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REVOLUTION IN THE SOUL…

Don’t know too much about Dutch soul man STEFFEN MORRISON, save that his people describe him as “Marvin Gaye and James Brown rolled into one”! Even taking into account PR hyperbole, that’s a wee...

SOUL THROWBACK …

TOLUMIDE is a Nigerian/Canadian Afro-Soul singer now busy promoting her latest single ‘Throwback’. The song was recorded in collaboration with Terry Poindexter from two separate locations and was produced remotely with TolumiDE (that’s how...

BLACK HISTORY RELEASES….

This coming February is BLACK HISTORY MONTH in the USA and to mark the occasion RHINO RECORDS will be reissuing a plethora of classic soul on vinyl and digitally. Amongst the planned releases will...

PASSINGS…

January has seen more deaths of black music stalwarts. US sources are reporting the passing of soul man and sax player WINFIELD PARKER. There are few details, save that Parker, based in Baltimore, was...

LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

Don’t know if it’s escaped your attention but the love fest that is Valentine’s Day is looming and despite the pandemic and the lockdown, there’s no reason why we can’t celebrate it – safely...

TRASH MAN BLUES…

There have been a number of singers called CHARLIE (CHARLES) BROWN, but the one we’re interested in right now is the Charlie who works out of Philadelphia. Our Mr B was the drummer in...

SEEING THE LIGHT….

RICK HOLMSTROM is an acclaimed US guitarist. He’s worked with luminaries across genres – most notably (for us) was his stint with Booker T while he spent 13 years as Mavis Staples’ guitarist/bandleader. Indeed,...

PHIL SPECTOR DIES….

PHIL SPECTOR – music producer probably without equal and convicted murderer – died on Saturday 16th January. He was 81. His death was announced thus by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; “California...

TILLY – MIXED UP….

Young Brit soulstress TILLY (GRACE) enjoyed a late 2020 hit with her sweet Nigel Lowis mixed and produced ‘Life After Love’ – a lovely, poignant song whose maturity belied Tilly’s youthfulness! Now the song...