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2 months ago
Motown music historian and writer Sharon Davis reflects on her face-to-face meeting with Barbara Randolph back in the late '80s and pays tribute to Carl Bean, of "I Was Born This Way" fame...
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2021 Introduction: SoulMusic Hall Of Fame two-time inductees, The Staple Singers were basking in having as R&B and pop chart-topper in 1975 with “Let’s Do It Again,” the title track of the Curtis Mayfield-produced soundtrack of the same name. In the spring of 1976, David Nathan caught up with ‘The First Family Of Gospel’ (as they were known back then) to reflect on their success…
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Continuing the ongoing series of giving the background to key tracks from the 2021 career-spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA" that illustrate ‘The Queen Of Soul’ at work in the studio, co-producer David Nathan checks out the alternate take/mix and longer version of the Franklin classic, “Rock Steady” found on Disc 2…
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'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music' remains a landmark.
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2 months ago
A song from The Miracles' past became their biggest hit ever.
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2 months ago
As part of delving into the alternate takes that are among the many highlights of the stunning 2021 spanning 4CD set, "ARETHA," co-producer David Nathan sheds a light on how ‘The Queen Of Soul’ brought a whole new feel to the song, “Brand New Me," track 9 on Disc 3…
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2 months ago
"Lady Marmalade" was a No. 1 hit in 1975.
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2021 Introduction: The unexpected sad news of the passing of Sarah Dash, the accomplished singer/songwriter and dynamic performer whose musical incarnations included her tenure as a founding member of Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles in the ‘60s and the group Labelle in the ‘70s and as an artist in her own right prompts this revisit to David Nathan’s 1979 interview with Sarah on the eve of the release of her first solo album… The photo is of recording artist Keith Barrow, Sarah and Sylvester....
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