Items tagged with "interview"

Author Ayanna Dozier on Janet Jackson’s The Velvet Rope

September 6, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with writer, artist, lecturer and curator Ayanna Dozier about her new 33 1/3 book on Janet Jackson’s classic 1997 album The Velvet Rope, which spawned the hits “Together Again,” “I Get Lonely” and “Got ’til It’s Gone.” Dozier is a PhD candidate at McGill University in Montreal. Her dissertation, Mnemonic Aberrations, traces the […]

Q&A: Texas country singer Cory Morrow

August 29, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Texas country singer-songwriter Cory Morrow. A legend in the Lone Star State, Morrow has sold more than 200,000 records independently and placed nearly a dozen songs on the country charts. His biggest hit came in 2001, “Songs We Wish We’d Written,” recorded with friend and fellow Texas country star Pat Green. Since […]

Stockman of Boyz II Men Pt II: Chasing Hits

August 26, 2020 by

This is Part 2 of 360°Sound’s exclusive two-part interview with Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman. In the first part, Stockman talked about his new debut solo album, Foreword. In this part, Stockman reflects on BIIM’s biggest album, II, on its 26th anniversary. He talks about the music industry and how much it has changed since […]

Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman talks new solo album – Part 1

August 25, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with singer/songwriter/producer Shawn Stockman, best known as one third of the massively successful R&B vocal group Boyz II Men. BIIM topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart five times in the ‘90s with classic slow jams like “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You.” The group’s second album, II, released 26 years […]

Q&A: Dominic Solis of garage-folk band Madisons

August 16, 2020 by

360°Sound conducted a socially distanced sit-down interview with Dominic Solis, lead singer and songwriter of the Austin-based eight-piece garage-folk band Madisons. In March, Madisons digitally released their fifth full-length studio album, Better Than I Deserve. Solis said a vinyl release is expected for this winter and a CD will come later. In this interview, Solis, […]

Bassist BrownMark talks new book, Prince – Part 1

August 12, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Mark Brown (aka BrownMark), bassist in Prince’s band, The Revolution, from 1981 to 1986, about his new memoir My Life In The Purple Kingdom (out Sept. 22). Brown played on several classic Prince albums, including Purple Rain. Speaking to us from his home in Atlanta, the 58-year-old Minneapolis native made clear that […]

The Church of Jazz – an interview with author Vaughn Booker

July 16, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Vaughn A. Booker, assistant professor in the Department of Religion, including the Program in African and African American Studies, at Dartmouth College about his new book Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century. The book discusses how jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington […]

Author Maria Sherman Wrote the Book on Boy Bands

July 14, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, author Maria Sherman discusses her new book Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS. The 28-year-old Brooklyn resident has written extensively about music and popular culture for many publications, including Rolling Stone, SPIN, Billboard and Entertainment Weekly. Sherman is currently a senior staff writer for the […]

Reggae Spotlight: Jimi Watusi interview

June 30, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with Jimi Watusi, vocalist, keyboardist, percussionist, producer and songwriter of the long-running Texas-based reggae and world beat group Watusi. Jimi recently returned to his home in Rockwall, near Dallas, from his annual stay in Costa Rica. Every winter for the past six years he’s gone to the west coast of Costa Rica to […]

Q&A: Jazz drummer Daniel Dufour

June 24, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with drummer Daniel Dufour, a fixture on the jazz scene in Austin, Texas. Dufour released his third studio album, Standards, in May. Recorded in a day at Orb Studios in Austin with guitarist Jordan Burchill and bassist Sam Pankey, the album features six standards, among them “All The Things You Are” and […]