIGS on October 22, 2019 at 12:47 am

    Veteran singer Jon B. has been a bit quiet on the new music front since releasing his standout single “Understand” with Donell Jones earlier this year. The song was an extremely successful return single and really maxed out the anticipation... The post Jon B Previews New Single “Priceless” appeared first on .

  • Multi-platinum Artist Mia Martina Remixes Dance Classic ‘DJ Saved My Life’
    by Singersroom on October 21, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    Multi-talented and chart-topping artist, Mia Martina, recently released her latest single, "DJ Saved My Life." The classic and infectious Disco single, originally covered by InDeep, has a history of remakes including the popular one from Mariah Carey. On her rendition, the Canadian-born, Miami based songstress brings her own originality, remixing Disco for modern Pop and [More] The post […]

  • Sir James – 1981 – Sophisticated Funk
    by Nikos on October 21, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Sir James Randolph was born in Brewton Alabama. After leaving Alabama, he moved to New York where he attended and graduated from Long Island University. He started to sing in night clubs throughout the city. Then he was involved into Theater, Television & Film. Performing in... The post Sir James – 1981 – Sophisticated Funk appeared first on Funk My Soul.

  • Stanley Booth – Red Hot And Blue | Book Review
    by Mark Thompson on October 21, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Stanley Booth – Red Hot And Blue Fifty Years of Writing about Music, Memphis, and Motherf**kers Chicago Review Press 394 pages Author Stanley Booth has been writing about music for most of his life. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and Playboy magazines, plus he has authored several music-related books. His 1984 … Continue reading "Stanley Booth – Red Hot […]

  • The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 72
    by YKIGS on October 21, 2019 at 3:49 am

    This week we talk about YK Osiris’ outrageous claims on the internet over the past week. He dropped his debut album last week and has basically been trolling in every internet and fired up all the R&B fans. We also... The post The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 72 appeared first on .

  • What’s The Commotion In The Ocean? Just Frank Ocean Releasing Single, “DHL”
    by Singersroom on October 21, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Award-winning R&B creative genius Frank Ocean broke his two-year music hiatus since Blonde with a new song titled "DHL." Frank returned to the popular Beats 1 show for another episode of “Blonded RADIO,” and near the end of the broadcast, he debuted the new single. As listeners and fans have come to expect, the new [More] The post What’s The Commotion In The Ocean? Just […]

  • The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling – Lucky Guy!
    by Marty Gunther on October 20, 2019 at 5:12 am

    The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling – Lucky Guy! Alligator Records ALCD 4993 14 songs – 57 minutes www.nickmossband.com The Nick Moss Band was already riding high when this album was released. Not only did both Nick and Dennis Gruenling win a Blues Music Award for traditional artist and harmonica player of the year, … Continue reading "The Nick Moss Band Featuring […]

  • Producer J Dub Shares Rare Remix of “Steady Ground” by Aaliyah & Static Major
    by YKIGS on October 19, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    It always brings us great joy to share the work of those who are helping to keep the legacy of Aaliyah alive. You may remember the song “Steady Ground” as a previously unreleased Aaliyah song which eventually leaked following her... The post Producer J Dub Shares Rare Remix of “Steady Ground” by Aaliyah & Static Major appeared first on .

  • Brik.Liam Releases New EP “What’s The Matter, Brik?”
    by Singersroom on October 19, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    We personally hope nothing is wrong with Mr. Brik.Liam! R&B crooner Brik.Liam releases the new EP 'What's the Matter, Brik?' Marking his Morton Records debut, the project is a multi-layered, transparent journey through the concept of physical transformation: the tracks are named for all four states of matter (Solid, Liquid, Gas, Plasma), intersecting the transitions [More] The post Brik.Liam […]

  • Les Copeland – One More Foot in the Quicksand | Album Review
    by Marty Gunther on October 19, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Les Copeland – One More Foot in the Quicksand Earwig Music Company CD 4973 18 songs – 72 minutes www.lescopeland.com One of the most respected blues artists in Western Canada and based out of Vernon, B.C., Les Copeland proves once again that he’s a skilled guitarist across multiple platforms with this release, his third under … Continue reading "Les Copeland – One […]

  • Raheem DeVaughn Releases “Rose Gold” Video Starring Brave Williams
    by YKIGS on October 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Singer Raheem DeVaughn returns with the visual for his latest single “Rose Gold”. The video features a guest appearance from singer Brave Williams. Although she’s a talented artist in her own right, she masterfully plays the role of Raheem’s muse... The post Raheem DeVaughn Releases “Rose Gold” Video Starring Brave Williams appeared first on .

