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R&B Hall of Fame announces latest inductees

93 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

103 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

648 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)

667 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

667 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


800 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


845 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

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

867 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 best ... more info

The Afghan Whigs – “The Lottery”

1160 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 even stronger exampl... more info

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

1251 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, Sam an... more info

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