Aaliyah. Atlantic Records promo by Marc Baptiste.
Record Rundown
5 R&B records that producer/ engineer Bob Power put his stamp on
His name gained hip-hop notoriety when A Tribe Called Quest name-dropped him on their album, but this engineer/producer is also linked to a handful of classic R&B albums.
Bob Power
D’Angelo and the organic sweet soul of his debut, Brown Sugar, shook up modern R&B
“I wanted it to sound raw, not real polished. Soul music is not limited, because there’s so much blues and gospel in it. I tried to stay true to that.”
D'Angelo - Wax Poetics Issue 42
Photo by Eric Coleman.
Curtis Mayfield injected his own cultural commentary into the Super Fly legacy
“I don’t see why people are complaining about the subject of these films,” Curtis Mayfield said. “The way you clean up the films is by cleaning up the streets.”
Guest Blog
“They’re never gonna know that I move like hell”
(why D'Angelo covering that Zeppelin song makes ridiculously perfect sense)
Esperanza Spalding TV
José James. Photo by Philip Angert.
Can’t Knock the Hustle
New Zealand's Electric Wire Hustle open doors with their debut album
Photo by Pat Shepherd
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