David Nathan’s Diary

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY- January 1, 2021: Personal Reflections on 2020

SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan offers personal reflections on 2020, with music as an antidote to lockdown, loneliness and turbulent times and essential for lifting the spirit... Talkin' Esther Phillips, Aretha, Dionne...as well as three films that truly moved me....

Earth, Wind & Fire: Classic 1975 Interview + Personal Postscript From David Nathan

2020 Introduction: The now-legendary supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire were experiencing their first major breakthrough into mainstream success in 1975 with the release of “That’s The Way Of The World,” (inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame Classic Album category in 2020) ahead of their first European tour in September ’75 as special guests of the group Santana when SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan conducted what he considers a life-changing conversation with Maurice White (read the personal postscript for more about this...)

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - November 3, 2020: Message In The Music, Keepers Of The Flame

The message in the music… SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan reflects on the power of music to make a tangible difference in dealing with life, sharing about some recent recordings that address today's everchanging and ever challenging times...

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY- November 19, 2020: Aretha: Life, Love, Laughter & The Groove

ARETHA… Reflecting on my thoughts on August 16, the second anniversary of the passing of the acknowledged ‘Queen Of Soul’ (with whom I first had contact back in 1966, as a teenage fan writing a letter c/o her father’s church and, oh happy day, getting a reply) – I find myself drawn to the aspects of her music, her legacy and her personality, notably different from what first touched my heart and soul…

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - Reflections Of The Journey OF A British Soul Man...

Last week, host Bethany Dawson welcomed SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan and A&R Specialist Darone Bowers as they chat about how Nathan got his start in music journalism, the many artists he's interviewed and how Soul Music has evolved over the decades. Tune in here if you missed it!

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - March 24, 2020: THE ARIES SOUL LEGENDS

In these challenging times, David offers a playlist of inspiring tracks by soul music greats...checks out the amazing quintet of pioneers born between March 23-26...Stephanie Mills, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross and Teddy Pendergrass

DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - February 14, 2020: Roberta Flack, Kathy Sledge, Brenda Reid, Preston Glass and Thelma Jones..

…in advance of my 72nd birthday (February 15), I planned a trip to Los Angeles just after the Grammy Awards (not something I felt compelled to attend, having been to more than a few during my years living in the U.S., given that actually being at the event itself offers very little in the way of a great view unless