This Week’s Top Ten Jazz Albums Selected By My Vinyl Peers On Instagram

September 5, 2019 10. John Coltrane – Ascension (1965) New Entry Produced By Bob Thiele 9. Billie Holiday – Lady In Satin (1958) New Entry Produced By Irving Townsend 8. Ray Charles – The Ray Charles Story Vol. 2 (1962) … Continue reading This Week’s Top Ten Jazz Albums Selected By My Vinyl Peers On Instagram

R&B Music News: Motown Releases 5 Classic Albums For Its 60th Anniversary Celebration

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 R&B Music News: Motown Releases 5 Classic Albums For Its 60th Anniversary Celebration

R&B Music News: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On Live” Concert Album To Be Released

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 R&B Music News: Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On Live” Concert Album To Be Released

R&B Music News: Funkadelic Cover Artist Pedro Bell Has Died

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 R&B Music News: Funkadelic Cover Artist Pedro Bell Has Died

R&B Music News: Los Angeles Soul Volume 2: Kent-Modern’s Black Tracks 1963-1971

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 R&B Music News: Los Angeles Soul Volume 2: Kent-Modern’s Black Tracks 1963-1971

R&B Music News: Soul Music Legend Jackie Wilson Finally Receives Walk Of Fame Star

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 R&B Music News: Soul Music Legend Jackie Wilson Finally Receives Walk Of Fame Star