Coming out of the turbulent 1960’s a new sound of social consciousness and protest began to emanate from radios all across the country. Whether it was the Hot Buttered Southern Flavored variety or a more sophisticated citified creation Soul was the order of the day at the dawn of the decade.

As with all creative movements, there was much more in store for the 1970’s – from the bands getting larger, the songs getting longer and new forms of the music like – Funk, Reggae and the oft-maligned Disco holding sway. However, no one was prepared for what the end of the decade would bring… a new music would be birthed from the urban experience.

3×3 BTG Podcast: 40 yrs of “Triumph” w/special guest Matthew Allen

This wide-ranging discussion gives historical and cultural context that seeks to place "Triumph" in its proper place in the canon of Jacksons music but also music in general.

Music Makes Me Cry and I Don’t Think I Can Stop

All I had to do is to look at the names involved on this clip and I instantly murmured to myself "Don't play with me."

#NowPlaying “I Can’t Help It” Mike Blankenship feat. Sy Smith

#Growns check out this funky and fresh new take on the MJ, Stevie penned classic "I Can't Help It" from pianist/keyboardist Mike Blankenship feat. vocalist extraordinaire Sy Smith.

#SoulfulSaturday: “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

This week #SoulfulSaturday revives a "Mind-Blowing" Soul classic, along with some infamous covers.

#SoulfulSaturday – “Midnight Train To Georgia” Gladys Knight & The Pips

#SoulfulSaturday celebrates 45 years of a GFM-Certified signature classic, the worldly successful record "Midnight Train To Georgia".


We Will Return After These Messages

There are many lines to read between on this post. You'll have to make up your mind as to the real intent of the writing and isn't that the point? Think(for yourself) it ain't illegal yet. Shouts to George Clinton!