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Bill Buckley

HOME AGAIN!

For their  latest release IZIPHO RECORDS are once again linking up with Long Island vocalist and guitarist KIP CARMEN. A Montauk Indian, Kip started his career in the 60s working as a dancer with...

PROMISES, PROMISES!

Consistent soul hero CHRIS JASPER opens his 2022 account with a lovely new song, ‘I Promise’. It’s a gentle, insinuating contemporary soul groove built from all the classic ingredients we’ve come to know and...

THE POWER INSIDE!

Latest release from SUNWALKER (the musical alter ego of Andy Richardson aka Druw and one half of the ‘The Modernists’ project) is an album grandly called ‘The Power Inside’. The long player was heralded...

JUST ROUND THE CORNER!

KERBSIDE COLLECTION is an  Aussie soul and funk band who treated us to the single ‘Glaze’ in December. The tune was/is gritty, jazzy, funky and loose… a touch of the Mizell boys about it....

LOUNGIN’

UK soul and jazz guitarist DAVE MASCALL has just released the 6th instalment in his ACID LOUNGE album series – a wonderful, 15 track showcase for his fretboard skills. And like previous ‘Acid Lounge’...

ON PAUL’S WAVELENGTH…

Veteran smooth jazzer PAUL HARDCASTLE is readying the release of a new album – ‘X – The Eclipse’. Yep, it will be his tenth album. The last one was imaginatively called ‘Hardcastle IX’ We’ve...

SHADOW MUSIC!

Oxfordshire-based, blue-eyed soulstress ABI FARRELL struts into 2022 with a sprightly, crisp, up-tempo new tune… ‘Stepping Out Of Your Shadow’. Sonically, I guess we could say the tune pays homage to the classic Northern...

BEYOND BORDERS!

We all know that soul music knows no geographical boundaries; so it is that over the years we’ve enjoyed some splendid music from Bulgaria’s RUTH KOLEVA. Ruth counts Ella Fitzgerald and Marvin Gaye amongst...

FREDDIE HUGHES DIES…

Rather belatedly, we report the death at age 79 of revered soul man, FEDDIE HUGHES. The news is just now being filtered out via US sources who are reporting that Freddie died last Tuesday,...