After a decade where R&B vocal groups were largely absent from pop, I wrote a piece for Salon about their possible resurgence, using songs from Juce, M.O., and Jody. Juce and M.O. are from England, which has always been more hospitable to vocal groups, in and out of R&B, while Jody hail from Chicago. Read the piece and check out Juce’s “Call U Out” below.
Posted by signothetimesblog on August 9, 2014
I wrote a piece for Salon about the new Mary J. Blige album and the strange treatment of R&B in the music press. Read it here. Check out Blige’s explosive “Power Back” below, a song that shows her perfectly at home in a pop climate dominated by DJ Mustard.
Posted by signothetimesblog on August 5, 2014