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SOULFUL TALES!

Though he’s a new name to me, I’ve a feeling that Chicago soul man DEVIN B THOMPSON is set for mighty big things!  Typical journalistic hyperbole? Well no; you see that judgement is evidence...

ALOE BLACC; All Love Everything (BMG)

Its not just James Bond who’s been hit by pandemic put-back.  All kinds of musical projects have been side-lined by that damn virus. The most obvious case across our genres, I guess, was Gregory...

VARIOUS: The Sound Of The R&B Hits (Ace)

Hot on the heels of the recent, excellent ‘Cellarful Of Motown Volume 5’ (see review below) comes another fine Motown collection from the same magical, early Motown period. This new one, though, ‘The Sound...

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...

VARIOUS; A Cellarful of Motown Vol. 5 (Caroline)

We’ve said it before and, I’m sure, we’ll say it again … that fabled Motown Record vault must be quite something! From here it makes the I-Cloud look rather puny! In the last several...

IN A SOUL DIRECTION….

SOUL DIRECTION is a new(ish) niche soul label that works “to unearth unreleased soul music from the vaults and bring them to you on vinyl, enabling you to enjoy previously unissued quality soul music...

THE OTHER KYLIE; The Kylie Auldist interview.

Aussie soulstress KYLIE AULDIST provided the heartfelt vocals on 2016’s beguiling ‘This Girl’ from fellow antipodeans, Cookin’ on 3 Burners and when Kungs got their hands on it, the tune went ballistic!  It topped...

DO YOU REMEMBER?

The question’s been asked long and oft… “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” Sure you do, even though it was an unbelievable 42 years ago! Of course, we’re talking about EARTH WIND...

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Jazz Funk Power (Quo Vadis)

Light of the World’s ‘Jazz Funk Power’ album has been one of the most eagerly awaited long players of recent months. One of the reasons is that the Brit Funk pioneers have such a...