Soulfinger – Life, Love & Passion: A Motown Throwback Record

Production team Soulfinger have put together a Motown-inspired record called “Life, Love & Passion” and need your help to release it to the masses via Kickstarter. If you love old soul records, this might peak your interest. A production team called Soulfinger have recorded an album called “Life, Love & Passion” paying tribute to the iconic songwriters of the Motown era with the likes of…

Gifted The Great – Downtown

Gifted The Great drops “Downtown”, a teaser from his upcoming project. As a frequent collaborator with our very own RKZ, Gifted The Great lives up to his nom de plume. But this time, the UK producer is going it alone with his latest projected dedicated to the halcyon days of Motown. The Gift: ‘Volume One’ is a 9-track instrumental album and one of the cuts from the…

NEWS: Stevie Wonder Announces Two New Albums For 2014 With One More In The Works

Motown legend Stevie Wonder announces two new albums for 2014, one of which containing rap elements and another album in the works. If Stevie Wonder was a professor of the universe, he’d have tenure in music. That being said, he hasn’t released a new album since 2005’s A Time To Love so when we heard from Potholes In My Blog that he would be dropping…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #38: Bobby Hebb – Sunny

On a sun kissed day like this, what better song to pick for our Song For Sunday than Bobby Hebb’s rendition of Sunny? Finally, a prolonged period of decent weather in the UK! Those without hay fever will be relishing these blazing moments of glory so it seems fitting to pick a song that goes with the climate. Enter Bobby Hebb’s Sunny. The Nashville-born singer…

Happy Birthday, Stevie Wonder!

Stevie Wonder, the legendary funk and soul musician, is 63 today. A trailblazer from the moment he joined Motown, Stevie Wonder’s career has spanned six decades and seen his work inspire some of the greatest musicians we have ever known (including a certain Michael Jackson, whom he wrote for and duetted with on a few occasions). You may know him as the guy behind the…

Happy 30th, MJ Moonwalk!

Today marks the 30th anniversary of “that” moonwalk. RIP Michael Jackson! I was born about 8 years after the Motown 25 performance but that didn’t make it any less awesome when I finally watched it in my teens. On this day back in 1983, the world witnessed Michael Jackson perform the moonwalk, a move that went on to become one of his many trademarks. By…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #20: Raphael Saadiq – Movin’ Down The Line

Raphael Saadiq’s beautiful ode to love, Movin’ Down The Line, is our Song For Sunday. Taken from his last album, Stone Rollin’, Raphael Saadiq’s Movin’ Down The Line is this week’s Song For Sunday. The song is sweet ballad straight out of the classic Motown era about a man’s love for a woman and wanting reciprocation. Production on this and the rest of the album…