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  • R&B's Charlie Wilson Goes Big, And It Pays Off

    R&B's Charlie Wilson Goes Big, And It Pays Off
    Between 1972 and 2010, Charlie Wilson was the lead singer for the Gap Band, the hit-making R&B collective behind party anthems like "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)" and "Early in the Morning." He sang over rubbery synth-basses and hand-clap beats, performing alongside his brothers Ronnie and Robert. The Gap Band sold millions of records, and Wilson inspired future new jack swingers like Keith Sweat and R. Kelly.
  • Snoop Dogg taps into the '70s sound with 'Bush'

     Snoop Dogg taps into the '70s sound with 'Bush'
    What exactly happened on dance floors in the '70s? That's a question many musicians and club-goers could probably ask themselves about one of music's most decadent (and unfairly maligned) decades. But go ask Daft Punk, a newly re-formed Chic, and now...

    Forever Charlie Tour celebrates R&B music at Nokia Theater

    Forever Charlie Tour celebrates R&B music at Nokia Theater
    Charlie Wilson is proof that age is nothing but a number, and R&B is here to stay. At 62, the former Gap Band frontman performed to a packed Nokia Theater on Wednesday and Thursday night as part of the Los Angeles leg of his Forever Charlie Tour with R&...

    There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans
    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...

    Joe hopes to return R&B to its romantic 'essence'

    Joe hopes to return R&B to its romantic 'essence'
    With more than 20 years of experience, R&B singer Joe has had a front-row seat to watch the genre evolve.  And in 2014, the 41-year-old singer born Joseph Thomas believes R&B needs to remember romance — and being in love with more than only...