Issue 16


Bill Withers was a soft-spoken musical maestro who quietly took over the music industry in 1971 with his unassuming B-side, “Ain’t No Sunshine.” Brazil’s “Black Rio” scene wasn’t so unassuming; young Black Brazilians saw their reflections in American funk music and soon Rio DJs spurred a homegrown Brazilian soul and social movement.

  • re:Discovery Tuff Crew, Annette Peacock, Lenny Williams, Mac Mall, Gaz
  • In Memoriam: Lou Rawls (1933-2006), Bob Weinstock (1929-2006), Wilson Pickett (1941-2006), Ray Barretto (1929-2006)
  • Dynamite D Darondo Gives His Everything
  • Cut Chemist Steps Out Front Cut Chemist (Record Rundown)
  • Left-Field Americana Scanning the Margins of the American Private-Press LP
  • The Art of Promotion Lobby Cards and Posters of the Blaxploitation Era
  • Mother’s Day: Memories of Mom’s Music Memories of Mom’s Music from Prince Paul, 45 King, Lord Finesse, Koushik, Nickodemus, Hank Shocklee, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ JS-1 and Infamous
  • Reed Music Herbie Mann’s Fearless Pursuit of Sound
  • Detroit Beatdown Motor City DJs and the Truth About Techno
  • A Spontaneous Moment Saxophonist Sonny Fortune Finds His Place in Space
  • Black Rio Brazilian Soul and DJ Culture’s Lost Chapter
  • Uniao Black The Black Sheep of Brazilian Soul
  • Simple Soul The Sparse Truth of Bill Withers
  • Coxson’s Testament The Legacy of Studio One’s Recordings
  • Bump From the D PPP’s Waajeed Picks Platters That Pop
  • Mighty Good The Fall and Rise of Linda Lyndell’s “What a Man”

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