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LET THE LOVIN’ START…

Here’s a quick heads up about what soul tastemakers are confidently predicting will be one of this Spring’s best albums… it’s a concise ten tracker, ‘Dreams’ from veteran UK soul man VICTOR HAYNES. Soul...

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DOO-WOP IS STRONG IN HERE

Doo-Wop is a magical musical art form. It flourished through the fifties and early sixties but as other music styles gained momentum, it’s commercial success waned – though its legacy lived on in the...

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FEEL THE CHANGE!

Always good to have new music from everyone’s favourite contemporary soul man, CORNELL CC CARTER, especially when it’s as classy and as his new, upcoming single, ‘Change’. The song, co-authored by Cornell with Kirk...

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VANDROSS BONANZA!

Fans of dear LUTHER VANDROSS in particular and lovers of quality soul in general will be delighted to know that two of the great man’s long deleted, early albums will soon be reissued! Primary...

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THE MAKINGS OF YOU…

It’s always been one of dear Curtis Mayfield’s most enduring love songs, ‘The Makings Of You’. It’s been covered countless times – most notably by Aretha, Gladys Knight and Syleena Johnson. Now we can...

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I’M A MEANDERTHAL MAN

The JAZZ DEFENDERS are a UK quintet marshalled  by pianist George Cooper. An offshoot of the Haggis Horns, they came together in 2015 drawn by a mutual love and respect for soul-jazz and classic...

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‘I LOVE YOU LIAM 7’ 

‘I Love You Liam 7’ is the latest single from CYNTHIA THIJS COENRAAD –  an Indonesian born singer-songwriter. Her name, by the way, is pronounced Cynthia “Tize” “Coon-rowd”  and she’s made a name for herself blending...

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KILLER RETURNS

Killer On The Rampage, Eddy Grant’s iconic 1982 album featuring the international hit singles ‘Electric Avenue’ and ‘I Don’t Wanna Dance,’ is reissued digitally for the first time. Its reissue coinciding with Grant’s 76th...

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NEW DAWN BECKONS

Ahead of Chapter II: How Dark It Is Before Dawn, the keenly anticipated second album in sitar player Anoushka Shankar‘s mini-LP trilogy, the much-garlanded London-born Indian musician releases a taster track, ‘New Dawn,’ on...