R&B

A nice contemporary blues/R&B date from Yvonne Jackson, whose brassy manner, sultry yet swaggering style, and booming sound is reminiscent of Denise LaSalle or early Millie Jackson. This early '90s outing from the Atlanta-based Ichiban label got good regional notices, but wasn't designed to go be...

If you think that cult acts become bitter as they get older and release records that are pale copies of their (albeit fleeting) glory days, that ain't the case with the Savages. Ritual of the Savages may not be as totally berserk as, say, Dig Yourself, but Barry and band still make fine records, ...

This is a stripped-down (there is no CD booklet) reissue of Motown's 1986 Marvin Gaye release of the same title, which in turn was a CD issue of the Telstar LP set. As a single-disc collection it's decent, but hardly the end all of Marvin Gaye compilations, although it does include Gaye's masterf...

This budget-label compilation features ten songs, and shorties at that, making for a rather skimpy compilation.

So, this one is easy to overlook, as there's nothing here you can't find on better packages. It contains "River Deep Mountain High," their overblown major flop, as well as early ...

In the late 1960s, producer and arranger Bobby Marin had the concept for an album based on the sounds and experiences of his youth in his Spanish Harlem neighborhood.

Credited to the 107th Street Stickball Team, this LP was rehearsed and recorded on the same day, fusing Latin music with so...

At Her Best contains 13 (this time lucky) of Lynn White's sauciest tracks. There is straight, unapologetic southern soul on every cut. A medley of "Slow and Easy"/"Take Me to the Mountain" gets the disc off and flying. She does justice to two Homer Banks and Lester Snell songs, "In the Wrong" and...

This 1965 set by organist Bill Doggett's band is well-played and spirited but quite lightweight.

The nine selections are mostly blues-oriented jams without any memorable melodies, stirring solos, or moments that lift the program above the routine. The rather brief results are pleasant and ...

Ruth Brown sounds her age on this late-1994 recording, but still shows a lot of spirit. Although her voice might be a little past its prime, her interpretations of the lyrics of such songs as "I'm Just a Lucky So and So," "Good Morning Heartache," "Fine Brown Frame," and her old hit "5-10-15 Hour...

Originally released by End in 1958, this fine reissue collects the Chantels' smash "Maybe," along with their follow-up attempts to that hit. With Richard Barrett and George Goldner producing, they created a majestic sound with only spare instrumentation (usually piano, bass and drums) and the pow...

Rockapella's smooth a capella is warm and soothing on their first-ever holiday album, Christmas.

The solid quintet's harmonious beauty is captured in a dozen stylish cuts weaving classic vocal pop over threads of R&B and soul.

Standards such as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christma...

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