Category Archives for "Music"

Music is the oldest, dearest, most universal human language. #IndiesUnite loves nothing more than quality music (of every genre), so you can trust our picks.

Marvin Gaye – A Voice made of Gold

Marvin Gaye was born in a quiet storm, destined to become one of the greatest singers in history.

A giant among Motown giants, one can only imagine how many babies were conceived to Let’s Get It On or one of his other masterpieces.  

Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield influenced Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Maxwell, Sade, and every R&B and Soul artist to follow. 

Neil Young – A Musician’s Musician

From Buffalo Springfield to CSN&Y, to his long solo career, Neil Young is relentless.

A “reunion” tour for Neil Young is unnecessary because he has remained a constant since the sixties. 

Neil Young is one of the great guitarists and songwriters. His quality songs seemingly stretch forever, and he shows no signs of slowing down. 

Erykah Badu – The Queen of Soul

Erykah Badu is a brilliant artist, talented singer and songwriter, magnificent bandleader and performer, and a successful businesswoman and citizen.

I consider Badu, the most talented female singer since Billie Holliday. Her only competition is Sade, who was out of the business for years. 

Badu ranks among the greatest soul artists with D’Angelo, Sade, Marvin Gaye, Barry White, Curtis Mayfield, Raphael Saadiq‎ and the all-time giants of the genre.

The Sensational Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson went through many tribulations in his development into the indisputable King of Pop Music.

While sensationalism often overshadowed his talent, that is the price of being a modern icon. For this post, we remember and salute him as the artist who stirred billions of hearts with his music.

Mozart – The 99 Most Essential Mozart Masterpieces

Mozart composed his first song at age five, performed before royal audiences at seventeen and died at age 35. Mozart composed 600 songs, but–like most artists–achieved almost no financial reward.

Mozart cleared the path for those who followed such as Ludwig van Beethoven. His brilliance earns him a spot in our Top 100 best musicians of all time.

His talent is on full display on the 99 masterpieces below.

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