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40 From 40: 1971

53 days ago
Sweeping The NationSit down, David Hepworth. The year of the first Glastonbury Festival, of Jim Morrison's death, The Concert for Bangladesh, the Montreux Casino fire that inspired Smoke On The Water and... Dave & Ansell Collins - Double BarrelNiney The Observer - ... more info

Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show 2017-08-19 Celebrating Isaac Hayes

58 days ago
Core News“We’ll be celebrating the life of Isaac Hayes who would have been 75 years old this week. Our 30 minute Isaac Hayes Trunk of Funk will take us through his prolific writing career, which included hits for Sam & Dave and James & Bobby Purify. Throu... more info

Tricky – “The Only Way”

132 days ago
StereogumEarlier this year, trip-hop pioneer Tricky contributed a new track called "Escape" to the Ghost In The Shell soundtrack. And today, he's shared a new single called "The Only Way," a dazed mutter that's backed by what sounds like something Isaac Hayes... more info

R&B Hall of Fame announces latest inductees

237 days ago
Detroit Free PressJames Brown, Gladys Knight, Isaac Hayes, Patti LaBelle, Mary Wells, Mitch Ryder among those to be honored June 11             more info

For William Bell, a Grammy Is a Lifetime in the Making

247 days ago
MSN Music2017 is William Bell’s 60th year in the music industry. He’s 77 years old. Cream, the Byrds and Linda Ronstadt have recorded his songs. And this year, he’s up for his first Grammys. Strangely, they’re in what could be considered opposing cate... more info

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

793 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)

811 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

812 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 Isaac Hayes ... more info


944 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 Truth b... more info


989 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/composer ... more info

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