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First Listen: The Notations put their mark on Curtis Mayfield classic
(August 20, 2019) During the late 1960s and early 70s, Chicago was one of the nation’s hotspots for soul music, and one of the native groups from the Windy City that was keeping folks grooving was The Notations. With two monster hits, “I’m Still Here” and “It Only Hurts For Awhile,” the quartet had a six year run that made them favorites for many soul music fans around the world.
World Premiere: O'Bryan is a "Good Man" in return
(August 20, 2019) O’Bryan rose from humble beginnings in the greater Jacksonville area of North Carolina during the early 1980s to become one of the mainstays of R&B radio. Guided by Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius—who co-wrote some of his biggest hits, including “The Gigolo” and “Lovelite”—O’Bryan delivered four albums demonstrating his durability as both a balladeer and funky tunesmith with a distinctive tenor vocal approach.
First Listen: Chisara Agor brightens our day with "Anything"
(August 20, 2019) Like many vocalists who aspire to an impactful and lucrative career, Chisara Agor grew up singing in the school choir and performing in musical theater.
SoulTracks Lost Gem: Eric Benet is tempted on "Why You Follow Me"
Back in 1999, Eric Benet was an emerging young star when he really broke through on his platinum selling sophomore album, A Day In The Life. It was a commercial and critical triumph that showed he was not just a matinee idol-looking star, but a true new musical force.
Most of the attention for that album came from the duet with Tamia, "Spend My Life With You," and the nifty remake of Toto's "Georgy Porgy," but there were lots of other great cuts on that disc.
First Listen: Dominique Toney works through the "Maze"
(August 19, 2019) It’s tough to believe it has been five years since we first introduced SoulTrackers to talented singer, songwriter and actress Dominique Toney, who wowed us with her debut single, “Loving You’s So Easy.” That she seems to be able to do it all is no surprise, as she comes from musical royalty – her father, Kevin Toney, was a founding member of the groundbreaking, oft-sampled funk-jazz fusion outfit, The Blackbyrds.
First Listen: Nyah Grace Sips “Black Coffee”
August 18, 2019 – Every so often, a new artist comes along with such a distinct, nuanced and compelling voice that it makes you stop what you’re doing and really pay attention. The singer and songwriter Nyah Grace has just such a gift, and you’ll be glad you listened.
First Listen: The Soul Rebels are having a "Good Time"
(August 18, 2019) Sure, school has started for many and summer's on the wane, but that doesn't mean we still can't turn up or set off the cookouts with a new groove. Thanks to a combined blend of Bounce music and Go-Go, that new vibe has been achieved, courtesy of The Soul Rebels brand new single, "Good Time."
First Listen: Lalah Hathaway vocalizes "lost" Miles Davis gem
(August 16, 2019) Miles Davis was a musician who mastered what was happening at the time in jazz. He was there at the creation of be-bop and when he concluded that be-bop and hard bop were bumping up against their creative limits, he moved to modal jazz and made what is the greatest jazz album and one of the best albums in any genre with Kind of Blue.
First Listen: Isaac Carree sings an ode to "Her"
(August 17, 2019) Taking risks in the name of artistry can elevate an artist’s performance and expand his or her marketability in the process. And usually it does not matter what the genre.