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D'Angelo - Black Messiah (2014)

(December 15, 2014) The year was 2000. The album was Voodoo by Richmond, VA native Michael Eugene Archer better known as two-album wunderkind D’Angelo. It was his second album that was in contention, following the more conservatively soulful, but nonetheless trend-setting multi-platinum debut, Brown Sugar (which celebrates its 20th...

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(December 19, 2014) It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year.  And 2014 had a lot of great music. And so we've gathered our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we've assembled below. And our Publisher and Music Editor are each giving their own special honors to the best of the best. 

Soul Music Birthdays


December 20

Bobby Colomby of Blood Sweat and Tears (1944)
Yvonne Gage (1959)
Anita Ward (1957)
Kim Weston (1939)

December 21

Gwen McCrae (1943)
Carla Thomas (1942)
Betty Wright (1953)

December 22

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