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 JUST NOTHING ELSE!

THE DEGREES (two of ‘em, not three!) are a Bristol-based band –  Charlie Bierman and Isha Campbell. Their debut single – a gentle but smouldering ‘All Said And Done’ won them plenty of friends...

DOIN’ WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO….

DEMETRIA TAYLOR’S name may be familiar to blues collectors. She was recently awarded the KoKo Taylor “Queen of the Blues” Award, given by the Jus’ Blues Foundation. As important, maybe, is the fact that...

BACK ON LANGLEY AVENUE….

We last heard from Chicago soul man/guitarist  RANDY HALL via his ‘Turn’t Up Tonight’ collaboration with Terri Green. Before that we enjoyed his ‘Bring It On Home’ from last year. New music is always...

OUT TO GRASS!

Finland isn’t the sort of place you’d associate with raw soul a funk but the Nordic country is home to soul/funk combo CHICKEN GRASS. The band have been in business for 25 years peddling...

SAM GOODEN DIES…

Veteran soul man SAM GOODEN died on Thursday 4th August in his hometown of  Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was aged 87 and his death was announced by his daughter Gina Griffin. Few more details are...

IT’S A (VERY) FUNKY FRIDAY!

Soul collectors will be well aware of MARLON MCCLAIN . He’s enjoyed a long, successful career which began as leader and guitarist of soul/funk band Pleasure. Marlon has also worked with the Dazz Band...

I SHOULD’VE KNOWN BETTER

It was only in late June when UK soulstress BETH MACARI entertained us with her single, ‘Circles’ – a gentle ballad with a powerful message about the pressures of being a woman. Now, with...

A JAZZ FUNK SOUL FORECAST!

Wow! We’re flattered! Who’d have thought that three star jazzers would come together to form a band and name themselves after out little old web site! Well not quite! Let’s explain  – for some...

A FINAL TABU!

The wonderfully named BIANCA BINKY is/was a French singer who made just a handful of records – most of ’em forgettable European synth-pop. However, her final solo single from 1990 ‘Tabu’ has won itself...