Listen Mayer Hawthorne On World Cafe WXPN
Listen Dennis Coffey On World Cafe WXPN
Watch TLC: A Girl Group's 20 Years Of Ups And Downs
Watch The Poets Of Rhythm: A Troop Of German James Browns
October 18, 2013 – Oliver Wang reviews a new anthology of music from the Munich-based, 1990s retro-soul musicians.
Watch Still-Unanswered Questions In 'Untitled' Video Remake
October 18, 2013 – An imitation of D'Angelo's 2000 clip cannily inserts race into a song about bisexuality.
Watch Gospel's Blind Boys Meet Changing Times With Open Minds
October 2, 2013 – Through Jim Crow and the civil rights movement, The Blind Boys of Alabama have kept on singing.
Listen James Ingram On 'Song Travels'
Watch The Weeknd Revels In Raw Emotion On 'Kiss Land'
Watch 'Electric Lady' Janelle Monae On Creating The Unheard
September 7, 2013 – The singer discusses her new album, which features appearances from Erykah Badu, Miguel and Prince.
Read First Listen: Willis Earl Beal, 'Nobody knows.'
Read Robin Thicke: Smirky But Sincere On 'Blurred Lines'
August 22, 2013 – Listen and look past his roué image, and the chart-topper is revealed as an earnest nostalgist.
Read 'You're What I Wanted': Assembling The Family Stone
August 22, 2013 – Members of the pioneering band say that, when crafting its lineup, Sly Stone was a man on a mission.
Read 'South Texas' Collects Producer's Checkered Career
August 12, 2013 – Huey Meaux wound up in jail twice, but he sure had a knack for finding talent in unlikely places.
Listen Valerie Simpson On 'Song Travels'
Read For R&B's Ron Isley, Music Is 'Just Like Magic'