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Mint Condition Christmas 2015

Mint Condition Christmas (2015)

Once upon a time there were great funk/R&B bands like Earth Wind & Fire, The Meters, War, Kool & The Gang, Slave, and numerous others who constantly broke down musical barriers. The musicality of these units was superior – they could rock or funk out as easily as they could […]

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James Mtume 2015

James Mtume (2015)

Philadelphia born percussionist James Mtume has done something unique in the music business: he has had a successful career while preserving his integrity. A successful session man, songwriter, bandleader, and producer, Mtume bowed out of the music business in the mid-’80s, when he felt the quality and history of R&B […]

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Maysa Leak 2015

Maysa (2015)

There are very few singers on the contemporary scene who have a unique, instantly identifiable vocal sound; there are even fewer who have the stylistic range to encompass both Jazz and R&B in their performances. Grammy-nominated Soul/Jazz diva Maysa, who celebrates her 20th year as a solo recording artist this year, marks that […]

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Van Hunt 2015

Van Hunt (2015)

Van Hunt, a Dayton, Ohio-born musician, made his way to Atlanta where he drew acclaim for his production efforts and crafty songwriting, featured on recordings by such diverse artists as Dionne Farris, Rahsaan Patterson, and Cree Summer as well as the platinum-selling soundtrack, Love Jones. His own self-titled debut album arrived in 2004, instantly […]

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Soulperfreesia 2015

Soulpersona & Princess Freesia (2015)

Soulpersona is musician, producer, remixer, arranger and founder of the Digisoul label. From the well received underground success of his debut Soulacoaster album, SoulP has gone on to produce and release the highly acclaimed “The Lapdancer” a concept album starring Princess Freesia as her alter ego Avalon Lexus. SoulP has […]

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Soul Parlor 2015

SoulParlor (2015)

SoulParlor is a German based production and DJ collective consisting of Frank Jensen and Tobias Müller. Through their own releases, several remixes and two long-time club residencies in the Rhine-Main-area the guys have made their mark throughout Germany, Philadelphia, New York, London and Berlin. They were involved in almost all […]

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Imani Hutton 2015

Imani (2015)

Imani is a singer/songwriter/drummer from Maryland. Her writing and singing flourished while attending Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL. While observing music from many artists she found that most of it did not come from a heartfelt place. She felt there needed to be a change in the lyrics and that […]

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Bettye Lavette 2015

Bettye LaVette (2015)

Betty Jo Haskins was born January 29,1946, in Muskegon, Michigan. The family moved to Detroit when she was six years old. Her parents sold corn liquor and her living room was oft-times visited by The Soul Stirrers, The Blind Boys of Mississippi, and many other traveling gospel groups of the day. […]

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Bill Laswell 2015

Bill Laswell (2015)

Over the course of some three decades, visionary bassist-producer Bill Laswell has been one of the most prolific and restlessly creative forces in contemporary music. A sound conceptualist who has always been a step ahead of the curve, he has put his inimitable stamp on nearly 3,000 recording projects by […]

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The SOS Band 2014

The S.O.S. Band (2014)

The S.O.S. Band hit with a two-million-selling single, “Take Your Time (Do It Right),” their first time out, before having several hit singles written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The Atlanta, GA-borne band was started in 1977, when keyboardist/vocalist Jason Bryant, saxophonists Billy Ellisand Willie “Sonny” Killebrew, […]

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