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ROCCO PRESTIA DIES…

ROCCO PRESTIA long-time bassist with TOWER OF POWER died today, Wednesday 30th September. He was aged 69 and had been in hospice care for some time. Rocco had been seriously ill since 2001 and...

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GETTING RECKLESS….

SAMANTHA MARTIN is a Canadian singer and songwriter who’s won critical acclaim for her tough and feisty blend of rock, blues and soul. Fronting a tight band, Delta Sugar, her last album, 2018’s ‘Run...

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IT’S A FREEDOM THING!

Don’t know too much about a new Kansas City based soul ensemble, THE FREEDOM AFFAIR but on the strength of their debut album, ‘Freedom Is Love’ I’m confident we’ll all be hearing a lot...

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KEEPING IT COVERED!

The soul sound of Philadelphia is a cornerstone of modern soul. The music crafted by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Thom Bell and countless others refuses to go away. For the soul crowd, the first...

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YORKSHIRE SOUL….

ATA RECORDS is based up there in Leeds and was set up musicians Pete Williams and Neil Innes in 2014. Recording exclusively to 2” tape and adopting mid-century recording techniques has resulted in a...

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Ronnie’s: Director Oliver Murray talks about his new documentary on Ronnie Scott’s jazz club

Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, which first opened its doors back in 1959, is a much more than a long-running London music venue: it’s a world-renowned institution that has served up the best in live...

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BACK TOGETHER AGAIN !

It was back in May, that ANTHONY HAMILTON made a very welcome comeback with ‘Back Together’ – a lovely, sensual, head nodder built around a sample from Rick James’ and Teena Marie’s ‘Fire and...

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GENERATION GAP!

N.W.O. (New World Order) is a seasoned session and live performance trio with two singles under their belts! They comprise Lenny Harris, Gilbert Pryor and Wondel Brown and came together in 2016 with an...

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WEEKENDER MUSIC !

Followers of the more esoteric end of the soul/jazz/funk genre will be aware of drummer ALAN EVANS; however Mr E is much, much more than that! In fact, he’s a multi- instrumentalist /songwriter /studio...