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The Funk, the Soul + the Holy Groove

Released today! Aside from the two very insightful reviews by Robert Fontenot in OffBeat Magazine for the previous two albums — Texas, Texas and See Red — much of the minor “alternative” music press are awkwardly trying to shoehorn Deltaphonic into some Procrustean category or other. The clue to their music is . . . in the…

Sigma Kids

March 7th makes the 45th anniversary of the release of Young Americans. While released midway into Bowie’s creative purple patch, for me at least, it doesn’t rank as a first-order Bowie album. Back in the day it was of course a massive surprise and a pleasant one at that, the direction already telegraphed in Diamond…

Bobby

Birthday boy in conversation with Terry Gross. And he say, hey, Bobby, come here a minute. And I froze – came back. Hey, oh man, I didn’t see you. He said I loved the way you did the song. I think it’s fantastic. And I felt really good. I said oh, I’m glad you really like…

Charles Bradley

Such a shame. Decent bloke, terrific performer. I was looking forward to seeing him late December. Reports in The Guardian and Billboard. Charles Bradleyjames brownmusicOtis Reddingsoul musicSoul of America