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Henry Franklin may have an ordinary, common name, but his sound is anything bu
Somewhere along the way, we lost touch of the real Rick James. On his 65th birthday, we reexamine the music legend.
6 degrees of separation works for everything, and when you connect these two, it is proof that everything is connected in one way or another.
Kendrick Lamar is the best thing to happen to Hip Hop in many years, and in this example he uses Roy Ayers as his inspiration.
One of our newest writers Carled shares his unique experience with an album that helped shape his life at an early age.
With the recent re-release of Marvin Gaye’s Trouble Man, we take a look back at some of the most iconic soundtracks of the Blaxploitation Era.
Curren$y teaches us a lesson on the importance of Lonnie Liston Smith with his newest mixtape, Priest Andretti.
Every family has those stories. You know the ones. They’re recanted over holiday meals and backyard barbeques. With each telling the tale grows slightly more outlandish than the…
Roy Ayers’ fusion sound is best exemplified in this 1975 release.
Roy Ayers and Rick James combine for this album that many fans may not know about.
This Roy Ayers produced album is a true gem, and the sound of the Eighties Ladies is one that is still in popular demand.
In a male dominated genre, Shirley Scott is a force behind the organ, and her album ‘Superstition’ might be the funkiest of them all.
Although the record cover doesn’t look the part, this album is filled with samples by contemporary artists, and it is brought to you by the great organists Johnny Hammond.
This is a transitional album of Roy Ayers that focuses on his connection with the motherland.
David Axelrod is an extremely unique musician, and this 1975 album is unlike any other Axelrod album for many reasons.
We all know about Shaft, but here is another soundtrack by Isaac Hayes that be even better.
There are songs that we all identify with when it comes to our feelings about our mothers, but here is a list of unconventional songs that pay tribute to our mothers, both literally and indirectly. (Art by Said Ali Sowafy)
Eddie Russ is an unfamiliar name in many jazz circles, but his sound is definitely one that you should know.
Before Roy Ayers gave us his version of Stoned Soul Picnic, there was The 5th Dimension, who gave us a great hit song, and the Soul Train dancers to go with it.