Mary – Very – Proud: Late Sixties into Seventies Sister Soul

 When we look back at late 60’s Soul Music in terms of a transitional period that saw the rise of women’s liberation, we know one name in particular: Aretha. True to life, from 1967 through 1974, she sat on multiple thrones. She had major hit singles on both the R&B and Pop charts, critically acclaimed…

Delicious Together: The Delectable Art of the Duet 1952-1973

The other component of Libra season, beyond balance and justice, is relationships and partnerships. Who are your others? Seems a perfect time to round up a bounty of the beauty of the duet. The call & response between two players on Vinyl goes further back that Vinyl itself of course, as singing is basically the…

Sugar Town Soulful Strut: Pride Party Playlist Part 2

I remember as I sat at Po’Shines for my Birthday Dinner with DJ Action Slacks that I realized that I bought a huge quantity of records from 1965-67 for Sugar Town’s Pride Party. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Golden Summer of Motown, for some reason my tingle went to that time period and the…