R&B http://wemu.org en Jose James Tops the Charts - WEMU's Sweet Sixteen http://wemu.org/post/jose-james-tops-charts-wemus-sweet-sixteen <p>José James is simply beyond category. <em>No Beginning No End</em> is a culmination of his career and life weaving threads of jazz, balladry, R&amp;B, classic and neo-soul plus hip-hop into a sensual stream of consciousness.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:39:55 +0000 Linda Yohn 25564 at http://wemu.org Jose James Tops the Charts - WEMU's Sweet Sixteen Bettye LaVette back on top of WEMU "Sweet 16" http://wemu.org/post/bettye-lavette-back-top-wemu-sweet-16 <p>Former Detroiter Bettye LaVette has always defied description and categorization.&nbsp; While many of her contemporaries followed the dictates of their record label or management, Bettye forged her own identity.&nbsp; There was always a dark edge to Bettye's voice - even in her early R&amp;B sessions such as "My Man - He's A Lovin' Man", recorded when she was 16 years old.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:01:34 +0000 Linda Yohn 22015 at http://wemu.org Bettye LaVette back on top of WEMU "Sweet 16"