Artist:Darryl Reeves Title: The Herbie Sessions Live at The Apache Cafe, Atlanta, Georgia Released: April 14, 2013 Personnel:
Darryl Reeves – Saxophone
Kenny Banks, Jr – Keyboards
Joel Powell – Bass
Kenton Bostick – Drums
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Darryl Reeves Hood: Atlanta, Georgia USA Social:FacebookTwitter
After checking out the Dillaquarium Mixtape earlier today, we just couldn’t help digging a little further. Lucky for us, we found this awesome performance from Atlanta based saxophonist, Darryl Reeves. Things are certainly looking up in the jazz word. Could this brother be the next Robert Glasper and actually break through? We hope so! Read more of this post
We recently brought you a great EP, The Batter, by a Michigan-based singer, Yellokake. We really enjoyed her voice and sense of experimentation. After reaching out, we were able to get some answers to the questions we had. From her responses, it seems this artist, who will be performing at SXSW this year, is set to make some major waves. Keep your ears open and enjoy. Read more of this post
Enjoy this latest installment of TVOne’s Unsung music documentary show, which featureslegendary soul and rhythm and blues group, The Whispers. Throughout this ep, you hear from friends and family and learn more about the highs and lows of this incredible group that spawned a strong of hits over their impressive 50 year career. We learned a tremendous amount about the group and had no idea they faced the drama they did. Enjoy!
Enjoy this latest installment of TVOne’s Unsung music documentary show, which featureslegendary soul and rhythm and blues singer, Eddie Kendricks. Throughout this ep, you hear from friends and family and learn more about the highs and lows of this incredible performer that spawned hits as a member of the Temptation and as a solo artist including “Just My Imagination” and “Keep on Truckin” among others. The drama and pressure of his rise to stardom really comes through. Kudos!
Artist: Yellokake Title: The Batter EP Hood: Detroit, Michigan USA Genre(s): Soul, R&B, Jazz Crew: Blat Pack Released: February 15, 2013 Social:Twitter | Facebook | Soundcloud
Thanks to soulhead contributor Erin Duncan for hipping us to this talented new jazzy and soulful singer, Yellokake, from Detroit. Atmostpheric, groovy and sparse, this is a cool debut. We dig the sound and look forward to hearing more. Enjoy. Read more of this post
We learned a ton from this intriguing documentary on The Marvelettes, the truly unsung female singing group from Motown’s early years. Later overshadowed by Diana Ross and The Supremes, the group achieved significant chart success with classics like Mr. Postman (Motown’s first #1 hit) and Don’t Mess with Bill, but later imploded in a far too familiar scenario. Check out this ep for yourself and enjoy the ride! Read more of this post
We are digging this new single from soulful singer Terry Dexter, who is set to release a new album this Summer. This beautiful and talented singer and actress, who is originally from Detroit, has been on the scene for sometime and we are happy she is returning so strong. While this single feels classic, we are skeptical about radio’s acceptance.
This tune feels like you have heard it before but not in that overly repetitive way like the radio. She lets the groove breathe but then fills in the silence with sexy vocals and compelling lyrics. In this song, she expresses a lot of the hurt feelings that many women have regarding relationships gone wrong. She ends the song with some good advice to me. In short, recognize when you have a good woman and appreciate her.
We really hope this is the one that puts this sister over the top. We’re on board and look forward to more.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, this vocal power house started singing in her uncle’s baptist church and at the age of 11 began recording behind various artists such as Simply Red.
Signed to Warner Bros. Records as a teenager, her self titled critically acclaimed debut album released in late 1999 spanned two “Billboard” singles. Terry was also featured on the remix version of Eric Benet’s “Spend My Life” record, helping it reach #1 on Billboard. She was also featured on the duet “Remarkable” with R&B sensation Jaheim on his double-platinum album “Ghetto Love.”
Terry has contributed songs featured in various films, TV and movie soundtracks. A few of note: “Bait,” “Rush Hour,” “Legally Blonde” (featured along side the Black Eye Peas), “Not Easily Broken,” “The L Word,” “Cheetah Girls 3,” ”Cover,” and “Deliver Us From Eva.” Terry made her screen debut in “Deliver Us From Eva” playing Valerie and performing a stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace,” and worked with Raphael Saadiq on a song that was featured in the film and on the aligning soundtrack. Most recently, Terry co-wrote and performed the theme song for the NBC show “The Playboy Club” and was featured on 2 songs featured in the series. Once again with Black Eye Peas frontman Will.i.am, Terry was featured on the international underground smash “Lay Me Down” from his “Lost Change” album.
Through interviews with members of the original group, family, friends and colleagues Unsung will chronicle the rise and fall of Debarge, arguably Motown’s most successful group of the 1980s. From their deep roots in their mother’s Pentecostal church, to their signing with the fabled Motown label as Berry Gordy’s unabashed reincarnation of the Jacksons, and their subsequent descent into sibling rivalry and drug abuse that ultimately led to their break-up, we’ll re-discover this immensely talented family whose influence still resonates in the music of artists as varied as Babyface Edmonds, P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige and Ashanti.