"The Motown Story," Rolling Stone, 2009

Guitar Slim: Oxford American, March, 2012

Etta James Tribute: Rolling Stone, February 15, 2012

Michael Jackson: Rolling Stone Commemorative Issue, "The Motown Story," 2009

Yes Indeed! Photographs of Ray Charles, "Seeing Soul," 2009

Forward to Billie Holiday's "Lady Sings the Blues," Harlem Moon, 2006

"Review of Marvin Gaye Remix: Let's Get It On," Slate.com, November 16, 2004.

"Review of Ray, the Movie," Slate.com, October
22, 2004.

"Last Words of Brother Ray," Rolling Stone, July 8, 2004 also included in "Da Capo Best Music Writing of 2005".

"The Blues is the Blood," from Martin Scorsese presents The Blues: A MusicalJourney, 2003

"Show and Tell," introduction to Rolling Stone's Tattoo Nation 2002

"I, Janet: The Story Janet Jackson Has Never Told," Essence, September, 2001

"The Way They Do The Things They Do: The Temptations," TV Guide, October 31, 1998
"Last Words of Brother Ray," Rolling Stone, July 8, 2004

"Janet Fights Back: Janet Jackson," Rolling Stone, October 1, 1998

"Soul Serenade: The Mystique of Motown," TV Guide, February 14, 1998

"Kids Stuff: Reflections on Jackson Pollock, Jimmie Vaughan the Architecture of Las Vegas," Art Connoisseur, 1998

"Discotheque to Discomania," The Rolling Stone Book of the Seventies, 1998

"My Tattoos," Art Connoisseur, 1997

"Mickey Rourke," Arena, September, 1995

"Stevie Wonder: Never Ending Song of Peace," Rolling Stone, July 13, 1995

"The Blues is the Blood," from Martin Scorsese presents The Blues: A Musical Journey, 2003

"Babyface," Rolling Stone, December 1, 1994

"Hugh Hefner: Playboy of the Western World," Arena, November, 1994

"Keanu Reeves: Reeves Gauche," London Times Sunday Magazine, April 17, 1994

"Oleta Adams," Essence, January, 1994

"Sinbad: Looking for Laughs," Essence, November, 1993




"The Joy of Sex: Janet Jackson,"
Rolling Stone, September 16, 1993

"The Joy of Sex: Janet Jackson," Rolling Stone, September 16, 1993

"En Vogue," Rolling Stone, July 8, 1993

"Janet's Passions: Janet Jackson," Essence, May, 1993

"Inside Interviewing," The Writers Handbook, 1994 Edition

"Women of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," US, February, 1993

"Will Smith: Will Power," Essence, February, 1993

"Soul Mama: Portrait of Etta James," Bluesland, Dutton Press, 1991

"Luther Vandross: State of Luxe," Rolling Stone, September 6, 1990

"Janet's Nation: Janet Jackson," Essence, March, 1990

"The Supremes: Where Did Their Love Go," Memories, June, 1989

Sidney Poitier," Excel, Spring, 1989

"Milton Bearle: Did TV Use Me? What're You, Nuts?" Memories, Spring, 1988

"Jody Watley," Essence, May, 1988

"Proud to Stutter," Letting Go, February, 1988

"Leon Ware: Velvet Soul," Music & Sound Output, November 1987

"Grace Jones: Brazen Jones," Essence, June, 1985

"Confessions of a Lapsed Vegeterian," Cuisine, 1984

"Marvin Gaye: A Voice Set Free"
Rolling Stone, May 10, 1984

"Marvin Gaye: A Voice Set Free," Rolling Stone, May 10, 1984

"Quincy Jones," Rolling Stone, April 12, 1984

"The Pain and Healing of Marvin Gaye," Essence, January, 1983

"Ray Charles: Being With Ray," Essence, August, 1978

"The Gospel of James Cleveland," New West, January 3, 1977

"Johnnie Taylor: Taylor Made," Texas Monthly, November, 1976

"Freddie King," D Magazine, July, 1976

"Jazz's Changing Soul," Texas Music, June, 1976

"Role Call: What's A Father Supposed to Be?" Texas Monthly, April, 1976

"Fear of Fathering," D Magazine, October, 1975

"Fleshing Out of the Fat Sound: Jazz in Dallas," D Magazine, June, 1975

"Rednecks, Hippies and Mr. Disney," D Magazine, January 1975

"Opera As Salvation," D Magazine, December, 1974

"The History of the Jews of Dallas," D Magazine, 1974

"Happy Song: Soul Music in the Ghetto," Salmagundi, Spring, 1970

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