Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker

Curtis Mayfield’s “Got To Find A Way” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | May 13, 2020

I can’t find a bad song

Curtis Mayfield’s “Sweet Exorcist” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | February 25, 2020

Curtis misses the culture zeitgeist not once but twice

“Claudine (Original Soundtrack)” By Gladys Knight & The Pips Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | January 7, 2020

the black experience is the white experience, the same peoples, only one of them is under extreme duress

Curtis In Chicago – Recorded Live! – Curtis Mayfield – Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | December 9, 2019

an interesting historic artifact

Bon Iver At Barclay Center, Friday, October 11th, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | October 13, 2019

Misguided

Curtis Mayfield’s “Back To The World” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | October 2, 2019

the world that the draftee reenters is stacked against him, and only God and true love can get him back out

Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | July 22, 2019

the standard bearer for black funk

Curtis Mayfield “Roots” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | June 13, 2019

between the dance floor and the streets

Curtis Mayfield’s “Curtis/Live!” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | February 14, 2019

a nation indivisible under God and ready to sing it loud and clear and strong.

Curtis Mayfield’s “Curtis” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | January 16, 2019

the norm, the average, the true experience of America

New Power Generation At Sony Hall, Friday, January 4th, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | January 5, 2019

NPG do the one thing Prince spent his entire career not allowing to happen: they exploit him. 

The Impressions’ “This Is My Country” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | November 15, 2018

weren’t there yet but close, so close…

The Impressions “We’re A Winner” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | September 6, 2018

Curtis Mayfield was refusing to release strong and powerful albums

“The Fabulous Impressions” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | July 27, 2018

a real step back

The Impressions “Ridin’ High” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | May 17, 2018

a man needs love to be happy

The Impressions “One By One” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | April 4, 2018

A must have for historians, the rest of you take a pass

The Impression’s “People Get ready” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | February 28, 2018

seeped in doubt and uncertainty.

“Keep On Pushing With The Impressions” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | February 7, 2018

a blueprint for black pop

The Impressions’ “The Never Ending Impressions” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | January 15, 2018

As a chart move it only reached #54

Curtis Mayfield’s The Impressions Eponymous Debut Album Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | December 29, 2017

it was a third step, early but moving on up

Frank Ocean And Solange At Panorama, Randall’s Island, Friday, July 29th, 2017, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi and Tomas Doncker | July 29, 2017

the faces of r&b today