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VARIOUS: Psychedelic Soul (Kent)

Despite his phenomenal success rate Norman Whitfield (who died in 2008) doesn’t get the same kind of plaudits as some of soul’s (in general) and Motown’s (in particular) other producers/writers. Hopefully, this new 18...

VARIOUS; The Craig Charles Trunk Of Funk Volume 2 (Soul Bank)

CRAIG CHARLES is a man of many talents… actor, poet, TV presenter and, of course, acclaimed soul and funk DJ. After his spell on Corrie (his character, Lloyd Mullaly, apart from being a taxi...

CORNELL “CC” CARTER; Next Life (Izipho)

It’s always big news when a major player releases new music and over the last few years  San Francisco’s CORNELL CC CARTER has indeed emerged as a major player. The onetime session and bv...

ANTHONY HAMILTON: LOVE IS THE NEW BLACK (My Music Box/BMG)

The magnificent ANTHONY HAMILTON has been a soul presence for most of the century – but he’s been a little quiet of late. So big hurrah – after a five year hiatus our man’s...

FULL FLAVA: Refreshed (Dome)

Full Flava is the soul-music-making alter ego of Birmingham-based UK producer/songwriter/keyboard player Rob Derbyshire. He began his Full Flava odyssey back in 2000 with ‘Chinese Whispers’, three more albums followed – each one beautifully...

VARIOUS: The Daptone Super Soul Revue Live At The Apollo (Daptone)

By now you probably know that the ever-wonderful  DAPTONE label is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The forward-looking/retro/enthusiast label was founded in 2001 by Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann) and Neal Sugarman after...

THE NEXT MOVEMENT: The New Movement (Leopard)

The Next Movement is a Swiss trio consisting of music biz vets, J.J. Flueck (drummer and singer), Pascal “P” Kaeser (bassist) and Sam Siegenthaler (guitarist).The three came together as unit via their shared love...

dee BROWN: Deep Secrets (Innervisions)

Soul, jazz and gospel-inspired guitarist dee Brown (not a typo, he doesn’t capitalise that forename) impressed with  his last album, 2018’s ‘Remembering You’. The collection was inspired by the tragic and sudden death of...

PAUL CARRACK: One On One (Carrack-UK)

Sheffield’s Paul Carrack is rightly known as “the man with the golden voice”. Indeed a few years back the BBC ran a great documentary on him with that very title. It’s worth searching out....