February 3, 2020 20. Breezin’ – George Benson (1976) New Entry Produced By Tommy LiPuma 19. Sign O The Times – Prince (1987) 2nd Week / Last Week #2 Produced By Prince 18. Musicology – Prince (2004) New Entry Produced … Continue reading This Week's Top 20 R&B & Jazz Albums
December 2, 2019 10. Three – Bob James (1976) New Entry Produced By Creed Taylor 9. I Just Dropped By To Say Hello – Johnny Hartman (1964) New Entry Produced By Bob Thiele 8. Aretha – Aretha Franklin (1980) Re-Entry … Continue reading This Week's Top Ten Adult Contemporary Albums Selected By My Vinyl Peers On Instagram
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’
November 2, 2019 10. Boogie Down – Eddie Kendricks (1974) 2nd Week / Last Week #9 Produced By Frank Wilson, Leonard Caston Jr. 9. Unmistakably Lou – Lou Rawls (1977) New Entry Produced By Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Dexter Wansel, Bobby Martin, Jack … Continue reading This Week’s Top Ten R&B Albums Selected By My Vinyl Peers On Instagram
When the Girls’ Girl Talk came out in 1984, Prince’s Minneapolis sound was huge. R&B was full of Prince and Time imitators, and many artists reasoned that an easy way to score a quick hit was to be as Minneapolis-sounding as possible. Like those two sexy girl-groups; Vanity … Continue reading R&B Album Review: Girl Talk – The Girls’
This 10LP collection draws upon a wide range of sources, including many newly-discovered tracks unearthed for the first time from archives located all over the world, such as “Trompin” (jukebox-only release for Cinematone, 1939), “What’cha Know Joe” (undocumented radio performance, … Continue reading Jazz Music News: HITTIN’ THE RAMP: THE EARLY YEARS (1936-1943) is the first large-scale collection of the pivotal early recordings of Nat’s recording career.