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GET READY TO SPARKLE!

Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:10 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altSince its release earlier this month a lovely tune by the name of 'Sparkle' has been winning friends right across the soul community. The artists behind the luscious slab of modern soul are DIMITRIS and SULENE. Yes, they do sound a little like, say, a Las Vegas magic duo but they are proper soul veterans with impressive track records.

Dmitri's (Dimopoulos) is a Greek born music multi tasker who's has worked with people like Steve Gadd, Jeff Lorber, Nathan East and Don Grusin. Sulene (Fleming) is, of course, the lead singer with the Brand new Heavies. The pair came together earlier in the year to work on album that's due for release in July. We believe that the lovely 'Sparkle' is the set's title track indicating there's a lot to look forward to. More news on the album as soon as we have it!

 

RARE SPANKY WILSON LP REISSUED

Saturday, 24 June 2017 08:26 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

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Soul connoisseurs will be licking their licks at the prospect of acquiring cult soul singer SPANKY WILSON'S collectible album, 'Doin' It,' on freshly-minted vinyl.  Originally produced by H.B. Barnum in 1969 for soul-jazz organist Jimmy McGriff's indie label, Mothers Records & The Snarf Company, the 11-track album gets it first ever official reissue on 180gm vinyl via the UK's Soul Brother label. Pristine copies of the original LP can change hands for up to £200 but this reissue will be available for a tenth of that price. The album's highlights include a funked-up and much-sampled version of Cream's 'Sunshine Of Your Love,' plus the equally funky, 'You,' the jazzy 'Don't Mess With Bill,' the slow gospel-infused ballad, 'Who's Sorry Now,' and a fine mid-tempo called 'That Love A Woman Should Give To A Man.'

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:18

 

THE POWER OF LOVE!

Friday, 23 June 2017 12:57 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altEverybody's fave soul man, CHRIS JASPER enjoyed great success with his last LP – the lovely 'Share With Me'. It was stuffed with proper soul music and one of the key cuts 'I Love You' won a huge modern soul following –a run extended when the Boogie Back remix team put their very distinctive spin on it.

Well the same team have now remixed another of the album's big cuts, the sweet floater 'That's What Love Can Do'. Again, they've woven a web of modern soul wonderment with the good bit being that they've left Chris centre stage with his immaculate vocal.

Chris Jasper: 'That's What Love Can Do'... the Boogie Back remix will be available very soon and comes highly recommended.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 June 2017 13:06

 

STAY KEAN!

Friday, 23 June 2017 12:55 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altDANNY KEAN is a US blue-eyed soulster currently working on an EP. The first track from the mini-album has been winning some airplay and is available to grab now from the usual download portals.

'You Love Me' is a plaintive and simple modern soul groove with a particular insistence. It's out now via Ruffle Bird Music.

 

STILL IN VOGUE...

Friday, 23 June 2017 12:53 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

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EN VOGUE made a surprise comeback last month with a tight little single, 'I'm Good', which, we're told was a taster for a new album -  'Electric Cafe'. On the cut, the new line-up Cindy Heron-Braggs, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett told like it is on an anthem of self-pride.

If you liked the tune, the news is that there are soon to be two new mixes available – one from Cool Millionaire Rob Hardt who does his usual tasty modern soul thing; and for those who enjoy the beats a little more frantic there a tweak from Mousse T. Both new mixes will be on the shelves mid July.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 June 2017 08:38

 

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