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OUT FOR THE COUNT!

Latest release from ever-dependable reissue specialists SOUL JUNCTION features two tracks from Detroit vocal group THE COUNTS. The band began life as the Fabulous Counts – a five piece combo whose first recording experience...

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SOUL 4 REAL… NEW IMPRINT!

Reissue specialist label SOUL 4 REAL have just launched a subsidiary imprint … JAI ALAI (pronounced Hi-Uh-Li) and the first two releases are stupendous . They feature the RANCE ALLEN GROUP and URSULA RICKS…...

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THE CHIPS ARE DOWN!

For its latest “Songwriter” appreciation album, Ace Records takes an in-depth look at the work of CHIPS MOMAN – a mainstay of the Memphis soul sound. But Moman, born Lincoln Wayne Moman, was much...

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BOOGIE ON!

ANDY WOOD MITCHELL is a British musician who began his career as a trainee engineer at Abbey Road. He then fronted bands like Into The AM Band, The Below Average White Band, Andy &...

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LIFE LESSONS…..

New Jersey soul man ERIC ROBERSON’S latest single ‘Lessons’ is doing great things Stateside and its upwards and onwards trajectory is set to continue in a new remix format that features input from Anthony...

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ORIGINAL MUSIC?

GOLDEN RULES is a German label. Based in Leipzig, their mission statement (or “golden rule”!) is to “give access to a rich culture and amazing music stories from the past… but also to try...

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PASSINGS….

US soul man and bass player TOMMY DEBARGE died on Thursday, 21st October. Best known for his work with Switch and as part of the DeBarge music clan, Tommy was 64 and had been...

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JAZZ FM HONOURS TONY BENNETT

The vocal legend that is the inimitable Tony Bennett is set to be honoured next week when he will be bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Jazz FM Awards with PPl and...

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BREAKIN’ DOWN THE WALLS!

By now every self-respecting soul fan will know about MF ROBOTS. Since 2015 the duo of ex Brand New Heavy, Jan Kincaid and sometime Heavy/sometime solo performer/sometime top sessioneer, Dawn Joseph have peppered us...