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Lizzo Doesn’t Bring The Party, She Is The Party On Cuz I Love You

Lizzo came to make a joyful noise. One listen to Cuz I Love You will make you wish you were having anywhere near as much fun, while filled to the brim with as much confidence, as Lizzo.The singer’s sophomore album is an ambitious one, in which she (purposefully and fearlessly) evokes the late Aretha Franklin’s vocal style, reaching for the highs and lows, the seriousness mixed with self-knowing humor, the growls and vibrato. She drops a lot more f-bombs than Aretha would, but she does so while...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Justin Bieber, Party, Redding, Lizzo, Otis Redding, Franklin, Missy Elliott, Jerome, Aretha

Soul Serenade: The Soul Children, “The Sweeter He Is”

We’ve heard about one-hit wonders and even no-hit wonders but what about groups that had multiple hits and still manage to be forgotten when people talk about classic soul? The Soul Children recorded for Stax Records at the height of the label’s popularity, they had three Top 10 pop hits, and they were mentored by the legendary songwriting/producing team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter. And yet they’re often not even part of the discussion of the glory days at Stax. Hayes and Porter put the Soul...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, West, Colbert, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Atlantic Records, Stax Records, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, Bennett, Porter, Otis Redding, Del Rios, Hayes, Sam Dave

Hannibal Lokumbe: Always Go With the Feeling

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu For the past three years, composer/trumpeter/raconteur/poet/community activist/force of nature Hannibal Lokumbe has served as a composer-in-residence with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the auspices of Music Alive, a program which New Music USA administers in partnership with the League of American Orchestras. The culmination of this residency is Hannibal’s massive oratorio Healing Tones, which at the end of March ...
Tags: Japan, Texas, London, Berlin, New York City, Africa, Religion, Atlanta, Rome, Jimi Hendrix, Soul, Brooklyn, United States, South Dakota, Tennessee, Community

Sarah Hyland Shares Texts, Photos of Wells’ Support After Second Transplant

Love in the making! Sarah Hyland celebrated Valentine’s Day with boyfriend Wells Adams by reflecting on how he supported her during her second kidney transplant. Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams’ Sweetest Quotes About Their Romance “The beginning of us @wellsadams,” the Modern Family star, 28, captioned a Wednesday, February 14, Instagram Story screenshot of texts exchanged between the couple in September 2017. “This was when I went in to surgery for my second transplant.” In the messages, ...
Tags: Religion, Facetime, Vampire Academy, Sarah, US Weekly, Adams, Otis Redding, Wells, Hyland, Sarah Hyland, Wells Adams, Instagram Story, Sarah Hyland Wells Adams, MUSIC CELEBS, Otis Blue

You Can Feel the Venue's Heartbeat on Every Page of 'Showtime at the Apollo'

None When, where, and how do we best measure the national pulse of an "American" music? What is it about a place, a stage, a literal and figurative platform for the American dream of musical success that brings people back to perform, to watch, to believe in the potential of making a permanent connection? Our food, our language, and so much of who we are as a functioning society has been expressed through the pulse of our immigrant sensibility. We have plucked banjos and bowed fiddles at the Ry...
Tags: Feature, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin, New York City, America, Barack Obama, James Brown, Fox, New Jersey, Showtime, Broadway, Paul Mccartney, Manhattan, Philadelphia, Music History

'Go Ahead in the Rain' Artfully Melds the Many Parts of a Tribe Called Quest's Backstory

None As I write this review, I'm listening to "Award Tour" and nodding my head like I'm front row for A Tribe Called Quest's 1993 Arsenio Hall performance under lavender stage lights. I discovered Tribe in a different world than Hanif Abdurraqib: not in Columbus, Ohio, but Akron; not on cassette tape, but a Greatest Hits CD stolen from the public library; not as a black teenager realizing that Tribe's jazz-imbued hip-hop is acceptable to play at home, but as a white 15-year-old suddenly on a mi...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Book Review, Hip-hop, New Orleans, Donald Trump, Leonard Cohen, Akron, Anderson Paak, COLUMBUS Ohio, Otis Redding, Lucy Pearl, Muhammad, Tribe, Rodney King