  • New Video: Nicole Bus – Mr. Big Shot
    by YKIGS on October 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    To coincide with the release of her debut album, breakout Dutch R&B star Nicole Bus has also given us the visual for her current single “Mr. Big Shot”. The song is the follow up to her first single “You”, and... The post New Video: Nicole Bus – Mr. Big Shot appeared first on .

  • Nicole Bus Releases Debut Album “Kairos” (Stream)
    by YKIGS on October 18, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Emerging R&B star Nicole Bus has just released her long anticipated debut album “Kairos” via Roc Nation. The hype for this project had been quickly building since she released her breakout single “You” earlier this year. The song eventually ended... The post Nicole Bus Releases Debut Album “Kairos” (Stream) appeared first on .

  • New Music: Brian McKnight – Neva Get Enuf Of U
    by YKIGS on October 18, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Legendary singer Brian McKnight has returned with the brand new single called “Neva Get Enuf Of U”. On the downtempo vibey track, McKnight sings about the love for his lady and how he can’t ever get enough. This is presumably... The post New Music: Brian McKnight – Neva Get Enuf Of U appeared first on .

  • Jersey Swamp Cats – Go Cat Go! | Album Review
    by John Mitchell on October 18, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Jersey Swamp Cats – Go Cat Go! Self-Release – 2019 9 tracks; 29 minutes www.reverbnation.com/jerseyswampcats The Jersey Swamp Cats hail from New Jersey and on their debut album they mix jump jive, New Orleans R&B, rock and roll and blues. The band is Gerry Gladston on piano, Don Leich on guitar, Larry Ghiorsi on bass … Continue reading "Jersey Swamp Cats – Go Cat Go! […]

  • WIN TIX to See BJ The Chicago Kid at Music Hall of Williamsburg
    by Singersroom on October 18, 2019 at 3:45 am

    On Monday, October 21, 2019, Grammy-nominated R&B artist BJ the Chicago Kid will perform at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on the New York stop of his "The 1123 Tour." Supported by Rayana Jay and KAMAUU, the singer/songwriter will perform songs from his first two albums ("In My Mind" and "1123") as well as other [More] The post WIN TIX to See BJ The Chicago Kid at Music Hall of […]

  • Mel & Tim ‎- 1972 – Starting All Over Again
    by Nikos on October 17, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Mel & Tim were a classic Chicago soul vocal duo, recording in Muscle Shoals in the deep South for Stax and making records that fit comfortably next to those made in Philadelphia. It may sound incongruous, but their 1972 album, Starting All Over Again is... The post Mel & Tim ‎- 1972 – Starting All Over Again appeared first on Funk My Soul.

  • Issue 13-42 October 17, 2019
    by Blues Blast Magazine on October 17, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Cover photo © 2019 Jennifer Noble  In This Issue  Marty Gunther has our feature interview with Donald Kinsey. We have 4 Blues reviews for you this week including a book from Stanley Booth detailing his writings about the Memphis music scene the last 50 years plus new music from Jersey Swamp Cats, Les Copeland and … Continue reading "Issue 13-42 October 17, 2019"

  • Blue Moon Marquee – Bare Knuckles & Brawn | Album Review
    by Rainey Wetnight on October 16, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Blue Moon Marquee – Bare Knuckles & Brawn CreativeBC/FACTOR Canada www.bluemoonmarquee.com CD: 11 Songs, 40 Minutes    Styles: Ensemble Blues, Horn Blues, Swing Blues, All Original Songs Upon reading the title Bare Knuckles & Brawn, from Canada’s Blue Moon Marquee, one might expect a CD full of hard-driving numbers that prove Saturday night’s all right … […]

