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Bill Buckley

CRYSTAL BALL GAZING….

Hot on the heels of the IZIPHO/STREETWALK release of a new Nigel Lowis mix of G C Cameron’s Motor City song, ‘Straight in the Eye’ (an original 1991 Ian Levine production), the Izipho  team...

WILLIE WINFIELD DIES…

WILLIE WINFIELD, lead singer with veteran doo-wop group, the Harptones, died on Tuesday, 27th July, Few details are currently available save that Winfield was 92 and had been performing with the group as recently...

GONNA MAKE YOU MINE … AGAIN!

LOOSE ENDS are a Brit soul institution. They’ve been around since the 80s and are maybe  best remembered for their ‘Hanging On A String’, ‘Slow Down’, ‘Don’t Be A  Fool’ and ‘Gonna Make You...

LET THAT MUSIC PLAY!

Back in May, the smoother soul world enjoyed a new version of Everything but the Girl’s ‘Missing’ from British soul/jazz singer SARAH JANE MORRIS in tandem with NERIO PAPIK POGGI in his “Papik” guise....

DON’T LOOK BACK…

As the various lockdowns ease, smooth sax man GREG CHAMBERS is gearing up to promote his latest album, ‘No Looking Back’. It’s a concise 7 tracker which like his previous albums proffers a classic,...

BACK TO SCHOOL!

Adell Shavers is a soul/jazz guitarist who works with a band called SHOWSHIP (once known as Straight Jacket). Showship has just launched their debut album ‘Soul School Volume 1’ . Mr S says that...

BOOK REVIEW; JESSICA LIPSKY; IT AIN’T RETRO (Jaw Bone)

The unique and idiosyncratic  DAPTONE label is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The pandemic and various lockdowns have meant that celebrations have had to be low key but the anniversary is being marked...

SO, SO SMOOTH…

TIM BOWMAN is a US jazz guitarist who impressed with his 2017 album ‘Into The Blue’. Two cuts in particular captured the soul crowd and the radio programmers, ‘My Heart To You’ which featured...

STILL FEELIN’ IT!

Over the year’s Germany’s TRAMP RECORDS has served the crate diggers, soul anoraks and rare groove seekers splendidly! One of their compilation  series in particular has been noteworthy – ‘Can You Feel It?’ Said...