David Bowie (1947-2016)

Es fühlte sich heute Morgen seltsam an, als ein Radiosprecher den Tod von David Bowie verkündete. Schon wieder ein Großer der Musik. Wenn es schon heißt, die Alten sollen es richten, so sind sie doch fast alle nicht mehr da. Zuletzt ging Lemmy von Motörhead. Mit Bowie ist ein weiterer musikalischer Lebensbegleiter gegangen. 5 Jahrzehnte... Weiterlesen →

Friday Night Music

A new year and starting a new column tonight with warm and elegant Soul. Lianne La Havas comes from South London, like Adele for example. In 2015 she published her actual album "Blood". She has a remarkable and warm soul voice and her singing style I would describe as to deconstruct modern soul music. Here... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Ann Peebles

"I can't stand the rain Against my window Bringing back sweet memories..." Ann Peebles is the girl with the voice and a really underrated singer and songwriter. Because she had a global hit with "I Can´t Stand The Rain." The song that became a massive hit for Ann Peebles. She started her career as gospel singer.... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Etta James

This week I feature the legendary Etta James. But before I start, let us talk a little bit about "Rhythm and Blues," often abbreviated as R&B or RnB. In 1948, Jerry Wexler of the Billboard magazine used the term "rhythm and blues" and coined as a musical term in the United States. It replaced the term... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Richie Havens

In this week Soul Years column I feature Richard Pierce Havens (1941–2013), better known as Richie Havens. He was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is best known for his intense and rhythmic guitar style, soulful covers of pop and folk songs, and his opening performance at the 1969 Woodstock Festival. In dieser Woche in... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Stevie Wonder

In this week Soul Years column I feature a classic double album by Stevie Wonder "Songs In The Key Of Life." It is the eighteenth album by Stevie Wonder, released 1976, by Motown Records. And it was the culmination of his "classic period" albums, still an ambitious album with a four Song EP. And it... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Ben E King

This week the great Soul Singer Ben E King, born as Benjamin Earl Nelson, died at the age of 76. Sad but true another soul legend who will be missed. Gary U.S. Bonds wrote: "With an extremely heavy heart, I must say goodbye to one of the sweetest, gentlest and gifted souls that I have... Weiterlesen →

Soul Years Percy Sledge

This week Soul Singer Percy Sledge had died at the age of 74. Sad but true another soul legend who will be missed. Percy Sledge had a smash hit 1966 with "When A Man Loves A Woman" was number 1 at the billboard and R&B charts. But if we are talking about Percy Sledge´s legacy,... Weiterlesen →

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