  • Summer Walker Makes R&B History With Debut Album, ‘Over It’
    by Singersroom on October 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Summer Walker's rise to stardom was cemented with the release of her debut album, 'Over It.' Released via Love Renaissance (LVRN)/Interscope Records, the project landed at #2 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #7 on the U.K. chart. The LP sold 134,000 album equivalents, giving the singer-songwriter the [More] The post Summer Walker Makes R&B History […]

  • R.LUM.R Drops Single ‘Lonely,’ Video For ‘How It Feels’ + Announces Album Release Date
    by Livengoodlivin on October 15, 2019 at 11:40 am

    After amassing over 100 million global streams with the release of his latest EP, AFTERIMAGE, R.LUM.R returns with the alluring new songs "How It Feels" and "Lonely." The former coming in the form of an official music video. Also, R.LUM.R announces his upcoming album, "Surfacing," his major label debut album, due out this November 1st via Island Records. [More] The post R.LUM.R […]

  • Lauren Anderson – Won’t Stay Down | Album Review
    by John Mitchell on October 15, 2019 at 5:52 am

    Lauren Anderson – Won’t Stay Down Self-Release – 2019 5 tracks; 17 minutes www.laurenandersonmusic.com Lauren Anderson is a singer/songwriter born in Chicago and now based in Nashville. This five-tracker is her fourth release but the first that this reviewer has heard. Lauren wrote all the material, one song in collaboration with Sandy Ramos; she also … Continue reading […]

  • JoJo Uses Her Struggles to Inspire Others in “Joanna” Video
    by Singersroom on October 15, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Shortly after releasing her thought-provoking new song, "Joanna," R&B vocal powerhouse JoJo returns with an accompanying music video, which brings the lyrics to life. As powerful as the song's lyrics are, in the clip, JoJo exhibits content with where she's at career-wise, despite the "supposed to be(s)." “You should date somebody famous, that’ll probably put [More] The post JoJo […]

  • Music: Sunshine Anderson Wants Her Man to ‘Level Up’
    by Singersroom on October 14, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Sunshine Anderson highlights her relationship goals on her comeback single, "Level Up." On the hard-hitting record, the R&B veteran and vocal powerhouse look to give her male listeners on the ball while reminding her female followers of how they should be treated. "Level up, we ain't gotta do this apart / Level up, It was [More] The post Music: Sunshine Anderson Wants Her Man to ‘Level […]

  • What You May Have Missed
    by Dai Poole on October 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Over the recent years, the release of R&B music has steered away from only being released on certain days of the week. Since there’s always something new coming out or some breaking news that hits the web, we know it’s sometime difficult to stay updated all things R&B — even on your days off over the … Continue reading What You May Have Missed The post What […]

  • Music: Heather Victoria Drops Jamla Records Debut, ‘Boutique Hotel’
    by Singersroom on October 14, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Following the release of the singles "Japan" and "Sunbeams," Jamla Records recording artist, Heather Victoria, releases her highly-anticipated album, 'Boutique Hotel.' Featuring appearances from rapper Big K.R.I.T and soul singer Raheem DeVaughn, the project picks up where the singles left off, giving us a deeper dive into Victoria's finely-calibrated, harmonically-rich sound and creative […]

  • PREMIERE: Toronto Rising Artist Prospect Mundo Drops Album Sampler, ‘Day & Night’
    by Bryson Boom Paul on October 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Finishing up the summer with two viral remixes to the well-received songs, "Chopstix" and Drake's "My Side," new R&B singer Prospect Mundo delivers his best representation yet in the Singersroom-premiered debut, titled 'Day & Night.' Mundo's debut effort is an appetizing sampler for a newly discovered stateside fanbase who aren't familiar with the star on [More] The post PREMIERE: […]

