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Motown

JOE MESSINA DIES…

Acclaimed Motown guitarist and original Funk Brother, JOE MESSINA died on Monday 4th April. He died at the Northville, Michigan home of his son, Joel Messina, succumbing to a 12-year kidney disease. He was...

VARIOUS: All Turned On (Ace/Motown)

In the 50s and for the early part of the 60s, instrumentals were mainstays of the pop charts both here and in the States. Oddly, I think, for someone as commercially savvy as Berry...

VARIOUS: Good, Good Feeling – More Motown Girls (Ace)

That legendary Motown vault continues to give! Who’d have thought that the Gordy empire’s archive had any more treasures to yield. Well it does, as this wonderful, new 25 tracker from Ace records proves....

VARIOUS: A SYMPHONY OF SOUL (UMC/Island)

Followers of music trends over the last few years will have noticed the proliferation of, for want of a better description, “reimagining” albums. You now the sort of thing – new recordings of classic...

I HEAR A SYMPHONY….

It’s been quite the thing over the past few years – new recordings of classic pop and soul from various symphony orchestras. We’ve had countless orchestral reimaginings of everything from the works of Elvis...