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Founded in 2000 by writer David Nathan, provides a mixture of current and archival content on hundreds of contemporary and classic R&B and soul music artists along with classic videos, tracks, video playlists and more.

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Fontella Bass

Interview by David Nathan,, Spring 2001

SOMETIMES, IT really, really pays to listen to your colleagues. ...

Patrice Rushen

Interview by David Nathan,, 2003

AS I HAVE often commented, one of the wonders of the modern age was the invention of the compact disc. Not only has it revolutionized ...

Teena Marie

Interview by David Nathan,, 2004

SHE IS quite simply, one of a kind, a phenomenon of sorts in the world of soul music. For an amazing twenty-five years – since ...

Bettye LaVette: Finally...

Interview by David Nathan,, 2005

THERE ARE any number of R&B songs we could use as a cliché for the title of this article on the super-soulful Ms. Bettye Lavette. ...

Teena Marie

Interview by David Nathan,, 2006

IT TAKES a certain 'something' to maintain a career with any sort of longevity in the music industry – more now than ever. Long gone ...

Chaka Khan: Back...From Back In The Day

Interview by David Nathan,, October 2007

LOS ANGELES, October 11, 2007: I've been talking to Chaka Khan since 1974. Through the years, I've been a witness to her through-the-fire-days, her almost-have-it-together-days, ...

Aretha Franklin: Some Things Are Sacred: A Jubilant Appreciation of The Music Of Aretha Franklin

Overview by David Nathan,, December 2008

YOU JUST have to know that some things are sacred. ...

Teena Marie (2010)

Interview by David Nathan,, January 2010

Teena picks her favourite seven tracks from her own back catalogue, and selects three by other artists that mean the most to her.

File format: mp3; file size: 72mb; Interview length: 1h 18' 39"; sound quality: ***

P.P. Arnold (2010)

Interview by David Nathan,, 26 September 2010

From Ike & Tina Turner to Roger Waters, via Immediate Records, 'The First Cut Is The Deepest, jammin' with Jimi, theatrical work, and putting the soul into late-'80s Brit dance music: the fantastic P.P. Arnold reveals all.

File format: mp3; file size: 89.4mb, interview length: 1h 33' 05" sound quality: ***

El DeBarge (2010)

Interview by David Nathan,, 29 September 2010

El DeBarge on the post-prison come-back trail with Second Chance album, talking about where he's at today(ish – he's fallen off the wagon again since this was taped), and recording with Jam & Lewis et al.

File format: mp3; file size: 23.1mb, interview length: 25' 15" sound quality: ** (phoner)

Jennifer Holliday (2011)

Interview by David Nathan,, 2 March 2011

The Dream Girls star on her relocation to Atlanta, AIDS awareness, the reissue of her I'm On Your Side album and her breakthrough single, 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going'.

File format: mp3; file size: 58.7mb, interview length: 1h 04' 04" sound quality: * (phoner)

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