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World Premiere: Sydney Ranee feels it is "Complicated"
(June 25, 2021) We’ve been happily following singer, songwriter and producer Sydney Ranee for a few years now, and the L.A. native has definitely made it worth our while. Her star has been rising for while, and her featured performance at the Daytime Emmys the past two years has increased fans exposure to her expressive vocals.
Featured Album: Historic Career-Spanning Dyke & The Blazers collections released
A pioneering funk band is now they are being celebrated with the kind of collections that its iconic music deserves. Dyke & The Blazers was one of the earliest funk acts to emerge in the mid-’60s soul scene, alongside artists like James Brown and The Meters. Hailing from Phoenix, AZ, the band was known for their tight guitar riffs, grooving jazz organs, upbeat horns, and frontman Arlester “Dyke” Christian’s coarse yet commanding vocals.
First Listen: Kenny Lattimore feels "Pressure" on new music
(June 25, 2021) It has been a full four years since Kenny Lattimore dominated the adult soul charts with the excellent album Vulnerable, and while he has stayed busy touring and guesting on albums by other artists, we've been anxiously awaiting new solo music from KL himself.
First Listen: Club Nouveau's Jay King gives us a "Soulful Bossa Nova"
(June 23, 2021) Back in 1987, the R&B band Club Nouveau seemed to take over the world. They won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (“Lean On Me”) and began a string of hits, including "Situation #9" and "Jealousy," that continued for years afterward.
First Listen: Jason Peterson DeLaire takes the "Check Please"
(June 22, 2021) You can tell a lot about a musician by his connections, and with connections that include Prince, Alexander O’Neal, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, we know that Jason Peterson DeLaire can play any style of music. He comes from a musical family in the Minneapolis area, and he’s been working professionally since the age of 15, so DeLaire definitely has the polish.
Funk royalty from Midnight Star and The Dazz Band jam with Keith Robertson on single
(June 22, 2021) No matter how much success an artist obtains in their profession, a hiatus becomes an opportune moment to pursue a needed timeout - whatever the reason they choose. During singer/songwriter/musician Keith Robertson’s extended leave from the industry, family bonding and studies overtook his adoration of music making. But his impressive achievements are completely worthy of his talents, such as songwriting contributions to N’Sync’s best-selling CD, No Strings Attached, touring with The Dazz Band and recording sessions including The Whispers and Chri
The Urban Guerilla Orchestra salutes TSOP with Live PPV
(Philadelphia, PA - June 21, 2021) From "Betcha By Golly, Wow" to "Backstabbers", the lasting lure of Philly Soul will be front and center when the Urban Guerilla Orchestra (UGO) presents live a tribute to TSOP - The Sound of Philadelphia. The PPV concert scheduled for Sunday July 11th will celebrate the rise of Philadelphia's music scene with a concert of back to back hits popularized by The Stylistics, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, The O'Jays and others.
First Listen: Mr. Jazz and Soulmatik give their "Heart Away"
(June 21, 2021) The best duets feel like conversations that can take place between two people in a bedroom, an intimate restaurant or on a park bench. Whether it’s Marvin and Tammi telling each other what they would do if the world was theirs, or Roberta and Donny wondering where is the love, the realness of the devotion of dissolution expressed in the lyrical conversation is what captures the imagination of listeners.
First Listen: LaTasha Lee does it again
(June 21, 2021) It can be said that LaTasha Lee has an old soul. Or maybe she is an artist who just likes that raw, analog sound and creativity that comes when a group of musicians gather in a studio and chop it up. Perhaps it’s both. Anyway, Lee has become an internet sensation with her original songs that capture the sound and heart of 1960s and 70s soul. Those videos showcase a singer who packs a powerful voice as well as an artist who carries herself with a combination of grace, sensuality and strength.
Marvin Gaye honored with street name in Detroit
(June 20, 2021) A half century after his ground-breaking, historic album What's Going On, the late singer Marvin Gaye was honored by his home city of Detroit with the renaming of a portion of Outer Drive as "Marvin Gaye Drive."
With Gaye's family as well as local dignitaries and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan onhand, the cover on the sign was removed on Saturday afternoon amid a steady rain.