JULY/AUGUST 2011

19 Aug


The Strange Sound Of Motown’s Early Hollywood Years
(Review of the Mowest anthology)
On All Things Considered (July 14, 2011)

Global Soul with Stevie Wonder at the Hollywood Bowl
(Concert review)
In Los Angeles Times (July 25, 2011)

Jay-Z And Kanye West: Stuck In Cruise Control
(Review of Watch the Throne)
On All Things Considered (August 9, 2011)

Rock the Bells’ classic fixation
(Concert preview)
In Los Angeles Times (August 19, 2011)

MAY/JUNE 2011

1 Jun


Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia
(Boxset review)
On All Things Considered (May 12, 2011)

Surf guitar strikes a chord in Peru
(Column on Peruvian cumbia)
In the Los Angeles Times (May 22, 2011)

A poet with soul: The ballads of Gil Scott-Heron
(Column on the music of Gil Scott-Heron)
In the Los Angeles Times (June 2, 2011)

MARCH/APRIL 2011

1 Apr


Model Minority Juggle Race, Politics and Humor
(Column)
In Los Angeles Times (March 22, 2011)

The Secret History Of Chicago Salsa
(CD Review of Salsa Boricua de Chicago)
On All Things Considered (March 30, 2011)

Mystery solved: “Bronco” settles Mobb Deep sampling question that’s remained hidden since ’95
(Column)
In LA Times (April 5, 2011)

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011

1 Jan


Tammi Terrell: Remembering Motown’s Lost Star
(CD Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (Jan 6, 2011)

1000 #1s: The 1990s
(Column)
In Billboard Magazine (Feb 26, 2011)

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

1 Nov


Syl Johnson: Soulful Like Marvin, Funky Like James
(Profile)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (Nov 10, 2010)

Behind Koreatown’s Far East Movement, a deep history
(Essay)
In Los Angeles Times (Nov 10, 2010)

Kanye West Gets ‘Twisted,’ But Misses The Beauty
(CD Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (Nov 22, 2010)

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2010

1 Sep


Why Common’s ‘Resurrection’ Is Worth A Deluxe Box Set
(CD Review)
On NPR.org (Oct 15, 2010)

John Legend and the Roots Try to “Wake Up” Old Soul
(CD Review)
On NPR.org (Sep 29, 2010)

Alton Ellis: Mr. Soul of Jamaica
(re:discovery)
In Wax Poetics (Issue 43, Sep. 2010)

JULY/AUGUST 2010

1 Aug


Harvey Fuqua: From Doo-Wop to Disco
(Music List)
On NPR.org (July 13, 2010)

MIA: Maya
(CD Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (July 13, 2010)

Cut Chemist Plays With African Sounds
(Feature)
In Los Angeles Times (August 8, 2010)

MAY/JUNE 2010

1 Jun


California Funk @ Funky Sole
(Concert Preview)
In LATimes.org (May 21, 2010)

Chicano Batman @ the Paramount
(Concert Preview)
In LATImes.org (May 27, 2010)

Tyronne and Carr: Take Me With You
(Re:Discovery)
In Wax Poetics (Issue 40)

MARCH/APRIL 2010

1 Apr


Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part 2
(CD Review)
On NPR.org (April 8, 2010)

Island Survivor: interview with Lost writer Melinda Hsu
(Interview)
In Asia Pacific Arts (April 13, 2010)

International Flavor: interview with Lost’s Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
(Interview)
In Asia Pacific Arts (April 13, 2010)

Freeway and Jake One: Stimulus Package
(CD Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (April 14, 2010)

Keith Elam dies at 47
(Obituary)
In Los Angeles Times (April 20, 2010)

The Mass Appeal of Gang Starr
(Music List)
On NPR.org (April 21, 2010)

Guru: Hip-Hop’s Elder Statesman Dies Young
(Obituary)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (April 23, 2010)

Hit the Floor: A B-Boy/Girl Workout
(Music List)
On NPR.org (April 28, 2010)

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2010

20 Jan


Shining a Light on Chicago’s South Side
(Book/Album Review)
On NPR.org (January 21, 2010)

Edan’s ‘Echo Party’ An Exhilarating Ride
(CD review)
From NPR.org (January 25, 2010)

One Diva At A Time: R&B At The Grammys
(Column)
From NPR.org (January 29, 2010)

Sade: A Skeletal ‘Soldier Of Love’
(CD Review)
From NPR.org (February 12, 2010)

‘Africa Boogaloo': An Intro To Afro-Latin Music
(CD Review)
From NPR.org (February 17, 2010)

Cumbia Moderna De Soledad: Fela Around The World
(Song of the Day)
From NPR.org (February 18, 2010)

3 Titans: A Hip-Hop Ode To Knowledge And ‘College’
(Song of the Day)
From NPR.org (February 24, 2010)

Divine Inspiration Sparks ‘Fire’ And ‘Funk’
(CD Review)
From NPR’s All Things Considered (February 24, 2010)