When you think “Motown,” iconic songs like Marvin Gaye’s “Heard It Through the Grapevine” or the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love” come to mi...
Before I jump into this month’s column, I need to issue some corrections from last month.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
This month, we’re heading back to Miami for more fun in the sun and soul-shaking grooves.
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 ...
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