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VICTOR HAYNES: DREAMS (Expansion)

Ever-reliable UK soul man, VICTOR HAYNES has a distinguished back catalogue – and this new album – the ten tracker that is ‘Dreams’  – will sit perfectly ‘midst his past achievements. I guess if...

JOHN KLEMMER: CHATEAU  LOVE (Touch Records USA/BFD/Orchard)

JOHN KLEMMER is a veteran US jazz sax man with a lengthy and distinguished career. He debuted as a leader way back in 1967 with the album ‘Involvement’ – the first of his LPs...

A PROPER CHARLIE!

CHARLIE BEREAL is a US soul singer/guitarist/writer/arranger/producer  – sadly not that well known in the UK and Europe despite being a Grammy nominee. Hopefully that may soon change with the reissue of his wonderful...

 JESSE JAMES; Back On Top Again (Soul Junction SJLP 5016)

JESSE JAMES (real nameJames Howard McCelland) is a proper cult soul man. By that I mean the Californian-born singer/songwriter has never made the major leagues in his home country but in the UK and...

VARIOUS: HERE COME THE TEARS (Soul4Real)

Europe’s brand-leading boutique, vinyl soul label, SOUL4REAL, continues its dalliance with albums with this new one – a superb, properly soulful 14 track compilation of music trawled from the 60s and 70s vaults of...

VARIOUS: A Different World (Ace/Kent)

Been a while since Ace /Kent have added to their series celebrating the great songwriters, but the latest addition to the series has been well worth the wait! The generous 24 tracker that is...

MOVING MOUNTAINS

Judith Hill opens up about cyberbullying and loss, facing 40, and music’s healing power.  What’s not to like about Judith Hill? On the surface, she seems to have it all; she is supremely beautiful...

SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES; Four Albums (SoulMusic)

Latest release from David Nathan’s SoulMusic Label (here in conjunction with The Second Disc label) delivers four hard to find albums from one of soul’s Premier League groups – SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES....

SHADOWLANDS

Lizz Wright talks about loss, cheffing in the community, and recalls hanging out with jazz legend Jimmy Scott.  As a serious recording artist whose career is almost midway through its third decade, singer/songwriter Lizz...