Soul Jazz Records are releasing their new ‘Space Funk ‘ Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers. ‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and … Continue reading R&B & Jazz News: Soul Jazz Records are releasing their new 'Space Funk ' Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84'
Gordy joins other entertainment legends such as comedian Bob Hope, singer Ray Charles, and former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, who have all been previously honoured with a square in Hollywood. Gordy danced his way up to the podium, singing … Continue reading R&B Music News: Hollywood intersection is renamed “Berry Gordy Square” In Honor Of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy
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 for a … Continue reading R&B Music News: Jon B. Returns With New R&B Single “Priceless”
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the company’s rebirth as an independent entity after its split with Atlantic Records, in a period that became known as Stax’s “Soul Explosion.” Craft Recordings has been paying to the label and its artists … Continue reading R&B Music News: ‘The Memphis Masters’ Video Series On Stax Is Coming.
Will Downing releases Romantique Part 1, the first of two truly unique EPs that celebrate the rich-velvet tones that came before him and set the template for the way he would come to wield his own incredible instrument for decades … Continue reading R&B Music News: Will Downing “Romantique, Part 1” Pays Tribute to Great Baritone Voices Of Isaac Hayes, Barry White and Lou Rawls
Released December 2, 2019, the 32-cut soundtrack is produced by the music supervisors for the documentary, Grammy nominee Dondi Bastone and TunesMap founder G. Marq Roswell. It’s executive produced by Williams and White Horse Pictures CEO Nigel Sinclair and mastered … Continue reading R&B Music News: 2 LP Of HBO Documentary Film ‘The Apollo’
Gospel-soul pioneers the Staple Singers will have their storied Stax years commemorated with the 6 December release by Craft Recordings of the 7LP vinyl box set Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection. This celebration of one of the greatest gospel and … Continue reading R&B Music News: Staple Singers Honored On New ‘Come Go With Me’ Vinyl Box Set
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan is among the 16 artists and groups nominated Tuesday for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 2020 class of inductees. The group, nominated three times but not yet inducted into the Hall of Fame, originated … Continue reading R&B Music News: Legendary funk band Rufus featuring Chaka Khan nominated for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame For The 3rd Time.
Fantastic news for Prince fans who were slow of the mark with Turbine Media’s recent super deluxe of the concert film of Sign ‘O’ The Times. That out-of-print set was tremendous but is now going to be made available again, albeit in a … Continue reading R&B Music News: Prince’s Sign ‘O’ The Times Deluxe Gets Repackaged
Mary J. Blige, the legendary Grammy and Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated singer-songwriter will release a collection of her biggest 1990s hits along with rare remixes, HERstory, Vol. 1, on 6 December via UMe. The new collection will be released in three physical forms: as a 2LP , in … Continue reading R&B Music News: Mary J. Blige’s ‘HERStory, Vol.1’ Singles Collection Coming Soon