Remembering Kevin Mahogany (1958-2017)

Featured:  0 The first time I heard Kevin Mahogany it was at a boyfriend’s house in early 1996. He had an advance copy of Mahogany’s self-titled debut album for Warner Bros. It came sans cover art for it to be reviewed by USA Today, where my ex served as the …

World Premiere: Maya Azucena “Stands on the Shoulders” of greats

Featured:  1 (December 29, 2017) Longtime SoulTrackers know that we just love Maya Azucena. She gave one of the most memorable performances at the first live SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards, and we have followed her eclectic, engaging career for more than a decade. Facebook Comments:  1 facebook twitter from SoulTracks.com – …

Funky Love (2017)

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First Listen: Jon B shines brightly on “Havana Moon”

Featured:  1 (December 29, 2017) One of the most ambitious new albums to come out in the past few months has been the incredible Two Beats, One Soul, a 13 track album showcasing the fusion of Cuban and American music. The album, executive produced by Ray Chew and Vivian Scott Chew along with their partners Mark …

First Listen: Daniel March is “Falling For You” with sneak peek single

Featured:  0 (December 28, 2017). We’ve just discovered singer and songwriter Daniel March, and we’re glad we did. The multi-instrumentalist has worked with many SoulTracks faves, including Chantae Cann, Julie Dexter, Dionne Farris and Khari Simmons. Facebook Comments:  1 facebook twitter from SoulTracks.com – News and Music Reviews http://ift.tt/2DlDwBy

First Listen: Tinkr Barfield takes on a Marvin classic

Featured:  0 (December 27, 2017) SoulTrackers may not recognize the name Eluriel “Tinkr” Barfield, but they’ve likely heard his music. The Brooklyn native first teamed with legendary hitmakers Ashford and Simpson as a teenager, and went on to work with such notable artists as Luther Vandross and Lou Rawls, and …

First Listen: Chrisette Michele wants to “Party At My House”

Featured:  1 (December 26, 2017) She had a difficult 2017, beginning with a perhaps ill-advised decision to perform at President Trump’s inauguration, followed by a social media revolt and difficulties with her record label and, sadly, a reported miscarriage. But Chrisette Michele is trying to move past a year to forget, …

Happy Holidays! The SoulTracks Christmas Playlist

Featured:  1 Is there a time of year that is more special than Christmas. We sure think so. It is a time of faith, of family and, of course, of music. So, we’ve gathered a collection of soulful holiday favorites from many of our favorite artists, and made the SoulTracks …

Hear the famous Muscle Shoals rhythm section, The Swampers, get unvaulted

Featured:  1 (December 23, 2017) The Swampers may not be household names, but if you have ever heard Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll,” Wilson Pickett’s “Mustang Sally” and countless other hits, you know the magic they created. Facebook Comments:  1 facebook twitter from SoulTracks.com – …