The new issue of Wax Poetics has my in-depth story on the making of Brown Sugar. “Left of Center” is an exciting piece featuring interviews with D’Angelo, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Bob Power, Raphael Saadiq and many others. In addition, the issue also features a piece on the rise of a young 1970s songwriter, producer and reluctant singer Barry White as well as a reDiscovery on the sonic brilliance of Joi’s troubled 1997 project Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome.
- Barry White’s unlimited passion took him to the heights of music
- Gil Scott-Heron is still the first name on the rhyme scene
- D’Angelo’s organic sweet soul shook up modern R&B
- Erykah Badu
- Melvin Bliss
- Ernie Hines
- The Wah-wah Pedal
- Spree Wilson
- The Bamboos
- Kings Go Forth
- Record Rundown: Five fine artists let the vinyl speak
- Analog Out: How Guitar Amps and Pedals Became Virtual
- Joi, Tito Ramos, Curtis Mayfield, Jeff Redd, and D.J. Rogers Re:Discovered.
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