In 1970 Gil-Scott Heron unleashed his seminal spoken-word piece “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” I find that ironic, because it’s exactly the kind of piece Elliot Haizlip would feature on his PBS show, Soul!, which premiered in 1968. The program was a revolution in its own way, as the only show broadcast widely that was made for and about black Americans. Mr. Soul!, the … Continue reading CIFF Capsule Review: Mr. Soul!
I’ve received a few emails over the last couple of months in regards to Ruth Koléva’s new record Confidence.Truth that I’ve archived for a later time because I wasn’t feeling it when I got them. I regret that now, because the album is already out and I wasn’t able to tell anyone to go get it. Koléva is a soul/funk singer from Bulgaria, and I … Continue reading Ruth Koléva-Wantchu
I think we can all agree 2017 has been a long decade. For every step forward we took over the past eight years, it seems we’ve taken 2 giant steps back since January. Fortunately, music has continued to be a kind of refuge from the harsh reality we find ourselves inhabiting, and it’s been a pretty good 12 months in that regard. There were only … Continue reading The Top Songs Of 2017
A few years back, Marc Broussard put out a covers album to raise money for charity. On September 30th of this year, he’s doing it again. S.O.S. 2 features Marc covering some classic soul songs that are sure to make you smile. Half of the profits from the record will go to City Of Refuge, an Atlanta-based group that helps with all kinds of issues. … Continue reading Marc Broussard: S.O.S. 2 Save Our Soul
Music videos don’t always have to be big-budget, high octane thrill rides. Sometimes it’s better when they’re just a fun and honest depiction of the artist. That’s exactly what you get with this clip from Floco Torres. The Akron, Ohio-based MC has over 20 releases to his name over the past 9 years, and will be dropping Again, his latest EP, on July 7th. You … Continue reading Floco Torres-You!