35 years ago today, the debut album from one of the most successful—and most powerful—singers of all time was released: Whitney Houston, a stunning 11-song achievement that launched hit singles “How Will I Know,” “Saving All My Love for You,” and “You … Continue reading R&B News: Whitney Houston’ Album Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Vinyl Collector’s Edition.
He was a music lifer who contributed to several momentous periods in music and also created an iconic dance jam. We are very sad today to report the passing of the great Hamilton Bohannon at age 78 Bohannon moved from his native … Continue reading R&B News: Legendary Artist and Producer Hamilton Bohannon Dies At 78.
The remixes are by producer Eric Kupper and are all created from the original multi-track masters taken from the Motown vaults, although this shouldn’t be confused with remix projects that limit themselves to ONLY audio on the multi-tracks (e.g. Blank & … Continue reading R&B News: Universal Music is to release Supertonic Mixes, a new Diana Ross remix album in June.
He wrote one of the most iconic songs of the middle 20th century – one that is still revered today. We are sad to inform SoulTrackers of the death of Eddie Cooley, the songwriter who co-wrote the now classic song “Fever,” and … Continue reading R&B News: Songwriter Eddie Cooley Dies At 87.
Soul music diva Toni Braxton last graced the charts with new music, on 2018’s Sex & Cigarettes album and its two hits, “Deadwood” and the glorious “Long As I Live.” Now she is back with a new label (Island) and a new single that … Continue reading R&B News: Hear R&B Diva Toni Braxton’s New Single “Do It”.
Major figures from across the worlds of music and entertainment have been paying tribute to the late Bill Withers, who has died at the age of 81. The ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘Lean On Me’ musician’s death on Monday (March 30) was … Continue reading R&B News: Entertainers Pays Tribute To The Late Bill Withers.
The Prince Estate will release Prince‘s 2001 studio album The Rainbow Children and One Nite Alone (from 2002) on CD and vinyl at the end of next month, along with various One Nite Alone live variants. The Rainbow Children has been out of print for ages on both … Continue reading R&B News: Prince Estate to Reissue Long-Unavailable Albums In April 2020.
Janet Jackson announced Monday (Feb. 10) that she’ll be hitting the road in 2020 for a new world tour in support of her forthcoming twelfth studio album, Black Diamond. The superstar’s new show is set to include a mix of music from Black Diamond and … Continue reading R&B News: Janet Jackson Announces New Tour In Support Her New ‘Black Diamond’ Album.
Titled Homecoming, it was a television hit, featuring Chaka and a 12-piece band covering songs from her entire career, both solo and as part of Rufus. Now, that show will be commemorated via the BMG label on March 13 with physical releases … Continue reading R&B Music News: On March 13th, Grammy Award-Winning Legend Chaka Khan Will Release Her First-Ever Live Solo Album, "Homecoming".
Narrated by Danny Glover, Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man is a collection of performances by the greatest rock icons in history performing favorite songs by their self-proclaimed hero Chuck Berry A celebration of Berry’s inimitable legacy and influence on rock … Continue reading R&R Music News: Chuck Berry: Brown Eyed Handsome Man Documentary Debuts in February on PBS.