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First Listen: The Detroit Emeralds are “Ready” for a return
(September 14, 2019) Back in 1966, brothers Abe, Ivory and James Tilmon recorded the single “Showtime,” and thus be gan the legendary careers of The Detroit Emeralds. Their label, Ric Tic, later became a part of Motown, and Marvin Willis joined the group, replacing Abe, and The Detroit Emeralds began their productive years touring the US supporting such acts as Sammy Davis, Jr. and James Brown.
World Premiere: Danny Mills and TJ Wilkins want us to "Get Closer"
(September 14, 2019) Noted Los Angeles producer and musician Danny Mills has made a name for himself around the world, and he brings his experience and his sense of the groove to his newest single, "Good To You (Get Closer)." Featuring The Voice alum TJ Wilkins, the song has a Marvin Gaye vibe and the kind of nighttime feel that SoulTrackers will absolutely love.
First Listen: Skye sways in the "Palm Trees"
(September 13, 2019) SoulTrackers, you’re gonna absolutely love this.
With an iridescent glow of Ne-Yo and a splash of Prince on New wave, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Skye hits us with “Palm Trees,” a gem that plays like a confection of soul-meets-pop ear candy. And thanks to the handsome production of K-Quick (Alessia Cara, Queen Naija, J Cole), bountiful backing vocals and ‘80’s neon synth splashes are wonderfully stacked on top, as Skye croons using plenty of contemporary R&B grit.
First Listen: Rick Astley returns with a song of hope
(September 13, 2019) Back in 1987, you couldn't walk into a store or a bar without hearing deep-voiced, red haired, 21 year old UK singer, Rick Astley, and his ubiquitous international hit, "Never Gonna Give You Up." It was everywhere, and it thrust the unlikely young singer into a spotlight that has continued for more than three decades, with a song that has become iconic (just ask your teenage son or daughter).
SoulTracks Tribute: Goodbye, Eddie Money
September 13, 2019 — In 1977, I spent most of my free time in the attic of my best friend Mike’s family home, where, among other things, he had a full-sized pool table and a terrific sound system with massive speakers. On arrival there one day, Mike spun the eponymous debut album by Eddie Money, whom I had not previously heard of, and it rapidly became a favorite. I listened to the record so much at his house that I never got around to buying my own copy!
First Look: Durand Jones & The Indications are "Cruisin"
(September 13, 2019) Last year we introduced SoulTrackers to the cool band Durand Jones & The Indications, and they continue to be a collective with a throwback soul sound that is making waves around the world. They have received from such disparate sources at Variety magazine to Good Morning America and are now out with their acclaimed new album, American Love Call.
Live Performance: Corinne Bailey Rae Loves the “Very Thought of You”
September 12, 2019 – The UK artist Corrine Bailey Rae’s stock in trade, which we have celebrated since her #1 debut album was released in 2006, is an often sublime brand of delicate and organic new soul/R&B. So when she recently sat side by side pianist Jon Batiste on Steven Colbert’s televised Late Show, with no time for rehearsal, one would have expected her to offer up one of her several R&B hits. But luckily for fans, she instead sang the jazz standard “The Very Thought of You” and showed another side of herself entirely.
Featured Album: The late, great Leon Ware rewards us with "Rainbow Deux"
On February 23, 2017, mere days after his 77th birthday, legendary songwriter Leon Ware departed this earth. The man had gifted the world with 13 albums of his own plus scores of timeless classic songs for others including “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Michael Jackson), “I Want You” (Marvin Gaye), “If I Ever Lose This Heaven” (Quincy Jones / AWB), “Rolling Down a Mountainside” (Isaac Hayes / The Main Ingredient), “I Know It’s You” (Donny Hathaway) and “Sumthin’ Sumthin’” (Maxwell).
First Listen: Christian de Mesones gets us pulsing on "Throb"
(September 11, 2019) Christian de Mesones is new to us, but not to making great music. The native New Yorker and DC transplant made his first big splash at the 2006 Capital Jazz Fest with his band Groove Skool, and he has been funking it up for audiences regularly ever since.
World Premiere: Nooky Jones wants her "Like Candy"
(September 11, 2019) What happens when you combine classic R&B with Yacht Rock?