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Wax Poetics Radio Podcast 002

Wax Poetics Radio 002

Soul singer Chris Clark tells the story of her audition for Berry Gordy.
The Stepkids have a new record out on Stones Throw Records.
Author Susan Whitall talks about Little Willie John, the subject of her new book, Fever.

October 31st, 2011 | | Playlists
The Emotions

The Emotions

By the time sisters Wanda, Jeanette, and Sheila Hutchinson were preteens, they were already seasoned performers. They won talent shows at the Regal Theater on the South Side of Chicago. They had sung for Mahalia Jackson. They had performed with the Jackson Five before they were ever signed to Motown.

July 1st, 2011 | | Articles
Earth, Wind & Fire

Issue 47

Earth, Wind & Fire / Ramsey Lewis / Bobby Womack / Lamont Dozier / Solomon Burke / Billy Ocean / Roy C

June 20th, 2011 | | Wax Poetics Magazine
Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding and the future of fusion

With the release of Miles Davis’s revolutionary records In a Silent Way in 1969 and Bitches Brew the following year, the genius trumpeter, with the invaluable assistance of an amazing crew of young collaborators, created the musical future shock later called fusion.

May 31st, 2011 | | Articles

Rollin’ with Raphael

Like Raphael Saadiq’s acclaimed 2008 album, The Way I See It—a downtown ode to the Motown-Stax-Philly International eras—his latest album due out May 10, Stone Rollin’, conjures up nostalgia, with dust-track roads and sock-hop, bluesy, British soul fusion.

May 9th, 2011 | | Articles
Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye

Sent From Above

Motown suffered a devastating blow with the death of Tammi Terrell on March 16, 1970. At only twenty-four years old,…

March 16th, 2011 | | Today in History
Temptations/Ball of Confusion

The Temptations

January 2nd, 2011 | | Videos
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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
Stevie Wonder

The Market Is Soft


July 30th, 2010 | | Gallery
Photo courtesy of Paddy Corea

Demon Fuzz

Stylistically, Demon Fuzz’s single album, 1970’s Afreaka!, is hard to pin down. But then, I guess that’s the point. Demon…

July 12th, 2010 | | Articles
Young Gun Silver Fox

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