An Album and a Song is a semi-weekly series where I pick a favorite album and song from a year (starting in 1960) for your listening pleasure. One rule: The year's album and song can not both come from the same artist. Like many albums at the time, Etta James debut LP, At Last! was more of a compilation of her current singles then an album as we think of it today. Nevertheless, At Last! is [...]
Even as he closes out the South American leg of a new tour with Paul McCartney tonight, guitarist Brian Ray is preparing for a series of solo shows with his sizzling new band the Bayonets. Ray formed the group on a lark with long-time collaborator Oliver Leiber, son of rock legend Jerry Leiber, only to see their debut single "Sucker [...]
You would be hard-pressed to find a greater connection between a song and a performer than the one shared by the late Etta James and her classic "At Last." The song earned her a special Grammy Hall Of Fame award, and the feisty singer fiercely fought for her right to perform it even as her health deteriorated in her later years. But it might surprise you to hear that it was not a big seller for her originally. On the other hand, it was a huge hit for the guy who'd introduced it a couple of decades earlier - [...]
Here's a tasteful edit from LANCE HERBSTRONG , who delicately add Jimi's vocals to PRETTY LIGHTS ' iconic tune. Everyone knows the samples so we won't bore you with those details. Just listen and grab the free download. Like for a free download Here's what the boys had to say about the tune. Last summer, as we were road trippin, we were listening to Pretty Lights. Finally Moving came on and Pete (Peter Di Stefano of Porno For [...]
"A few of your buddies, they sure look shady Blades are long, clenched tight in their fist Aimin' straight at your back And I don't think they'll miss" -- from "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays You may not be able to choose your family, but thank God you can choose your friends, right? Well, that would depend on your skill as a judge of character. The option of picking friends might be a comforting privilege for those bogged down by familial discord and dysfunction, but sadly, the right to choose doesn't always yield [...]
Choosing your favorite love song is no easy task. Do you dig in your memory for that nostalgic gem of teenage tenderness, or stick with the song that soundtracked your last kiss? Which passion do you prefer: gushing exuberance or deep longing? Or perhaps you have a soft spot for cultural impact. I asked my fellow ATG writers to choose their favorite love song of all time and share with the world what makes it THE ONE. Find out what we had to say after the jump. [...]
Today we begin our 2012 Annual Report by recapping the year in news. Since January 1st, the staff of Consequence of Sound has posted over 4,500 news stories, ranging from album and tour announcements to the death of M.C.A. and the trials and tribulations of Pussy Riot. Below, we've put together a timeline highlighting the 100 stories which we felt best defined the year. Each notation includes a brief recap of the story along with a link to the original article and even audio. And since the year isn't quite over yet, we'll continue [...]
Another week, another Trap Dojo, filled with the very best Trap music the internet has to offer. Sorry this post isn't on the usual Tuesday, but it has more than enough banging tunes to make up for it. The first track, a huge remix of the Flux Pavillion and Major Lazer track "Jah No Partial" goes hard, infusing the classic roots reggae vocals over all sorts of wild instrumentals, horns, whistles and drums. The Dojo just wouldn't quite feel right if there wasn't a track by Ookay near the top of the list and he certainly doesn't [...]
We have the sad news to report that Terry Callier, who was widely influential but commercially overlooked, passed away at home yesterday at the age of 67. The Chicago-bred artist's calling card was his ability to deftly blend the sounds of jazz, soul, and folk together with a voice that truly stayed with you. He was a renowned guitar player and was even asked to tour with fellow legends Etta James and Muddy Waters way back when, though his mother forced him to turn down the offers. Callier's career included notable solo albums, particularly during the [...]
Cover It Up: But Take Care Rihanna and Drake. Not the usual Berri-suspects, but their track “I’ll Take Care Of You” from Drake’s 2011 album “Take Care” is, in this case, worth keeping in remand. Rihanna & Drake – I’ll Take Care Of You Download here (Right Click, Save As) Guilty of blasphemy? I will [...]
Wikipedia "I Just Want to Make Love to You" is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters. The song was a major hit, reaching number four on Billboard magazine's Black Singles chart.
PHOTO CREDIT: Music Is My King Size Bed My 3 plus year dream of seeing UK pop-soul chanteuse Paloma Faith finally came true earlier this month on September 11th, 2012 at Joe's Pub in New York City...and what a dream it was. I still can't believe it! Paloma's performance, stage presence and costume far exceeded my expectations. Not only that, but she's a charmer. Then again, if you've
Filed under: The Hit List Getty Images Paternity cases, growing up in the shadow of a famous father, abandonment, childhood abuse: You name it, and these father issues have happened to some of the most all-time famous artists. While some are bizarre, many are traumatic, so with all sensitivity we collected these 13 stories about Adele , Wyclef, Rihanna , Marvin Gaye and more. Click through the gallery below for these shocking [...]
She makes Etta's earthier version sound a bit silly by comparison. Making love with Leela sounds more fun than heavy -- which is a good thing. In terms of high concept projects, this is a no-brainer: Have one of today's top contemporary Soul stylists, Leela James, record music made famous by and in spirit of the legendary R&B singer Etta James. The two vocalists share similar musical personas as proud and stubborn women who artfully express raw emotions. Of course, a straight remake of Etta's songbook would be stale. Etta did them so well that there needs to be [...]
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It's been a good week for mixtapes. First our man Jaycee came through with Eargasms 10, and now Skratch Bastid and The Gaff bring you Soul Sisters, Stand Up!, a [...]
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RAW FUNK EDIT Stalwart of the underground music scene and one half of the DJ duo Fat Camp Bill Brewster gets on the switches for this chugging funk edit of Etta James - download via the Soundcloud Player