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DR JOHN: TRIBUTE

Saturday 6th June marks the first anniversary of the passing of DR JOHN. Mac Rebennack, a 6 times Grammy winner, was, as Dr. John, recognized as the embodiment of the musical legacy of New...

COLOURING THE SKY!

You shouldn’t need us to tell you that BLUEY (Jean-Paul Maunick) is a very, very busy man. He’s the brains behind Incognito and a top, top in-demand producer, mixer and session player/collaborator. Amongst those...

PROPER OLD SCHOOL….

Here’s a surprising statistic… it’s been 25 years since DOME RECORDS released BEVERLY KNIGHT’S ground breaking  ‘FLAVOUR OF THE OLD SCHOOL’. Yes, it really was 1995 when Dome launched the tune which went on...

KIND OF BLUE DRUMMER JIMMY COBB DIES

Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of the Miles Davis group that recorded the iconic jazz album, ‘Kind Of Blue,’ in 1959, has died aged 91 from lung cancer. Born in Washington DC, Cobb...

BLAND BONANZA

I know quite a few soul collectors who are using the lockdown to re-assess and update their collections… filling in gaps where they know they ought to have more music on a particular artist...

CHRIS JASPER; For the Love Of You (Gold City Music)

CHRIS JASPER will rightly always be associated with the Isley Brothers at the height of their popularity.  Remember though that Chris has also enjoyed huge success with Isley-Jasper-Isley and all right minded soul fans...

JUST THE TONIC!

DIANA ROSS fans will know that over the last several months dance remixes of some of her best known solo outings have topped the Billboard Dance Charts… the last one was earlier this year...

BETTY WRIGHT R.I.P.

Betty Wright, the “Queen of Miami Soul,” has died from cancer aged 66. Born Bessie Norris in Miami, Florida, in 1953, Wright was a precociously talented youngster who sang as a child with her...

LITTLE RICHARD DIES…

In the music biz, the words iconic and unique are wildly overused in describing artists. In truth few garlanded with those adjectives don’t merit them. In the whole canon of popular music there are...