50 years ago, these were the No. 1 albums and music singles of 1969

In 1969 you either bought your music on black plastic circles and used a needle to scratch sounds out of the vinyl, heard it on the airwaves, most likely on a lo-fi AM radio, or, if you were lucky, saw your favorite bands and musicians live in concert. The best-selling album of the year, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” plateaued at No. 4 on the charts, but that’s probably because the 10 albums that made it to the top were more uniformly solid, nearly all of them still considered classics....
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Elvis Presley, Lodi, Charles Manson, Cher, Beatles, Diana Ross, Romeo, Ross, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant

Aretha Franklin: Context, Intersectionality, and the Rock Canon

None Let's face it, the established canon of popular music, especially from the mid-20th century on, is dominated by rock and white male artists: the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. How does Aretha Franklin fit into this canon, and what challenges can she pose to it, as one of the few women of color whom it has unequivocally embraced? Franklin fits within a prescribed framework of artists of color and female artists, as tied to specific contexts, including social mov...
Tags: Feature, Music, Aretha Franklin, Time, Beach Boys, US, Jerusalem, America, Jimi Hendrix, Atlantic, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Brian Wilson, Blues, Elvis Presley, R&B

United States: "Hard[ship] To Handle"? - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Otis Redding and the Black Crowes may have proclaimed themselves "hard to handle now," but thanks to recent guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), hardship distributions from 401(k) plans are a bit less hard to handle, now.
Tags: News, United States, Stewart, Otis Redding, Internal Revenue Service IRS, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak

Music Gifts for the Holidays

As someone who writes on classic rock, pop, soul and jazz for The Wall Street Journal, I'm the recipient of an enormous amount of music CDs, vinyl, videos and books. Here are my favorites that you might like as well as gifts for friends, family or yourself this holiday season: Bob Dylan—More Blood, More Tracks, The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 (Columbia/Legacy). Based on Bob Dylan's official bootleg output from Columbia in recent years, one could fairly assume the folk-rock Verrazzano-Narrows Bridg...
Tags: New York, London, Nbc, Minneapolis, Montana, India, John Lennon, HMV, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix, Yoko Ono, Atlantic, Britain, Bob Dylan, House, New Jersey

What To Get The Dude In Your Life Who Likes Music Too Much

The trick to gifting a music fanatic is giving them something that enhances their music experience, because trying to get them music they'll like is incredibly difficult. Luckily, it takes a lot of stuff to have an amazing experience listening to music. Ahead we have suggestions to make listening to and loving music better for any and all music lovers in your life. But especially the hard to shop for ones! A true music completest likes to have everything, so the deep music nerd in your life sh...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Memphis, Bose, Bay, Springsteen, Otis Redding, Recording Academy, Hard Rock Cafe, Don Hunstein, New Taylor, Isaac Hayes Precious Precious Amazon Stax, Uncommon Goods Music IQ Party, Innovative Technologies

John Legend Steals the Show With Surprise ‘Dock’-ing at BMI Country Awards

John Legend, lately seen as Jesus, took on the role of another king of kings Tuesday night: Otis Redding. He electrified the room at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville by appearing for a climactic surprise performance of “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” a song that by the performing rights organization’s calculations has […]
Tags: News, Jay Z, Nashville, Jesus, John Legend, Bmi, Steve Cropper, Otis Redding, Luke Combs

The Number Ones: Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, Otis Redding, The Number Ones

Album Review: ‘Stax ’68: A Memphis Story’

A compilation containing every single (a.k.a. 7” or 45) released by a record company in a given time frame is an unpromising prospect. The law of averages dictates that even the greatest labels will bat .500 at best — witness the exhaustive and exhausting multi-volume “Complete Motown Singles” collections — and even a small, stylistically […]
Tags: Reviews, Stax Records, Otis Redding, Memphis Story

Can You Guess What Word This Post Is About?

