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SET ME FREE!

LOS CHARLYS ORCHESTRA (Aka Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel) are known (rightly) for their incendiary dance grooves. Often Latin-tinged, their back catalogue has had heads nodding and feet tapping world wide. Their latest release,...

EASY LOVIN’

Right now we don’t have too many details, but via her social media, MAYSA has announced she has some new music on the way. She tells us that she’s been busy during the lockdown...

ALMOST 30!

‘Almost 30’ is the intriguingly titled new album from Trinidad-born TIMMY REGISFORD – one of New York’s best known soulful house DJs and producers.  His CV  includes A&R exec jobs with labels like MCA,...

STAN THE MAN…

STAN J is the working name of Detroit soul and gospel singer Stan Jones. For some time he’s been a mainstay on the Detroit gospel circuit but he’s been away from the recording studio...

RAREST OF THE RARE?

It’s being reported that a few days ago Leicestershire-based multi millionaire, LEE JEFFRIES, variously described as a record label owner/drinks company entrepreneur, shelled out £100,000 for what he believes is the rarest Motown single…...

GIMME SOME R&B….

In these troubled and difficult times, it’s normal to look back to some perceived Golden Age when things were, well, a lot better than now. Never mind the pandemic, how often do we hear...

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...