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CALIFORNIA SOUL!

It’s one of soul’s classic songs…. ‘California Soul’. The Ashford/Simpson tune has been oft recorded – notably by people of the calibre of the Fifth Dimension, Marlena Shaw and plenty of the Motown crew....

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JUST ONE OF A KIND!

‘One Of A Kind’ is the sweet and lovely new single from the veteran US soul man who simply likes to be known as MASTA! You may remember his 2019 outings ‘What Am I...

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BANGING!

It was back in May when we enjoyed some ‘Kool Funk’ from the SUPER DB BAND. We learned that the  4 piece hail from, London… twin brothers J-M Sutcliffe (Guitars & vocals), J-P Sutcliffe...

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TAMI LYNN DIES…

Though few details are forthcoming, US media is reporting the death on 26th June of soul singer TAMI LYNN. Born Gloria Brown in 1942, Ms Lynn started her career in gospel before joining Alvin...

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TAKE COURAGE!

ABI FLYNN is one of the UK’s top session and backing vocalists (gigs include stints with Soul II Soul, George Clinton and Roy Ayers) but her career trajectory was sadly threatened when she was...

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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Lexplosion II (Solid Gold/Funk Embassy)

The former Soviet republic of Estonia has been the source of some decent blue-eyed soul of late. That country’s Rita Ray impressed many with her ‘Our Love Will Rust’ album, while guitarist U-Nam’s collaboration...

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DON’T WALK….

‘Don’t Walk That Way’ is the latest (and highly recommended) single from German modern soul collective PRIVATPROJEKT (yes, that’s the correct spelling). The musicians are led by MICHEL RECKHARD who plays synthesizers, keyboards, drums,...

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HEART FULL OF LOVE

Latest offering from Georgie B’s Groove Association is a gentle mid-tempo groove ‘Love’s In Our Hearts’. The flavour is almost EWF and the message in the music is one of optimism. Yes, it might...

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FREDDY COLE DIES….

Singer FREDDY COLE died on Saturday 27th June. He was 88 and his manager, Suzi Reynolds said cause of death was given as complications from a cardiovascular ailment. Freddy Cole was one of those...