Remembering James Ingram (1952-2019): His 12 Most Memorable Album Appearances

Not only one of the finest R&B singers of his generation but arguably the seminal duets singer of the ‘80s (you’ll be surprised to learn how long he had to wait for his first non-duet hit!), Ingram’s long string of hits (and an equal number of hidden gems) are spread across a vast array of full-lengths, only a few of them billed to himself. So where can you find them all? Our own Jeff Fiedler has compiled this handy guide to commemorate Ingram’s remarkable career as a vocalist and songwriter both.

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Discog Fever - Rating and Reviewing Every Isley Brothers Album (Part 1)

By special request, we take on the challenge of making our way through the full catalog of R&B/funk legends The Isley Brothers, from their seminal early-rock-era sides like “Shout!” and “Twist and Shout” through their pure funk platters of the late ‘60s and mid-’70s and their sultry-slow-jam-laden discs of the ‘80s and ‘90s! This first of three installations covers everything from 1959’s Shout! through 1972’s Brother, Brother, Brother.

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Discog Fever - Rating and Reviewing Every Oasis Album

Our much-loved Discog Fever column is back after a brief break! We had so much fun on the blog last month with our series of musical-family-themed columns, we thought we’d keep it going with a string of Discog Fever features on artists we didn’t get around to covering, beginning with brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher! Join us as we make our way through the entire Oasis catalog of studio albums from Definitely Maybe through Dig Out Your Soul.

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Albums from the Lost and Found: Musical Shapes

We certainly couldn’t do a theme month on musical families without featuring a disc from the most famous family in country music - in this case, the third full-length outing from Carlene Carter (daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and stepsister of Rosanne Cash), equal parts new wave, country, rockabilly, and pure pop and produced by then-husband Nick Lowe!

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