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72 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


117 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

139 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”

432 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”

523 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

959 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

1001 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

Readers recommend: songs about circles – results

1024 days ago
Guardian MusicThe time has come round again for this week's RR playlistAnother week, another Readers Recommend theme, regular as clockwork. Last week's call for songs about circles solicited some profoundly heady adventures into the subconscious and expressions of... more info

Rumer: Boys Don't Cry – review

1101 days ago
Guardian Music(Atlantic)Releasing a covers album as the successor to Rumer's hit debut seems to have "stopgap" written all over it, but Boys Don't Cry is not entirely thus. Though made with the intention of keeping fans sated until the official followup to 2010's ... more info

New music: Rumer – A Man Needs a Maid (live at Rivoli Ballroom)

1108 days ago
Guardian MusicRumer's second album features covers of songs written by men in the 70s, including this Neil Young classicIn a recent interview with Q magazine, Rumer, aka Sarah Joyce, was asked about the period following her platinum-selling debut album, Seasons of... more info

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