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Eugene Wilde 2009

Eugene Wilde (2009)

Eugene Wilde was another in a string of briefly successful male soul crooners in the mid-80s. While possessing a solid, appealing voice, Wilde was generally stuck (sometimes self-imposed) with uneven, fairly one dimensional material that prevented him from achieving the kind of sustained success that was expected after his quick […]

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Nicki Richards 2009

Nicki Richards (2009)

Nicki Richards is the real deal – a world class singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and performer who brings the sizzle and the thrill back to that rarified realm known as “music beyond category.” Born into a household rich in jazz and the gospel of the Primitive Baptist Church, yet raised […]

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Maysa 2008

Maysa Leak (2008)

While Maysa is no newcomer to the music scene, her ninth solo CD, Motions of Love (Shanachie Entertainment) that boasts cameos by the legendary Stevie Wonder and neo soul crooner Dwele, promises to introduce the veteran soul and smooth jazz vocalist to the widest audience of her career. She first […]

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Susanne Orum 2008

Susanne Orum (2008)

Susanne debuted in 1995 with the girl group Me – She & Her, who won a Grammy for “Best New Danish Act” and had a break through with the song “I Count the Minutes” by Diane Warren. Susanne lives in Copenhagen and besides working on her own music, she’s contributed […]

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Fatback Band 2008

Fatback Band / Bill Curtis (2008)

In a time where many of the great rhythm-and-blues acts from the past seem to be fading fast into touring ghost band status, The Fatback Band has managed to hang tight with many of its founding members still on board, still on the clock, and still keeping the funk alive. […]

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RIP Gerald LeVert

LeVert II (2007)

The mid 80’s and 90’s were great years for R&B/Soul music and produced some of the most beloved and talented male groups. And during that time, one of the most successful and endearing powerhouses was the R&B trio LeVert. Formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1984, LeVert was a dominant force […]

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Ronnie McNeir 2007

Ronnie McNeir (2007)

What do Smokey Robinson, Teena Marie, The Four Tops, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendrick, Kim Weston, L.J. Reynolds, Kirk Whalum, Rena Scott, Rene & Angela, Carrie Lucas, and Theo Peoples have in common? Well, Ronnie McNeir has produced, recorded with, written for, and/or played keyboards behind this all-star soul list and […]

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