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First Listen: Johnny Britt pleads for us to "Hold On"
(May 25, 2020) We've been big fans of singer and trumpeter Johnny Britt since the days when he was one-half of the creative duo Impromp2, and we've been following him ever since. Johnny has played with a who’s who of artists and has written hits for the likes of Boney James, The Temptations and more.
Johnny made some waves a few years ago with the hit album Marvin Meets Miles album, and he has been staying busy as usual, touring and recording.
R.I.P. Willie Wild Sparks, noted drummer of Graham Central Station
(May 24, 2020) Today we say a sad goodbye to Willie Wild Sparks, former drummer for the legendary funk band Graham Central Station, and a top tier session drummer in the 70s and 80s.
Featured Album: Marlon McClain returns with a funk fest
He is a music legend who has worked with a range of artists such as Charlie Wilson, The Dazz Band, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, George Clinton, George Benson, Brandy, Maurice White and Tower of Power. He is Marlon “The Magician” McClain, a guitarist, producer and arranger with a history as one of R&B’s best. Marlon was first known as part of the 1970s R&B band Pleasure (remember “Glide”?) and he has been making great music with others ever since.
First Look: Tamia and Eric Benet reunite on classic in quarantine
(May 23, 2020) Back in 1999, popular young singers Eric Benet and Tamia teamed up for a beautiful duet - "Spend My Life With You" - that became a wedding standard and continued the ascent of both artists.
First Listen: Sinéad Harnett is the "Quarantine Queen"
(May 23, 2020) North London native Sinéad Harnett has been getting her musical hustle on for the better part of a decade. After many promising starts and stops, she achieved a new level of artistic flow with her 2019 full-length debut, Lessons in Love. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, has opened up a whole new level of emotional reflection and creative exploration for the singer-songwriter-keyboardist.
First Listen: Donnie returns after long absence to talk to America
(May 23, 2020) I’ve always heard a lot of Stevie Wonder influence in the music of Donnie. I had that feeling when I heard his debut album The Colored Section back in 2002. That album featured socially aware tracks such as “Beautiful Me” and “Cloud 9” and breezy mid-tempo love songs like “Do You Know” that were definitely influenced by Wonder. Then, there is Donnie’s vocals. I’m not saying that he sounds like Stevie, but he operates in a similar range vocally.
First Look Video: Mike Phillips serves up “Flava” with top soul vocalists
(April 12, 2020) Saxophonist Mike Phillips made a mark in the early 2000s both as a solo artist on Hidden Beach Records and as a touring member of Prince’s NPG Hornz. While a decade has passed since his last album release, the Mount Vernon native hasn’t lost his touch for lively playing and eclectic arrangements.
First Listen: The Gold Souls have "Got It" on new single
(May 22, 2020) Sacramento-rooted band The Gold Souls offer a healthful dose of funky swagger on their new single, “Got It.” Crafted with a seamless brew of rock- and blues-infused soul finesse, the danceable ditty has a distinctly raw instrumental feel heightened by lead vocalist Juniper Waller’s no-nonsense delivery.
First Listen: Sulpacio Jones takes "Flight" with new single
(May 21, 2020) Sulpacio Jones has won over many SoulTracks fans through her career, especially for the 2015 full-length, Live Love Fly High. As a nominee for the 2019 Bright Star Award, the San Diego singer/songwriter has brightened the urban indie world with her innovative melodic skills - mixing classic R&B and hip-hop with a modern flavor. But as demonstrated in her body of work since her debut EP in 2013, Jones’ effortless soulful vocals are what really make her music shine.
First Listen: "Blackish" star Tracee Ellis Ross wants to "Love Myself"
(May 21, 2020) Tracee Ellis Ross has brought to life many memorable characters on the small screen. From her eight years as Joan Clayton on the groundbreaking Girlfriends to her current role as Rainbow Johnson on Black-ish, the actress has successfully delved into a wide range of emotions.