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LEGACY… AT LAST…

Last November we highlighted an album from Atlanta entertainer TONY HIGHTOWER. The name rang a bell right away. Tony, you see, is  the son of noted jazz vocalist Theresa Hightower and was brought up...

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TOKYO RE-VISITED….

Earlier this year Japanese soul singer NAO YOSHIOKA charmed us with her ‘Tokyo 2020’ – a homage to her home city where she spent the lockdown. The tune was down-tempo and wistful with a...

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RE-IMAGININGS…..

Two recent US releases offer intriguing new looks at familiar and well loved soul classics. Causing a stir right now is a re-mix of the Temptations’ lovely 1971 ballad, ‘Just My Imagination’. The new...

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ANY LONGER….

A new mix of ‘Any Longer’ is the latest powerful single from veteran UK music maker DJ FEN. Yep, “vet” is the right word! The acclaimed spinner/producer started aged just 13 channelling his love...

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PASSINGS…

US media sources are reporting the passing of  two more contributors to the soul and disco scene. Reports state that REGGIE ANDREWS has died. Andrews was a songwriter, producer and pianist  most-noted for co-writing...

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STAYING IN A SOULFUL DIRECTION….

Consistent boutique soul label SOUL DIRECTION have lined up two more intriguing releases for imminent release. First up there’s  a lovely 7” from  THE UNIVERSAL TOGETHERNESS BAND. Soul anoraks will know that at the...

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ENJOY A MOONLIT RENDEZVOUS…

Been a while since we heard from COOL MILLION. Sure the two guys have been really busy in their own right. Over the past few months Rob (Hardt) and Frank (Ryle) have issued plenty...

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KEEP SMILING!

As Dome Records gears up to unleash a second compilation to celebrate their 30th anniversary, one of the focus cuts is building up real momentum. It’s a wonderful new remix of DENNIS TAYLORS’S ‘Smile’....

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PATRICK ADAMS DIES…

Prolific soul and disco producer/writer/engineer PATRICK ADAMS died on Wednesday 22nd June. He was 72 and the sad news was reported by his daughter, Joi Sanchez who said. “He who dubbed me joy at...