The O'Jays, Bill Withers, Sly & the Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, Lou Rawls, the Delfonics, Teddy Pendergrass & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: 4 CDs.
UPC: 888430659827. Daedalus Item Code: 67609
Originating in gospel and R&B, soul music hit its stride at midcentury and rapidly diversified in the 1970s; this selection of 47 cuts from that era is pure bliss. Among the performers here are Lou ... (Read More)
Aaron Neville, vocals. Eric Krasno, guitar & bass. Peter Levin, organ. David Guy, trumpet. Adam Deitch, drums, & others.
Label: Tell It Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 5060454943501. Daedalus Item Code: 69475
Following on the success of 2013's My True Story and celebrating his 75th birthday, Aaron Neville returns with 11 new songs. Backed by a superb band consisting of members of the Dap-Kings, ... (Read More)
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Allen Toussaint, piano & vocals. Bill Frisell, guitar. Rhiannon Giddens, vocals. Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone, & others.
Label: Nonesuch. Format: CD.
UPC: 075597946772. Daedalus Item Code: 69296
On these final recordings, the late Allen Toussaint performs songs by some of his favorite songwriters; the sessions feature the New Orleans legend both solo and backed by a band that includes ... (Read More)
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Amos Lee, guitar & vocals. Jaron Olevsky, piano & organ. Rashawn Ross, trumpet. Ian Fitchuk, drums, & others.
Label: Republic. Format: CD.
UPC: 602557024081. Daedalus Item Code: 69596
On his first studio album in three years, Amos Lee returns with 13 songs showcasing his unique fusion of soul and folk. On this self-produced disc, Lee evokes R&B and 1970s soul on "New Love," ... (Read More)
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The undisputed Queen of Soul's gospel-tinged R&B displays one of the greatest voices in recording history. Her career has included 18 Grammys, more than 75 million records sold, being the first woman ... (Read More)
In the 1950s, blues legend B.B. King began his long and successful career with recordings on the RPM and Kent labels. To be sure, the future winner of 15 Grammys was never an amateur, and in fact he ... (Read More)
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Chuck Berry, Etta James, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf & Bo Diddley.
Label: Chess. Format: CD.
UPC: 602517924475. Daedalus Item Code: 69593
From 1950 to 1975, Chess Records was home to some of America's greatest blues and R&B artists, and this disc—released to coincide with the 2008 film Cadillac Records, which profiled the ... (Read More)
From 1942 to 1951, Louis Jordan had 18 number one hits on the R&B charts, with music that reflected his African American roots while appealing strongly to mixed audiences. Drawing on small-group ... (Read More)
Betty Wright and the Roots with Robert Bozeman, Snoop Dogg, Joss Stone & others.
Label: S-Curve Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 807315190125. Daedalus Item Code: 29022
Betty Wright has been busy coaching neo-soul singers like Beyoncé and Joss Stone because (as she told NPR), she wants to hear what's on the radio sung right. This is her first solo album in a decade, ... (Read More)
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Big Joe Turner, vocals. Gene Taylor, piano. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, vocals & saxophone. Lee Allen, saxophone & bandleader, & others.
Label: Rock Beat Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089353319823. Daedalus Item Code: 67380
Sometimes considered a "blues shouter," Big Joe Turner (1911–85) was also a consummate jazz vocalist; by mid-career, he had become a rock 'n' roll singer on the strength of "Shake, Rattle and Roll." ... (Read More)
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Bobby Marchan had early 1960s national hits with "There's Something on Your Mind" and "I've Got a Thing Going On." Although he cut the former R&B classic in New York City for Fire Records, he had ... (Read More)
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