Tuesday Reviewsday: B.Slade, 30 70 Collective and Aretha Franklin
Music supervisor Morgan Rhodes brings us her picks for our weekly new music update
Every week we get a fresh new music update with Tuesday Reviewsday. And this time we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes. Here are her picks:
Aretha Franklin and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Album: A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen of Soul's signing to Atlantic Records, they have released these recordings, re-interpreted by the London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Here's a mini documentary that goes behind the scenes in the making of the re-imagined album.
Album: B. Slade
Anthony Charles Williams II is known by many in the gospel community by his stage name Tonéx. He is a California native, singer, songwriter and actor. But he's now venturing into more secular music, and he re-imagined and renamed himself as B.Slade.
Fuzzy moog'd arrangements and vocal precision are staples on the latest from this gospel artist turned future soul star.
Melbourne continues to break the mold and break artists when it comes to avant garde soul. Blending jazz, sampling and hip hop, 30/70's follow-up to their debut project in 2015 is wholly experimental and that's a good thing.