Welcome to the April Issue

This month we’re featuring the new Chuck Berry box set issued by Hip-O Select, Johnny B. Goode: His Complete ‘50s Chess Recordings, which showcases Berry’s distinctive guitar style and documents a defining moment in the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll. Next up are new releases from vocalist Erykah Badu, African jazz guitarist Lionel Loueke, and a compilation of old and new tracks from 93-year-old blues legend Honeyboy Edwards. Two new gospel releases are profiled – the Classic African American Gospel compilation from Smithsonian Folkways, and Tell It by the Georgia Mass Choir. We’re also featuring reviews of Dead Letter Perfect by Chicago rap artist Soulstice, along with Del the Funky Homosapien’s long awaited release, Eleventh Hour, and Sessions by Detroit Techno wizard Carl Craig. Wrapping up this issue are two new DVDs: Three Tenors of Soul: All the Way from Philadelphia, and the documentary Coping with Babylon: The Proper Rastology which features various reggae artists.