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SONGS FROM THE VAULT….

Lo-Flo Records is a US label set up by veteran songwriter JANE MCNEALY. Ms McNealy began playing the piano at the age of three and was regarded as a musical prodigy before starting her...

TIME’S A LUXURY….

We were introduced to London-based band, THE FONTANAS back in June via their single  – a busy, bustling, brassy builder of a tune, ‘Love Be The Weapon’. We were told that band’s influences ranged...

SARAH DASH DIES ….

Celebrated soul singer SARAH DASH  died on Monday 20th September. She was aged 76 . According to her cousin and business manager John Dash III, she was found dead at her home in Trenton,...

YOU USED TO HOLD ME…..

The  classic soulful house outing, ‘You Used To Hold Me’ is the latest offering in the DJ SPINNA  curated 7” vinyl ‘Foundations’ series via bbe music. Spinna says: “You Used To Hold Me seems...

VERY DOWN TO EARTH….

If you’ve been listening to some of the better soul stations over the last few weeks, you’re bound to have heard some scintillating Brit soul from a band called DOWN TO EARTH. The band...

FREAK OUT!

Of Iranian heritage, AMIR is a UK singer/songwriter with a soulful penchant. Judge just how soulful via his latest single, ‘Freak Of Nature’. Amir says: “The song is about not being afraid to embrace...

JUST OUTSTANDING!

We know you can’t keep a good tune down and to prove the adage yet again, you need to checkout a new version of the Gap Band’s ‘Outstanding’. This new treatment comes from Italy’s...

STILL OUTSIDE THAT BOX!

Eagle-eyed record sleeve readers will recognize the name of DAVID GARFIELD. The garlanded keyboardist has been in the music business for 50 years, starting way back, working with jazz icon Freddie Hubbard; he then...

PUTTIN’ A LID ON IT!

Last autumn veteran US singer DIANE DURRETT (aided an abetted by her fine band, SOUL SUGA) exhorted us to ‘Make America Groove’. I guess it was her riposte to a certain someone’s plea to...