Carla Thomas

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Hip-Hop's Top Ten Otis Redding Samples

    ​"Otis" fever is in full effect, thanks to the Otis Redding-sampling song from Jay-Z and Kanye West's much-ballyhooed Watch The Throne project leaking Wednesday night. The track's production, based around a slick chop of Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness," might be the most impressive thing a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Hugs and Kisses #39: Sharon Jones Plays for Podgy Men in the UK

    Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, "100 Days, 100 Nights" (MP3) Hugs and Kisses
 The Continued Outbursts of Everett True THIS WEEK: NYC's Sharon Jones Hits the UK I remember one time, racing backstage to greet (mid-Eighties, perfect Scots amalgam of the Ramones and Sixties girl groups) Shop Ass ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2007

    The Triumph of Soul's Second-Stringers

    A Stax set predictably thrills, but a set of forgotten Chicago gems hits harder

  • Film

    June 3, 2003

    Getting the Shaft

    Windows to the Soul

  • Film

    May 6, 2003

    The Art of War

    Where Have All the Flowers Gone?