  • The One To Watch
    by Shereen on October 14, 2019 at 10:07 am

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  • Brett Spaulding & The Psychic Spies – Livin’ To Play | Album Review
    by Greg "Bluesdog" Szalony on October 14, 2019 at 5:49 am

    Brett Spaulding & The Psychic Spies –  Livin’ To Play www.facebook.com/brett.spaulding.9 self release 9 songs time – 32:20 Rockers Brett Spaulding & The Psychic Spies from Canada traverse rock, pop and soul music that harkens back to the radio friendly light weight rockers such as REO Speedwagon and Styx. Brett handles vocals, guitar backed by … Continue […]

  • The Temptations – 1972 – All Directions
    by Nikos on October 13, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    A monster album, the one that put them back in the spotlight and signaled that Norman Whitfield had saved the day. Damon Harris had replaced Eddie Kendricks, and there were many doubters convinced the band was finished. Instead, Whitfield revitalized them via the majestic single, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone“. Despite its... The post The […]

  • Damian Knapp – Decay In Our Cities | Album Review
    by Greg "Bluesdog" Szalony on October 13, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Damian Knapp – Decay In Our Cities www.damianknappmusic.com Fester Presley Records 14 songs time – 59:45 Singer-songwriter-guitarist Damian Knapp from Warren, Ohio breathes life into the blues with his energy and creativity. The perspective he takes is looking at slices of his everyday “work-a-day Johnnie” life and it’s many trials and tribulations. Working with a […]

  • Keb’ Mo’ – Oklahoma | Album Review
    by Bucky O'Hare on October 12, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Keb’ Mo’  – Oklahoma Concord Records www.kebmo.com 10 songs, 41 minutes Keb’ Mo’ holds a special place in some of our imaginations. The fantasy: What would have happened if Robert Johnson hadn’t died from poisoning in 1938 but actually time traveled to the mid-1990’s and was endowed with the ability to balance deep Delta Blues … Continue […]

  • JoJo Gets Personal With Visual To New Single “Joanna”
    by Ni'Kesia Pannell on October 11, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    If you’ve been missing JoJo‘s sultry voice lately, you’re in luck. The songstress is back on the prowl with her latest offering, “Joanna.” Noted as her first release since 2016’s Mad Love project, the guitar led single hears her soothingly cooing out about past situations that she’s been in. More about receiving unwarranted advice from … Continue […]

  • The Intruders – 1970 – When We Get Married
    by Nikos on October 11, 2019 at 8:05 am

    If you see a copy of this album, swoop it up because one day it’ll be a collector item. The lead singer for the Intruders on this is not Sam “Little Sonny” Brown, but Bobby Starr, an unheralded Philadelphia lounge singer. This is the only Intruders recording that... The post The Intruders – 1970 – When We Get Married appeared first on Funk My Soul.

  • Exclusive: Fantasia Paints A New Portrait With ‘Sketchbook’ Album
    by Garin Flowers on October 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    It’s been 15 years since Fantasia Barrino took the nation by storm after winning the third season of “American Idol.” Although fans of the celebrated songstress continue to respect and acknowledge her almost two decades as a shining star, she feels as if things are just getting started. Now, three years after the release of … Continue reading Exclusive: Fantasia Paints A […]

  • Summer Walker Releases Killer Visual For “Playing Games”
    by Ni'Kesia Pannell on October 9, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Summer Walker‘s reign has moved well past last season. Riding high on the release of her debut album Over It, the young songstress has now released the video to accompany her single “Playing Games.” Perhaps one of the most popular tracks from the album, the video accompaniment features vocals from Bryson Tiller, but unfortunately, does … Continue reading Summer Walker […]

  • Florida Songstress Marlounsly Dolcine Plans To Take You Away With “Dreamboat”
    by Garin Flowers on October 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Fresh out of Florida, singer-songwriter Marlounsly Dolcine is making waves with her new song “Dreamboat” and its accompanying music video. The 23-year-old, born in Haiti and raised in West Palm Beach, channels her Caribbean vibes and dances to the beat in a sunny, hipster setting. You’ll also notice the vintage vibes with vinyl records and … Continue reading Florida […]

