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The Sons Of The Soul Revivers: Live! Rancho Nicasio

Read "Live! Rancho Nicasio" reviewed by James Nadal

Founded in 1970, by Walter Morgan Jr., The Sons Of The Soul Revivers carry on the traditional gospel legacy started by their father Walter Sr., with the original Soul Revivers, in the 1960's.Walter Jr. is joined by his brothers James and Dwyane, supported by their regular backing band, taking the music to that sacred space where ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tasha Taylor: Honey For The Biscuit

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Born into music royalty, does not, in any manner, guarantee success. Quite the contrary, it makes one work harder, to not only maintain the legacy, but break out from the looming shadow. With Honey For The Biscuit, vocalist Tasha Taylor, the daughter of Stax soul legend Johnnie Taylor, passed the heirloom boundary and crossed over into ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Christian McBride: People Music - Out Here

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Di Christian McBride colpisce l'energia, la presa di coscienza dei propri mezzi espressivi e il modo in cui riesce a plasmare la scoppiettante materia sonora che suona, ovvero un miscuglio proficuo di post-bop e cantabile modern jazz.
A due anni di distanza da The Good Feeling il contrabbassista afroamericano torna con due dischi, uno, ...

Michael Burks: Show of Strength

Read "Show of Strength" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Michael “Iron Man" Burks grew up playing guitar. A quick study, he soon began leading the blues, rhythm and blues and soul house bands that backed O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor and other stars as they passed through the R&B circuit near his Arkansas hometown. Then, Burks put his own career aside for two decades to make ...

Requiems, Remodels & Remembrances

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Michael Burks

Show of Strength

Alligator Records

2012

Michael “Iron Man" Burks grew up playing guitar. A quick study, he soon began leading the blues, rhythm and blues and soul house bands that backed O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor and other stars as they passed through the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Blues Harmonica Icon Curtis Salgado Brings 'Soul Shot' to Sellersville, PA

Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado will celebrate the release of his blistering Alligator Records debut CD, Soul Shot, with a live performance at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Winner of the 2012 Blues Music Award for Soul Blues Artist Of The Year, Salgado effortlessly mixes R&B, funk and blues with a ...

Johnnie Taylor: Taylored in Silk

Read "Taylored in Silk" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Concord Music Group begins a Stax Remasters series with the release of The Staples Singers' Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (1972), Booker T and the MGs' McLemore Avenue (1970) and Johnnie Taylor Taylored in Silk (1973). The Taylor's disc is most notable for sharpening the definition of “Memphis Soul." Johnnie Taylor today is best known for his ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Al Bell Receives Grammy Trustees Award

MEMPHIS MUSIC FOUNDATION AND STAX MUSEUM CONGRATULATE AL BELL ON RECEIVING 2011 GRAMMY TRUSTEES AWARD Award acknowledges Al Bell's lifetime of musical excellence and cultural enrichment MEMPHIS, TN: The Memphis Music Foundation and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, located at the original site of Stax Records, proudly congratulate Al Bell on receiving the highest honor the ...