Jerry Ragovoy

DIONNE WARWICK: Classic Soul 1975 Interview

2021 Introduction: In the wake of “Then Came You,” her 1974 chart-topping duet with The Spinners, Dionne Warwick was looking forward to further success after teaming up with famed producer Jerry Ragovoy for her third Warner Brothers’ album named after her million-selling global hit, as she explained to David Nathan in the spring of 1975…

LORRAINE ELLISON: Classic Soul 1974 Interview

2021 Introduction: Revered for her 1966 classic recording “Stay With Me,” admired by pop and rock artists such as Janis Joplin, Laura Nyro and Van Morrison, Lorraine Ellison never achieved mainstream success in a recording career that spanned almost a decade (1965-1974). In a very rare, in depth interview in 1974, the super-soulful Lorraine shared with David Nathan her hopes for finally gaining recognition with a then-new Warner Brothers’ album…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - August 13, 2021: DEEP SOUL LEGENDS: JUDY CLAY AND LORRAINE ELLISON

The term 'deep soul' first appeared in musical vernacular in the mid-'60s when Dave Godin, one of David Nathan's partners at Soul City record store in London referenced it to describe the intensely emotional feeling that certain R&B vocalists injected into their recordings. David pays tribute to two of the 'unsung' purveyors of the genre, Judy Clay and Lorraine Ellison...