SOUL TALKIN' W/DAVID NATHAN & KEVIN GOINS - A TRIBUTE TO NANCY WILSON

SOUL TALKIN’ W/DAVID NATHAN & KEVIN GOINS – A TRIBUTE TO NANCY WILSON

On March 2nd, David Nathan attended the memorial service honoring the late Nancy Wilson, who passed on in December 2018. We discuss that celebration of Nancy’s life as well as who was in attendance. In addition, we share the first time each of us had discovered her music as well as David’s recollections of his interviews and discussions with Ms. Wilson. All this and Nancy’s music too on this edition of Soul Talkin’

SOUL TALKIN' "EXPANDED EDITION!" - A TRIBUTE TO JAMES INGRAM, SALUTING THOM BELL & DIONNE WARWICK

SOUL TALKIN’ “EXPANDED EDITION!” – A TRIBUTE TO JAMES INGRAM, SALUTING THOM BELL & DIONNE WARWICK

On this edition of Soul Talkin’, we pay tribute to the late James Ingram as we discuss his contribution to music as a fine vocalist and songwriter. In our discussion, we talk about James’ second #1 hit (his only as a solo act), “I Don’t Have The Heart” – produced, arranged and conducted by the great Thom Bell (whom we chat about as well regarding his remarkable career). Leading up to our Dionne Warwick chat re: the Thom Bell-produced album “Track Of The Cat”, and a previously unreleased Dionne/Thom tune David had found in the Warner Bros. vault years ago. All this on the “expanded edition” of Soul Talkin’!

SOUL TALKIN':  W/DAVID NATHAN & KEVIN GOINS - A TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE, Pts. 1 & 2

SOUL TALKIN’: W/DAVID NATHAN & KEVIN GOINS – A TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE, Pts. 1 & 2

Pt. 1:
On this edition of Soul Talkin’, we pay homage to the departed NINA SIMONE, birth date Feb. 21, 1933. David shares his recollections of Nina and championing her career as the founder of the Appreciation Society named in her honor. In addition, Kevin recalls his discussion with composer/arranger Horace Ott about his writing “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, first recorded by Nina in 1964.  Photo is of David Nathan and Nina Simone, London, 1968.

Pt. 2:
The conclusion of our Soul Talkin’ conversation, honoring the late Nina Simone. Here, David continues his tale of meeting and accompanying Nina to her UK television debut on Ready, Steady Go! Kevin chimes in on when she appeared on a now-legendary American public TV program for kids (clue, the show featured a very large feathered friend!) All this and great classic Nina tunes as well!

SOUL TALKIN' with DAVID NATHAN and KEVIN GOINS: THE QUEEN OF SOUL ARRIVES AT ATLANTIC RECORDS

SOUL TALKIN’ with DAVID NATHAN and KEVIN GOINS: THE QUEEN OF SOUL ARRIVES AT ATLANTIC RECORDS

On this second edition of SOUL TALKIN’, we commemorate the 52nd anniversary of Aretha Franklin’s first recording for Atlantic Records, “I Never Loved A Man The Way That I Love You”. David reveals his “Indiana Jones”-type adventures into the Atlantic vaults, where he found a demo The Queen Of Soul had submitted to the label, prior to signing. This reel included demo versions of “I Never Loved….”, “Dr. Feelgood” and others (many since issued via Rhino Records). We also discuss the impact Aretha’s Atlantic debut…

SOUL TALKIN' with DAVID NATHAN and KEVIN GOINS: THE GLOBAL LEGACY OF ARETHA FRANKLIN

SOUL TALKIN’ with DAVID NATHAN and KEVIN GOINS: THE GLOBAL LEGACY OF ARETHA FRANKLIN

Check out the first in an ongoing series of podcasts on variety of soul music/R&B-related topics featuring SoulMusic.com founder, historian and author David Nathan in conversation with renowned New York City-based music industry consultant, reissue producer and journalist Kevin Goins…

Following the January 13th, 2019 “Aretha! A GRAMMY Celebration” taping in Los Angeles, David reflects on ‘The Queen Of Soul’ and her status as a global icon…

 

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Soul Talkin': Bettye Lavette 2018 SoulMusic.com

Soul Talkin’: Bettye Lavette 2018 SoulMusic.com

“I can sing, I know a lot of songs, I got a lot of dresses, a lot of wigs and high heel shoes!” Bettye Lavette, March 2018 on being a soul survivor, in every sense of the term

Remarkably, with five decades of recording to her credit, the indeed remarkable Bettye Lavette has actually only had full album releases with two other major labels up until now – a 1972 LP for Atco that never saw the light of day until decades later and a 1982 set for Motown.  On the famed Verve imprint, Things Have Changed is Bettye’s take on a dozen songs penned by Bob Dylan, given her own distinctive and uniquely soulful interpretation.   In this interview with SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan (who has been listening to Bettye since 1965 and interviewing her since the ’70s), the tell-it-like-it-is one-of-a-kind song stylist shares about the project and a career that has finally taken her into prominence within the last decade…

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Terry Dexter 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

Terry Dexter 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

In 2017, Singer/songwriter, actress and multi-instrumentalist Terry Dexter recorded “I Remember,” a powerhouse duet with ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Johnny Manuel, written and produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass. The digital single – released through SoulMusic Records’ association with Preston’s Platinum Garage Recordings – has done well on the UK soul radio charts. In this interview with David Nathan, Terry (whose name has appeared on recordings by a wide range of artists including Patti Labelle, Jaheim, Eric Benet, Wynona Judd, Micheal McDonald, Eminem, Paul Taylor, Will.i.am and George Duke among others) shares about her most recent activities and what it takes to sustain a career as an independent recording artist….

 

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Ruby Turner 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview

Ruby Turner 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview

On the occasion of her recent much-deserved induction into The SoulMusic Hall of Fame by public vote and the new release of the sumptuous SoulMusic Records’ 2-CD anthology, “Livin’ A Life Of Love” (compiled by Justin Kantor), UK black music pioneer Ruby Turner spoke with David Nathan just before embarking on a UK tour with Jools Holland and his Orchestra…

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Eric Benet 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview with David Nathan

Eric Benet 2017 SoulMusic.com Interview with David Nathan

Eric Benet has been a consistent presence on the global music scene for just over two decades as a purveyor of contemporary soul music that hearkens back to the tradition of vocalists like Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and later Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross, creating nine albums that showcase his skills both as a singer and songwriter. On the occasion of his visit to London in October 2017, Eric shares with David Nathan (who began interviewing him in 1999 when his milestone “A Day In The Life” album was released) about his latest self-titled project, being a label owner and more…