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MACY’S GOT IT COVERED

Thursday, 03 May 2012 19:40 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

macy-gray-new-life-albumGrammy award winning, 15 million album selling, singer-songwriter, MACY GRAY, has her new album 'Covered', a collection of all new recordings of songs handpicked and reinterpreted by the US star in her own inimitable fashion, released on June 25th. To coincide with the release of the album MACY plays nights at London's Jazz Café on June 27th and June 28th.

Produced by HAL WILLNER (LOU REED, METALLICA), 'Covered' tackles material largely drawn from the indie scene from the last decade. Featured tracks include ARCADE FIRE'S 'Wake Up' and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE'S 'Teenagers'

MACY says that with 'Covered' she aims to turn the cover album concept on its ear choosing contemporary choices and approaching them in an innovative and uncompromising way.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 May 2012 19:45

 

TAKIN’ IT EASY ...

Thursday, 03 May 2012 19:38 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

mannFans of the easy listening genre will be delighted to learn that El Records (a Cherry Red imprint) have just released a wonderful 23 tracker from the doyen of the genre.... JOHNNY MANN. 'Sixties Man' from the JOHNNY MANN singers includes all the very best stuff from the 36 albums that the prolific Baltimore arranger/producer recorded through the 60s.

The album contains MANN'S best known outing – his version of the JIM WEBB song 'Up Up And Away' that pipped the FIFTH DIMENSION'S take in the chart stakes. Interestingly there's another FIFTH DIMENSION song on the set – a dreamy version of their 'The Worst That Could Happen'. Elsewhere expect lots of BACHARACH and BEATLES along with distinctive tweaks on staples like 'Never My Love', 'Windy', 'Call Me,' and 'The Girl from Ipanema'.

It's all beautifully relaxing stuff and though SOUL BROTHER No. 1 might not approve, I'm sure AUSTIN POWERS would!

Find out mroe at http://www.cherryred.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=1344

 

Last Updated on Friday, 04 May 2012 11:15

 

PATRICE RUSHEN APPEARING IN THE UK!

Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:33 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

PartriceRushen_AuthorizedHI_Res_RecliningR&B hit-maker, singer and jazz-funk keyboard sorceress, PATRICE RUSHEN, jets in to the UK next month for a couple of live appearances.

On May 12th, she appears on the bill of the annual Southport Weekender fronting a 'must-see' band of friends that comprises bassist 'Ready' Freddie Washington, guitarist Doc Powell, saxophonist Everette Harp and drummer Leon 'Ndugu' Chancler.

On May 14th and 15th, Patrice can also be heard at Ronnie Scott's in London for a couple of concerts billed as "1+ One." At those dates she will be playing as a duo with drummer, Ngudu Chancler.

Coincidentally, Patrice's  first album for Elektra – 1978's 'Patrice' featuring the US R&B hits 'Hang It Up' and 'When I Found You' – has just be reissued by SoulMusic Records.

For additional info go to:

www.patricerushen.com

 

Look out for an interview with Patrice Rushen soon at SJF.

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 April 2012 18:39

 

MAY 2012 CHELTENHAM JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE UP

Friday, 27 April 2012 08:11 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

Chelt_jazzThe annual Cheltenham Jazz Festival is almost upon us again and featured over the course of six days (May 2nd to the 7th, which includes the May Day bank holiday weekend) is a mouth-watering array of musicians – ranging from jazz-funk bassist MARCUS MILLER to Southern soul singer, the legendary CANDI STATON.

Other artists appearing include rising jazz singer GREGORY PORTER, JAMIE CULLUM, PALOMA FAITH, MELODY GARDOT, IMELDA MAY, guitarist BILL FRISELL'S BEAUTIFUL DREAMERS, saxophonist CHRIS POTTER, country-soul group PHANTOM LIMB, ABRAM WILSON and THE PUPPINI SISTERS.

For more info and full programme details go to www.cheltenhamfestivals.com

BOX OFFICE: 0844-880-8094

Last Updated on Friday, 27 April 2012 08:17

 

MORE FROM MUSIC CLUB…

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 11:57 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

driftersApril witnesses two more black music-oriented compilations from the Demon Music Group's Music Club Deluxe imprint. For aficionados of classic soul, there's a fabulous new collection devoted to the Atlantic recordings of legendary vocal group, THE DRIFTERS, and their charismatic frontman-turned-solo star, BEN E. KING. It's simply called 'Their Greatest Hits' and features 50 cuts spread over 2 CDs; 35 come from The Drifters (including 'Under The Boardwalk,' 'Up On The Roof' and 'On Broadway') while Ben E. King is represented by 15 tracks, featuring the anthemic 'Stand By Me' and 'Spanish Harlem.'

Devotees of '80s house/techno music will find much to savour on a 31-track/2-CD collection devoted to INNER CITY, the Detroit-based duo comprising producer Kevin Saunderson and soulful chanteuse Paris Grey. 'Big Fun – Big Hits!' includes the duo's global chart smashes 'Good Life,' 'Big Fun,' 'Paradise,' and their 1990 revamp of Stephanie Mills' 'Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin'.'

Retailing at around £5.00, both CDs represent excellent value for money and are in shops now.

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