Posts Tagged ‘Aretha Franklin’

By Hans Ebert There’s been a great deal of chatter recently about this term known as “A&R” (Artists and Repertoire), its importance, especially to a major music company, and the rise and influence of the A&R person, who, in many ways, has become the Rock Star executive within the often dated structure of a music [...]

After great artists like Aretha Franklin, Lady Soul herself, and James Brown, the Godfather of Soul who, I will admit, I never ever got as a kid, there was a quaint term called “blue-eyed soul”. As for this “blue eyed soul”, did it start with Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker or even the brilliant Leon [...]