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First Listen: John Legend "Starts" with ballad for Obama biopic

Featured: 0(August 28, 2016) John Legend has been one of the most ubiquitous singers of the past decade. Even between his own albums, he lends his rich, deep voice to many projects. And that includes the new movie celebrating the early years of the relationship between Barack and Michelle Obama, Southside With You. Legend's contribution is a soft piano ballad on which he uncharacterically spends the full time singing in a soft falsetto. It's a pretty song, but may be an acquired taste for some. We're still acquiring it ourselves...Facebook Comments: 1
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Legacy of Love (album review)

Artist: Kindred the Family SoulFeatured: 1List Ranking: 0Review: Kindred the Family Soul - Legacy of Love Years into a relationship or a marriage, it happens: the dopamine has faded and the drudge of everyday life begins. Between the laundry, budgets, carpooling and voter drives, however, friendships solidify and the memories take root to anchor the relationship. And that is what R&B's reigning domestic duo, Kindred The Family Soul, focuses on within their six album, Legacy of Love.  Filled with just as much affection as their 2014 release, A Couple Friends, Legacy has a fresh infusion of energy, thanks to elements of hip-hop and vintage touches of disco-era soul, their vocal interplay made more lively with esteemed contributions from James Poyser, Vidal Davis, Steve McKie and Anthony Bell. Since Fatin and Aja Dantzler have been building their own family as long as they've been performing, listeners have come to expect the lush, lived-in "cookout-ready" type of grooves Kindred delivers, tracks encompassing all levels of unity and togetherness.  A result of their own legacy, daughter Lanaa, offers spoken word within the CD's intro, "Love Is..." ("The miracle is life, love is what's magic.....") and what follows is equal parts pro-monogamy anthems and odes to progress and community:  "Nobody Like You" is a fiery back-and-forth-turned-love-in ("Came in late at night then I jumped in the shower.....I was tired now I'm feeling the power"), "Moving On" is about the ebb and flow---and fragility---of family life, and "All My People," Legacy's lead single, speaks of the desire for everyone to rise and prosper, indicative of their growing civil activism and involvement in Philly's schools and politics. The emergence of Black Lives Matter, as well as the political turmoil of this year's presidential race, has multiple sides in dialogue about accountability and equality---- truth be told, both major candidates would do well to model the goals Kindred espouses: "I want all my people around me, everybody livin' good/Everybody eatin' good, everybody chillin." Incredibly,  despite the different approaches and collaborators in the mix, each track complements the next and, as a result, all twelve feel familiar and add up to yet another worthwhile addition to the catalog of Kindred.  Raising children, navigating their careers and a bustling household ("Welcome To My World," "Never Know") with civic uplift ("Where Do We Go," "Get There") while they fight to keep that spark of love aflame ("Another One"): yes they 'sang' and light up the stage, but let's keep it 100: the enduring reason that Aja and Fatin continue to enrapture the ears, eyes and hearts of discriminating music lovers around the world is because in them, we can see ourselves. There can't always be butterflies nor can there be constant screaming matches; where most of us dwell is somewhere in the middle, and Kindred's Legacy of Love is the soundtrack representing where that sweet spot could be. Highly Recommended.  By Melody Charles Album Image: Click on CD cover to listen or purchaseAlbum Buy Link: Comments: 1
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R.I.P. Edward "Dwight" Fields of The Manhattans

Featured: 1(August 28, 2016) We are sad to inform SoulTrackers of the death, at age 66, of Edward ?Dwight? Fields of The Manhattans.  Facebook Comments: 1
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Vol 1: The Renaissance Begins'¦ (advance review)

