February 2nd, 2007
In honor of Black History Month we’re taking a slight departure from our usual all-music offerings to include a new DVD compilation of footage from the Black Panther Party Library. Since February also brings Valentine’s Day and the Grammy Awards, we’ve got reviews of the new Beautiful Ballads series from Legacy and Ike Turner’s Grammy nominated Risin’ With the Blues. We’re also taking a look at three new DVDs that offer unique, historical footage of Motown artists Marvin Gaye and the Supremes and the black, hardcore punk band Bad Brains. Rounding out the issue is the latest release from Ghostface Killah, a compilation from southern rap artist Cee-lo Green, an examination of vocal harmony groups, a bit of gospel, and a post about Louisville’s Mr. Wonderful label.
Review Genre(s): African American Culture & History