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MORE ELBOW ROOM!

The oddly named ELBOWED OUT was a little known mixed race soul group from Seattle… “unknown” that is till UK reissue label SOUL JUNCTION records discovered them and with the release of couple  of...

MORE BRIT FUNK

It was 2018 when we enjoyed the collaborative efforts of a team of top UK soul men… members of Beggar and Co, Hi Tension, Central Line and Light of the World. Brought together by...

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND BETTE SMITH

Fans of the feistier, rockier sort of soul music will know about Brooklyn born singer/songwriter BETTE SMITH. Raised in a God-fearing, gospel-singing family, her ‘Jetlagger’ album turned quite a few heads with its take...

JUST SAY NO!

Latest release from the JAMES DAY marshalled  JD’s TIME MACHINE is taking the Stateside soul world by storm. It’s an energetic yet soulful item –  ‘When The World Says No’ fronted by a  fine...

BERNADETTE !

Inveterate  sleeve  readers will know the name BERNADETTE COOPER… yep… a member of all girl group KLYMAXX. With Ms C behind the drum kit (and on occasional vocals), the band broke all kinds of...

ONE TO WATCH…

Our latest “ONE TO WATCH” video (bottom right/bottom depending on your device) celebrates the upcoming birthday of one soul’s most underrated performers… JOE TEX. Tex was born Joseph Arrington in Texas on August 8th...

IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU….

Virtual clubbers will already know a little about ‘Because Of You’ from London DJ/Producer. TOMMY HERON. The tune is building quite a reputation for itself chiefly because of its catchiness, its insistence and its...

LIVE OUT YOUR LOVE!

‘Live Out Your Love’ is the lovely new single from smooth soul man, KEM. It’s a sweet duet with Toni Braxton and it’s garnering plenty of attention Stateside. Easy to hear why – sultry...

SEE THE LIGHT….

Been a while since we heard from celebrated Detroit sax man DAVE McMURRAY. I know plenty of soul folk who have a soft spot for his sprightly cover of ‘What Cha Gonna Do With...