James Hunter has been making music with his band, recently officially named the James Hunter Six, for over two decades, but the inspiration for his music comes from long before that. Starring saxophones, trumpets, and drums, James Hunter's music oozes 1950s and 1960s. His soulful, emotive voice finishes the deal.
Charged with a double dose of youthful spirit and soul, Jesse Dee illuminates the world of rhythm and blues with a joyful array of captivatingly fresh lyrics laid over brightly polished grooves.
Cody ChesnuTT's second album, 2012's "Landing on a Hundred," is not only stronger than his first, but also infinitely more humble.
The sum of Ransom Note's sound is much bigger than its five musical parts.
Legend has it that Fitz and the Tantrums formed around an organ -- band leader Michael "Fitz" Fitzpatrick's Conn electronic organ to be precise. Keyboardist Jeremy Ruzumna, who has been with the band from the start, took that organ-driven sound and ran with it.
Throw up the windows and set the boombox to 11: When Black Joe Lewis throws a party the neighbors need to know about it. "Come to My Party" is a no frills, all thrills, hard funk roof raiser.
Funk 'n' soul's most inspirational fruit forms the titular subject of the latest from Miami's Ketchy Shuby. It's a sweet, juicy and utterly summery groove.
Soulful ear candy floated through the air in the Grove on Friday night, provided courtesy of Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics.