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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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LET’S PARTY!

It was one of summer’s big party tunes (party when we had the chance, of course!) …. ‘Party People’ from CRYSTAL WATERS and DJ SPEN. The cut was an unashamed homage to those great...

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MUSIC FROM THE MIND!

DAVE LEE (aka Joey Negro) is celebrating 30 years of his rather special niche label Z RECORDS. To mark the occasion the label is releasing an EP that features two new Lee productions…. ‘Power...