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VARIOUS; It Hurts So Good (Soul4Real)

Over the past few years, Alex Subinas’ SOUL4REAL label has done sterling work for serious and proper soul collectors. So far, the label has issued 31 quality vinyl 7” singles – each one snapped...

 LEE FIELDS: Sentimental Fool (Daptone)

It’s been a while but, at last, LEE FIELDS’ long-promised album is almost with us. The 12 track ‘Sentimental Fool’ is officially released this Friday, 28th October via Daptone. We say, “it’s been a...

YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX: Ticket To Shangri La (Candelion)

Over three albums YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX (Mamas Gun front man Andy Platts, the “young gun” and  eclectic performer/writer/producer Shawn Lee, the “silver fox… check out his pic!) have established a solid reputation as...

 REBECCA JADE; A Shade Of Jade (RebeccaJade.com)

San Diego’s REBECCA JADE is a name new to us. We’ve learned however, that Rebecca’s no newcomer. She’s been on the scene for almost two decades and has performed all over the world with...

THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS; Soft Spot (Tubtone Records)

For the last few months or so THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS have been promising us a new album. That promise came via several “taster” singles – notably the sweet and lovely ‘Nothing At All’ and...

VARIOUS: Whatever You Want (Kent)

Kent’s newest compilation, ‘Whatever You Want’ is a 24 track tribute to the  craft of US songwriter and producer Bob Crewe. To many, Crewe is best remembered for his work with the Four Seasons....

SAY SHE SHE; Prism (Karma Chief /Colemine)

For the past several months we’ve been tracking the progress of a quirky band, SAY SHE SHE. We learned that he oddly named (more of that later) Brooklyn band is an 8 piece led...

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS; ‘The Deplar Effect’ (Color Red)

Originally from Leeds, the prolific New Mastersounds have been around for something like two decades. And the band that, amongst things launched Corinne Bailey Rae, are still going strong as evidenced by this, their...

STEVE GADD, EDDIE GOMEZ, RONNIE CUBER & WDR BIG BAND: ‘Center Stage’ (Leopard)

One of the most in-demand session drummers in the history of recorded music, the legendary Steve Gadd – whose myriad credits range from The Carpenters to Steely Dan – shows no sign of slowing...