• 0 Miss Sharon Jones!

    • Video
    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 08/25/2016

    I was so sad to learn about the passing of Sharon Jones. It wasn't a long timespan between my discovery of her as a new rising star and her untimely demise from cancer. Her gritty soulful songs have the bite of emotion you just can't ignore. Here's the the trailer from the new documentary about her life: Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 10 Classic Soul Songs To Enjoy

    • Songs
    • by Kingsley H. Smith and guest
    • 07/20/2016

    9 out of 10 ain't bad. Rob Patterson has an excellent selection of what he calls "10 Totally Cool Classic Rock/Soul Songs." His inclusion of 'classic rock' in the title is generous. Let's face it. Classic rock radio stations and online streams usually don't play any Black artists whether their sound fits or not. That's just the truth. Also, I disagree with his song pick for Aretha Franklin. You can understand why he passed on the obvious song choice. That would be too predictable. Read Rob's "10 Totally Cool Classic Rock/Soul Songs" at Best Classic Bands and watch the YouTube videos. Reminisce, remember, or reach for something new (if you are too young to have experienced them back in the day)! Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Alicia Keys - A Major - In Songs In A Minor

    • Review
    • by Kingsley H. Smith and guest
    • 06/10/2016

    You may have enjoyed Alicia Keys' lucky thirteen. That is the number of her songs we played during Powerhouse Radio streaming days on Live365. Four of them were from songs in A minor released in 2001. Preezy from The Boombox reinforces why Alicia Keys was the real deal for music fans yearning for something new. Read How Alicia Keys' 'Songs In A Minor' Album Mastered The Art Of Classical Soul at Boombox. Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Corrinne Bailey Ray

    • Review
    • by Kingsley H. Smith and guest
    • 05/14/2016

    This picture was taken at a private performance in Washington, D.C. I've always liked Corinne Bailey Rae's songs. Her magic is groomed from the Deniece Williams songbird school but wedded inside of the unique 'Corinne rhythmic vocal style.' Tim Jonze gives you more of the back story in "Corinne Bailey Rae: The Heart Speaks in Whispers Review – Sweet, Smooth Soul" at The Guardian.   Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Charles Bradley And His Classic Soul Odyssey

    • Review
    • by Kingsley H. Smith and guest
    • 04/16/2016

    What's the one thing both Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley have proven? It's never too late to find success in a late blooming career as a performer/record creator. Darryl Sterdan in the Toronto Sun has written a nice summary about the perilous path travelled by Charles Bradley. Charles morphed from an anonymous advocate singing R&B to a known architect crooning the classic soul style. Old school soul may be in the twilight days of mass popularity but that fact is an inspiration to Charles. Read Mr. Bradley's thoughts about music in "Soul singer Charles Bradley on crafting a career out of heartbreak" at the Toronto Sun. Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Soul Train Rides The Rails to Viacom's BET

    • News
    • by Kingsley H. Smith
    • 04/06/2016

    What's great about digital syndication? Films and television shows can last forever! Enter Soul Train. First it was Time Life for the DVD package shown below, now it's Viacom, another aggregator of digital intellectual property that has acquired the rights to distribute Soul Train. According to the Los Angeles Times did you know that there are more than 1,100 episodes of the classic Soul Train programs? Maybe the 'rest in peace' soul of Don Cornelius approves of this acquisition (as long as his heirs are getting a piece of the action). Read Viacom's BET acquires Soul Train franchise in the Los Angeles Times. Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Mysterious Soul: Prince and The Revolution

    • Review
    • by Kingsley H. Smith and guest
    • 02/27/2016

    We discovered an article we think you'll like. Guest Pitulah analyzes at Noogatoday with a lot of background why Purple Rain by Prince was such an outstanding achievement. Read "Record Bin: The mysterious soul of Prince and The Revolution's "Purple Rain" by Pitulah. Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Live365 - Powerhouse Radio Shutdown

    Thank you, our thousands of listeners in the USA and around the world for your support of Powerhouse Radio. You made us the number one classic soul R&B streaming channel during most of our Live365 run. "Radio revolution" pioneer Live365 will pull the plug on all of their channels effective January 31, 2016. You can blame The Digital Millennium Copyright Act and very high online music streaming licensing fees for this surprise shutdown.   We began our Powerhouse Radio journey on Live365 in 2001. For a couple of years (2004 - 2006) we also streamed the award winning Live365 Fabfoursoul channel playing all Beatles music by R&B, soul, and jazz performers. Read additional information on Kurt Hanson's Radio and Internet News service about the Live365 shutdown. Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 Christmas Classic Soul Crooners

    Every December Powerhouse Radio connects with and plays a unique collection of non-stop commercial free holiday music for about a week leading into Christmas. Here's a short 30 second video with just a tiny selection of artists. See our complete Powerhouse Radio holiday playlist in our archive. Enjoy! Previous Post | Next Post

  • 0 12 Standout Male Blue-Eyed Soul Singers?

    • Review
    • by Kingsley H. Smith and guest
    • 10/02/2015

    When you review Rob Patterson's list of the 12 Standout Male Blue-Eyed Soul Singers you may see a few people that you don't know. I only agree with 6 people out of 12 on his list. Can White people sing "Black" music effectively articles always amuse me. You are the ultimate judge whether or not the vocal interpretation is authentic to the bone, or should I say soul. Scan the article, watch a few of the sample videos, and decide for yourself who is the real deal on the best classic bands website! 12 Standout Male Blue-Eyed Soul Singers Previous Post | Next Post

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