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Blue Magic

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Aretha Franklin, Blue Magic: Radio City Music Hall, New York

Live Review by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 16 November 1974

ARETHA FRANKLIN ascended into the firmament that was always hers by right anyway with a spectacular Radio City Music Hall series of concerts that would ...

Aretha Franklin, Blue Magic: Radio City Music Hall; Gladys Knight & the Pips: Empire Room, Waldorf Astoria, New York NY

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 19 November 1974

The first ladies of Soul: Aretha and Gladys ...

Inside The Philly Sound

Report and Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, December 1975

In the States, and in Britain, the insidious sweet beat of the Philly Sound continues to conquer the best selling charts. The whooping passion of ...

Symphonic Soul: "You get more bees with honey"

Retrospective and Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 16 November 2007

Take one soul ballad. Add a falsetto vocal, swooping strings, timpani and an oboe or two. That's symphonic soul. Paul Lester talks to the heroes ...

The Specialist: Soul reissues

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, Fall 2008

WHEN JERRY Wexler convinced the young Aretha Franklin to defect from Columbia to Atlantic in late 1966, few grasped that the signing was in fact ...


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