Releases Filed Under: "R&B / Soul / Funk"
The star-studded featured cast includes the legendary Big Boi of OutKast, renowned poet Saul Williams, Psychedelic Dance-Punk troupe Of Montreal, Punk prophets Deep Cotton, and the Wondaland Arch Orchestra. The album was recorded at Wondaland Studios in Atlanta, but written all over the world, including but not limited to Moscow, Prague, Istanbul, Berlin, Amsterdam, New York, and the Palace of the Dogs. The ArchAndroid was inspired not only by the energy of these places, but by such revolutionary musicians and artistic visionaries as Salvador Dalí, Walt Disney, OutKast, Stevie Wonder, Octavia Butler, David Bowie, Andy Warhol, and John Williams.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap • R&B / Soul / Funk
Sir Lucious Left Foot The Son Of Chico Dusty
2010 solo release from one-half of Outkast. Following the success of Speakerboxxx, which went on to win two Grammy’s and sell 11 million copies as a double album alongside his OutKast partner-in-rhyme Andre 3000’s The Love Below. Big Boi now returns with his long awaited solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty.Filed under: Hip Hop / Rap • R&B / Soul / Funk
Interpretations is a musical journey through compositions by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Traffic and Pink Floyd, among others, before concluding right where the very idea for the new album started: Bettye’s visceral show-stopping rendition of The Who’s “Love Reign O’er Me” from the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors, which appears here as an extended bonus track.Filed under: R&B / Soul / Funk
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
I Learned The Hard Way
The record marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single-handedly stewarded today’s return of Soul music to its more traditional sound.
I Learned the Hard Way was produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records’ House Of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax.Filed under: Blues • R&B / Soul / Funk • Vinyl
New Amerykah Part 2
In contrast to New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), which was digitally produced and political in tone, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh features lush live instrumentation and taps into Badu’s emotional side by thematically focusing on romance and relationships.
“We used a lot of analog instruments…harps, strings, drums, piano, and even a Theremin, to give the album that sonic feel,” says Badu. “There’s a strong undercurrent of bottom, a rumbling to these songs that feels good to me. It feels like a hug.”Filed under: R&B / Soul / Funk
It’s the greatest, grooviest, wildest, most exciting beat blast ever to pound the screen!
Filmed just eight months after The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, THE T.A.M.I. SHOW introduced Rock ‘n’ Soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the Rock era.
One of the rarest and most sought-after performance films from its time, the 1964 concert event featured future Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles, The Supremes and many other American and British Invasion hitmakers in their prime.
This legendary film has never been available on DVD and hasn’t been seen in its entirety since it originally appeared in theaters in 1964.
Mastered from a new High Definition transfer and uncut, this complete version features the Beach Boys’ performances that were removed following the film’s initial theatrical run.
The show was filmed at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, October 29, 1964.Filed under: dvd • 60's Rock • R&B / Soul / Funk
I’m New Here
His first release in 13 years.
Gil Scott-Heron came to prominence in the late 60s and early 70s and is cited as a supreme influence on countless Hip Hop vocalists and producers. Despite an incredible and influential body of work, he has not released an album since the ‘90s.
Produced by XL label owner Richard Russell, I’m New Here sees Gil reflecting on his life with his trademark vocal power and insight, sharing his visions among Russell’s flickering, electronic soundscapes; which at various times conjure up thoughts of Burial and The XX, as well as a host of Hip Hop influenced sounds. The album is brave, contemporary and quintessentially Gil Scott-Heron.Filed under: R&B / Soul / Funk • Vinyl
Soldier Of Love
The sultry Pop/Jazz vocalist’s first album since the multi-platinum Lovers Rock in 2000.
Soldier Of Love was recorded in England and produced by the band and their longtime collaborator Mike Pela.Filed under: R&B / Soul / Funk