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But, Seriously: Why We Need Genesis More Than Ever

on September 29, 2014 - 2:57pm

Earlier this year I wrote an article for VICE's music site Noisey about how there will never be another pop star like Phil Collins...

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Booker T. & the M.G.'s and the Sound of Deep Southern Soul

on August 29, 2014 - 12:49pm

Booker T. & the M.G.'s were the in-house backing band responsible for crafting the soul sound for all Stax recordings. Their legacy is cemented in space and time through their work as members of the Atlantic Records family of labels.

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Dr. John & The Spirit Of The Bayou

on August 5, 2014 - 6:02pm

Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. came to prominence under the moniker “Dr. John, the Night Tripper,” in the 1960s. His brand of music infused New Orleans inspired funk, jazz, blues, psychedelic rock and rhythm and blues.

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‘Otis Blue’ and the Soul Stylings of Otis Redding

on July 31, 2014 - 11:24am

Otis Ray Redding, Jr. was one of American soul music’s greatest ambassadors. He is most known for penning and performing the iconic 1967 single "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay". As a singer-songwriter, record producer, and arranger, he traveled the world popularizing the musical sensibilities of the rural American South. His artistic style helped influence musicians from Elton John to Rod Stewart and aided in bringing Memphis-based soul music to new audiences and heights.

Otis was reared in the rural community of Dawson, Georgia, but he ventured to the “big city” of Macon, Georgia, at a

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Chic Continues to Freak

on July 18, 2014 - 4:07pm

Chic is an American band that is best known for a string of disco hits in the 1970s. Signing to Atlantic Records in 1977, the group is regarded as one of the most influential bands of its generation, crafting a unique disco funk sound that continues to dominate the airwaves today.