This cornerstone of the '70s Austin scene (now transplanted to California) has recorded seldom, and what she has done rarely captures her full authority. But this sometimes-reflective 2005 set comes closest, starting with the sassy title song. Though considered a throaty wailer, when she shifts to her more nasal, plaintive voice she can bring wonderfully delicate inflections to efforts like "Hello My Lover" and "Always Love You." The closing "C.O.D.," recorded live at Carnegie Hall in 1985 with backing from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, is a delightfully trashy, thrashing stomp.
By John Morthland on 11.12.14 in Features
The R&B electric guitarist topped charts and broke gender barriers in the '60s.
By Charlotte Richardson Andrews on 10.17.14 in Features
Elaine Constantine, director of 'Northern Soul', discusses homemade tattoos, gender politics and the dance floor as a place of liberation.
By Claire Lobenfeld on 10.08.14 in News
Fans of Frank Ocean and Miguel who have been jonesing for new music from them can find solace in Dirty Laundry, the upcoming EP from Toronto R&B singer Ben Stevenson. Its lead track, "Summer Dealer," was produced by Nath...
By Anupa Mistry on 10.07.14 in Reviews
Tinashe's Aquarius might be the closest we'll get to a new Cassie album. For years, fans of the latter — those attuned to the spry, minimalist R&B pop of her 2006 self-titled record, which influenced artists as diverse a...