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28 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

50 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”

343 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”

434 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

870 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

912 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

935 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

1012 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)

1019 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

Donald 'Duck' Dunn

1022 days ago
Guardian MusicBass guitarist with Booker T & the MGs, the band at the heart of the Stax soul soundThe soul music created at Stax Records in Memphis, Tennessee, was an indelible part of the soundtrack of the 1960s. The magisterial and hypnotic bass-guitar lines on ... more info

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