Posts Tagged ‘Soul Music’

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

Teen Idol Frankie Lymon’s Tragic Rise and Fall Tells the Truth About 1950s America | Smithsonian

The mirage of the singer’s soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at home By Jeff MacGregor That voice! Those apple cheeks! Arms wide, head back, he radiates joy, even in antique black and white. That beautiful soprano flying high, talent and presence and just enough ham to sell it all. And it was […]


Put You On: Leon Bridges

Put You On: Leon Bridges

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) It all started with the iPhone commercial seen below. I tried to Shazam the song everything time I saw the commercial to no avail. Being that I am a man of action, I did what a person of action would do and headed to Google to find out whose song that […]


Put You On: Lianne La Havas

Put You On: Lianne La Havas

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) I first came across the immensely talented Lianne La Havas via the indispensable WNYC last September. The voice, sound and style of the young folk/soul songstress were quite simply arresting. Think Lauren Hill mixed with Sade with the jazz inflections and British swag of Amy Winehouse and you have Lianne La […]

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