Welcome to Soul and Jazz and Funk, an independent soul news and reviews website compiled by Charles Waring and Bill Buckley, two of the UK's most experienced and respected Soul music writers.
Both Charles and Bill have written for Blues and Soul magazine for over 10 years and their contributions and album reviews have always been accepted as fair, sound and accurate.
At the same time Charles and Bill have contributed to a number of other magazines - Melody Maker, Sounds, (Black) Echoes, MOJO and Record Collector.
Between them, they have compiled dozens of albums for major and independent Soul labels and written hundreds of sleeve notes. Their work has allowed them to interview countless Soul artists and they remain in regular contact with many of them.
Soul and Jazz and Funk is not allied to any particular Soul 'tribe' or faction!
This is not a classic Soul site, a northern Soul site, a modern Soul site, a rare Soul site, a retro Soul site, a nu-soul site or indeed a site devoted to any sub-shading of Soul music. Soul and Jazz and Funk is about Soul in all it's wonderful hues, and it's this diversity that makes this website so essential for anyone who really cares about the music, emotions and the passions that it can fire.
Whilst hip hop won't be covered, you can expect to see some coverage of the soulful ends of R&B, House and Jazz, where it offers a soulful groove.
Charles and Bill do not have a record label; they're not in the business of making sales; they're not promoting books or pushing gigs for their own end. They're two independent writers, and with Soul and Jazz and Funk they just want to share their life long passion and experience of Soul music...they hope you enjoy the journey as much as they do.