Artist: The British CollectiveFeatured: 0List Ranking: 0Review: As modern classic soul goes, there are choices aplenty thanks to an array of independent projects coming and going on a daily basis. Few, however, combine so many of the essential elements as does The British Collective on Vol 1: The Renaissance Begins? Comprised of a dream cast of veteran and longstanding singer-songwriters from all corners of the UK R&B spectrum?Junior Giscombe, Leee John, Don-E, Omar, and Noel McCoy, the well-studied and equally enthusiastic ensemble delivers a festive 14-track CD embodying all that?s fulfilling and enriching about British black music of the past three decades. The Renaissance Begins? was previewed in 2014 by the coolly swingin? midtempo, ?Romantic.? While that number still pleases, it actually pales in comparison to much of the remarkable material that the Collective has come up with in the interim. From the first measure of the opening ?Piece of Heaven,? the guys? metaphysical understanding of what makes a great groove becomes clear. The vibe is addictive enough to please fans of up-to-the-minute sonic permutations, but solidly grounded in a timeless sensibility that will quickly win over old-school devotees. Don-E?s lightly floating tones on the first verse contrasted with Noel McCoy?s shades of yearning on the second are an example of how the group?s versatile influences provide satisfying returns time after time. Continuing the flow of ?Heaven,? the punchy and peppery ?Stay? builds anticipation with convivial handclaps before the groove kicks in. Junior?s impassioned tenor displays both power and vulnerability which have not faded with the years, as a contagious background chant of ?Get down, baby girl, get down? compliments the ride further. Lest there be any concern that The Renaissance Begins? is structured from merely a couple of strong entries, the aural delight keeps on with the atmospheric jam ?Higher Love? (featuring guests Alex Charles and Errol Reid). Emblazoned with undertones of legato keyboard work, the song?s straight-ahead message of hedonism by means of music and dance is brought home by acutely executed vocal phrasing and subtly sophisticated harmonies. Following this triple threat of funky uptempo soul, the pace is slowed momentarily for the winding reggae calm of ?Take Your Time,? succeeded by the inviting house swagger of ?Won?t You Come Over.? Andrew Roachford and Donavon Blackwood lend their distinctive pipes to the latter, leading surprisingly smoothly into the slower, yet just as tasty ?That?s Why.? The tune blends rhythmic elements of bossa nova and calypso (courtesy of Andrew McLean) which gel impressively with Omar?s deep, hardy delivery and Leee John?s serene flourishes. Building even deeper on the wide-ranging palette of sounds, the Collective tackles Trevor Walters? lovers? rock anthem ?Love Me Tonight? (a 1981 top-30 UK hit) in modestly jazzy groove fashion. Though it?s hard to touch the unaffected sweetness of the original, the guys do a credible job of preserving its integrity while adding distinguished vocal characteristics?from John?s understated treatment to Don-E?s earnestly ardent attack. Meanwhile, John displays a similarly soft charisma on the original, ultra-kinetic ?Flow,? a synth bass-driven track bolstered by Junior?s vibrant runs. ?Loosen up, feel the pleasure, let yourself flow?? Indeed. On a particularly ambitious note, John covers Eddie Kendricks? 1974 gem ?Tell Her Love Has Felt the Need.? Strikingly channeling Kendricks with his pure falsetto allurement, he conjures the bittersweet lyrics with acute candor. Although the backing arrangement is slightly lacking in warmth, it functions reliably and is abetted by gutsy closing vamps by McKoy. After the endearing ?Sign of the Times,? The Renaissance closes with the gentle swayer ?Doctor Love,? a no-frills slow jam highlighting the Collective?s adept harmonies from start to finish, complimented with an appearance by Glen Goldsmith. It?s a left-field choice to end the set, given that it?s more than a few notches down in tone from almost all of the other cuts; but it serves as additional testament to the guys? through-and-through successful quest to stray from compartmentalization and formula. Highly recommended. by Justin Kantor Album Image: Click on CD cover to listen or purchaseAlbum Buy Link: Comments: 1
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First Listen: Rasheed Ali sings of a 'Badge and a Gun'

Featured: 0(August 27, 2016) Earlier, this summer, when it appeared that there daily accounts of police shootings, protests of those shootings and targeting shootings of police officers, some argued one reason why encounters between blacks, and especially African-American men, often ended tragically is because black parents don?t educate their children on how to respond when they encounter law enforcement. That perception is not true.Facebook Comments: 1
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