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My Name Is Joe Thomas

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Joe | #MyNameIsJoeThomas
by Peggy Oliver
 
From the day he exercised his passion for music, Joe Thomas was bound and determined to build a name for himself, even though the rise to hit making greatness was slow in coming. The sparks did not immediately fly in the industry when his first single, “I’m In Luv,” hit the streets.

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Charles Bradley | Changes

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Charles Bradley | Changes
Daptone Records
by Peggy Oliver
 
For a particular singer who was living the hard knocks life as captured in the 2012 documentary entitled Soul of America, Charles Bradley always expressed himself without any qualms. Known for many seasons as a James Brown impersonator from the mid-nineties, this surefire survivor of his past surroundings who outright bore his soul musically struck a wonderful chord with the powers that be at Daptone Records, a revivalist label that first brought us Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Lee Fields, amongst others.

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Bacon Cooks Up Sizzlin’ Salute to P-Funk

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Rob “Fonksta” Bacon
“Cause & E-Funk”
(Fonkstarr Productions)
An A. Scott Galloway Song Reflection
 
Rob Bacon is among the music industry’s most sought after guitarists in the studio and on the road for bringing fiery uncut funk to everything he does – from Brian Culbertson to Chaka Khan (who he’s touring and recording with as I type) – thus his nickname, “Fonksta.”

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