SoulMusic Records is very proud to present “Sacred Kind Of Love: The Columbia Recordings,” a 5-disc deluxe box set of six stellar albums, spanning nine years (1987-1996) by legendary saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., justifiably considered an influential pioneer in fusing … Continue reading Music News: Grover Washington Jr: Sacred Kind Of Love – The Columbia Recordings, 5CD
On 1 November, Virgin/UMe will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ben Harper’s groundbreaking debut album Welcome To The Cruel World on standard-weight black double vinyl, while there will also be a 180g grey/green/black swirl double vinyl edition available. All 25th anniversary vinyl … Continue reading Music News: Ben Harper’s ‘Welcome To The Cruel World’ Celebrates 25 Years With A New 2LP Vinyl Reissue.
The Prince Estate and Warner Bros. Records have announced an extensive reissue of The Purple One’s legendary 1982 fifth studio album, 1999. Due for release on November 29th, the album will be remastered for the very first time and include 35 previously unreleased … Continue reading Music News: New Deluxe Version Of Prince’s Classic “1999” Album Contains 35 Songs.
Motown’s 60th anniversary celebrations continue with a set of landmark Motown albums available as a five-LP set with a with a custom turntable slipmat. The limited edition, multi-artist vinyl series Motown In Mono will be released by Motown/UMe on 8 November. As the … Continue reading Motown Releases 5 Classic Albums For Its 60th Anniversary Celebration
It is one of the greatest albums of the 20th century, and the one voted by Pluginin readers as the second best soul music album of the 1970s. What’s Going On was Marvin Gaye’s declaration of emancipation at Motown – an album that Berry Gordy Jr. … Continue reading Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On Live” Concert Album To Be Released
Pedro Bell, the artist responsible for numerous Funkadelic and George Clinton album covers, has died. Both Clinton and bassist Bootsy Collins confirmed the news on social media, though a cause of death was not announced. “We lost the Master Mind behind the Graphic’s [sic] & Artwork … Continue reading Funkadelic Cover Artist Pedro Bell Has Died
Here are 24 more tracks from the deep reserves of Kent/Modern ’60s and early ’70s soul. The selection is a thorough cross-section of the company’s favored stylings – blues, funk, straight soul, jazz-tinged ballads and deep wailers along with a … Continue reading Music News: Los Angeles Soul Volume 2: Kent-Modern’s Black Tracks 1963-1971
Eighty-five years after he was born and 35 years since his death, soul music legend Jackie Wilson will receive a pair of honors next month. On Sept. 4 the Detroit-born singer — whose hits include “Reet Petite” and “Lonely Teardrops” (co-written by … Continue reading Soul Music Legend Jackie Wilson Finally Receives Walk Of Fame Star
Article By Howard Duke Grover Washington Jr. made a trip to the great northwest and heard a funk band that the world needed to know about. Washington connected the band with the Crusaders’ Wayne Henderson who helped the land a … Continue reading Music News: Legendary Funk Band Pleasure Is Back!
The 29-city, North American tour will kick off on October 17 in Columbia, South Carolina at Township Auditorium. Tasia and co. will hit major cities in the U.S. including Atlanta, New York, Baltimore, New Orleans and Houston. The tour will … Continue reading Fantasia has announced “The Sketchbook Tour” with special guests Robin Thicke, Tank and The Bonfyre.