SoulTracks November Newsletter

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    SoulTracks Soul Music Newsletter November 2007

    Happy November SoulTrackers!  Welcome to the biggest month of the year for soul music and SoulTracks.

      maysaOf course, we're excited about our 2007 Readers' Choice Awards, to be held in Detroit on Friday, November 16.  With performances by artists such as Maysa, Phil Perry, Eric Roberson, Conya Doss, Gordon Chambers, Maya Azucena and Kloud 9 it is going to be one of the great soul events of the year.  There's a very nice article about the awards in this week's Billboard Magazine. Tickets for this incredible show are still available at Groove Tickets.  To see our complete information on the show, CLICK HERE.  

    A big thank you to all of you who gave us feedback on our new concert page.  It is doing great and is helping soul music lovers all over the world find out about the shows going on near them.

      But enough about that. Let's get to the music, and there's lots of it below. So kick back and enjoy -- and we'll see you on November 16!  


    New Music Reviews whispers The Whispers -  After 40 years together, the Whispers can still bring it, and our L. Michael Gipson says that's what they do on their new Live From Las Vegas CD. Come check out our review.  

    Herbie Hancock is a legend in the music world.  And his Herbie Hancock albumdiversions are almost always enjoyable, including his new Joni Mitchell tribute album, River: The Joni Letters. 

    Peabo Bryson - In his 4th decade of making music, Peabo Bryson remains one of the best.  And he's released his first studio album this decade, the new Missing You.  

    Audio Caviar - This Earth, Wind & Fire spinoff group has issued a very nice disc that reminds our Howard Dukes of some of EWF's early jazz-inspired work.  

    Alison Crockett Alison has built an East Coast fan base over alison crockettthe past few years, but should go international with her ambitious, adult-oriented new album.  

    GalacticThese New Orleans natives have issued a new disc that our Arnold Stovell says is a fine gumbo. 

    HEAVy - After turning heads with their EP "Wonderlove," HEAVy has returned with the duo's full debut album.  

    Emily King - 21 year old chanteurse Emily King has received a emilylot of attention for her debut album.  Come check out our Akim Bryant's take on it.  

    Me'shell NdegeOcello has gained a huge following around the world for her eclectic brand of music, and she's back with The World Has Made Me the Man That I Am.  

    Mike Calzone - The former Dazz Band guitarist is back with a belated solo debut that mixes rock and soul into a tasty blend.  

    Babyface is one of the great songwriters of his generation, so babyfaceit is a surprise that his latest album is filled with remakes of 70s soft rock hits by James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg and even Bread.  See our review.  

    Tomi - Slovakian-born singer Tomi has been compared to Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke based on his popular debut album.  

    Inohs Sivad is a surprise out of Detroit who has issued a inohs sivadwonderful new disc full of great songs and creative arrangements.  Come check out our review.

    And check out our News Section for stories such as an interview with classic soul singer Thelma Jones as well as the 411 on the partial reunion of Levert.

    Where Are They Now?  PEABO BRYSONPeabo smallPeabo Bryson is undoubtedly one of the great voices of his generation.  And it is been too long since he released a full studio album.  Fortunately, the wait has ended with the release of his new disc, Missing You, on Peak Records. What better time to take a look back at his career and update SoulTrackers on all things Peabo?   Click Here to see our Where Are They Now? Feature
    CD OF THE MONTH - Ann Nesby Ann Nesby From her days with the Sounds of Blackness to her fantastic solo albums, Ann Nesby has established herself as one of the greatest modern soul singers.  So we are very honored to offer her newest disc, This Is Love as our CD of the Month, at a special price and with FREE SHIPPING to boot! This is a gem of a disc that many folks are calling her best ever.  So  click here to listen to or purchase this fantastic release.
    SoulTracks Popularity Index

    angie stoneAngie Stone deserves the attention she gets and more.  So it is fitting that for the month in which she's released perhaps her best album, The Art of Love And War, she was the most popular artist with SoulTrackers, who flocked to read about her and her new disc.  Click Here to see this month's Popularity Index.


    Featured Artist

    Will Downing small

    Will Downing has been a soul music favorite for over a decade and a half now, and his brand of smooth love music sounds as great as ever. And despite being sidelined this year with a debilitating muscular disease, he has released a gem of an album with his new After Tonight.   We have a Listening Room for the new album now, and we're also honored to have Will as our Featured Artist this week.

    To see our Will feature,  click here.
    Choice Track kendra  Kendra Ross New York-based singer Kendra Ross has come out of nowhere this year to become a finalist for Best New Artist in the SoulTracks Awards, and is becoming a singer for soul music lovers to track.  Her debut album, New Voice, is continuing to win fans around the country.  So we're proud to be offering her song "Send Me Somebody To Love" as our Choice Track FREE DOWNLOAD.  So come check it out!
    The SoulTracks Top Ten CDs melissa young album small Melissa Young

    Newcomer Melissa Young burst through last month, winning
    over SoulTrackers and turning a lot of heads with the World Premiere of her debut album, Just Up The Road.  She nabbed the top top spot on our album charts, holding off tough competition from Albright and the 3 Tenors of Soul.   

    To see the entire Top Ten Chart, CLICK HERE.
    Holiday CDs  Isleys Christmas Isley Brothers  Well, it's that time of year again.  The weather is turning colder and folks are beginning to think about the holidays.  We're up for that too, so we've put together a page with dozens of our favorite Holiday CDs, including new Christmas discs from the Isleys, Patti LaBelle and others.  Click here to check it out.
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