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Remembering the 1972 Wattstax concert brings us to crucial voices of Kendrick Lamar, Prince

49 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentIt was spoken of as sort of a black Woodstock. It featured artists like Isaac Hayes and the Staple Singers. And it was right here in L.A. more info

Def Jam-signed R&B singer Alessia Cara touring, playing two NYC shows (dates & videos)

68 days ago
Brooklyn Veganby Andrew Sacher Toronto's Alessia Cara has been getting a lot of hype lately for her debut single "Here," which is based on the same Isaac Hayes sample used by Tricky's "Hell is Just Around the Corner" and Portishead's "Glorybox".... more info

Alessia Cara conquered her US TV debut performance on Jimmy Fallon

68 days ago
Nialler9I don’t think we can pretend to be too surprised that Alessia Cara won big with her debut US TV performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, knowing that she is signed to Def Jam and her debut track ‘Here’ is built on a solid ... more info


201 days ago
Soul Sides E-40: Rat Heads (Sick Wid It, 1993, Federal) I love that that E-40, circa ’93, was tinkering with the mob sound that would soon fully blossom yet he still hewed to the sampling era by looping up some Isaac Hayes.1 365 Days of Soul, #84 Tru... more info


246 days ago
Soul Sides Lamont Dozier: Blue Sky and Silver Bird (ABC, 1974, Black Bach) Soul album. I don’t mean to shortchange Dozier as a singer but this instrumental cut off of his second solo album is a forceful reminder of his abilities as a producer/compo... more info

Pauline Black on 6 Music 2015-01-11 Soundtracks on a Sunday afternoon

268 days ago
Core News“Pauline Black from Ska sensation The Selecter brings you two hours of music taken from her favourite film soundtracks. Expect everything from Iggy Pop to Isaac Hayes. Pauline Black is a British singer, broadcaster, actress and author. She is b... more info

The Afghan Whigs – “The Lottery”

561 days ago
StereogumThe reunited Afghan Whigs return next month with Do To The Beast, their first new album in 16 years. We posted the video for “Algiers,” the album’s first single, but “The Lottery,” the song they just shared, might be an ... more info

BOOK REVIEW: Robert Gordon, “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion”

652 days ago
PopdoseTo me, the music of Stax Records, the seminal soul music label from Memphis, has always been sacred, from the time I was a child.  All of my life, Stax has been part of my own soul – I had singles by Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Isaac Hayes,... more info

Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos – review

1088 days ago
Guardian Music(Warner Bros)When Steely Dan released Two Against Nature in 2000, it was as if their creative duo, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, had found nothing interesting musically to draw on in the two decades since their last release. But they've been on mor... more info

DJ Shadow: soundtrack of my life

1130 days ago
Guardian MusicThe Californian hip-hop artist and record-digger extraordinaire on his love of James Brown, his thirst for new music, and why Dr Dre sounds like homeDuring his most intense period of collecting, Josh Davis, alias DJ Shadow, would spend several hours ... more info

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