Mahalia Jackson

The A+ List 3-7-14

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2014

His ode to Duke ellington is not jazz, it is pop, and it might have a groove but it isn’t taken from Ellington but this ebullient, bouncy, and very tuneful dance number needs none of that to echo a Black Excellence that deserves the term. “You can feel it all over” is as hooky as an advertising jingle and memorable as your own middle name.

What Is On MLK's IPod!

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2014

Here at rock nyc we do what we always do when we want to get close to somebody. We check out their IPOD (or do I mean Spotify lists) in the hopes we might gleam some insights into the leader of the Civil Rights movement.