Summer Dennis & Rhymes Release New Video For “When It’s This Good”
by Singersroom on January 21, 2020 at 3:08 am
Soul/Funk group Summer Dennis & Rhymes unwraps a music video for "When It's This Good," a song from the band's latest album, Second Summer. The feel-good single is sultry and boosts a throwback vibe while the visual is simple and classy. Summer Dennis & Rhymes are based in Washington DC. Summer is a classically trained [More] The post Summer Dennis & Rhymes Release New Video For […]
Niia Calls Out The Silent Creepers on “Obsession”
by Singersroom on January 21, 2020 at 2:54 am
R&B/soul songstress Niia found solace in the passage of music icon Mariah Carey and channeled that energy into the soulful new single, "Obsession." The record is freeing as Niia exudes strength in moments that call for weakness. "I wrote ‘Obsession’ when I was in a weird place mentally," Niia tells Highsnobiety. "I’d been using escapism [More] The post Niia Calls Out The […]
Nicole Bus Brings The “Rain” With in New Video
by Singersroom on January 21, 2020 at 2:27 am
Roc Nation rising R&B/soul sensation Nicole Bus delivers the music video for "Rain," a poignant, piano-driven track from her debut album, 'Kairos.' The Megan Gamez-directed visual was at the historic Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ and co-stars actor Will Catlett (Charm City Kings, “Black Lightning,” “Love Is __"). "I loved making this video," says [More] The […]
New Music: Savoy Ellis feat. Kafeeno – “Fate”
by Ni'Kesia Pannell on January 21, 2020 at 1:18 am
Cuffing season is well in effect, so that means the love songs are pouring in left and right. Not one to miss out on the good love going around, singer turned producer Savoy Ellis has tapped the likes of fellow crooner Kafeeno for his new single, “Fate.” Though not singing on the song and strictly … Continue reading New Music: Savoy Ellis feat. Kafeeno – […]
Interscope New Signee Brianna Cash Drops Debut Single/Video “Numb”
by Singersroom on January 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm
North Philadelphia R&B artist and Interscope mew signee, Brianna Cash makes her way to mainstream with her debut single, "Numb," featuring Tory Lanez. The record fuses a throwback sample with R&B, soul, and hip-hop, as the collaborators deliver their painful viewpoints of a relationship struggle. The 27-year-old Brianna Cash was discovered by A-list producer Andrew [More] The post […]
Staasia Daniels Returns With Seductive New EP ‘Unheard Volumes’
by Ni'Kesia Pannell on January 20, 2020 at 5:02 pm
Though it hasn’t been too long since Toronto-based songstress Staasia Daniels released something for fans to enjoy, we won’t complain about the release of her latest offering, Unheard Volumes. Right on time for peak cuffing season dates, the new project is a medley of emotion-drive and love-making tracks to make for a perfect “stay in … Continue reading Staasia Daniels […]
Malachiae Releases Sultry Video To ’90s Inspired Single “Try To Love”
by Ni'Kesia Pannell on January 20, 2020 at 4:43 pm
If you’ve been praying for Malachiae to drop something for the new year, your prayers have been answered. Back with a new video the his single titled “Try To Love,” the Motown-signee is throwing it back to what encouraged him to step into singing: ’90s music. Filled with nostalgic sounds and sexy vibes, the song … Continue reading Malachiae Releases Sultry Video To […]
Staasia Daniels Seduces With ‘Unheard Volumes’ Project
by Singersroom on January 20, 2020 at 3:01 pm
Toronto-based songstress Staasia Daniels returns with the passionate-filled new project, 'Unheard Volumes.' Primed for cuffin' season, the new LP sees the R&B songstress being vulnerable and emotional as she stimulates hearts and minds with her sultry delivery and thought-provoking lyrics. "I'm only striving to be my best during times where I feel the worst. I hope [More] The post […]
J. Brown Releases New Single “Moon”; Joins The Ellevation Tour w/ Elle Varner
by Singersroom on January 20, 2020 at 2:35 pm
Singer-songwriter J. Brown gives the world to his lady by dropping the new single, "Moon." Written by Brown and Steve James and produced by G.C, the record is lifted from Brown's forthcoming debut EP, Forever Yours, dropping Friday, January 24th via the MoCha Entertainment label imprint "Moon is an escape place for my lady and I. [More] The post J. Brown Releases New Single […]
The One To Watch
by Shereen on January 20, 2020 at 12:47 pm
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The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 82
by YKIGS on January 20, 2020 at 7:12 am
Charlie Wilson’s new single is flames so we had to talk about it. If we could, this whole podcast would be about that song! Shout out to Bruno Mars and... The post The SoulBack R&B Podcast: Episode 82 appeared first on .
