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KOOL AND FUNKY!

SUPER db are a 4 piece band from London. The band’s name comes from what they call “the positive upbeat nature of music (db being an abbreviation of both ‘dolby’ and ‘decibel’)”. The band...

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PROPER OLD SCHOOL….

Here’s a surprising statistic… it’s been 25 years since DOME RECORDS released BEVERLY KNIGHT’S ground breaking  ‘FLAVOUR OF THE OLD SCHOOL’. Yes, it really was 1995 when Dome launched the tune which went on...

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SOUL BOY:

Tonight (Wednesday 27th May) the BBC (UK) TV series. ‘Our Lives’ tells the story of Anthony Flavin – a young man who has spent most of his life growing up in care. Life was...

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INTRODUCING LADY BLACKBIRD…

Once in a blue moon, a singer comes along that stops you in our tracks. LADY BLACKBIRD is one such talent. Her voice, a smoky distillation of Roberta Flack, Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson,...

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KIND OF BLUE DRUMMER JIMMY COBB DIES

Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of the Miles Davis group that recorded the iconic jazz album, ‘Kind Of Blue,’ in 1959, has died aged 91 from lung cancer. Born in Washington DC, Cobb...

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ITALY? STRANGE PLACE!

‘Italy Is A Strange Place’ is the latest album from Milan born multi-instrumentalist, author, composer, producer, arranger and vocalist DAVID FLORIO. The title, he says, is down to the fact that Italy and Italians...

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CHRIS ‘BIG DOG’ DAVIS; Focus (Shanachie)

Eagle-eyed soul and jazz sleeve note browsers will immediately recognize the name Chris Davis – nicknamed ‘Big Dog’ – for reasons which have never been fully explained! Over the years the keyboardist and producer...

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DANCING AGAIN!

JD’s TIME MACHINE is a vehicle for soul multi tasker, JAMES DAY allowing him to work with all sorts of collaborators – none maybe more revered by soul collectors than TRINA BROUSSARD. Ms B...

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I’M STILL WAITING!

Liverpool based artist SLYE is a new kid on the UK soul block and right now he’s gearing up to release an EP from which he’s just launched a little taster in the form...