Releases Filed Under: "R&B / Soul / Funk"
Booker T Jones
The Road From Memphis
2011 album from the Memphis Soul legend.
Along for the ride are vocalists Matt Berninger of the National, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Sharon Jones, Lou Reed, and Booker himself, telling the story of how the Funk/Soul sound that Booker helped invent spiraled out from Memphis, touching The Roots hometown of Philadelphia, New York and Detroit.
The Road from Memphis is classic Memphis Soul, and classic Booker in the tradition of “Green Onions”, but beyond that it is the story of a sound, and how Booker, working with the inheritors of his sound, is keeping a tradition alive.Filed under: R&B / Soul / Funk • Vinyl
Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis, Norah Jones
Here We Go Again
2011 collaboration from Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis and Nora Jones, who join forces to celebrate the music of Ray Charles.
Country music legend Willie Nelson and Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz artist and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis share more in common than their multiple Grammy awards.
They also share great respect and admiration for the late musical pioneer Ray Charles. Nelson and Marsalis joined musical forces for a two-night Jazz at Lincoln Center concert event at New York City’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Their set list explored the legacy of Charles, cleverly sequencing the songs to tell the story of a love affair from beginning to end and beyond.
This fine idea was made finer by the inclusion of fellow multiple Grammy winner Norah Jones, whose style suggests a middle ground between Nelson and Marsalis.Filed under: Folk / Country / Rootsy • Jazz • R&B / Soul / Funk
Tower of Power
Two disc (CD + DVD) release from one of the seminal bands of the Soul and Funk scene of the late 60’s, early 70’s, Tower of Power has been funkin’ the house since 1968.
This live concert CD and DVD is loaded with extras, and includes original band members Emilio Castillo, Doc Kupka, David Garibaldi, Rocco Prestia, Mic Gillette, Greg Adams, Skip Mesquite, Chester Thompson, Lenny Pickett, and Bruce Conte.
There are two additional bonus features on the DVD that are also must haves. One is the “East Bay Tour,” with Emilio, Doc, Rocco and David Garibaldi taking the fans on a tour of their old stomping grounds.Filed under: dvd • R&B / Soul / Funk
‘Endlessly’ is the second album from Welsh songstress Duffy, who shot to fame with her 2008 debut ‘Rockferry’.
Duffy’s sublime vocal talent shines through more than ever on ‘Endlessly’, which was co-written with Albert Hammond and recorded between London and New York.
Single ‘Well, Well, Well’ is atrack full of energy and attitude, with Duffy delivering catchy melodies with punch and confidence.Filed under: Pop Musik • R&B / Soul / Funk
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Searching for the Young Soul Rebels - 30th Anniversary Edition
Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of the 1980 debut album from Kevin Rowland and his Dexys mates.
Features the original album on Disc One plus a bonus disc containing 21 additional tracks including singles, b-sides, demos and BBC sessions.Filed under: Alternative Rock • R&B / Soul / Funk • Rock
25th Anniversary Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame
Three DVD set containing all four hours of the HBO special on the first two DVDs plus a bonus DVD featuring 16 exclusive performances not seen on HBO.
On October 29th and 30th, 2009, Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty held court at Madison Square Garden for what have been called “the best concerts ever,” where “Rock ‘n’ Roll history was made.”
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the concerts in New York City featured a who’s who of rock from the ‘50s to the ‘90s and included artists performing together in unique combinations that will most likely never be seen again.
Now, this critically-acclaimed and highly-rated HBO special is available on DVD for the very first time!
Features all 51 performances from the acclaimed HBO special, plus 16 performances not seen on HBO.Filed under: dvd • 60's Rock • R&B / Soul / Funk • Rock
You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone finds Mavis Staples teaming up with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who produced the album and penned several of the songs, and while Tweedy may seem an odd fit, he obviously knew what he was up to, crafting material that fits Staples’ gospel-fueled vocals.Filed under: Blues • R&B / Soul / Funk • Vinyl
The Best Of Soul Train Volume 1
The Best of Soul Train featuring 18 superstar performances from the Soul Train archives, many of which haven’t been seen in over 30 years, including exclusive performances by The Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, The O’Jays, Barry White, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips and more.Filed under: dvd • R&B / Soul / Funk
JJ Grey & Mofro
Maybe number five is the charm?
Not that JJ Grey and his ever evolving backing band Mofro care.
But it’s possible that Georgia Warhorse may be the record that pulls them from the glorified cult status they’ve enjoyed for a decade into the lights on the mainstream’s fringes—but don’t count on it.
Grey’s music is far too real; too poetically, sonically, and atmospherically rooted in vintage Southern soul, rock and blues traditions to translate readily into radio fodder.
The music is steeped in funky, greasy, slippery Southern R&B, blues and rock.Filed under: Blues • R&B / Soul / Funk • Rock