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FOREVER AND EVER!

Brazilian pianist JOÃO DONATO is acclaimed in his own country – there, his name is right up there with legends like Antonio Carlos Jobim and João Gilberto. Outside of Brazil he’ s maybe not...

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SLY STONE: THE EARLY YEARS…

The oddly named VISCAYNES were a mixed race, teen harmony sextet formed at high school in the San Francisco dormitory town of Vallejo. They evolved out of a group called the Viscounts (sometimes spelt...

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TOLD YOU SO!

Virginia-born and Patti Labelle-mentored MIRACLE THOMAS continues her successful liaison with Sed Soul/Cool Million’s ROB HARDT on a sweet and lovely new single, ‘If I Told You’. The pair first worked together on last...

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THAT’S LIFE!

THE GROOVE ASSOCIATION’S award nominated, multi-No. 1 soul album ‘It’s Been So Long’ just keeps on giving and giving. The LP has already yielded four hit singles which are now set to be followed...

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PRINCE “NEW” ALBUM…

The Prince Estate and Legacy Recordings are to issue a new PRINCE album … ‘Welcome 2 America’. Recorded in 2010, it’s a collection of previously unissued material that was “mysteriously archived” by Prince. We’re...

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LET THERE BE LOVE!

LIANNE LOVE is a London soul singer who cites her influences as Marsha Ambrosius, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott. And you can hear shades of all four on Ms L’s latest single,...

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BOBBY WOMACK: The Poet & The Poet II (ABKCO)

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of BOBBY WOMACK’S classic long player, ‘The Poet’. The album is rightly celebrated as one of soul’s best ever – genre-defining even. What’s more it served...

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BURN BABY BURN!

BOBBY WASHINGTON is an American indie soul singer/producer who is currently working on a new album – due this Summer. As a taster Bobby’s released a single, ‘Burn It Down’. Produced and  mixed by...

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NAT TURNER REBELLION: ‘Laugh To Keep From Crying’ (Philly Groove/Chrysalis)

Until now, the cult Philadelphia soul and funk group, Nat Turner Rebellion, have deservedly merited nothing more than a brief footnote in the City of Brotherly Love’s music history. After all, the short-lived quartet...