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NORTHERN SOUL?

The wonderfully named JOHNNY NORTHERN is an obscure, cult soul man who started his career working with Jerry Williams Jr., (AKA Swamp Dogg) as lead vocalist with The Detroit Magnificents. He later struck out...

GETTIN’ NEXT TO ME….

I’m sure you remember (and have a soft spot)  for Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis’s 1976 hit ‘You’re Going to Get Next to Me’.  It was a lovely pop/soul sound with insistent, infectious hooks...

TAKING A CHANCE…

CHANCE HAYDEN is a Portland based soul and jazz guitarist. He’s a key part of Portland’s vibrant music scene and you’ll no doubt have caught his name on the credits of Jarrod Lawson and...

A DEEPER LOVE!

At the back end of last year, French producer, TOM GLIDE,  released his ‘A Deep Love’ .With a vocal from SOPHIA RIPLEY, it caused a ripple or two and , in the modern way,...

KAPLAN COVER….

MAX KAPLAN is a blue eyed soul man who works out of Memphis. Kaplan, 24, is a  native New Yorker but his love of soul took him to Memphis. Young Max has no hesitation...

HURT SO BAD….

BEN PIRANI is one of a growing number of blue-eyed soulsters looking back to the 60s and 70s for their musical inspiration – something that’s self-evident on the lead single from Ben’s current  EP,...

IT’S SUMMER … ALMOST!

Record label NuNortherns Soul , as its countless adherents will tell you, isn’t a Northern soul label; rather it specialises in classy soulful house and dance, much with a distinct Balearic flavour. The label...

MICHELLE IN THE MIX….

It was just last month that we were treated to a lovely contemporary soul tune from the excellent MICHELLE BROOKS-THOMPSON. A collaboration with REGI MYRIX, her powerful ‘Then I Met You’ showed just why...

INTRIGUING DOUBLE!

Fans of the more esoteric end of the soul/funk spectrum might well want to investigate a couple of tasty releases from labels within the COLEMINE circle. First up there’s a cute and catchy ‘Before...