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.
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
Buddy Guy epitomizes “good guy.” That’s one takeaway from Jim Farrell’s admiring, affectionate documentary of the 83-year-old Chicago bluesman. The film illustrates the inspiration that Guy received from such giants as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and his own dedication … Continue reading Blues Music News: New Documentary ‘The Torch,’ About Blues Legend Made Its World Premiere,
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.
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
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
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
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 R&B Music News: Fantasia has announced “The Sketchbook Tour” with special guests Robin Thicke, Tank and The Bonfyre.
Article By EuroWeb.com *We’re hearing some disturbing news about the health one of our beloved icons, Stevland Morris a/k/a Stevie Wonder. Stevie is not doing well due to kidney issues and is on dialysis, so says Patti Jackson, veteran radio personality at WDAS in … Continue reading R&B Music News: The Legendary Singer Stevie Wonder Is Rumored To Be Struggling With His Health.