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LET THERE BE LOVE!

LIANNE LOVE is a London soul singer who cites her influences as Marsha Ambrosius, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott. And you can hear shades of all four on Ms L’s latest single,...

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BOBBY WOMACK: The Poet & The Poet II (ABKCO)

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of BOBBY WOMACK’S classic long player, ‘The Poet’. The album is rightly celebrated as one of soul’s best ever – genre-defining even. What’s more it served...

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BURN BABY BURN!

BOBBY WASHINGTON is an American indie soul singer/producer who is currently working on a new album – due this Summer. As a taster Bobby’s released a single, ‘Burn It Down’. Produced and  mixed by...

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NAT TURNER REBELLION: ‘Laugh To Keep From Crying’ (Philly Groove/Chrysalis)

Until now, the cult Philadelphia soul and funk group, Nat Turner Rebellion, have deservedly merited nothing more than a brief footnote in the City of Brotherly Love’s music history. After all, the short-lived quartet...

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JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL; Natural Born Hustler (Color Red)

Soul Colossal hail from Lincoln, Nebraska. Fronted by the stentorian Josh Hoyer, they consist of Benjamin Kushner (guitar), Blake DeForest (trumpet), Mike Keeling (bass) and Harrison ElDorado (drums) and anyone who doubted their name...

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RALPH SCHUCKETT DIES…

Keyboardist, producer and composer, RALPH SCHUCKETT died on Wednesday 7th April. He was aged 73 and no cause of death was reported but it’s known that he had been in ill health for some...

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STEVE CROPPER; Fire It Up (Mascot/Provogue)

Memphis guitar man STEVE CROPPER needs no long introduction here. His career is rightly storied but, oddly, given his status, the man has released few solo albums. We think his last was 2011’s ‘Dedication’...

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KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY…

Latest single from the ISLEY BROTHERS (now trimmed to vocalist Ron and guitarist Ernie) is a breezy, summery groove, ‘Friends And Family’. As the title suggests the song extols the virtues of family bonds...

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CHA WA: My People (Single Lock Records)

With a musical core of Joseph Boudreaux on vocals, drummer/ founder Joe Gelini, guitarist/musical director Ari Teitel, Aurelien Barnes, the trumpeter and percussionist and keyboardist Andriu Yanovski, Cha Wa is a modern New Orleans-based...