Dec 4, 2013 — The band's rugged soul sound will have listeners swearing they can hear the clink of pint glasses and barroom chatter underneath the dark horns and driving bass. The James Hunter Six's set features songs from its latest record, Minute By Minute, which was produced by Daptone Records co-founder Gabriel Roth.
Nov 24, 2013 — This 4-CD set captures the glory days of Nashboro, the powerhouse gospel label that put out a huge amount of music, held together by a signature echo. It's a gorgeously articulated sound space.
Nov 20, 2013 — "I see no reason to not just try everything," the musician says of his new album as Blood Orange. Hynes spoke with NPR's Melissa Block about his shape-shifting sonic identity and living with the sensory condition synesthesia.
Nov 20, 2013 — Fifteen years before the first East London warehouse party, young Brits congregated in dancehalls and partied all night to rare American R&B music. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Northern Soul all-nighter with a 24/7 channel devoted to the best R&B you've likely never heard.
Nov 17, 2013 — The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter recently performed his very first Tiny Desk Concert. In a conversation with host Rachel Martin, he discusses how the experience reminded him of his days as an up-and-coming artist.
Nov 16, 2013 — The soul singer retains the easygoing grace of a performer fit for any stage — even a tiny one. Here, Legend performs two songs from his album Love in the Future, as well as "Move," one of his contributions to the 12 Years a Slave soundtrack.
Nov 16, 2013 — Robert Gordon's new book explores the tragedy and triumphs of one of the most unlikely soul labels, an integrated business that produced hits such as Sam and Dave's "Hold On, I'm Coming" and Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness."
Nov 15, 2013 — Melbourne, Australia's Hiatus Kaiyote doesn't fit naturally into any category, but its members don't shy away from the description "future soul." Watch dynamic singer Nai Palm and her crew perform "Nakamarra" live at KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios.
Nov 13, 2013 — Director Steve McQueen semi-submerged a narrative that roots out the way music has fed both racism and the fight against it, from the time in which his hero Solomon Northup lived to the present.
Nov 5, 2013 — What do viewers want from musician biopics, like last month's VH1 movie about TLC? And what makes some of them work while others fail (horribly, horribly fail)?