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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
(Johnny) Tough film

Tough: Looking back at an obscure blaxploitation film

As a kid growing-up in Harlem during the 1970s, me and my homeboy crew spent much of our free time…

June 6th, 2016 | | Guest Blog
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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, and the most memorable boxing entrances

Floyd Mayweather stood prancing in his dressing room at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, long after his cue to…

April 30th, 2015 | | Guest Blog
Marvin Gaye Grammys

Grace Jones and Rick James present Marvin Gaye with Best R&B Male Vocalist Grammy in 1982

  Every year, the Grammys catch a lot of flak—for not getting hip-hop right, for missing the mark on…well, just…

April 3rd, 2015 | | Videos
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.

December 8th, 2014 | | Articles
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Tree

Tree is a twenty-nine-year-old artist from Chicago’s South Side.

August 15th, 2013 | | Guest Blog/Tracks
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Royal Flush

I mastered what?

You’ve heard, loved, and looked out the window wistfully to “I’m a Fool to Want You” and “Cristo Redentor,” and watched me walk down the street to “The Emperor” (DON’T LIE I SAW YOU)…

March 4th, 2013 | | Guest Blog
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Issue 44

  re:Discovery Bill Withers, Egle Martin, United States Navy Port Authority Soul Band, James Spaulding, Bennie Maupin The Budos Band Staten Island…

December 7th, 2010 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
On the bass in Berkeley, 1984, and skating circa late '70s.

Skater/guitarist Tommy Guerrero plays in double time

  “I’ll take the dusty sound of a 45 over slick studio tracks any day,” so says Tommy Guerrero, whose…

June 1st, 2007 | | Articles
Young Gun Silver Fox

Yo! MTV Raps, The Internet, Kashif, Mary Wilson, Miguel, Cool Uncle, Mia Doi Todd

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