Items tagged with "R&B"

Witch Prophet on “Tesfay” in SXSW Music Video Competition

March 17, 2021 by

360°Sound spoke with Toronto-based queer Ethiopian/Eritrean singer-songwriter Ayo Leilani, better known as Witch Prophet. Her music fuses hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. The music video for the song “Tesfay” is in SXSW’s Music Video Competition. Witch Prophet’s second and most recent album, 2020’s DNA Activation, which she co-produced with her wife Sun Sun, made the shortlist […]

Q&A: Soul-Jazz Singer Tracye Eileen

March 15, 2021 by

360°Sound recently spoke with soul-jazz singer Tracye Eileen. The 59-year-old Chicago native has enjoyed much success since the release of her EP It’s Time in June 2020. The first single, “Now That We’re Here,” went to No. 2 on the UK soul charts and got play on SiriusXM’s Heart & Soul. Her latest single, “Sweeter With […]

CD Junkies: Collector Louis Garcia

January 18, 2021 by

Do you like good music? That sweet soul music Just as long as it’s swingin’ Oh yeah, oh yeah For this installment of 360°Sound’s CD Junkies series, we caught up with soul and R&B aficionado Louis Garcia. The California native, who now resides in North Carolina, runs the Instagram account @record_collector_nc, where he regularly posts […]

Threefer Thanksgiving: Dr. Feelgood

November 29, 2020 by

Not to be confused with the Mötley Crüe hit, Dr. Feelgood were one of the greatest and most popular acts from the UK’s pub rock scene in the ‘70s. Pub rock was essentially back-to-basics roots music that stood in stark contrast to the popular glam and prog rock of the time. A forerunner to punk […]

‘Be Thankful For What You Got’ This Thanksgiving

November 26, 2020 by

Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac Gangsta whitewalls TV antennas in the back You may not have a car at all But remember, brothers and sisters You can still stand tall Just be thankful for what you got Way back in the 1970s, William DeVaughn, a Washington D.C. government worker and aspiring […]

Author on 24-Carat Black’s ‘Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth’

October 30, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with writer/editor/journalist Zach Schonfeld about his forthcoming 33 1/3 book on the influential but underappreciated soul-funk concept album Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth by 24-Carat Black. A longtime favorite of crate diggers and soul aficionados, Ghetto: Misfortune’s Wealth is, as Schonfeld notes in the book, “an album that nobody has heard of but everybody has […]

Q&A: singer/songwriter Hayley Sales

October 22, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with singer/songwriter/actor Hayley Sales. When we spoke with Sales last week, she was wrapping up her 8-date virtual tour, which was streamed live from her parents’ blueberry farm in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where she’s been staying during the pandemic. Sales has finished her first record in a decade, Ricochet, which is […]

Forget-Her-Not: A Tribute to Patrice Rushen

September 30, 2020 by

Happy Birthday, Patrice Rushen! The incredibly talented singer/songwriter/producer turns 66 today. Best known for her string of R&B and dance hits in the late 70s and 80s, Rushen broke down barriers as one of the first women to write, arrange, produce and perform her own work. Although she is technically a one-hit wonder, as “Forget […]

Greatest One-Hit Wonders: 1970

September 19, 2020 by

(Editor’s Note: Please scroll to the end of the list to view the tournament bracket) What a difference 10 years makes. The music of 1970 bears little resemblance to 1960, our last Greatest One-Hit Wonders entry. In 1960, the Beatles were a few years from forever changing popular music, and by April 1970, the Fab […]

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 […]