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VARIOUS; It Hurts So Good (Soul4Real)

Over the past few years, Alex Subinas’ SOUL4REAL label has done sterling work for serious and proper soul collectors. So far, the label has issued 31 quality vinyl 7” singles – each one snapped...

HIL’S BACK IN LOVE….

Well, it’s been a while, but at long last, ultra-soulful HIL ST SOUL (Hilary Mwelwa, of course) is releasing a new album  and previews reveal that the 11 tracker that is ‘Back In Love’...

CANDY NEVER STOPS…

Back in September Dutch sax maestro and Prince  alumina, CANDY DULFER  announced the upcoming release of a new album…. ‘We Never Stop’. The announcement came with the release of an energy packed single, ‘Jammin’...

AT THE CLUB…

Someone once said that there’s no future in nostalgia! However, judging by the ever growing number of reissues and archive compilations there’s certainly plenty of milage in recycling classic music. Does this say something...

KEEP ON DANCING!

It’s been forty years since Ace Records subsidiary, KENT issued its first vinyl LP – the ground breaking ‘For Dancers Only’. With a catalogue number of Kent 001, it’s now hugely collectable  and no...

 LEE FIELDS: Sentimental Fool (Daptone)

It’s been a while but, at last, LEE FIELDS’ long-promised album is almost with us. The 12 track ‘Sentimental Fool’ is officially released this Friday, 28th October via Daptone. We say, “it’s been a...

YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX: Ticket To Shangri La (Candelion)

Over three albums YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX (Mamas Gun front man Andy Platts, the “young gun” and  eclectic performer/writer/producer Shawn Lee, the “silver fox… check out his pic!) have established a solid reputation as...

SIR SPENCER; THE SECOND TIME AROUND…

Self-proclaimed “independent musical mixologist” SIR SPENCER (Craig Sullivan) made quite an impression with his first album, ‘The First’. A beautifully crafted mix of 80s flavoured soul and funk, with a hint of blues, a...

GETTING’ A GOOD THING GOIN’….

Amongst the latest compilations from Cherry Red/ Strawberry is an unmissable 4 CD, 115 track ‘GOTTA GET A GOOD THING  GOIN’ ON’. The beautifully packaged collection sets out (and succeeds) to right a wrong…...