soul music

The music gods have blessed us. Fantasia and Anthony Hamilton two of the most soulful artists left in the game, are heading out this spring…

                Radio One Charlotte reporter, Star Connor talked one on one with soul singer, Goapele as she ends the last legs of her tour promoting her fourth studio album, Strong As Glass, which is available on iTunes now. In addition, the Oakland native talked about the remix to […]

  Music legend Rev. Al Green is a 2014 Kennedy Center Honor recipient.  He received the honor on Sunday, December 7th, but the gala will be…

Aretha Franklin is back, in good health and ready to rock and roll. After recovering from an undisclosed illness, The Queen of Soul returns to…

Singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings is now in a good place. He says his fifth recording “Lucid,” comes from that more positive outlook. “Lucid” Is clarity. I’m…

Marva Whitney, who rose to fame as part of the James Brown Revue, died on December 22nd in her home town of Kansas City. She was…

There was a time when you could cut on the radio and listen to what us old folk (and I use that term loosely) call good music. You know what I’m talking about.  The music that speaks to your soul.  That could make you laugh, cry, and recall that time when … Singers like Marvin […]

soul (Middle English, from Old English sawol) – 1. the animating and vital principle in human beings, credited with the faculties of thought, actions and emotion and often conceived as an immaterial entity. 2. a sense of ethnic pride among African-Americans, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion and music.

If you've never heard of Leela James or heard her music, you are living a mediocre life. Since her childhood in L.A.'s eclectic urban culture, singer Leela James has woven the soul tradition into and around every corner of her creative identity. Deep within her rich and powerful voice are the echoes of Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight and other iconic divas of generations past.

VIA: www.theurbandaily.com N’Dambi was born in Memphis, TN, but raised in Dallas, TX.  Her father was a minister and it was in the church that she became enamored by the male vocalist in his group and in the church. She released three independent albums and her first major record was released on Stax last year. […]

Al Green celebrated his 64th birthday Tuesday; so, I thought it would was befitting to honor him this Flashback Friday. Not to mention he is one of the biggest names in soul and gospel of all time. In 2005, Rolling Stone named him #65 in their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’. […]

VIA: www.hellobeautiful.com Every year the critics are ready to proclaim the death of soul music, moaning to one another about the days when Curtis Mayfield and Barry White once walked the earth like musical giants. Sometimes they sleep when something fresh does come along, but Raheem DeVaughn was determined from the beginning to be the […]