Martha Wash’s “Love and Conflict” – The Album for 2020
You already know the voice of Martha Wash (even if you don’t think you do). Her new album, “Love and Conflict,” is a perfect selection for today.
“Photograph” – We Are All Ringo Now
Ringo’s 1973 hit “Photograph” echoed the breakup of the Beatles. Yet it serves as a poignant anthem for us these days as we socially-isolate.
The Paul McCartney Song We Need Right Now
Paul McCartney has typically written some of the most optimistic songs in pop music. Here’s one particularly uplifting track for these times.
“She’s So Heavy” at 50: From Billy Preston to Blac Rabbit
“She’s So Heavy” is given lots of kudos for helping craft prog-rock. But Billy Preston — and multiple black artists — found (and further built) the gospel groove beneath.
“Old Town Road”’s Pop Outlaws: Lil Nas X Remixes the Mac-and-Jack Hustle
Lil Nas X is blowing up country and pop music with his duet with Billy Ray Cyrus. Back in the day, Macca and Michael paved the way (sort of).