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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...

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...

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Music legend Eddy Grant talks about making Killer On The Rampage, tasting success in The Equals, and his Caribbean heritage.   Blessings often come in disguise. An event that may initially seem catastrophic and turn...

ON THE WRIGHT TRACK

Back with a new single ‘Doing It On The Flo,’ veteran funk pioneer Charles Wright reflects on his life and career, recalling the origins of his iconic hit ‘Express Yourself’ and working with comedian...

KEYBOARD WARRIOR

Matt Johnson, Jamiroquai’s seasoned jazz-funk keyboardist, talks about his new live solo album and recalls the highs of his twenty-one years in one of the world’s best-known bands.  “The first thing I encountered when...

SOLE SISTER

Sister Sledge’s Kathy Sledge on her November UK tour, working with Chic and teaming up with Jam & Lewis on her forthcoming studio project.   In 1978, just as the flames from the disco inferno...

NOT STRICTLY SOUL …OR IS IT? KEVIN F EXPLAINS…

One of this year’s most intriguing albums has been the recent ‘Not Strictly Soul’ from the KEVIN FINGIER COLLECTIVE. The title is, of course, ironic. The LP is stuffed with great sounds – Classic...

IN FORWARD MOTION… THE OUTPUT/INPUT INTERVIEW

2023 so far has been a vintage year for soul albums. Lovers/collectors of quality contemporary soul have been treated to wonderful sets from Paulette Mc Williams, Joe Leavy and Bobby Harden. Now joining that...

THE SWEETEST THINGS… THE PAULETTE McWILLIAMS INTERVIEW

Chicago’s PAULETTE McWILLIAMS is something of cult figure on the soul scene. Almost unknown in the mainstream, her few recordings are revered by those in the  know. The paucity of her own work is...