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Bill Withers | The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums
Bill Withers has always been the down-to-earth, odd-man-out of the '70s soul brothers: he's the one who came bearing a lunch box on the cover of his relaxed 1971 debut, Just as I Am .
| November 02, 2012
Interview: John Legend
Despite being one of the most successful R&B singers of the decade — with six Grammys and three top-selling albums — John Legend is something of an oddball.
A different kind of R&B star
| August 07, 2009
Review: Soul Power
Concert flicks are quite different from deliberately political documentaries. In the latter, the perception that filmmakers are too intimate with their subjects can reek of propaganda.
Leftover footage from When We Were Kings yields a doc that's anything but trash
| July 17, 2009
Review: Anthony Hamilton | The Point of it All
Anthony Hamilton is like a latter-day Bill Withers, with a gruff, straight-talkin' voice that can holler at you from across the room and then downshift to a gentler, fatherly tone once you draw close.
| December 16, 2008
Five shows in eight days (not counting an early-music side trip with Jordi Savall’s Hespèrion XXI at Sanders Theatre), so let’s get cracking.
Björkestra, Jarrett, Kelly, and the Cohens
| November 03, 2008
Then and now
It’s not exactly a stroll down Memory Lane, but pretty close to it.
Listening to A State of Blue
| February 06, 2008
Portugal. The Man. As if this Alaska-via-Oregon band’s moniker weren’t confusing enough.
Portugal. The Man, Middle East upstairs, August 12, 2007
| August 13, 2007
Mint Julep and the Masters
DJ nights aren’t all for wylin’ out, sweaty dance floors, and scandal. The Masters, "Wednesday Night Live featuring Talib Kewli" (mp3)
French pop, hip-hop, and Ryan Durkin
| July 10, 2007
Crossword: 'Go, Blockhead'
You think I'm playing around?
| March 14, 2007
Short and self-titled
People might debate the artistic and moral value of American Idol as the final rounds approach, but is there anyone on earth who can’t get with the opening round tryouts?
Debut EPs from Katrina Abramo and Zach Romanoff
| January 26, 2007
What do a pair of jazzy Germans, a duo of metalhead Mexicans, and one really tall DJ from Brooklyn have in common?
Music to sub in for American World Cup commentary
| June 27, 2006
Boston music news - January 27, 2006
ELI “PAPERBOY” REED and his eight-piece soul band the TRUE LOVES play their swan song January 28 at the Central Square VFW Hall.
Notes on Eli "Paperboy" Reed, Ryan Lee and the Mindless, and the organizers of the 2005 New England Punk, Goth, and Metal Festival
| January 27, 2006
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