Putumayo's newest release, Rhythm & Blues, features first generation soul legends & rising stars of the retro R&B revival. Scheduled for release on February 9th. it's the labels first album exclusively dedicated to the genre. The 60's and 70s rhythm & blues of the Four Tops, Otis Redding and the Supremes, among others, became a global phenomenon & has inspired a new generations of artists who are reviving the classic soul sound.
Reaching mainstream popularity in the 1950s rhythm & blues sprung from rugged roots of blues & gospel music, pairing soulful vocal with pop sensibilities. While in recent years R&B has been more closely associated with rap & hip hop, legends & young artist are recreating the sound & mood of the genre's glory days.
New Orleans is the birthplace of R&B & on Rhythm & Blues Crescent City legends Snooks Eaglin, Irma Thomas & Rockie Charles join other generation soul artists Lavelle White, The emotions & Sam Moore (of the classic soul duo Sam & Dave} Moore unites generations in a collaboration with Keb' Mo' & Angie Stone on the Willie Dixon penned Howlin Wolf classic, "Wang Dang Doodle" a track produced by Randy Jackson.
Rhythm & Blues features songs by other contemporary artists including British musician James Hunter, who blends intricate guitar licks with an Otis Redding like wail on "Til Your Fool Comes Home" "On" "100 Days 100 Nights." Sharon Jones & The Dap King's deliver a deeply stirring performance that reflects the pain of the lyrics. The Quantic Soul Orchestra mixes rhythm & blues with elements of reggae & Latin jazz in their cover of the Marion Black classic "Who Knows." Jazz & blues vocalist Catherine Russell & New York collective Cracked Ice round out this collection of rhythm & blues that is "guaranteed to make you feel good."
Rhythm & Blues is the newest addition to Putumayo's successful American music series, which includes American Blues, New Orleans, Women of Jazz & Mississippi Blues. Many of the featured artists are available for interviews. For more info on this & other Putumayo releases vist www.putumayo.com
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Those songs, the ones that get stuck in your head. You hear them on commercials or on a tv show, some times during sporting events. You start liking them & if your like me, you catch some lyrics and google them to see if you can find the song & the artist that performs it. After that you might then start trying to find the artist work & it introduces you to new music that otherwise you might have missed out on.
It is a great marketing tool now that you can't find a real music channel anywhere on tv. Even MTV has finally given up on the facade and is taking music television off their logo. A way to get your music out to a mass audience you might otherwise not have found. Even i never listen to music on the radio anymore, now that I own a mp3 player that holds more music than i could ever listen to. If my radio is on it's sports talk, or sports themselves.
Below is a small list of songs you might have heard a million times & still have no idea who sings it. If you don't, go over to amazon and see if you recognize any of them & maybe have 1 or 2 of them stuck in your head all day.
Yes it's that time again. 2 teams battling it out on the field. Commercials paying the big bucks to advertise.(it really is the only time i watch them cuz you know, they're funny) Making all those snacks & still ordering pizza. Side bets throughout the game. It's almost like a national holiday. ( i have the same food hangover)
Time was when my favorite team use to at least contend for it, but that seems many years ago & i am getting old, so maybe my memories fading. This year I'll be rooting for the Saints. They are my second favorite team, one who you almost can't help but root for. The half time show is The Who, brilliant for us aging baby boomers ( talking about my generation)
So cook up, fan up, money up & I'll meet you there. GO SAINTS