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The Nod
Soul Fire Resurgence
Truth & Soul reissues the classics
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DJ Mix
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders 20th Anniversary Mixtape
Mixed by DJ Chris Read for Wax Poetics and Who Sampled
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Soul_Searching
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Free Tracks/Guest Blog
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New old world with new new sounds
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New Music/The Nod
Chicano Batman
L.A. band embraces many styles for their soul identity
Photo by Lorena Endara
Arthur in rehearsal in the mid-’80s. Photo by Tom Lee and courtesy of Audika Records.
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Disco Architect
12 x 12 with Brass Construction's Randy Muller
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Articles
The gospel according to Blowfly
Clarence Reid was the world's nastiest proto-rapper and soul's greatest songwriter
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Tom Moulton and his extended disco remix forever changed recorded music
Meeting Tom Moulton is a bit like meeting Henry Ford. Whether you know it or not, if you’ve driven a car, you owe something to Ford. And if you’ve danced in a club, you owe something to Tom Moulton.
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Danny Krivit
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Minneapolis Roots
Prince and André Cymone's first band, Grand Central
Grand Central: Linda Anderson, André Cymone, Morris Day, Terry Jackson, Prince, and William Doughty.
Re:Discovery
C. K. Mann & His Carousel 7
Funky Highlife (Essibons) 1975
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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.”
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Re:Discovery
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Disco Soccer (Makossa International) 1979
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Record Rundown
Daily Operation
Lord Finesse is on a habitual quest for musical knowledge
Photo via strictlyskilled.com
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Zapp frontman Roger Troutman popularized the talk box (aka On Golden Throat)
Excerpted from Dave Tompkins’s vocoder book, How to Wreck a Nice Beach, published by Stop Smiling Books/Melville House.
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E.Z. Mike Simpson of the Dust Brothers pulls endless possibilities from the funky past
Starting in the late 1980s, E.Z. Mike and his partner John King produced completely thorough slabs of funk—from big hits on Delicious Vinyl, and the Beastie’s classic Paul’s Boutique, to Beck’s Odelay—becoming characters of pop lore along the way.
E.Z. Mike, circa 1989. Photo courtesy of Mario Caldato Jr.
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Blue Collar Hustle
Detroit triple threat Zo! prepares for ManMade
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Singer/guitarist Shuggie Otis shines light on dark days
The son of famed musician, songwriter, bandleader, and R&B impresario Johnny Otis, Shuggie signed to Epic Records as a precocious fifteen-year-old with no idea what the “business” of show business would bring.
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