Browsing Category

Reviews

SMUDGE ALL STARS; Smudge All Stars (Pegdoll)

UK muso, Richie Stevens has spent his musical career championing free expression across all kinds of genres. The son of celebrated jazz drummer John Stevens, Richie’s impressive CV includes work with people like Joss...

INGRAM STREET; Paint The Town (Platinum Garage Recordings.)

Ingram Street is a soul/pop duo from Columbus, Ohio comprised of brothers Woody and Minquel Ingram. Earlier this year we enjoyed two sweet singles from the pair – Beautiful Possibility’ (a Ron Tyson song)...

MATT BIANCO & NEW COOL COLLECTIVE: High Anxiety (Membran)

Mark Reilly’s Matt Bianco have been around since the 80s and though the hits might have dried up, Reilly has continued to work and record with different band line ups. One of their most...

PATRICK McLEAN: One Heart One Beat (Expansion)

Till this Autumn, not too many people will have heard the name Patrick McLean, despite him being a UK soul veteran.  … though, for sure, they will have heard him! You see the singer/sax...

LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY; Loleatta/Cry To Me (Kent)

Chicago’s Loleatta Holloway is best known as a disco diva, fronting glitter ball faves like ‘Love Sensation’, ‘Hit And Run’ and ‘Dreamin’’ – most recorded with the Salsoul Orchestra. Oddly, maybe, Holloway’s biggest hits...

VARIOUS: This Is Fame 1964-1968 (Kent)

Rick Hall’s Fame Records was a major bastion of the Southern soul sound. It grew out of the studio that Hall eventually established at East Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He’d previously used...

JARROD LAWSON: Be The Change (Dome)

Oregon singer-keyboardist-songwriter-producer JARROD LAWSON burst onto the scene way back in 2014 via a lovely eponymous long player. In no time at all it won him a devoted fan base, the “soul artist” of...

THE TIBBS: Another Shot Fired (Record Kicks)

The Tibbs are a continental Premier League Dutch soul and funk outfit. Their last album was 2016’s ‘Takin ‘Over’ and it was choc-a-block of the sounds that has made the band a big draw...

CARLA THOMAS: Let Me Be Good To You (SoulMusic Records)

Carla Thomas, “the queen of Memphis soul”, is often, sadly, treated as a footnote in soul histories. Given her track record it’s hard to understand why. Maybe it’s because after her hit-making time at...