Reviews

PHYLLIS HYMAN: ‘Old Friend – The Deluxe Collection (1976-1998)’ (SoulMusic Records)

Is there such a thing as a desert island box set? If there is, then this superlative compendium of recordings by Phyllis Hyman, which has been lovingly assembled by David Nathan’s SoulMusic label, is...

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GOOD FEELIN’…

It was just June when DIMITRIS DIMOPOULOS charmed us with his solo album, ‘Take Me Out Tonight’. We say “solo” because music multitasker, Dimitris had previously worked with Sulene Fleming as a duo. However,...

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FELL THE BOUNCE …

Brixton’s Donald McClean, of course, works as DON E and he’s been around since the early 90s. He scored a hit in ’92 with ‘Love Makes The World Go Round’ and since then he’s...

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ONE IN THE EYE!

I’ve often heard DJ (writer/producer/Dr Who collector) IAN LEVINE described as UK soul’s Marmite man – loved and hated in equal amounts. One of his most controversial projects was his Motor City record label...

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JUST TELL ME!

Avid sleeve readers and soul anoraks will recognize the name CHANDRA CURRELLEY (sometimes known as Chandra Currelley-Young). She was a key part of the SOS Band through the 80s till 1992 when she embarked...

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FEELIN’ IT!

It was Summer 2020 when we first acquainted ourselves with Virginian soul man D FOLKS. His single. ‘The Truth’ was impressive – assured and proper old school. He followed that with the single ‘No...

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PARTY ON….

There wasn’t much opportunity to go big in 2020 but one of the BIG tunes was ‘Party People’ from CRYSTAL WATERS and DJ SPEN. I guess it reminded us of what we were missing;...

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JUST TRY LIVIN’…

Dance heads and activists don’t need any sort of introduction to RED HOT RECORDS. The parent  organization has been in business for 30 years and they’re marking the occasion with a  double-volume dance compilation,...

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FATBACKS BACK…

The (yes!) legendary FATBACK BAND have some “new” music out courtesy of UK specialist label Ace Records. It’s a single credited to The FATBACK BAND NEW GENERATION and features two songs, ‘Brand New Day’...