This is soul music from the source, showing how freeing that music can be. It's a sound that was born in church, found traction during a period of trying turmoil during the Civil Rights era, and helped lead listeners to a brand new land.
This week's column celebrates the second anniversary of Bentley's Bandstand. It's still amazing to see how much moving music is being released, in all different kinds of categories ... The list below features the ten collections that would not stop invading the head and heart.
We're a little late this week, so instead of wrapping your week up, how 'bout we get it off to a good start? There's plenty here, including an offering for the adventurous. You don't have to be an April Fool to love it.
Boz Scaggs, Memphis. There is an elegance of soul at the center of Boz Scaggs' music that doesn't really exist anywhere else. Maybe it's because being raised in the South he lived first-hand where rhythm and blues started, and...