Otis Redding wrote about it. Aretha Franklin sang about it. Clients talk about it. Employers hope their employees have it. It’s a seven-letter word that starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and ends with the 20th. It’s an... [Author: billiesucher]
Tags: Careers, Otis Redding, Franklin

Soul Serenade: Stax ’68 – A Memphis Story

Stax Records was in a bad place as 1968 began. Otis Redding, the label’s biggest star, had been killed in a plane crash in a Wisconsin lake on December 10, 1967, just as he was poised on the brink of superstardom. Also killed in the crash were four members of Redding’s backing band, the Bar-Kays. Also at the end of 1967, Atlantic Records was sold to Warner Brothers. Atlantic had been distributing Stax records since 1965 under the terms of a deal struck between Stax co-founder Jim Stewart and Atl...
Tags: Music, New York, Atlantic, Clint Eastwood, Wisconsin, Redding, Martin Luther King, Memphis, King, South, Bell, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Bay, Atlantic Records

Eric Church surprises fans with a special acoustic set to close day one of Ohana in Dana Point

Ohana Festival, the three-day event curated by Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, returned to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point on Friday for a third year and it was filled with surprises. It was a bit overcast and warm when doors opened early Friday afternoon, but that didn’t stop hundreds of fans from leaving work early or calling in sick and pouring into the sprawling beach-side venue early. Those who were first in the gates were treated to a warm, ukulele welcome by Vedder himself on the main s...
Tags: Music, Church, Beck, Norah Jones, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Music Festivals, Seattle, Orange County, Eddie, DOE, Bob Seger, Interpol

ASAP Rocky Covers Otis Redding & Performs “Praise The Lord” with Skepta

Many artists have made their way down under for the Listen Out Festival taking place in Sydney and Brisbane, Australia this weekend. Before taking to the big stage in a few days, A$AP Rocky and Skepta appeared on triple J’s Like a Version. The A$AP Mob leader and London MC performed their TESTING standout “Praise The Lord (Da Shine).” Rocky also delivered quite a bonus performance, covering Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of The Bay” classic. Backed by a live band, watch Pretty Flacko n...
Tags: London, Sydney, Jazz, Asap Rocky, Otis Redding, AP Rocky, Brisbane Australia, Skepta, Performances, Lord Da Shine Rocky

Watch A$AP Rocky Cover “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”

A$AP Rocky has been busy since releasing his latest album Testing in May, collaborating with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, YG and Blood Orange. But today, A$AP took a break to revisit an old favorite. He covered Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Ap, Asap Rocky, Bay, Otis Redding, Skepta, AP Rocky Cover

Soul Serenade: Aretha Franklin, “I Say a Little Prayer”

I’m back. I was happy to have a couple of weeks to recharge my batteries in terms of writing this column but enough is enough. I had many ideas that I wanted to write about while I was on my short sabbatical but then Aretha Franklin passed on and I knew that there could only be one subject for my first column back … the Queen of Soul. I’ve written about Aretha before in this column, three times in regard to her own records and many more times in passing while writing about another artist. There’...
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, David, Atlantic, Buffalo, Detroit, Memphis, Columbia, Columbia Records, Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Ken Shane, Soul Serenade, Sam Cooke, Atlantic Records, Warwick, Dionne Warwick

Aretha Franklin funeral: stars pay tribute to Queen of Soul – live video

Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande are among those paying tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who died earlier this month at the age of 76Aretha Franklin sold more than 75m records in her lifetime and won 18 Grammy awards. After signing with Atlantic in 1966 she had an extraordinary run of singles including her cover of Otis Redding’s Respect, I Say a Little Prayer and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, Culture, Atlantic, Ariana Grande, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, Franklin, Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Presidents, pop stars join in epic farewell to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

