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BY GEORGE!

GEORGE ANDERSON is the bass player with smooth jazz veterans Shakatak but in band down time he also pursues his own solo ambitions in his own name (or sometimes as The George Anderson Band)....

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AUTHENTIC SOUL?

You may remember a lovely neo-soul tune from earlier this year… ‘Journey’ from H’ATINA. It reached number #1 on the Indie Soul Chart and we subsequently learned that H’Atina hailed from L. A. We...

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INGRAM STREET; Paint The Town (Platinum Garage Recordings.)

Ingram Street is a soul/pop duo from Columbus, Ohio comprised of brothers Woody and Minquel Ingram. Earlier this year we enjoyed two sweet singles from the pair – Beautiful Possibility’ (a Ron Tyson song)...

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45s @ 45!

Without too much fanfare or drum beating, top UK reissue/archive label ACE RECORDS is currently celebrating 45 wonderful years in the business. And what better way to celebrate 45 musical years than by issuing...

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HAIL CAESAR!

LAURA RAIN AND THE CAESARS are a hard-gigging soul and blues band working in and around Detroit. At their core are husband and wife team – guitarist George Friend and vocalist Laura Rain. Their...

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GET OUT ON THE FLOOR!

FOSTINA DIXON might be a new name to you but you may well have heard her playing. You see, the saxophonist has played (live and sessions) with a litany of top names including Roy...

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THIS CHRISTMAS…

Donny Hathaway’s ‘This Christmas’ has become something of a Christmas standard. My I-tunes library shows 20 different versions of the tune and that’s just the tip off the iceberg! Latest artist to follow the...

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IT’S BEEN A WHILE….

‘It’s Been So Long’ is the latest long player from GEORGIE B’s GROOVE ASSOCIATION. The album is the follow up to the London outfit’s ‘More And More’ collection which won the band a whole...

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REMEMBERING WHEN….

Co-founded by Lech Wierzynski   and Ben Malament in Oakland just over a decade ago, the CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS have built up a strong and steady fan base for their  quirky cocktail mix of  Bay Area...