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IT’S NOT A CRIME!

MICHELLE SARAH is a blue-eyed soulstress who was born in Toronto, but she was raised in Guyana and the States growing up in the righteous Gospel tradition. She now works out of Denver, Colorado...

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THE SHIRELLES: 1958-1962 (Jasmine)

Growing up in Liverpool in the 60s was a real music education for me. As a teenager, haunting the city’s clubs – the famed Cavern and the not so famous Iron Door, the Downbeat,...

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COLD OR WHAT?

‘Ndiyagodola’ (easier to write than say!)  is an African word meaning ‘I’m cold’. It’s also the title of the latest offering from Sicily’s DJ VIVONA. Luca Vivona is a music graduate of Palermo University,...

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JUNIOR MANCE DIES…

Jazz pianist JUNIOR MANCE died on Sunday January 17th. He was 92 and his passing was announced by his wife, Gloria: “I will forever miss his smiles, his love, his laughter, our shared happiness...

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KEEP ON GROOVIN’ ON

For some, the secret of beating the boredom of lockdown is keeping busy and that’s exactly what GROOVE ASSOCIATION main man, GEORGIE B has been doing. Rather than siting on his laurels and enjoying...

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REVOLUTION IN THE SOUL…

Don’t know too much about Dutch soul man STEFFEN MORRISON, save that his people describe him as “Marvin Gaye and James Brown rolled into one”! Even taking into account PR hyperbole, that’s a wee...

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SOUL THROWBACK …

TOLUMIDE is a Nigerian/Canadian Afro-Soul singer now busy promoting her latest single ‘Throwback’. The song was recorded in collaboration with Terry Poindexter from two separate locations and was produced remotely with TolumiDE (that’s how...

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BLACK HISTORY RELEASES….

This coming February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH in the USA and to mark the occasion RHINO RECORDS will be reissuing a plethora of classic soul on vinyl and digitally. Amongst the planned releases will...

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PASSINGS…

January has seen more deaths of black music stalwarts. US sources are reporting the passing of soul man and sax player WINFIELD PARKER. There are few details, save that Parker, based in Baltimore, was...