Browsing Category

News

GENE GENIE!

Don’t know about you but I’ve always felt that the good ‘ole Duke of Earl, GENE CHANDLER is sadly underrated. The Chicago soul man was a consistent hit maker through the 60s and 70s...

FLYING HIGH!

The always busy Los Charly’s Orchestra endeavour to help us through this latest lockdown with a cheery, escapist remix of ‘Fly Away’. The new tweak comes courtesy of Seamus Haji who perfectly invokes the...

BONGO BEATS!

Brighton-based Mr. Bongo Records has a reputation for intrigue and eclecticism and if you’re not familiar with their catalogue, their latest compilation MR BONGO RECORD CLUB VOLUME 4 will give you an excellent idea...

ALWAYS AND FOREVER….

‘Always’ is one side of a new double A sided single from singer, songwriter, and now producer, BRADD MARQUIS. The song is a romantic, contemporary soul ballad and though written a few years back,...

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE!

Russian soul? Well can’t recall too many soulsters from the frozen steppes or the precincts of the Kremlin, nor, I’m guessing, can you. Well that’s all set to change as Moscow based band, NEON...

CHRISTMAS CAPERS!

Nobody know what Christmas will be like this year but one thing we can be sure of is that we’ll be inundated with a sack full of Christmas music – most horribly excruciating, some...

HAPPY TIMES!

The names of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham need no explanation to collectors of Southern soul. Indeed, even casual soul fans will have come across the pairing dozens of times. They were (indeed are)...

PEACE CHANT

Latest compilation from Germany’s Tramp records is another in their ‘Peace Chant’ series. CD-wise, the 15 tracker is volume 2, while on double vinyl, it will be volumes 3 and 4 (I think!). Whatever,...

LEN BARRY DIES….

LEN BARRY – one of the first so called “blue-eyed soulsters” – died on Thursday 5th November. He was aged 78 and died of myelodysplasia, a cancer of the bone marrow, at Nazareth Hospital.,...