August 16, 1988 |
Hundreds of youths barged into a soul music concert without paying and went on to loot shops, rob bus and subway passengers and shower riot police with rocks and bottles, police said. Nine people were arrested and one subway passenger was taken to the hospital with facial cuts, but no serious injuries were reported in the Sunday night melee in west London, police said.
December 9, 2011 |
Since she was a teenager, Long Beach resident Darma Elofson has considered herself a mod, part of a stylish subculture with roots in 1960s Britain that set itself apart from motorcycle-jacket-clad rockers. The mod revival that surged stateside and across the Pond in the late 1970s and early '80s introduced devotees like Elofson to its tenets of soul music, Italian scooters, and — above all — sharp dressing. "Typically, as a mod, your shirt would be buttoned up," she says. "It's a clean-cut kind of thing, nice and neat, '60s style.
October 20, 1989 |
The recent trend in Jamaican music has been toward hedonistic, less message-oriented "dance-hall" and "lovers rock" sounds. But in its appearance at the Music Machine on Wednesday, the group Foundation eschewed current fads, revitalizing a format that dominated reggae's formative years: the harmony trio. Backed by the tight yet supple, six-piece Creation band, Foundation live was a lot earthier and tougher than it is on record.
November 22, 2001 |
For your favorite pop music fan, consider one or more of these 40 albums. Here's what our reviewers said about them: * FOUR STARS **** BOB DYLAN, "Love and Theft," Columbia. Far more jubilant and entertaining than the stark "Time Out of Mind," full of the thoughtful, provocative and teasing word play that is Dylan's particular pop genius. **** ANGIE STONE, "Mahogany Soul," J.
November 9, 1986 |
Do ya like good music? (Yeah, yeah.) Then Peter Guralnick's new book "Sweet Soul Music" (Harper & Row) is right down your alley, two steps from the blues and just around the corner from the Pentacostal church. Featuring 175 eye-popping photographs, this 438-page oversize paperback may be the best music book of 1986. More than mere scholarly analysis, it's obviously a labor of love.
October 28, 2001 |
It's hard to pinpoint just when gospel music merged with rhythm & blues to create soul music, but there's no question that the glory period for the new style was in the '60s and early '70s, when it helped define the escalating aspirations of black America.
August 15, 1997 |
This six-disc boxed set is a knockout, a collection that is frequently as inspired as the soul music it salutes--and the fun begins with the packaging. The multicolor box is patterned after the compact cases that teenagers in the '50s and '60s used to store their 45s or carry them to a friend's house. In the same nostalgic tradition, the discs are made to look like old 45s, complete with logos that resemble some of the famous soul labels, including Motown and Stax.
December 28, 2012 |
There are two works that illustrate the range of Fontella Bass' singing power. One is a gut-busting soul cry, “Rescue Me,” a propellant R&B banger from 1965 that became Bass' signature. The other, equally vital, is a nine-minute thrill ride, “Theme de Yoyo,” which drives funk and boundary-busting jazz through one instrumental climax after another on the classic 1970 album “Les Stances a Sophie” from the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Any appreciation of Bass, who died at 72 in her hometown of St. Louis on Wednesday, must first acknowledge these two pieces of music.
October 6, 1988 |
From the 4/4 Motown back-beat driving the opening selections through the note-perfect, symphonic soul version of "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" during the encore, the group Was (Not Was) paid homage to--and sardonically tweaked--25 years of R&B dance styles during its hourlong set at the Whisky on Tuesday. The 11-piece ensemble recalled George Clinton's Parliament-Funkadelic thang but in a soul classicist vein.
May 20, 1990 |
Yes, Lisa Stansfield is white. And yes, she does sing soul music--very well. So, what's the big deal? "That's what I want to know," Stansfield, 24, said during a recent interview in a hotel restaurant here. "If you are a soul singer, you are a soul singer. If you are a heavy-metal singer, then you are a heavy-metal singer. "What's color got to do with it? I don't go around thinking, 'I sing soul music and I'm white.' I just sing the way I feel.