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Bill Buckley

JOSH HOYER & SOUL COLOSSAL; Natural Born Hustler (Color Red)

Soul Colossal hail from Lincoln, Nebraska. Fronted by the stentorian Josh Hoyer, they consist of Benjamin Kushner (guitar), Blake DeForest (trumpet), Mike Keeling (bass) and Harrison ElDorado (drums) and anyone who doubted their name...

RALPH SCHUCKETT DIES…

Keyboardist, producer and composer, RALPH SCHUCKETT died on Wednesday 7th April. He was aged 73 and no cause of death was reported but it’s known that he had been in ill health for some...

STEVE CROPPER; Fire It Up (Mascot/Provogue)

Memphis guitar man STEVE CROPPER needs no long introduction here. His career is rightly storied but, oddly, given his status, the man has released few solo albums. We think his last was 2011’s ‘Dedication’...

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY…

Latest single from the ISLEY BROTHERS (now trimmed to vocalist Ron and guitarist Ernie) is a breezy, summery groove, ‘Friends And Family’. As the title suggests the song extols the virtues of family bonds...

CHA WA: My People (Single Lock Records)

With a musical core of Joseph Boudreaux on vocals, drummer/ founder Joe Gelini, guitarist/musical director Ari Teitel, Aurelien Barnes, the trumpeter and percussionist and keyboardist Andriu Yanovski, Cha Wa is a modern New Orleans-based...

WILLIE SCHOFIELD DIES…

US music sources are reporting the death of soul singer and songwriter WILLIE SCHOFIELD. Few details are available save that Willie was 81 and died at his home in Southfield, Michigan of kidney failure....

BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

Our US sources tell us that the black music community is currently in thrall to a webcast called VERZUZ. The programme/series was created by Timbaland and Swizz Beatz as an antidote to the boredom...

PLAYING (ADULT) GAMES!

Latest single from Italian multi-instrumentalist ALEX PUDDU is a lovely, warm, modern soul groove ‘Adult Games’. It’s the fourth single from Signor Puddu’s upcoming new long player ‘Love After Dark’ – a collection which...

JACKIE DESHANNON: 4 ON 2:

Singer/songwriter JACKIE DESHANNON was making blue-eyed soul long before that term was even coined and despite that fact that in the mainstream at least she’s best remembered for covers of some of her songs...