Stream the “Complete” John Coltrane Playlist: A 94-Hour Journey Through 700+ Transformative Tracks | Open Culture

Josh Jones, Open Culture In a contrarian take on the legacy of John Coltrane on the 50th anniversary of his death last year, Zack Graham at GQ did not recommend Giant Steps nor A Love Supreme nor Blue Train nor My Favorite Things as the most important album in the artist’s career, but a record […]

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REVIEW: Aretha Franklin’s Soul-Stirring “Amazing Grace” Documentary Soars Into the Divine | Good Black News

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. Featured Image Before reading, please understand the deep degree to which I am an Aretha Franklin fan. I have been in rapture since I was a teen grooving to “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” “Think,” and, of […]

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The Women Behind The Songs: Jessie Mae Robinson | NPR

MEREDITH OCHS, NPR Jessie Mae Robinson’s songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists, from Louis Jordan to Lana Del Rey. Courtesy of the Robinson family. Featured Image Many may know Wanda Jackson’s 1960s hit “Let’s Have a Party,” or even the versions performed by Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley, but most will not recognize […]

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Colorlines Favorites of 2018: The Power and Pain of ‘Whitney’ | Colorlines The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite shows, books, hashtags, movies and more of 2018. Here, senior editorial director Akiba Solomon explains why you should watch the definitive Whitney Houston documentary, even if you aren't a fan.

The Colorlines team is sharing our favorite shows, books, hashtags, movies and more of 2018. Here, senior editorial director Akiba Solomon explains why you should watch the definitive Whitney Houston documentary, even if you aren’t a fan.

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Black Owned Music Venues | AFRO

Nyame-Kye Kondo, AFRO With the D.C. fall art season in full swing, Black musicians and patrons alike are getting amped for a chilly season made warm by good music. Historically known for its soulful vibes, the development of Go-Go and hardcore punk music, Washington D.C. has a legacy of Black musical excellence. One important aspect […]

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Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock Pen an Open Letter to the Next Generation of Artists | Nest HQ Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock have been friends for over forty years. In the pursuit of their art, they’ve shattered boundaries previously believed unbreakable, they’ve revolutionized the concept of innovation, and have chosen to make the endeavor of living compassionately and courageously the center of their lives.

Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock have been friends for over forty years. In the pursuit of their art, they’ve shattered boundaries previously believed unbreakable, they’ve revolutionized the concept of innovation, and have chosen to make the endeavor of living compassionately and courageously the center of their lives.

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