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From his home in Skokie, Ill., Jason Rosenberg is quietly preserving spiritual and musical history, even bits of Milwaukee’s, by amassing and compiling African American soul gospel obscurities onto CD-Rs. more

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Latrice McGlothin’s second CD, is rich with mature lyrical perspectives that could fit easily on adult R&B radio as well as soul/gospel programming. more

Album Reviews

“It seemed good to make an album of hits that maybe no one had ever heard before," the blues singer says of her latest. more

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Dozens of musicians including a brass section, a string quartet, rappers, a drum circle and a balcony full of singers paid homage to Stevie Wonder's magnum opus. more

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From the Himalayan Mountains of India, Milwaukee soul singer Abby Jeanne talks about her new album, Rebel Love. more

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Lauryn Hill's first Milwaukee show in 15 years was a hot, flabby mess, until suddenly it wasn't anymore. She was glorious. more

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R. Kelly talks to the Shepherd Express about house music, Elvis Presley, the future of “Trapped in the Closet,” and why he considers himself “a musical hospital.” more

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For their first album in four years, Milwaukee hip-hop duo AUTOMatic drew heavily from the luxurious sounds soul, jazz and quiet storm. more

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This fall Milwaukee singer B~Free dropped one of the best Milwaukee R&B albums in recent memory, Ode 2 A Luv Affair , a highly personable set of neo-soul pitched somewhere between Jill Scott and J Dilla. For those who missed her release show at Co.. more

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After a scare that threatened her singing career, Milwaukee songwriter B~Free delivers an immaculately constructed neo-soul record titled Ode 2 A Luv Affair. more

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The soulful Boston rock band Lake Street Dive relished taking risks on their latest album, Side Pony. more

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For as inventive and daring as the new Alabama Shakes album sounds, the band says there was little planned or calculated about the way the music developed. more

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Despite a nasty cough and diminished voice, Aretha Franklin delivered some knockout numbers Friday night. more

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As we've written before, Milwaukee doesn't have much of a recent R&B tradition. Excluding Rico Love, an expat whose ties to the city are pretty thin these days, the city has never produced a true contemporary R&B star, and for a good stretch of th.. more

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Since his late-career breakthrough, singer Charles Bradley has seized the opportunity to spread his uplifting worldview. more

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Four or five years ago, R&B caught a second wind from critics, thanks to anew crop of young singers with arty sensibilities that resonated with indieaudiences. In truth, though, the distinction between so-called alternativeR&B (or PBR&B, as it .. more

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Chicago soul veteran Nellie “Tiger” Travis packed the dance floor at a North Side club Sunday night. more

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Alabama Shakes brought their amalgamation of blues, ’60s Southern soul and punk rawness to a packed house. more

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Lex Allen’s debut Anonymous Vibes fell under the radar when it was first released early last year, which was a shame if not a surprise, given that it was a posh, contemporary soul album in a city where there isn’t a huge market for that kind of th.. more

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