James Brown recorded “The Boss” for the Black Caesar soundtrack in 1973. Larry Cohen directed the movie that starred former football star Fred Williamson as the head of a Black crime syndicate. Brown’s theme song was quickly recognized for its funky guitar and ostentatious horns that fit Williamson’s gait, statusContinue Reading

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Stevie Wonder’s A Time To Love was his first album in a decade having previously released Conversation Peace in 1995. The album’s buzz was created with the lead single “What’s The Fuss” that featured Prince on drums and En Vogue on backing vocals. Wonder’s politics and penchant for love wereContinue Reading

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Raphael Saadiq’s 2002 Instant Vintage was his first full-length album as a solo artist. He had already spent a decade as one-third of the successful R&B trio Tony! Toni! Toné! with his brother and cousin.  Singles like “Feels Good,” “Whatever You Want” and “Anniversary” made his honey-toned voice a sourceContinue Reading

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