Reviews

MACEO PARKER: Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo (The Funk Garage)

Earlier this year the independent Mascot label group announced they were setting up a new subsidiary label specialising in funk and soul… the Funk Garage. Intriguingly we were told that a certain Bootsy Collins...

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YES, IT’S TIME

TRACYE EILEEN is a Chicago-based soul and jazz singer who’s worked the city’s circuit for some time now. Reared in gospel, she’s built up quite a following, a following that is set to expand...

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OUT OF CONTROL

‘Out Of Control’ is the latest single from US soulstress CANDACE WOODSON.We first heard of Candace back in 2015 when she released the insistent mid-tempo modern soul groove, ‘Free’. Intriguingly, Candace’s ‘Free’ was intensely...

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RIGHT OFF THE TOP….

Portland’s TYRONE HENDRIX is an in-demand jazz and soul session drummer and he occasionally makes his own solo records too. His latest incursion is a pulsing soul groove ‘Off The Top’ which features input...

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TELL THE TRUTH….

Don’t know too much about singer/producer D FOLKS save that he hails from Richmond, Virginia and that his latest single, ‘The Truth’ is a proper soul stunner – one of 2020’s best so far....

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CRUISIN’

Been a while since we’ve heard from US smooth vocal group METROPOLIS but we’ve learned from their PR people that they’re currently putting together a new album…. ‘Soul Archives Volume 1’. Now that sounds...

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S&T: NEW MUSIC

Last year Geordie collective SMOOVE AND TURRELL celebrated 10 years in the music biz with ‘Sold Brass’ – a compilation of their best bits alongside a couple of previously unissued cuts to work as...

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ROBIN THICKE; IN TRIBUTE

The latest single from blue-eyed soul don ROBIN THICKE is a beautiful ballad that works on two specific fronts. The song is ‘Forever Mine’ and the singer says that the song reflects what’s going...

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WILD IN THE COUNTRY!

ALEC WILDER (1907-1980) was a major contributor to the “Great American Songbook” – but unlike, say Cole Porter, Wilder is not that well known. Some musicologists suggest that it’s because much of his work...