Song Of The Day: Jason James, “Foolish Heart”

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October 16, 2019 • Song Of The Day

Taken from the Melodyville Records release, Seems Like Tears Ago.

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: Be For Real: The P.I.R. Recordings (1972-1975) (SoulMusic Records)

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes created some of the most sophisticated Soul and R&B of the Seventies, as well as being the launchpad for legendary vocalist Teddy Pendergrass. This three-disc set collects all of their recorded work for Philadelphia International Records, and is a superb and essential collection.

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Rabbit’s Blues: The Life And Music Of Johnny Hodges: The Coming of Bird

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Legendary saxophone player Johnny Hodges is the subject of a comprehensive new biography. This excerpt addresses the changing times of the mid-1940s and the arrival of an innovative but divisive new player, Charlie Parker.

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Girl In A Girl Band (Rare Bird Books)

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A compelling and enjoyable new book from former Dum Dum Girls bassist Malia James captures what life was like for her as an active touring musician, and serves as an interesting encapsulation of the dullness that goes into being a successful, internationally touring band.

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Reelz Presents: All Eyez On Me: The Real Story

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A new Reelz documentary shines a very different light on the life and the persona of legendary artist Tupac Shakur, and suggests the “real” man was a very different person.