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Terry Reid

Terry Reid passed on Led Zeppelin to follow his own path

Terry Reid passed on the opportunity to become the front man of Led Zeppelin—instead introducing Robert Plant to Jimmy Page. His choice to carry on as a solo act never paid off with the heights of fame and fortune of his musical pals, yet he recorded two soulful folk-rock masterpieces and has become known as an artist’s artist, championed by many of the greats as the genuine article.

August 22nd, 2016 | | Articles
Photography by Jabari Jacobs

Poised to Strike: Anderson .Paak

  Uno: Yes Lawd! Meet Anderson .Paak, the man of the moment and a name to keep in mind. Born…

August 22nd, 2016 | | Articles
Loose Ends 'Zagora'

Loose Ends singer Jane Eugene and producer Nick Martinelli talk about 1986’s Zagora

By the mid-’80s, Jane Eugene, Steve Nichol, and Carl McIntosh—collectively known as Loose Ends—established themselves as a formidable R&B group…

August 15th, 2016 | | Articles
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Protoje leans on reggae’s foundations to build a new revival

photos by Che Kothari   Listen to enough reggae and you tend not to evaluate performers by the albums they…

July 8th, 2016 | | Articles
The Isley Brothers '3 + 3'

Engineer Malcolm Cecil speaks on the Isley Brothers’ classic 1973 album 3 + 3

Almost twenty years before they would release their first platinum selling album, the Isley Brothers formed as a quartet in…

June 30th, 2016 | | Articles
Bernie Worrell and Funkadelic

Bernie Worrell was the key to
the P-Funk sound

  “Bernie is like a genius of geniuses.” –George Clinton “There’s perfect pitch and absolute pitch. I was born with…

June 27th, 2016 | | Articles
The Jackson 'Triumph'

Engineer Tom Perry on the making of the Jacksons’ 1980 album Triumph

By the end of the 1970s, the Jacksons experienced a lineup substitution, two label moves from Motown Records to CBS…

June 23rd, 2016 | | Articles
Bill Withers

Bill Withers and engineer Bill Halverson speak about Just as I Am on the 45th anniversary

Coming from humble beginnings in Slab Fork, West Virginia, Bill Withers grew up in a coal mining town. Beset by…

June 20th, 2016 | | Articles
The Internet group

Ill Communication: The Internet

  After releasing their third album, Ego Death, last year, the Internet finished out 2015 touring the world and snatching…

June 15th, 2016 | | Articles
Benjamin (Cherries Records)

Benjamin produces modern soul and boogie by way of Cherries Records

An white ’92 Buick Century pulls up to a diner in Queens, where it was once said, “murderers come with…

June 2nd, 2016 | | Articles
Young Gun Silver Fox

  Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Features: A Tribe Called Quest Wax Poetics Issue 65 is going back to…

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