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Braxton Brothers: Higher

Read "Higher" reviewed by Jim Trageser


It's interesting how certain musical styles become punching bags for the critics. Disco grew out of R&B and funk in the mid-1970s--yet by 1979 it was so despised in many quarters that the Chicago White Sox had a near-riot on their hands when they opened Comiskey Park for “Disco Demolition Night" during a double-header against the Detroit Tigers. So many fans showed up (admission was 98 cents if you also brought a disco record to be destroyed between games) that ...

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Braxton Brothers: Now and Forever

Read "Now and Forever" reviewed by Dave Hughes


The Braxton Brothers demonstrate their versatility and their handle on today's lite R&B/contempo genre onNow and Forever. The pair handle the production duties, split the compositional credits, and play most of the instruments on the disc. Wayne's primary axe is the sax, while Nelson uses his bass for lead lines as well as the more traditional foundational support. Both add keyboards and drum programming to the mix. There are other Bay-area notables present on the date as well, ...


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