Wander with me through my world of music. Lots of things going on, so let’s get started!
Incredible article on Soul Tracks by L. Michael Gipson, addressing a subject that I had never even considered – artists who have voices that are considered too strong (too “heavy”) for commercial music. How can these individuals find “marketable” songs that will sustain a career? See what Gipson has to say about this! http://www.soultracks.com/critical-matters-heavy .
From DJ Soulswede at Soul Interviews, we have an excellent interview with DJ Kemit – http://www.soulinterviews.com/dj-kemit-2012/ , and the latest Solar Radio show – http://www.soulinterviews.com/solar-radio-show-oct-08-2012/ .
A must listen – “Follow My Heart”, by Jon Bibbs – http://www.soultracks.com/first-listen-jon-bibbs-heart .
Justin Kantor reviews one of my favorite people – Winston Warrior (Lifeology 101 – Back 2 School). http://www.soultracks.com/winston-warrior-school-review . Purchase the album here – http://www.amazon.com/Lifeology-101-Back-School-Winston-Warrior/dp/B00968TICI/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1350541871&sr=1-1&keywords=Winston+Warrior+Lifeology+101+-+Back+2+School . Vintage R&B at its best! (I think more highly of the album than Mr. Kantor does, obviously!)
Still lovin’ J. Red’s work! From his latest album (“Real”) – “Let’s Get Away” – http://soundcloud.com/jred-music/j-red-lets-get-away-snippet .
Last weekend I had the good fortune to attend a Commodores (http://www.myspace.com/thecommodoresnow )concert. These gentleman (J.D.Nicholas, Walter “Clyde” Orange, and William “WAK” King, along with their band, The Mean Machine) were smokin’! I hadn’t seen them in a little over eight months, and they had totally updated the choreography, choice of songs, and presentation. It would be an understatement to say that a good time was had by all, from beginning to end! This was definitely Commodore Country!
To be assured that you will continue to hear good music, get out and support it! Buy the albums, attend the concerts, let your favorite artists know that they have a place, and that their work is appreciated!
© October 2012 Bonnie Cehove