By JEFF KAROUB The Associated Press DETROIT — Former presidents and preachers joined a parade of pop stars Friday in a singing, hip-swaying, piano-pounding farewell to Aretha Franklin, remembering the Queen of Soul as a powerful force for musical and political change and a steadfast friend. In a send-off both grand and personal, an all-star lineup of mourners filled the same Detroit church that hosted Rosa Parks’ funeral and offered prayers, songs and dozens of tributes. Guests included former P...
Tags: Music, New York, Celebrities, News, Aretha Franklin, Funeral, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Obituaries, Ariana Grande, Bill Clinton, Elton John, Jesus

Props To The Lexicographers: How Aretha Franklin Got A Citation In the OED

Ben Zimmer recounts how he traced the origin of the slang word “props” to Aretha’s version of the hit “Respect” (not Otis Redding’s original) – and convinced the gatekeepers of The Oxford English Dictionary to give the Queen of Soul her due.
Tags: Art, Words, Otis Redding, Ben Zimmer, 08.27.18

Frances de Pontes Peebles's Playlist for Her Novel "The Air You Breathe"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Frances de Pontes Peebles' epic novel The Air You Breathe is a lyrical and moving book of friendship and samba. Kirkus wrote of the book: "Samba music and its allure beats beneath...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Adele, David, Portugal, Brazil, Fleetwood Mac, Miranda, Kirkus, Tom, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Carnegie Hall, Sal, Otis Redding, Pimenta, Vargas

How Aretha Franklin Turned Otis Redding’s “Respect” Into a Civil Rights and Feminist Anthem

“R-E-S-P-E-C-T…” You know the rest. When R&B legend Otis Redding, who wrote and first recorded “Respect,” heard Aretha Franklin’s version of the song, he reportedly said, “well, I guess it’s that girl’s song now.” Aretha didn’t just cover Redding’s song, she “flipped the script,” notes The Washington Post video above, turning his call for entitlement into a demand for empowerment and creating a feminist and civil rights anthem. She changed the lyrics to suit her, spelled it out in the ch...
Tags: Google, Post, Music, Supreme Court, College, Aretha Franklin, New York Times, David Ritz, Redding, Facebook Twitter, Otis Redding, Erma, Franklin, Carolyn, Josh Jones, Aretha

Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ Became A Rallying Cry For Musicians Seeking Royalties

It’s been played more than 70 million times, and Franklin saw exactly none of the royalties because it was written by Otis Redding. “Every time the song is played on the radio, Mr. Redding’s estate — he died in a 1967 plane crash — has been paid.” That’s a rallying cry to make copyright law work both for writers and for artists.
Tags: Art, Music, Aretha Franklin, Redding, Otis Redding, Franklin, 08.17.18

The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 18, 2018

Hay Bales in Golden Hour (Ohio 2016) The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: August 18, 2018 Rest in Peace to the Queen of Soul… From “The Church of Aretha Franklin” by Michael Eric Dyson at the New York Times: Just the mention of Aretha Franklin’s name conjured transcendent sonic fury. She came to it honestly. Her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, was one of the most storied preachers of his day. His rhetorical genius made its way onto dozens of recordings that were treasured possessions in many bla...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, Washington, Aretha Franklin, Religion, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, New York Times, Netherlands, Davis, Belgium, Catholic Church, Jesus, Peta, Detroit, Christ

‘Respect,’ indeed: Aretha flipped Otis Redding’s song into epic anthem

The 1965 original focused on a man asking his woman for some respect after he worked a long, hard day. But a young Aretha Franklin flipped the track in 1967, recording one of the most celebrated cover songs ever released.
Tags: Music, News, Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Nation, Obituaries, Otis Redding, Nation & World

The Eternal Radicalism Of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”

Aretha Franklin’s "Respect" is eternal. Anyone born after its release in 1967 might assume the song had existed since the Big Bang; it's the kind of music that you cannot pinpoint hearing for the first time because it sounds like it’s always been there. But if you were alive and listening to the radio the … More »
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, Sounding Board, Otis Redding, Franklin

‘Queen Of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies At 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance ...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Aretha Franklin, Time, Alabama, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Ap, Atlantic, Stephen Sondheim, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Mick Jagger, Smokey Robinson, Associated Press