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December 1, 2016 - 12:13PM

James Brown. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 50-plus years, you have been touched by this man’s genius.

November 4, 2016 - 09:07AM

As often happens while writing this column, one discovery leads to the next, and last month’s exploration of the recording scene in mid-cent...

October 6, 2016 - 01:31PM

Exploring the “thin black line” between R&B and rock & roll, I find there are artists clearly on one side or the other, and ones that stradd...

September 1, 2016 - 06:04PM

Last month, we looked at some famous bass intros from the early years of R&B, but there are many more gems to be found.

September 1, 2016 - 02:58PM

At the turn of the 21st century, lightweight, high-powered amps became the rage when switch-mode power supplies and Class D amp topology wer...

June 29, 2016 - 04:07PM

After our recent R&B vacation in Miami, let’s once again search the genre for early bass lines that eschewed the familiar walking patterns o...

June 8, 2016 - 07:59AM

This month, we’re heading back to Miami for more fun in the sun and soul-shaking grooves.

May 3, 2016 - 04:23PM

Studying the great American art form of R&B, I often find inspiration from traveling to different parts of the country and digging into the ...

May 3, 2016 - 10:54AM

During the prenatal development of the electric bass, there undoubtedly came a moment when Leo Fender realized a string would also need to b...

April 4, 2016 - 10:32AM

When examining 1950s R&B, you are never far from the border it shares with rock & roll.

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