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Heat Rocks

Oct 31, 2019

Album: Herbie Hancock: Thrust (1974)
 
Thrust followed on the heels of Herbie Hancock‚Äôs genre-altering best-seller Head Hunters album, one in which the gifted keyboardist and composer played with new conceptions of fusion jazz and synthesizer technology. Thrust, in many ways, could be considered a second half to Head...


Oct 24, 2019

No single artist has come up on this show more than The Purple One and it's not hard to see why. His enormous discography is filled to the brim with timeless records and undeniable fire. 

Parade came at an interesting time in Prince's career; it would be the last album he recorded with The Revolution and...


Oct 17, 2019

Although Grease was originally a somewhat raunchy Broadway musical, the film and the soundtrack (released 2 months ahead of the film's release) has left a lasting impact on millions of young adults the world over. Its relatable themes and catchy tunes have stuck with audiences, even 40 years after its initial release....


Oct 10, 2019

The Album: Whitney Houston My Love Is Your Love (1998)

What was initially supposed to be a greatest hits compilation ended up being a full-on album. Whitney got everyone on this record. Babyface, Kelly Price, Faith Evans, Missy, and even Mariah Carey, all came into the studio to help create a true heat rock; four times...


Oct 3, 2019

The Album: Nina Simone To Love Somebody (1969)

Nina Simone's discography is vast and full of true fire, but To Love Somebody often gets overlooked. Perhaps it's because it was released right after 'Nuff Said and Nina Simone and Piano, both fantastic albums in their own right. And although the album contained almost all...