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Tuesday Reviewsday: B.Slade, 30 70 Collective and Aretha Franklin




California recording artist, B.Slade
California recording artist, B.Slade

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Every week we get a fresh new music update with Tuesday Reviewsday. And this time we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes. Here are her picks:

Aretha Franklin and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Album:  A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin (With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen of Soul's signing to Atlantic Records, they have released these recordings, re-interpreted by the London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Here's a mini documentary that goes behind the scenes in the making of the re-imagined album. 

 B.Slade

Album:  B. Slade

Anthony Charles Williams II is known by many in the gospel community by his stage name Tonéx. He is a California native, singer, songwriter and actor.  But he's now venturing into more secular music, and he re-imagined and renamed himself as B.Slade.

Fuzzy moog'd arrangements and vocal precision are staples on the latest from this gospel artist turned future soul star.

30/70 Collective

Album:  Elevate

Melbourne continues to break the mold and break artists when it comes to avant garde soul.  Blending jazz, sampling and hip hop,  30/70's follow-up to their debut project in 2015 is wholly experimental and that's a good thing.