Billy Price – Dog Eat Dog | Album Review
by Greg "Bluesdog" Szalony on January 20, 2020 at 6:53 am
Billy Price – Dog Eat Dog www.billyprice.com Gulf Coast Records 12 songs time – 58:34 After releasing a total of 17 albums, CDs and DVDs, Fair Lawn, New Jersey native soul blues singer Billy Price now residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania still has the mojo going on at the age of seventy. Be it one of … Continue reading "Billy Price – Dog Eat Dog | Album Review"
New Video: Brian B-Flat Cook – Compare to You (Written by RL of Next)
by YKIGS on January 20, 2020 at 2:17 am
It’s still very early in the new year but we already have a favorite song of 2020! Our friend RL of Next helped make the introduction to singer and producer... The post New Video: Brian B-Flat Cook – Compare to You (Written by RL of Next) appeared first on .
New Video: Nicole Bus – Rain
by YKIGS on January 20, 2020 at 1:33 am
Breakout R&B star Nicole Bus returns with the visual for her latest single “Rain”. The video was shot at the historic Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, and features actor... The post New Video: Nicole Bus – Rain appeared first on .
Jac Ross Wants Us to Know That “It’s Ok To Be Black”
by Singersroom on January 19, 2020 at 9:19 pm
Jac Ross, newly signed to hit producer Rodney Jerkins’ Darkchild Records, unwraps the unapologetically, powerful and inspirational anthem, “It’s Ok To Be Black” to celebrate perseverance and struggle. The record is a thought-provoking open letter inspired by the stories of those that are disenfranchised, low on hope and high on disappointment. Through his warm and […]
Charlie Wilson Drops Bruno Mars Co-Written Single “Forever Valentine”
by Singersroom on January 19, 2020 at 6:32 pm
Following the release of the remastered version of his 20th anniversary 'Bridging the Gap' album and the remastered video for his first solo single "Without You," music icon Charlie Wilson returns with the brand new single, "Forever Valentine." Penned with Bruno Mars, while they were on the Mars' "24K World Tour," the single continues on [More] The post Charlie Wilson Drops Bruno Mars Co-Written […]
Mike Osborn – Unbroken | Album Review
by John Mitchell on January 19, 2020 at 6:51 am
Mike Osborn – Unbroken Je Gagne Records – 2019 11 tracks; 42 minutes www.mikeosbornmusic.com Based in California, this is Mike Osborn’s third album release. His previous two releases were primarily blues-rock but on this disc Mike has taken something of a country detour and there is not much blues to be heard here. Mike wrote … Continue reading "Mike Osborn – […]
Jhene Aiko Releases New Track & Video “P*$$y Fairy (Otw)”
by Singersroom on January 19, 2020 at 4:43 am
Jhené Aiko launches her 2020 campaign with the new single and video called "P*$$y Fairy (Otw)." On the sensual record, the West Coast singer/songwriter delivers explicit and intoxicating lyrics about satisfying her intimate needs. In the visual, Aiko and her dance partner perform a medley of choreographed moves in a purple-tinged studio. Aiko is reportedly [More] The post Jhene Aiko […]
Rvssian Taps Young Thug, Swae Lee and Shenseea For “IDKW” Single/Video
by Singersroom on January 19, 2020 at 4:32 am
You gotta love it when a plan comes together! Platinum-selling Jamaican artist and producer Rvssian drops the single and accompanying music video doe "IDKW," a collaboration with Young Thug, Swae Lee, and Shenseea. Speaking on the collaboration, Rvssian explains: "It wasn’t an easy task getting all three artists together because of their busy schedules. But [More] The post Rvssian Taps […]
Giles Robson – Don’t Give Up On The Blues | Album Review
by John Mitchell on January 18, 2020 at 3:50 pm
Giles Robson – Don’t Give Up On The Blues American Showplace Music – 2019 12 tracks; 61 minutes www.gilesrobson.com UK harmonica player Giles Robson turned a few heads when he became the first European artist to appear on an Alligator album and only the third Briton to win a Blues Music Award when Journey To … Continue reading "Giles Robson – Don’t Give Up On […]
Mary Saxton – 1969 – Sad Eyes
by Nikos on January 18, 2020 at 12:26 am
Growing up in Edmonton in the late ’50s gave Mary Saxton musical influences that ranged from everything from Motown to big band to pop, and she put her talents to use at various live festivals and any other chance she could get to get on... The post Mary Saxton – 1969 – Sad Eyes appeared first on Funk My Soul.
