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GREGORY PORTER: All Rise (Decca/Blue Note)

It was way back in January that Gregory Porter announced he was set to release a new album – his first since 2017’s ‘Nat King Cole & Me’. The LP, ‘All Rise’, we were...

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MORE ELBOW ROOM!

The oddly named ELBOWED OUT was a little known mixed race soul group from Seattle… “unknown” that is till UK reissue label SOUL JUNCTION records discovered them and with the release of couple  of...

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MORE BRIT FUNK

It was 2018 when we enjoyed the collaborative efforts of a team of top UK soul men… members of Beggar and Co, Hi Tension, Central Line and Light of the World. Brought together by...

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND BETTE SMITH

Fans of the feistier, rockier sort of soul music will know about Brooklyn born singer/songwriter BETTE SMITH. Raised in a God-fearing, gospel-singing family, her ‘Jetlagger’ album turned quite a few heads with its take...

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JUST SAY NO!

Latest release from the JAMES DAY marshalled  JD’s TIME MACHINE is taking the Stateside soul world by storm. It’s an energetic yet soulful item –  ‘When The World Says No’ fronted by a  fine...

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BERNADETTE !

Inveterate  sleeve  readers will know the name BERNADETTE COOPER… yep… a member of all girl group KLYMAXX. With Ms C behind the drum kit (and on occasional vocals), the band broke all kinds of...

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ONE TO WATCH…

Our latest “ONE TO WATCH” video (bottom right/bottom depending on your device) celebrates the upcoming birthday of one soul’s most underrated performers… JOE TEX. Tex was born Joseph Arrington in Texas on August 8th...

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IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU….

Virtual clubbers will already know a little about ‘Because Of You’ from London DJ/Producer. TOMMY HERON. The tune is building quite a reputation for itself chiefly because of its catchiness, its insistence and its...

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LIVE OUT YOUR LOVE!

‘Live Out Your Love’ is the lovely new single from smooth soul man, KEM. It’s a sweet duet with Toni Braxton and it’s garnering plenty of attention Stateside. Easy to hear why – sultry...