40 years ago this month, Roy Buchanan released the second album of the three-record stint he did with Atlantic Records in the ‘70s.
Three years ago today, Christine McVie was the recipient of one of the most prestigious awards in the British music industry: the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rap love stories don’t come much more famous than the one between Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G., but it was a romance that was cut all too short as a result of Biggie’s murder. It’s been 20 years since that fateful day, but it’s all still fresh in Evans’s mind, hence the release of THE KING & I, a 25-track effort that tells the Faith & Biggie story with the help of some previously-unreleased material from Biggie’s vault, along with guest appearances from – among others – Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Snoop Dogg.
Stax Records turns the big 6-0 this year, which is an anniversary well worth celebrating, so we’ve teamed up with the fine folks from the Concord Music Group in order to pay tribute to Soulsville, USA in a big way.
This grand celebration kicks off tomorrow with the release of 10 new best-of collections from 12 of the biggest names in Stax Records’ history. Who’s in the mix? We’re glad you asked, because it gives us the perfect opportunity to tell you!
37 years ago this week, Roberta Flack entered the chart with the one of the final duets she recorded with her frequent vocal collaborator Donny Hathaway.
Break out the champagne: it’s been 35 years since Bootsy Collins released the album that would prove to be his final full-length outing for Warner Brothers.
Looking back at that opening line, we should probably clarify – even though we’d like to hope that it’s self-explanatory – that the champagne is to toast the anniversary of the album’s release rather than Collins’ subsequent departure from the label. After all, you can take one look at his outfit on the album cover and know with complete certainty that nobody enjoys saying goodbye to Bootsy. The guy is a one-man party.