Charlie Wilson Releases New Single “Forever Valentine” Co-Written by Bruno Mars
by YKIGS on January 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm
The legendary Charlie Wilson wants to celebrate his woman all year round. Valentine’s Day once a year is not enough for him as he tributes her on his new single... The post Charlie Wilson Releases New Single “Forever Valentine” Co-Written by Bruno Mars appeared first on .
Jack De Keyzer – Checkmate | Album Review
by John Mitchell on January 17, 2020 at 6:49 am
Jack De Keyzer – Checkmate Blue Star Records – 2018 13 tracks; 53 minutes www.jackdekeyzer.com Canadian guitarist Jack De Keyzer has produced some fine discs over the years and this is his thirteenth CD release. Here he plays tribute to Chess Records with a collection of covers recorded in Ontario but with its soul in … Continue reading "Jack De Keyzer – Checkmate | Album […]
New Video: Kissie Lee – Only You (featuring Sammie)
by YKIGS on January 17, 2020 at 2:27 am
Singer Kissie Lee teams up with fellow Atlanta native Sammie for her latest single “Only You”. She also delivers a visual for the song that perfectly captures the concept of... The post New Video: Kissie Lee – Only You (featuring Sammie) appeared first on .
New Video: Tiffany Evans – Merry Go Round
by YKIGS on January 17, 2020 at 2:16 am
Veteran singer Tiffany Evans has just released the visual for her latest single “Merry Go Round”. The dance centric video is featured around the theme of a woman who has... The post New Video: Tiffany Evans – Merry Go Round appeared first on .
New Music: Ricardo Williams – All I Need (featuring Yummy Bingham)
by YKIGS on January 17, 2020 at 1:59 am
Singer Ricardo Williams follows up a strong 2019 with the release of his first single in 2020 called “All I Need”. The song features the beautiful vocals of Yummy Bingham... The post New Music: Ricardo Williams – All I Need (featuring Yummy Bingham) appeared first on .
H.E.R. Unleashes “Slide” Remix featuring Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, & A Boogie wit da Hoodie
by YKIGS on January 17, 2020 at 1:40 am
R&B star H.E.R. has just unveiled a remix to her current hit “Slide” which includes Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, & A Boogie wit da Hoodie. She releases the explosive remix... The post H.E.R. Unleashes “Slide” Remix featuring Chris Brown, Pop Smoke, & A Boogie wit da Hoodie appeared first on .
New Video: Missy Elliott – Why I Still Love You
by YKIGS on January 17, 2020 at 1:25 am
Legendary icon Missy Elliott has just released a visual for her latest single “Why I Still Love You”. The video takes us on a journey in time as we see... The post New Video: Missy Elliott – Why I Still Love You appeared first on .
Mariah Carey, The Neptunes & The Isley Brothers Named as 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees
by YKIGS on January 17, 2020 at 1:09 am
The Songwriters Hall of Fame has just announced their 2020 inductees and the prestigious honor will be given to Mariah Carey, The Neptunes, The Isley Brothers, among others. This is... The post Mariah Carey, The Neptunes & The Isley Brothers Named as 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees appeared first on .