  • Listen: London Songstress Ajia Releases Sophomore EP ‘Touching The Surface’
    by Bryson "Boom" Paul on October 7, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    South London’s Ajia, known for her 2018 breakout debut, Visions, drops the anticipated follow-up  Touching The Surface. Led by the single, “Sentimental Easing,” the new seven-track EP continues telling the compelling story of the BGM-signee. In this next chapter, Ajia dives deeper into her conflicting emotions and reveals more of her backstory to discovering […]

  • What You May Have Missed
    by K.W. on October 7, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Over the recent years, the release of R&B music has steered away from only being released on certain days of the week. Since there’s always something new coming out or some breaking news that hits the web, we know it’s sometime difficult to stay updated all things R&B — even on your days off over the … Continue reading What You May Have Missed The post What […]

  • Laura Lee – 1972 – Love More Than Pride
    by Nikos on October 7, 2019 at 7:03 am

    After Etta James’ highly successful trip down South, Chess Records decided to send another one of its finest female soul vocalists to Muscle Shoals. Laura Lee possessed some huge pipes, perfectly suited for the raw soul & roll that was dominating the scene in the... The post Laura Lee – 1972 – Love More Than Pride appeared first on Funk My Soul.

  • 25 Underrated R&B Gems Of 2004
    by Garin Flowers on October 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This is my confession: seeking out underrated R&B gems of 2004 felt like running a marathon. That’s because there were loads of incredible hits, but only so many of them could be released as singles from albums. Several artists we still love today first broke out on the scene in 2004. You know, names like … Continue reading 25 Underrated R&B Gems Of 2004 The post 25 […]

  • Premiere: Courtlin Jabrae Makes It All “Fall Down” With Sexy New Single
    by Ni'Kesia Pannell on October 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    If you’re not familiar with buzzing artist Courtlin Jabrae, you may want to ask yourself why that is. Previously releasing tracks such as “Deserve,” “That Way” and — most recently — “Gold Rings,” the singer-songwriter is back with a fresh new tune titled “Fall Down” and it’s one for the strip clubs. “Ring around that […]

  • Stream Summer Walker’s Highly Anticipated Debut Album ‘Over It’
    by Ni'Kesia Pannell on October 4, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Fresh off of the heels of her collaboration with Jhené Aiko and 21 Savage for the remix to “Triggered (Freestyle),” Summer Walker drops her debut album Over It. And despite its name, we’re sure you won’t be feeling “over” this album any time soon. Delivering the sound that we’ve grown to love from her, Summer … Continue reading Stream Summer […]

  • Premiere: Teenear Confesses Her Love With New Single “Dolla $igns”
    by Ni'Kesia Pannell on October 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Slip-N-Slide songstress Teenear is back with a hot new single and we guarantee it’s something you’ll like. Titled “Dolla $igns,” the budding R&B superstar taps into your nostalgic feelings with this one. Produced by Ayo N Keyz, the new track takes a sample from Aaliyah‘s 1999 single “I Don’t Wanna” before jumping into Teenear’s original […]

  • C.P. Salt – 1982 – C.P. Salt
    by Nikos on October 3, 2019 at 9:33 am

     Rare Bay Area soul/funk LP…private press. Tracks A1 Memories (Of The Old Days) 3:24 A2 Flow Like Water 3:34 A3 Elevato 3:11 A4 C.P. Express 2:56 B1 Where Should We Go 3:37 B2 Crazy About You 3:13 B3 Bumper To Bumper 3:13 B4 Steppin On... The post C.P. Salt – 1982 – C.P. Salt appeared first on Funk My Soul.

  • 10 Of The Best Singing Moments From ‘The Jamie Foxx Show’
    by Bryson "Boom" Paul on October 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Jamie Foxx’s “The Jamie Foxx Show” (1996-2001) is one of the greatest comedic sitcoms of all-time. Arguably sitting somewhere comfortably in the top 10, the show is joined by other amazing shows such as “Martin,” “Seinfeld” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” Following the story of an aspiring Texas actor, Foxx — who plays the … […]

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