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SIR LUCIAN
TURNS IT UP
UMG chief is sitting on top of the world. (9/16a)
OCEAN ACTIVITY?
Let's be Frank. (9/16a)
DRAKE IS EXTREMELY WEALTHY
And not just in Canadian dollars. (9/16a)
KACEY TURNS A PAGE
A close reading of star-crossed (9/10a)
TOP 20: RE-CERTIFIED
The Toronto Raptor strikes again. (9/16a)
HITS' 35TH ANNIVERSARY
A chronicle of the inexplicable.
GRAMMY: ALBUM OF THE YEAR
We make yet more predictions, which you are free to ignore.
2022 TOURS
May we all be vaxxed by then.
ROCK'S NEW CHAPTER
Power pop, global glam and the return of the loud.
Pub Crawling
RESERVOIR SOAKS UP SOUL CLASSICS
9/13/17

Reservoir has picked up the catalogs of a passel of soul-music greats: Willie Mitchell, Leon Ware, Norman Harris and The Commodores' Thomas McClary and Walter Orange.

Memphis legend Mitchell produced Al Green's classic records and penned tunes for the likes of Solomon Burke and Ann Peebles. Ware wrote Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, The Isley Brothers, Minnie Riperton and Maxwell, and his work was heavily sampled by some of the most enduring acts in hip-hop.

Harris is among the architects of Philly Soul as producer/writer/musician, and worked with Curtis Mayfield, The Four Tops, The Temptations and The Trammps; his work, too, has been heavily sampled.

McClary and Orange co-wrote multiple tunes by The Commodores, including "Brick House," for which Orange provided the "mighty, mighty" vocals.

Global syncs are already in motion, and the long-term value of these copyrights need hardly be underscored.