Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Coombe’

ToDo ToDay: Jon B, Moneytown, Aster Aweke, and Modern Moves Festival

After spending the early ’90s penning R&B hits for big names including Michael Jackson, Jon B broke out in 1995 with his debut album, Bonafide. His third effort, 2001’s Pleasures U Like, included “Calling On You,” which Drake sampled a decade later on the nostalgic “Cameras.” The Drizzy shout-out gave B a bump in time [...]

Soul Survivor: The Lost Recordings and Magic Touch of Robert Hosea Williams

It’s not rare for musicians to begin their careers in the garage and end them in the pawnshop. For recording engineer Robert Hosea Williams, it was just the opposite. He began his life’s work picking up used gear, and finished it by packing up storage boxes, stowing away some of the baddest D.C. soul recordings of the [...]

Numero to Release the Lost Recordings of Robert Hosea Williams

Last summer, Chicago archival label Numero Group did God's work by shedding light on a forgotten D.C. soul outfit, Father's Children. The band recorded an album of cathartic, messianic soul music beginning in 1972 with the producer Robert Hosea Williams, who kept the tapes after the band's management failed to pay the bill. The sessions [...]

What Are Numero’s Plans for D.C. Soul?

You've heard a lot this week about Father's Children, a sort of obscure '70s D.C. soul band whose very obscure, unreleased record Whose Gonna Save the World gathered dust in producer Robert Hosea Williams' garage for decades. This week, the Chicago archival label Numero Group released the album, along with extensive liner notes that tell [...]