Tag: R&B

Music, Popdose Profiles

Popdose Profile: King G & the J Krew Celebrate “Humpback’s” 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago today, the beat was born. It was the sound of young adults from Louisville – a sprawling collection of...

Album Reviews, Music

Album Review: Lady Wray, “Queen Alone”

Virginia-born singer/songwriter Nicole Wray has everything you’d want in a singer: an infectious Memphis-style soul, a range like Aretha...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Maxwell, Massey Hall, Toronto, 7/5/16

Back in 2009, when Maxwell’s critically acclaimed BLACKsummer’snight marked the singer’s return following an eight-year...

Current Events, Music, News

BREAKING NEWS: R&B legend Allen Toussaint dies at 77

New Orleans musical cornerstone Allen Toussaint has died at the age of 77 in Madrid, Spain.  The award-winning artist was known for songs...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: Flow 93.5 FM’s Throwback Birthday Bash, TD Echo Beach, Toronto, 9/27/15

Flow 93.5 has long been Toronto’s pre-eminent R&B/hip-hop radio station, but in recent years it has begun to tweak its format to...

Music, Popdose Exclusives

POPDOSE PREMIERE: Amy Lynn & The Gun Show, “Closer”

While I’m no fan of Nine Inch Nails, this is pretty damned interesting as its equally damned good.  Amy Lynn & The Gun Show,...

AJOBO, Music

AJOBO: Nick De La Hoyde, “The Longest Way”

The disparity that exists between modern musical content and the real lives of its listeners is a very real problem. Lorde, for one, has...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Alicia Keys, “That’s When I Knew”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

Before We Was Fab, Music

Before We Was Fab: Ruth Brown, “5-10-15 Hours”

This week the pre-Beatles spotlight shines on Atlantic's Queen of R&B, the one and only Ruth Brown....

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: The Whispers, “Rock Steady”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

The Beatles - "Nowhere Man"

Music, Popdose Lists

Bronze on the Charts, Gold in Our Hearts: 10 Great Singles That Peaked at #3

Just because a song gets stuck at #3 on the charts doesn't mean it's not an all-time great....

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Madonna, “Take a Bow”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: Celebrating 30 Years of Babyface’s Baby-Makin’ Music

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

AM Gold 1973

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 46

As we float like a mellow breeze into the second installment of AM: Gold 1973, we leave behind the deep analyses of the story-song and just...

AM Gold: 1970

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 36

And just like that, the first chapter of AM Gold in the 1970s is over....

AM Gold: 1970

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 34

We're back once again to review the second batch of songs from AM Gold's 1970 collection....

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 24

And thus ends another year on our trolley ride through the land of Time-Life's "AM Gold: 1967."...

AM Gold: 1967

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 23

This week's look at AM Gold (1967) showcases the man, the myth, the mole -- Aaron Neville....

AM Gold: 1966

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 19

We're one week away from the end of AM Gold: 1966, and for the Popdose staff it seems it couldn't come fast enough....

AM Gold 1965

Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 13

It's a brave new year on AM Gold - 1965 to be precise!...

Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Sam Cooke Edition

America's first soul singer was lost in 1964 before his abilities as a writer, arranger and defacto producer could become more widely...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 5

Our celebration of AM Gold's compilation series continues with the first batch of songs from 1963. Hello Beach Boys!...

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 4

We wrap up our look at Time-Life's AM Gold: 1962 compilation this week, and learn just how popular death songs were back then....

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Digging for Gold, Music

Digging for Gold: The Time-Life “AM Gold” Series, Part 1

Popdose breaks down the first five songs from Time-Life Music's AM Gold: 1962 compilation album, and takes time to enjoy a classic 1980s...

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Music

Here’s Something Else!: Kicking It Old School, Isley Brothers Edition

In a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career dating back to the early 1950s, the Isley Brothers stayed on the move — transforming...

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Future Retro, Music

Future Retro: Jody Watley

A TOUCH OF SHALAMAR Singer, songwriter, and producer Jody Watley first boogied her way to fame at the age of 14 as a dancer on the...