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Friday, 12 February 2016 15:22 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

1_kentThe small bbe label (Barely Breaking Even) is known for its eclectic an enthusiastically curated catalogue. One of the label's most popular series has been 'Disco Love'; all complied by Scottish jock (geddit!) AL KENT, the albums featured plenty of rare but always classy and never cheesy dance tunes. Sequenced by Mr Kent (who took his name from the old Northern soul fave), the albums won support and plaudits right across the soul spectrum.

So, you won't be surprised that a fourth volume is now available.... 'Disco Love 4', subtitled 'More, More , More Disco and Soul Uncovered' and with artists of the calibre of Genobia Jeter featured the emphasis is cleanly on the SOUL.

The sometime Mrs Glen Jones contributes a wonderful , gospel-infused 'Things Got To Get Better'. Other highlights include Skip Mahoaney's 'Running Away From Love' and Barbara Jean English's optimistic 'If It Feels Good'. However as the set boasts a generous 20 tracks, everyone will find something to make 'em smile.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2016 15:28



Thursday, 11 February 2016 16:06 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

fsr7086highresDEEP STREET SOUL is an Australian funk combo that Antipodean journalists are comparing to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. They base their judgments on the band's first two albums and now the outfit are all set to release their third long player, 'Come Alive', in an attempt to consolidate that reputation

You can get a taste of the new album via a two track teaser that's just becomes available. Both tunes – 'Souls Come Alive' and 'Done Me Wrong' - are uncompromising, minimal funk workouts featuring a raucous vocal from "Mighty" May Johnson. The tunes are ready to download right now and the label is Freestyle.

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016 16:10



Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:01 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

KPR_156_Lenny_Fontana_feat._Karla_Brown_-_Im_Gonna_Get_YouFor his latest outing US House hero, LENNY FONTANA visits a real classic – 'I'm Gonna Get You', originally recorded by the legendary Jocelyn Brown.

Mr F lays underpins the well-known tune with a heavy bass line and to help him deliver he's enlisted the vocal talent of KARLA BROWN.... whose CV includes work with Joey Negro and Crystal Waters amongst others.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:05



Wednesday, 10 February 2016 14:59 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

1ewfJust less than a week since the death of MAURICE WHITE, the three band members who continue the EARTH WIND AND FIRE legacy have announced a three date UK tour for July.

The current EWF lineup features original members Philip Bailey, Verdine White and Ralph Johnson and the tour takes in London O2 Arena (July 1st), Bournemouth's BIC (July 2nd) and the Liverpool Arena (July 4th).

Tickets go on sale Friday, February 12th @ 9.00am while at the upcoming Grammy Awards, EWF will be honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 15:06



Tuesday, 09 February 2016 20:13 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

1_deepAce/Kent Records continue to release plenty of eminently rare and collectable on quality 7" vinyl. The UK reissue specialists have just issued some fine tunes across a number of imprints... they include Nancy Wilcox's 'He'll Be Leaving You'/ Lorraine Chandler's 'Mend The Torn Pieces' on Kent/Pied Piper and Elaine Armstrong's 'Tears Begin To Fall'/ Betty Moorer's 'Speed Up' on the main Kent/City logo. The Betty Moorer track is very strong and will appeal to fans of harmony group The Esquires. They back up Betty on this Chicago soul classic.

Best news though is that Ace/Kent continues their revival of the dear old Deep Soul label via two new 45s.... Jaibi's 'You Got Me'/ The Hesitations 'Gotta Find A Way' and Little Ann's 'Deep Shadows'/ The Turn Arounds' 'Stay Away'. The Jaibi track was a particular favourite of the Deep Soul label founder Dave Godin and no self-respecting soul home should be without one!

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2016 20:17




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