Funk is Alive & Well

If "get down” and “funky” appeal to you, than this is your song:  “Soul Train” by singer/songwriter Just Loud has the kind of funkadelic vibe that was perfected by Prince, an obvious and major influence on this 29-year old new star. Tightly produced, high energy and...

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“Hey Mama”–A Song For Your Mother, and All Mothers

Alt and Adult Alternative darling Nathaniel Rateliff, who "exploded on the scene" a mere 4-years ago, goes for broke with his latest, "Hey Mama," a a low key homage his mother... and all mothers.  (It's been #1 Alt for three weeks.) Rateliff's delivery is strange for...

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It’s a Good Song to Dance to….

Remember Dick Clark’s “Rate A Record” segments on "American Bandstand?" A few selected audience members judged the new songs?  If it got a thumbs up, the comment was probably because they “liked the beat.” From those days to these, a hot beat is still a critical...

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Blues-y/Roots-y and Raw: “Cringe” Hits All the Hot Buttons

  “Cringe" by emerging singer/songwriter Matt Maeson is an intense, raw, and bluesy rock song, replete with painful memories and emotional wails. …similar to Sonia Dada’s 1992 "You Don't Treat Me No Good,” which included a  great line that may help explain the...

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Friendship Never Goes Out of Style

2018 has been a good year for L. A. based trio LovelyTheBand...in March, we raved about “Broken” --two lonely (and broken) spirits, connecting.  Despite its title, that song was chirpy, sweet, upbeat and positive and was a  hit on both Adult top 40 and Alternative...

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EDM “Light”. Easing Boomers Into Music Modernity.

  In 1987, Scottish band Danny Wilson scored a one hit wonder called "Mary's Prayer," with a sound that offers a similar music vibe to "Back Down,”  the newest Alternative release from Bob Moses. If you aren’t familiar with them, their official format is “electronic,...

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Retro Feel with Contemporary Flair

  If the 70s had a soundtrack, Al Green would be in it, perhaps with “Call Me,” one of his biggest hits, and lucky are the fans of that down-home-soul-sound, because that glorious style and feel is getting exposure to a new generation via acts like Alabama Shakes,...

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Too Cool

In the mood for a song that’s got a super charged, relentless, funky rhythm track with uber cool vocals and sounds? You can listen to 1987’s Grammy nominee for Best Pop Instrumental Performance “Pump Up The Volume" by one hit wonder group M/A/R/R/S… ...or you can join...

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