Issue 14-3 January 16, 2020
by Blues Blast Magazine on January 16, 2020 at 8:39 pm
Cover photo © 2020 Marilyn Stringer In This Issue Mike Stephenson has our feature interview with Blues guitarist and singer Tom Holland. We have 6 Blues reviews for you this week including new music from Jack De Keyzer, Giles Robson, Billy Price, Mike Osborn, Troy Gonyea and Paul Gillings. We have the latest in Blues … Continue reading "Issue 14-3 January 16, 2020"
Balham Ballers interview
by Shereen on January 16, 2020 at 6:58 am
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Slim & The Perkolators | Album Review
by John Mitchell on January 15, 2020 at 6:53 am
Slim & The Perkolators 8th Train Records – 2019 15 tracks; 61 minutes www.slimandtheperkolators.com This is the debut release from a band based in Pennsylvania. Formed five years ago, the band is axed round experienced guitarist Tim ‘The Perkolator’ Perks and young harmonica player Derek ‘Harmonica Slim’ Matteson, supported by Dave Young on bass and … […]
Indie Artist Phe Drops Creative Visual “wtv, it’s cool”
by Garin Flowers on January 14, 2020 at 4:33 pm
Change is inevitable, and singer-songwriter Phé (fay) opens up about her shifting friendships in “wtv, it’s cool.” The Canadian-bred artist sings about the life she’s experienced in LA thus far, and how people move on to: new jobs, relationships, breakups, parties, drugs etc. She dances away her worries in an ‘80s, warehouse-style visual made up … […]
Canadian Artist Jvanz Drops Heavy Hitting Emotional Tune “Delusional”
by Garin Flowers on January 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm
Make some room on that emotional playlist for the latest offering from Canadian crooner Jvanz. He’s building a buzz with his new track “Delusional.” The two minute single showcases the young artist’s strong vocals and big energy. Packed with heavy base, emotional high notes and falsettos, “Delusional” delivers lyrics that are relatable for those in … […]
Archie Whitewater - 1970 – Archie Whitewater
by Nikos on January 14, 2020 at 10:56 am
A Cadet gem! Smooth, laid-back, soulful jazz-rock, similar to contemporaries like Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Ballin’ Jack. Forgotten by the failing Chess / Cadet Concept label their album languished in limbo and was released to little fanfare. The band was signed during the... The post Archie Whitewater - 1970 – Archie Whitewater appeared first on Funk My Soul.
Tad Robinson – Real Street | Album Review
by Marty Gunther on January 14, 2020 at 6:51 am
Tad Robinson – Real Street Severn Records 0076 10 songs – 45 minutes www.tadrobinson.com Indianapolis-based Tad Robinson simply simmers and smokes on this CD, continuing a legacy that’s earned him nine nominations as Blues Music Association soul-blues singer in the year. And he did it in style with backing from the legendary Hi Rhythm Section … Continue reading "Tad […]
Blast Lane – Adventures In Modern Blues | Album Review
by John Mitchell on January 13, 2020 at 6:00 am
Blast Lane – Adventures In Modern Blues Self-Release – 2019 8 tracks; 48 minutes www.facebook.com/Blast.Lane Blast Lane is a district of Sheffield in Yorkshire, UK and gives this band their name. On their debut CD all the material was written, arranged and performed by the band which is Chillo Angelini (guitar/vocals), Allen Walton (bass/B/V’s) and … Continue reading […]
The Night Walkers – Struttin’ | Album Review
by John Mitchell on January 12, 2020 at 6:51 am
The Night Walkers – Struttin’ Steeplejack Music – 2019 10 tracks; 33 minutes www.rogerwade.de Roger Wade is an expatriate Brit living and working in Germany. His last two albums were reviewed favorably in Blues Blast: 2017’s Good Rockin’ House Party was a full band release by Little Roger & The Houserockers and the 2018 album … Continue reading "The Night […]
Charlie Karp – Back To You | Album Review
by Bucky O'Hare on January 11, 2020 at 6:44 am
Charlie Karp – Back To You Red Parlor Records www.charliekarp.com 11 songs, 44 minutes Charlie Karp was an enduring and soulful guitarist. He was Buddy Miles’ guitarist throughout his Them Changes period opening for Hendrix on the road. Karp struck out on his own starting in the 70’s fronting bands with provocative and fun loving … Continue reading "Charlie Karp – […]
Earth, Wind & Fire - 1975 – That’s The Way Of The World
by Nikos on January 9, 2020 at 9:15 pm
One of the great LP’s from the 70’s and indeed any era. A seamless blend of soul,funk and jazz all lovingly produced by the masters,namley Maurice White and Charles Stepney. As if that were not enough the songwriting is of the highest order with not... The post Earth, Wind & Fire - 1975 – That’s The Way Of The World appeared first on Funk My Soul.
