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JIMMIE WILLIAMS DIES….

US specialist soul sites are reporting the death of Philly bass player, JIMMIE WILLIAMS. There are few details about his passing. Jimmie was a member of the O’Jays road band for over 40 years...

GORILLA MUSIC…

We wouldn’t normally feature DAMON ALBARN’S Gorillaz in these hallowed pages. He gets enough coverage in the high-faluting broadsheets and perceived trendy music mags. Just to say though that the latest Gorillaz LP ‘Song...

MAGNIFICENT SUNSET

Paris-based jazz chanteuse Melody Gardot not only releases her keenly anticipated new album, ‘Sunset In The Blue,’ today but also has a new video to accompany the album’s latest single ‘C’est Magnifique.’ The single...

DRIFT AWAY!

The soul cognoscenti will be aware of US soulstress RENA SCOTT. They’ll know her lovely version of Maze’s ‘Joy and Pain’; they’ll know she’s had a couple of her cuts gracing ‘Soul Togetherness’ compilations...

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MICA… THE MUSIC

It’s been a long ten years since we’ve had a new album from MICA PARIS (now a star of EastEnders, we believe!). But on 27th November, she’ll be releasing a new set, ‘Gospel’. Gospel...

MOTHER FUNK!

In the summer (remember that?) MF ROBOTS (the pairing of ex Brand New Heavies Jan Kincaid and Dawn Joseph) announced, nice and early, that they were releasing a new album next year. Since then...

THE WAY OUT!

‘The Only Way Out Is Through’ is the funky and tough new single from UK soul band HANNAH WILLIAMS and the AFFIRMATIONS. It’s the fourth single from their acclaimed album ‘50 Foot Woman’. Victoria...

NEVER STOPPIN’

Sometimes you come across a new record that sort of stops you in its tracks; that’s what’s just happened her at SJF with the tune ‘Never Gonna Stop’. The band behind this gorgeous sound...

SPENCER DAVIS DIES …

British musician, SPENCER DAVIS died on Monday, 19th October. He was 81 and was being treated for pneumonia. Davis, of course, will be best remembered for his seminal 60s band the Spencer Davis Group....