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UK SINGER NATALIE DUNCAN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘FREE’

Tipped for the top, rising British neo-soul singer and pianist NATALIE DUNCAN, follows her recent single ‘Sirens’ with the announcement that an album called ‘Free’ will follow on July 24th via Fallen Tree1Hundred. Born...

THE STAPLE SINGERS: ‘Let’s Do It Again’ (Omnivore)

The union between gospel-soul group The Staple Singers, and Stax Records, which began in 1968, was undoubtedly a musical marriage made in heaven. Jim Stewart and Estelle Axton’s famous Memphis label oversaw the Chicago...

INTRODUCING LADY BLACKBIRD…

Once in a blue moon, a singer comes along that stops you in our tracks. LADY BLACKBIRD is one such talent. Her voice, a smoky distillation of Roberta Flack, Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson,...

KIND OF BLUE DRUMMER JIMMY COBB DIES

Jimmy Cobb, the last surviving member of the Miles Davis group that recorded the iconic jazz album, ‘Kind Of Blue,’ in 1959, has died aged 91 from lung cancer. Born in Washington DC, Cobb...

LUCKY PETERSON R.I.P.

A noted guitarist and highly-respected Hammond B3 organ player who blurred the boundaries between blues and soul music, Lucky Peterson died on Sunday 17th May in Dallas at the age of 55. His death...

BETTY WRIGHT R.I.P.

Betty Wright, the “Queen of Miami Soul,” has died from cancer aged 66. Born Bessie Norris in Miami, Florida, in 1953, Wright was a precociously talented youngster who sang as a child with her...

New Bebel Gilberto Single Out Ahead Of Album

Bebel Gilberto is Brazilian musical royalty. Her father was the legendary bossa nova architect, Joao Gilberto, while her mother is a well-known Rio-born singer called  Miucha who was mostly active in the ’70s and...

Afrobeat Pioneer Tony Allen Dies

It has been announced that the legendary drummer, Tony Allen, who was a key architect of the Afrobeat sound, died at his home in Paris on April 30th. He was 79. So far, the...

‘First Take’s’ Second Coming

Released in 1969, Roberta Flack‘s debut album, ‘First Take,’ took three long years to build up a head of steam that would take it to the summit of the US pop and R&B charts...