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SEE THE LIGHT….

Been a while since we heard from celebrated Detroit sax man DAVE McMURRAY. I know plenty of soul folk who have a soft spot for his sprightly cover of ‘What Cha Gonna Do With...

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TEMPTATION ‘BOUT TO GET ME!

It was back in 1977 (!) that LENNY WILLIAMS released his classic ‘Choosing You’ album. The Frank Wilson produced set was stuffed with goodies – notably the incomparable ‘Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh’ and...

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HOT STUFF!

Been a while since we heard anything from Brit soul collective LIGHT OF THE WORLD, but after something like 20 years, it seems they’re on the way back via an energized new EP that...

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FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN

Mixed race soulstress ROSE SPEARMAN follows her successful ‘Come Get The Love’ single with the release of ‘Falling In Love Again’. The tune is another track from her ‘Trust’ album which was recorded in...

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MALIK B DIES….

MALIK B (born Malik Abdul Basit), founder member of the Roots, died on Wednesday 29 July. He was 47 and his passing was announced on the group’s Twitter account: “We regretfully inform you of...

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BINKY’S BACK….

BINKY WOMACK is part of a legendary soul clan (the clue’s in the name!).  Specifically, he’s Curtis Womack’s son and, naturally, the nephew of Bobby Womack and his recent album ‘The Last Valentino’ (trading...

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‘DON’T WALK THAT WAY’ … THE MIXES

 It was just last month that German modern soul collective PRIVATPROJEKT stormed the soul charts and the dance floors with their tight and beaty ‘Don’t Walk That Way’ single. Marshalled by synth man Michel...

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DAN PENN: Living On Mercy (Last Music)

A few weeks back we highlighted a compilation album on The Memphis Boys – a collection of archive recordings featuring the studio band of Chips Moman’s legendary American Sound Studios down there in Memphis....

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ALBERT AYLER: ‘New Grass’ (Third Man Records)

It’s 50 years since ALBERT AYLER‘s body was fished out of New York’s East River. He’d been missing for three weeks and his death at 34 was a mystery that some still speculate on:...