Our Most Popular Columns

Over the course of the past few years, in addition to our normal reviews and news, we've issued a number of columns where we've tried to address important issues affect the soul music world. Here are some of our most popular columns from Publisher Chris Rizik and Music Editor L. Michael Gipson. Enjoy! 

 

L. Michael Gipson
Music Editor

Give Us Something We Can Feel (September 2014)

How Do Songs Become Soul Classics Today? (Pssst…They Can’t) (Sept. 2014)

And Stop all the Damn Cursing! (September 2013)

An Editor Muses on the Best of 2012 (December, 2012)

Over the course of the past few years, in addition to our normal reviews and news, we've issued a number of columns where we've tried to address important issues affect the soul music world. Here are some of our most popular columns from Publisher Chris Rizik and Music Editor L. Michael Gipson. Enjoy! 

 

L. Michael Gipson
Music Editor

Give Us Something We Can Feel (September 2014)

How Do Songs Become Soul Classics Today? (Pssst…They Can’t) (Sept. 2014)

And Stop all the Damn Cursing! (September 2013)

An Editor Muses on the Best of 2012 (December, 2012)

Why’d You Make My Brown Eyes Blue? Eh, Soul? (Nov. 2012)

Bye, Singin' Chile.  You’re Just Too Heavy (October 2012)

Being A Star Before You're a Star, Part II (July 2012)

Being A Star Before You're A Star, Part I (June 2012)

Music Does...Still (A Corrected History of Rebellion) (May, 2012)

Raising the Bar for Popular Black Music (March, 2012)

Chris Rizik
Publisher

The Grammys complete their Pop transition - Is there a place for Soul? (February 2015)

You Can't Buy Soul Music If You Don't Know it Exists (January 2015)

Progress rolls on in music...and we wanted that, right? (May, 2014)

The Whitewashing of Popular Radio - A bad history repeats itself (March 2014)

For the Grammys, Diversity ends when the music begins (January 2014)

Music reality TV: Different name, same damage (October 2013)

Is Soul Music poised for a comeback? Maybe... (September 2013)

SoulTracks Turns 10: A Decade of Discoveries (May 2013)

Asking fans for help: Great promise, greater responsibility (March 2013)

What R&B can learn from Country Music (January 2013)

2012 In Review: An Imperfectly Perfect Year (December 2012)

Warning:  Music Fans Don't Grade on a Curve (Nov. 2012)

For Urban Adult Radio to Keep Its Audiences, it Must Stop Underestimating Them (Sept. 2012)

"Unsung" Becomes the SoulTrain Generation's New "Must See TV" (Aug, 2012)

Adult Soul Fans Create a Small Revolution (August 2012)

Is Everybody a Soul Artist Now? (May, 2012)

Music Fans Think for Themselves (April, 2012)

Your Favorite Old Album is Coming Back...Really (March, 2012)

2012 Grammy Awards were a Step Backward for Soul Music (Feb 2012)

Indie Soulers Don't Need to Try to Be Rihanna (April 2010)

Thriller 25: What it Means to Us (2008)

Redefining Success in the Musical World (2008)

 

 
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