Wax Poetics is a quarterly American music magazine dedicated to vintage and contemporary jazz, funk, soul, Latin, hip-hop, reggae, blues, and R&B in the crate-digger tradition; the name of the magazine is itself an allusion to vinyl records.
On December 25, 2006, James Brown passed away. Wax Poetics would not exist without JB and his invention of funk, so we juggled a few things and made sure our next issue was in tribute to the man who we are so indebted to. It’s our intention to keep the funk alive. R.I.P. James Brown.
re:Discovery Ron Adams, Indoor Life, The Collective, J. Walter Negro and the Loose Jointz, Camille Yarbrough Revelation of the Method The Mackrosoft Impart Synth Science James Brown and His First Family of Soul James Brown The One James Brown’s Rap Banbarra Unmasked The Faces Behind the 1975 Funk Classic “Shack Up” Interstellar Transmission The Birth of “Planet Rock” and its Electro Repercussions The Pazant Brothers Low Country Brass Goes Uptown In Time Ed Bland Transcended the Moment with Music and Film For the Record: Charles Stepney Article Reprinted with Permission of Down Beat Magazine; Originally Printed November 26, 1970 Brilliant Overtones The Uniquely Arranged Vibrations of Chess Records Producer Charles Stepney Head Shop Marshall Chess Cultivated a Stimulating Studio at Chess Records On a High Note Minnie Riperton Remembered by Her Family A Cut Above DJ Marvel A-Track Scales New Heights Bob & Gene Teenage Soul Serenade