Category: Classic Soul/R&B

Babyface, “Return of the Tender Lover” CD Preview

Babyface, “Return of the Tender Lover” CD Preview

| December 28, 2015 | Reply

……From the urgency of “It’s No Crime” to the tearjerker “Where Will You Go,” Babyface’s songs were equal levels of veracity and vulnerability that spoke on men’s wants, women’s needs and the promised land of Happily Ever After. It’s been more than 20 years (!) since Tender Lover and a decade since he’s released a […]

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Stevie Brings Wonder and “Songs” To Dallas’ AAC, The MOC/ST Concert Review

Stevie Brings Wonder and “Songs” To Dallas’ AAC, The MOC/ST Concert Review

| March 23, 2015 | 1 Reply

Concert Review Stevie Wonder American Airlines Center Dallas, TX March 22, 2015 Glib and galvanizing, pitch-perfect yet passionate, Stevie Wonder regaled over 10,000 eager fans when he brought his “Songs In The Key Of Life” tour to Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Sunday night. Considered one of the most defining and influential albums of all […]

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Feb. 26, 2015: Diana Ross Reigns Supreme At Verizon Theater

Feb. 26, 2015: Diana Ross Reigns Supreme At Verizon Theater

| February 27, 2015 | Reply

Diana Ross Verizon Theater Grand Prairie, Texas February 26, 2015 “‘I love it when the house lights are on and I can see your eyes, all your faces. I feel all of the love and energy you’re giving me and you’ve been such a great audience….” The encore song was “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s […]

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The 11th Annual Blues Festival: A MOC/ST Concert Review

The 11th Annual Blues Festival: A MOC/ST Concert Review

| February 16, 2015 | Reply

11th Annual Blues Festival Verizon Theater Grand Prairie, Texas February 14, 2015   Funk, soul, R&B and of course, healthy heaping of the blues were enjoyed by an eager crowd of 3,000+ when the 11th Annual Blues Festival touched down (and turnt up) at Grand Prairie’s Verizon Theater on Saturday Night. Overall, it could’ve been […]

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Michael Jackson’s “Xscape”: The MOC Preview & ST CD Review Link

Michael Jackson’s “Xscape”: The MOC Preview & ST CD Review Link

| May 18, 2014 | 2 Replies

……For a posthumous release, Xscape is actually worth the ends, giving us the chance to contrast the unvarnished versions of eight songs that were completed during multiple Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and Invincible recording sessions that, for one reason or another, failed to make the final track lists. Some of those song omissions were […]

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Sade’s “The Essential Sade” CD, The MOC Preview & ST Review

Sade’s “The Essential Sade” CD, The MOC Preview & ST Review

| April 26, 2014 | Reply

Thanks to those demure, dusky vocals, tantalizing soul and jazz grooves and, of course, that minimalist yet mesmerizing fashion sense, we just cannot get enough of Helen Folasade Adu, AKA Sade. In the nearly 30 (!) years since her Diamond Life debut, the Nigerian-born and England-based superstar channeled the virtuosities of early influences (Al Green, […]

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Smokey Robinson Brings The Heat At Dallas’ Meyerson, The MOC/ST Concert Review

Smokey Robinson Brings The Heat At Dallas’ Meyerson, The MOC/ST Concert Review

| April 1, 2014 | 1 Reply

Earlier in the evening, William “Smokey” Robinson made the audience a promise: “We’re going to have a good time, get intimate, touch, feel and boogie.” And charity event or not, that’s exactly what the Motown architect and Hall Of Fame inductee delivered in his hour-and change set for the sold-out crowd of nearly 2,000 at […]

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Earth, Wind & Fire At Grand Prairie’s Verizon Theatre: The MOC/Soultracks Concert Review

Earth, Wind & Fire At Grand Prairie’s Verizon Theatre: The MOC/Soultracks Concert Review

| October 7, 2013 | 2 Replies

Now, Then & Forever, the title of recently-released CD by the iconic band Earth, Wind & Fire, also seemed to embody their timeless appeal as live performers, judging from the exuberant response they received from thousands of fans at Dallas’ Verizon Center on Sunday night. After basking in an instant standing ovation, the original three […]

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