Rosetta Hightower – 1971 – Rosetta Hightower
by Nikos on January 7, 2020 at 6:21 pm
Rosetta Highower was lead voice with the Orlons, the prime US girl group who scored several top 10 US hits between 1962-1964. Their full Cameo Parkway releases and sessions have just been reissued by Abkco. Rosetta first recorded in England in the late sixties ,... The post Rosetta Hightower – 1971 – Rosetta Hightower appeared first on Funk My Soul.
The One To Watch
by Shereen on January 6, 2020 at 8:58 am
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Donny Hathaway – 1973 – Extension of a Man
by Nikos on January 3, 2020 at 9:08 am
While Donny Hathaway’s debut “Everything is Everything” was notable for it’s hard driving funk jams, it had a lack of the incredible ballads Hathaway is known for. Then his second self-titled release became notable for it’s incredible ballads, but had a major lack of funk... The post Donny Hathaway – 1973 – Extension of a Man appeared first on Funk My […]
ThisisRnB Session – Kevin Ross performs “Thing called love/Beautiful one (Prince cover)” Mashup
by Brian on January 1, 2020 at 5:47 pm
As strong supporters of Kevin Ross, we were excited to catch up with him last month for a special ThisisRnB Sessions performance in Manhattan, NY. During the raw, acoustic set, Kevin showcased his authentic artistry and outstanding songwriting and vocal talent, performing his song “Thing called love,” mashed together with Prince’ “Beautiful one,” which is … […]
Playlist Update: Souls4Souls – 2020 Playlist
by Brian on January 1, 2020 at 4:21 pm
Happy New Year folks! 2019 was, was, well… it was a year. Let’s make up for the hell hath 2019 wrought by starting 2020 off with good music. A soothing playlist that will swaddle you into the new decade, that features Kevin Ross, Mac Ayers, Masego, SiR mixed in with some oldies by Dru Hill, … Continue reading Playlist Update: Souls4Souls – 2020 Playlist The post Playlist […]
Leroy Hutson – 1974 – The Man!
by Nikos on December 31, 2019 at 1:45 pm
The multitalented Leroy Hutson made his mark as an integral part of the Chicago soul scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, thanks to his prodigious talents and connections to some of the city’s distinguished soul luminaries. While still a student at Howard University he roomed... The post Leroy Hutson – 1974 – The Man! appeared first on Funk My Soul.
The Four Mints – 1973 – Gently Down Your Stream
by Nikos on December 26, 2019 at 10:35 pm
Gently Down Your Stream marked a creative zenith within the Columbus, Ohio, soul scene, at the juncture of the 1960s and ’70s. The Four Mints were one of the most influential local group harmony outfits of their era and—with assistance from Columbus doyen and Capsoul purveyor... The post The Four Mints – 1973 – Gently Down Your Stream appeared first on Funk My Soul.
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – 1973 – Red, Black & Green
by Nikos on December 22, 2019 at 6:22 pm
Beautiful, groovy vibes that highlight the true spirit of jazz-funk and let the senses flow under the pan-african colours. Classic Roy Ayers album featuring deep jazz legend Harry Whitaker on keyboards alongside Strata East musicians Charles Tolliver and Sonny Fortune! Funky deep early 1970s soulful... The post Roy Ayers Ubiquity – 1973 – Red, Black & Green appeared first on Funk […]
The Platters – 1963 – Christmas with the Platters
by Nikos on December 21, 2019 at 6:27 pm
It’s all about those honeyed harmonies on this winning collection of festive favorites from a classic vocal group. Drawing on doo-wop, soul, and blues, The Platters’ voices melt into each other over sighing strings on dreamy versions of “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Auld Lang... The post The Platters – 1963 – Christmas with the […]
New Music: Tiffany Red – Give A Damn
by Brian on December 21, 2019 at 3:40 pm
Tiffany Red continues to deliver some of the smoothest tunes with bounce for this generation, I can listen to her every day, and I recommend you take a listen to Tiffany’s latest record, “Give a damn.” Tune in as she poses some very important questions to her significant. Those questions that one never wants to … Continue reading New Music: Tiffany Red – Give A […]