R&B

Whitney Houston (Arista, 1985)

Best Sellers From The ’80s: Whitney Houston’s Debut Album

(Note: Whitney Houston died Saturday, Feb. 11 at age 48.) Though she brought inimitable talent, strong pedigree and the enthusiasm of Clive Davis to her first recording sessions, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Whitney Houston[/lastfm] initially wasn’t of interest […]

02/12/2012

The Man Himself, 2005 (Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown)

Rock Flashback: Don Cornelius Is Dead and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself

The year is 1974. I am 14 years old, growing up in a lily-white farm community in southern Wisconsin. Yet every Saturday, I can be found up in my room, tuned to Soul Train. I […]

02/02/2012

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Last.fm Trends: D’Angelo Makes A Sweet Return

As hiatuses go it’s impressive, but after 12 years D’Angelo looks to be breaking his silence. With YouTube videos of new tracks circulating, fans are hearing their first new material since 2000. Today Last.fm Trends […]

01/30/2012

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Last.fm Trends: The Listeners Pour In For Etta James

The news that album sales for Etta James have leapt 378% in the last week comes as fans both old and new revisit her most famous works after her death. Since January 20, celebrities and […]

01/26/2012

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Legendary Blues And R&B Singer Etta James Passes Away At 73

Etta James Photo Gallery Sad news in the music world today, CNN reports that legendary singer [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Etta James[/lastfm] has passed away at the age of 73 in a hospital in Riverside, according to her friend […]

01/20/2012

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Free MP3 Of The Day: Fitz & The Tantrums, “Don’t Gotta Work It Out (Live)”

Our friends at MP3.com recently relaunched their site, and to celebrate we’re helping them give away some fantastic new songs for free! Today, we’re featuring a live version of “‘t Gotta Work It Out” from […]

07/01/2011