20. Dreamer -Bobby Blue Bland (1974) New Entry Produced By Steve Barri 19. Featuring Donny Hathaway – Roberta Flack (1980) New Entry Produced By Roberta Flack, Eric Mercury 18. Oscar Peterson – Oscar Peterson (1964) New Entry Producer Unknown 17. In … Continue reading This Week's Top 20 Classic R&B/Jazz Albums
20. Sudan Archives – Sudan Archives (2017) New Entry Produced By Sudan Archives 19. I’m The One – Roberta Flack (1982) New Entry Produced By William Eaton, Roberta Flack, Ralph MacDonald, William Salterexcept “Making Love”:Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager 18. People In Me … Continue reading This Week's Top 20 Classic R&B/Jazz Albums
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.
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".
January 20, 2020 10. Prince – Prince (1979) New Entry Produced By Prince 9. On Top – Four Tops (1966) New Entry Produced By Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier & Smokey Robinson 8. My Golden Favorites – Jackie Wilson (1960) New Entry Produced … Continue reading This Week's Top Ten Classic R&B Albums
International Soul-Pop Star Billy Ocean Drops “One World” For 70th Birthday Leave it to singer/songwriter Billy Ocean to make his grand return after over a decade off the scene with a sparkling danceable song that is a missive for us to heal … Continue reading R&B News: Billy Ocean Delivers An Emphatic 70th Birthday Present In “One World”.
January 13, 2020 10. Give Me The Reason – Luther Vandross (1986) New Entry Produced By Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller 9. Aretha Now – Aretha Franklin (1968) New Entry Produced By Jerry Wexler 8. Pure Smokey – Smokey Robinson … Continue reading This Week's Top Ten Classic R&B Albums
Born Sam Cook in Clarksdale, MS, on January 22, 1931, one of eight children of a Baptist minister and his wife. Sam Cooke was the most important soul singer in history — he was also the inventor of soul music, and its most … Continue reading Pluginin Exchange R&B Hall of Fame: "The Father of Soul Music" Sam Cooke