Posts tagged "Easy"
Spin Cycle: Lionel Richie's "Tuskegee"

Spin Cycle: Lionel Richie’s “Tuskegee”

Lionel Richie goes all-the-way-country on his new album, “Tuskegee.” Does it make the grade?

Smoothed-Out Sundays: "Easy"

Generally, people think of Lionel Richie as the purveyor of a different kind of smooth…the kind that veers dangerously close to “oily”. 1977’s “Easy” comes from a time when Richie (and the Commodores, the group he was a co-lead singer, pianist and saxophonist for) had not yet crossed over into Lite-FM territory (with songs like “Three Times a Lady” and “Oh No”). It’s mellow, but it’s still funky. It’s got a killer guitar solo, a melody that’s singable without being […]