Henry Stone, king of the record business, passed away peacefully August 7, 2014, in Miami. Throughout almost 80 years of wildly prolific musical activity, the 93-year-old had a hand in every aspect of the music business and was a true pioneer of independent manufacturing, promotion, and distributio ... More >>
The classic house revival is well underway, sweeping across the international dance music scene as young producers who weren't even old enough to walk in the '90s revel in that decade's sound. Sadly, a lot of these kids are probably unaware that among the pioneers of that deep house sound they love ... More >>
Betty Wright should need no introduction, especially in Miami. The lifelong 305 resident has been making records in South Florida since 1956 when she sang on an album from her family's gospel band, Echoes of Joy, at age two. A veteran solo act by her late teens, Wright became one of R&B's top fe ... More >>
When legendary label Stax Records signs an artist to its roster, you can be sure that they're not thinking about ring tone sales -- but pure soul and the type of music with the power to unhinge and incite, much like artists Isaac Hayes, Moms Mabley and RIchard Pryor did for the label i ... More >>
Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul (Stax)Forget "Chef," "South Park," and all that Scientology bullshit. Isaac Hayes died last summer. If we're to remember him for just one thing, let it be Hot Buttered Soul.The landmark 1969 LP has been remastered and gussied up with bonus tracks. There are also new line ... More >>
The late comic has exited this world on a high note.
Alexandra Lipsitz Talk about creepy: Village Voice's Sound of the City posts up a promo picture for the movie Soul Men, which features the late Isaac Hayes and the late Bernie Mac. Quick, someone get Samuel L. Jackson to a panic room! LA Weekly gives us a glimpse of the world where anime and musi ... More >>
I'm keeping this one short and sweet this morning. Since Isaac Hayes passed away over the weekend, it's only fitting to kick off this Throwback Tuesday with my favorite song of his--"Walk on By." To me, it's the best song he ever sang, even though I know it's originally a Dionne Warwick and Burt Bac ... More >>
"You will believe..." Thetans, rejoice: A Scientology conference is coming to a beach near you. For two days in March — and for $200 — you can learn about the ins and outs of Scientology, the religion/self-help group/Tom Cruise thingy. Flyers were sent to potential Thetans (that ... More >>
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