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Bruce Williamson Jr., a Latter-Day Temptation, Dies at 49
A gospel music prodigy as a child, Mr. Williamson went on to sing with the Motown group for nearly a decade. He died of the coronavirus.
Bruce Alan Williamson Jr. was born on Sept. 29, 1970, in Los Angeles. His father was a long-haul truck driver. His mother worked as a charter bus driver and sang in the choir at Magnolia Missionary B… [+1055 chars]
Steven Kurutz
2020-09-15 23:27:29




50 Years Ago, They Did Something Rare in Gospel: Tied Music to Protest
The Voices of East Harlem went from community stages to the Isle of Wight Festival, blending the soul-cleansing power of Christian songs with R&B, funk and rock on “Right On Be Free.”
The group went on to record two singles in 1972 for Elektra produced by Donny Hathaway, and made two more albums for the indie label Just Sunshine, which were reissued in 2017 by the United Kingdom-b… [+1262 chars]
Robert M. Marovich
2020-09-13 13:19:02




TV tonight: how the American South's gospel music morphed into Motown
Martha Reeves and Mavis Staples are among those interviewed in this first episode on the soul singing that launched its black stars to commercial success. Plus: the BBC Proms. Here’s what to watch tonight Continue reading...
Soul America 9.30pm, BBC Four You either have it, or you dont and this three-part series tells the story of how it came to be: soul music. Narrated by the Brand New Heavies singer Carleen Anderson … [+2749 chars]
Ammar Kalia, Ellen E Jones, Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett
2020-09-04 05:00:16




‘He's staring into my soul’: how Phil Collins made teenagers YouTube stars
The Williams twins from Gary, Indiana have gone viral by posting their reactions to rock classics. It all started with a drum fillRock’n’roll stars have for years paid tribute to black musicians who crafted the form; now Tim Williams and his twin brother, Fre…
Rocknroll stars have for years paid tribute to black musicians who crafted the form; now Tim Williams and his twin brother, Fred fans of hip-hop and steeped in gospel music by exposure are returning … [+5106 chars]
Edward Helmore
2020-08-30 06:19:29




Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper’s Wholesome Team-Up, and 10 More New Songs
Hear tracks by Sam Smith, Salem, Steve Arrington and others.
The earnest, restrained Holy doesnt exactly announce the arrival of Justin Bieber as a Christian pop star hes more doing devotional R&B, blending themes of loyalty and faith with those of romanti… [+6229 chars]
Jon Pareles, Jon Caramanica and Giovanni Russonello
2020-09-18 15:19:57




Toots & The Maytals: Funky Kingston
Singer-songwriter for Toots & The Maytals, multi-instrumentalist and reggae pioneer Frederick “Toots” Hibbert has passed away in Kingston, Jamaica—the birthplace of the music he helped create. His 1968 song “Do The Reggay” remains widely believed to be the fi…
Singer-songwriter for Toots & The Maytals, multi-instrumentalist and reggae pioneer Frederick “Toots” Hibbert has passed away in Kingston, Jamaicathe birthplace of the music he helped create. His… [+1135 chars]
Katie Olsen
2020-09-14 16:07:42




Rock & Roll President: how musicians helped Jimmy Carter to the White House
In a new documentary, stars from Bob Dylan to Nile Rodgers discuss how music played a vital role in the unknown politician’s rise to powerIt’s hard to think of a public figure with an image further removed from rock’n’roll than the former US president Jimmy C…
Its hard to think of a public figure with an image further removed from rocknroll than the former US president Jimmy Carter. With his cardigan sweaters and devout Christian faith, he doesnt come off … [+9047 chars]
Jim Farber
2020-09-10 15:17:44




Listen Up
Heady teases of psychedelia, glittering synths, celebratory reggae and more music from the week Toots & The Maytals: Funky Kingston Singer-songwriter for Toots & The Maytals, multi-instrumentalist and reggae pioneer Frederick “Toots” Hibbert has passed away i…
Toots & The Maytals: Funky Kingston Singer-songwriter for Toots & The Maytals, multi-instrumentalist and reggae pioneer Frederick “Toots” Hibbert has passed away in Kingston, Jamaicathe birt… [+3342 chars]
CH Editors
2020-09-20 13:02:49




Toots Hibbert: his 10 most essential recordings
A pioneer and one of reggae’s sharpest, most relatable songwriters, Hibbert’s 55-year career was full of great musicSweet and Dandy (1972) Continue reading...
Sweet and Dandy (1972) Toots and the Maytals: Sweet and Dandy (from The Harder They Come) video The only place to start with Toots and the Maytals is with Sweet and Dandy, ideally the clip of the t… [+5816 chars]
Lloyd Bradley
2020-09-14 13:30:12




Post Malone Leads 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations
With the 2020 Billboard Music Awards less than a month away, Billboard has revealed its full list of nominations.Coming in first with the highest amount of nods is Post Malone with a total of 16 nominations. The Hollywood's Bleeding artist is nominated in 15 …
Coming in first with the highest amount of nods is Post Malone with a total of 16 nominations. The Hollywood’s Bleeding artist is nominated in 15 different categories including Top Artist, Top Rap Ar… [+4432 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2020-09-23 10:02:47




