At the back end of last year the UK soul community were delighted with a tune from a “new” soul singer, KIM TIBBS. Tune in question was ‘I Need You For Your Love!’ and it was the Alabama soulstress’ debut release.

Right now Ms Tibbs is working on her album (to be called ‘Kim’) but in the meantime she’s also re-promoting ‘I Need You For Your Love’ alongside another tune simply called ‘Soul’. Both songs are enjoying heavy rotation on the more savvy soul stations and even the dear old BBC has gotten into the act!

Kim believes the secret of that success is the fact that her sound is “vintage” and seems to chime with UK and European audiences. And though up top we described Kim Tibbs as a “new” artist she has indeed a lengthy CV that includes work with people like Billy Ray Cyrus, The Blind Boy of Alabama, Noel Gourdin, Percy Sledge, Bobby Rush, Bobby Bland, Paul Rogers of Bad Company, The Hi-Rhythm Section of Memphis, The Swampers of Muscle Shoals, Keke Wyatt, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals.

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