Beyonce has been the queen of the musical world for the past few years, with the biggest hits, the best videos (or so Kanye says) and a movie career to boot. So she's decided to mix it up a bit, issuing her first concert CD/DVD, recorded live in Las Vegas. Come see what we thought of it.
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: They were the pride of Philly in the 70s and the group that introduced the world to the late Teddy Pendergrass. And they gave us some of the hottest music of the 70s. We take a look back this month at this legendary group.
Donell Jones: While fans wait for an all new album by the street-wise soul man, Donell has gone back to his archives and issued an in-between album of previously unreleased material that our Howard Dukes says was worth unearthing.
Maysa is a longtime SoulTracks favorite and the winner of our 2007 Readers' Choice Award as the top female vocalist. And she's now back with another new album that our Melody Charles is a pure winner, front to back.
Toni Hill is getting props from everywhere as a bright new soul music voice. And our J. Matthew Cobb calls her album Only Love "a rich cremÃ© de la cremÃ© musical affair." Check out the full review.
Corinne Bailey Rae busted out four years ago with a huge debut album that mixed pop, soul and a bit of folk. But personal tragedy soon struck her, and the death of her husband Jason is clearly still upfront in her mind on her much improved sophomore disc, The Sea. Check out my review.
Darnell Kendricks has been a Detroit favorite for many years, and with his new album Smooth Soul Cafe he brings his very enjoyable jazzy soul to the rest of world. Come see what we thought of it.
Michael Jackson - There has been a ton written about the King of Pop since his untimely death last Summer, and a rediscovery of much of his long-forgotten music. Now Motown has reissued a compilation of his four solo albums from the 70s, and our Melody Charles says it is a revelation.
KG - The Art of Love
Greg Hester - Hustler, Killers & Thieves
Ty G - Fire Storm
Soul Cycle - Mosaic
Georgia Ann Muldrow - Early
Rihanna - Rated R
Gail Pettis - Here In This Moment
Eddie Sea - Starz
And check out our News page for the latest soul information, including a touching new piece, "The Story Behind the Song," that tells the poignant background that led to the Commodores legendary song, "Zoom."