Spillage Village Debuts New "Hapi" Music Video Featuring Big Rube
Supergroup Spillage Village, consisting of EARTHGANG, JID, Mereba, 6LACK and more delivered their latest album Spilligion this past Friday. The 12-track offering was full of biblical allusions and high-profile features that flawlessly blended hip-hop with R&B…
Supergroup Spillage Village, consisting of EARTHGANG, JID, Mereba, 6LACK and more delivered their latest album Spilligion this past Friday. The 12-track offering was full of biblical allusions and hi… [+1255 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2020-09-29 19:02:03




The Avalanches Enlist Denzel Curry, Tricky and Sampa The Great for "Take Care In Your Dreaming"
The Avalanches have tagged Denzel Curry, Tricky and Sampa The Great for the new single "Take Care In Your Dreaming," released alongside a second single entitled "Music Makes Me High."Set to appear on the group's forthcoming album We Will Always Love You, "Tak…
The Avalanches have tagged Denzel Curry, Tricky and Sampa The Great for the new single “Take Care In Your Dreaming,” released alongside a second single entitled “Music Makes Me High.” Set to appear … [+1029 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2020-09-15 09:42:03




Badge Époque Ensemble – “Sing A Silent Gospel” (Feat. Meg Remy & Dorothea Paas)
Badge Époque Ensemble is an adventurous outfit out of Toronto led by Maximilian Turnbull, who used to record for DFA under the name Slim Twig. The band — which also features lots of musicians linked with U.S. Girls and Andy Shauf — is preparing to release its…
Badge Époque Ensemble is an adventurous outfit out of Toronto led by Maximilian Turnbull, who used to record for DFA under the name Slim Twig. The band — which also features lots of musicians linked … [+1115 chars]
Chris DeVille
2020-09-03 19:39:44




The Avalanches Preview ‘We Will Always Love You’ With Two New Songs
Hear "Take Care in Your Dreaming," featuring Tricky, Denzel Curry, Sampa the Great, and "Music Makes Me High"
The Avalanches have shared two new songs, “Take Care in Your Dreaming” and “Music Makes Me High,” from their next record, We Will Always Love You, out December 11th via Astralwerks. “Take Care in Yo… [+1312 chars]
Jon Blistein
2020-09-14 16:50:30




R.I.P. Bruce Williamson, former Temptations lead singer who reportedly battled COVID-19
Bruce Williamson, the former lead singer of The Temptations, has died. “There’s no words in the world that can express how I feel right now,” his son Bruce posted on Facebook early Monday morning. “I love you Daddy thank you for being awesome thank you for be…
Bruce Williamson, the former lead singer of The Temptations, has died. Theres no words in the world that can express how I feel right now, his son Bruce posted on Facebook early Monday morning. I lov… [+1750 chars]
Patrick Gomez on News, shared by Patrick Gomez to The A.V. Club
2020-09-07 18:41:00




Spillage Village Cuts Through the Chaos on New Album 'Spilligion'
Supergroup Spillage Village, consisting of EARTHGANG, JID, Mereba, 6LACK and more have delivered their latest album Spilligion, a 12-track offering full of biblical allusions and high-profile features that flawlessly blends hip-hop with R&B and touches of gos…
Supergroup Spillage Village, consisting of EARTHGANG, JID, Mereba, 6LACK and more have delivered their latest album Spilligion, a 12-track offering full of biblical allusions and high-profile feature… [+1278 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2020-09-25 20:44:03




R.I.P. Bruce Williamson, former Temptations lead singer who reportedly battled COVID-19
Bruce Williamson, the former lead singer of The Temptations, has died. “There’s no words in the world that can express how I feel right now,” his son Bruce posted on Facebook early Monday morning. “I love you Daddy thank you for being awesome thank you for b…
Bruce Williamson, the former lead singer of The Temptations, has died. Theres no words in the world that can express how I feel right now, his son Bruce posted on Facebook early Monday morning. I lov… [+1750 chars]
Patrick Gomez
2020-09-07 18:41:00




Justin Bieber – “Holy” (Feat. Chance The Rapper)
Justin Bieber released a new album, Changes, at the beginning of this year (yes, this year) and he's already trying to move past it. Compared to his blockbuster 2015 album Purpose, sales for Changes were really weak, and the scale of his planned tour was down…
Justin Bieber released a new album, Changes, at the beginning of this year (yes, this year) and he’s already trying to move past it. Compared to his blockbuster 2015 album Purpose, sales for Changes … [+601 chars]
James Rettig
2020-09-18 04:05:43




Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Jenny Lewis Appear on Second Edition of Voting Rights Compilation
Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy: Volume Two will be available for 24 hours only via Bandcamp
Pearl Jam, David Byrne and Jenny Lewis are among the many artists featured on Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy: Volume Two. The collection will be available on Friday for 24 hou… [+5623 chars]
Angie Martoccio
2020-09-30 16:00:50




Madonna Will Write and Direct Her Upcoming Biopic
Madonna's official biopic has officially been given the green-light by Universal Pictures. The Queen of Pop announced the partnership in an official press release on her website earlier today.The update also confirms the previous rumors circulating about Mado…
Madonna‘s official biopic has officially been given the green-light by Universal Pictures. The Queen of Pop announced the partnership in an official press release on her website earlier today. The u… [+1715 chars]
info@hypebeast.com (HYPEBEAST), HYPEBEAST
2020-09-15 19:31:04
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