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WARD’S COMING HOME….

WARD BROWN is a long time friend of this web site. Some will remember that the genial Chicago soul man fronted an outfit called Brown’s Bag who enjoyed success way back in the noughties...

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WINTER WARM UP!

UK soul man DON-E (McClean) is a busy man. Since the lockdown started he’s released 3 EPs ‘I-soulation’ (which reached the number 1 spot on the UK Soul Chart and was classed as “best...

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SPELLBOUND!

AYA ITO is a Japanese and Black American multilingual, multi-genre singer/songwriter currently working out of Chicago. With that kind of background you won’t be surprised to learn that Ms Ito an  sing in English,...

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JUST ONE DAY!

Monday 17th January was MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY and were a number of songs released to mark the occasion. Chief amongst them is Isaac Aragon’s ‘Who’s Standing With Me’ (see recent news item) and...

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IT’S SUMMER!

A striking headline above! It’s still dull, old and cold January, of course, but we can all dream – roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of Summer! And to help us in our...

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MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES….

WADE C. LONG, a US smooth jazz keyboardist and vocalist from Cleveland, is preparing the release of his second album, ‘A Long Story.’ As a taster Wade has just released the first single –...

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MARVIN HOLMES DIES…

Some music sites are reporting the death on Tuesday 11th January of soul man MARVIN HOLMES, best known as front man with his groups The Uptights, Justice and The Funk Company Holmes hailed from...

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ARRIVAL LOUNGE…

70s UK band ARRIVAL were never a soul outfit but their work often had a soulful edge – in places a little like the Fifth Dimension; elsewhere reminiscent of Rotary Connection. Remember too that...

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PASSINGS…

January continues to take its toll on the soul community with the news of the passing of two more genre stalwarts. GREG WEBSTER, drummer with the OHIO PLAYERS died on Friday 14th January. He...