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FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE!

Russian soul? Well can’t recall too many soulsters from the frozen steppes or the precincts of the Kremlin, nor, I’m guessing, can you. Well that’s all set to change as Moscow based band, NEON...

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CHRISTMAS CAPERS!

Nobody know what Christmas will be like this year but one thing we can be sure of is that we’ll be inundated with a sack full of Christmas music – most horribly excruciating, some...

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HAPPY TIMES!

The names of Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham need no explanation to collectors of Southern soul. Indeed, even casual soul fans will have come across the pairing dozens of times. They were (indeed are)...

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PEACE CHANT

Latest compilation from Germany’s Tramp records is another in their ‘Peace Chant’ series. CD-wise, the 15 tracker is volume 2, while on double vinyl, it will be volumes 3 and 4 (I think!). Whatever,...

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LEN BARRY DIES….

LEN BARRY – one of the first so called “blue-eyed soulsters” – died on Thursday 5th November. He was aged 78 and died of myelodysplasia, a cancer of the bone marrow, at Nazareth Hospital.,...

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LEGACY OF LOVE….

Keyboardist CHRIS TURNER is part of Portland’s vibrant soul and jazz scene. He’s one  of a community that includes people like drummer Tyrone Hendrix, trumpeter Farnell Newton and of course Jarrod Lawson who’s currently...

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HOUSEY HOUSEY!

Do you remember when you first felt house? Well, if you’re struggling allow veteran house don EDDIE AMADOR to help you out as he releases new mixes of his tune, ‘When I First Felt...

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GARAGE MUSIC…

The latest compilation from Ace imprint BGP is an intriguing look at the US dance music scene in the early 80s. By then disco had run its course, at least in the classiest, more...

Interviews

Connecting The Dots; Jazz Trumpet Legend Charles Tolliver Talks About His New Album And More…

Those with a superstitious nature will regard the number 13 as unlucky and a portentous harbinger of unfortunate things to come. But for veteran American jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver,  the number that is sometimes...