Saturday, 08 April 2017 15:20 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altPhiladelphia-born soul man ROBERT GEE debuted back 8 years ago with a pleasing album 'All My Love' which won him Best R&B Male Vocal Performance from The Black Music Association. He's worked constantly since then most notably with Loose Ends touring with them across the States.

Discovered as a teenager by Patti Labelle, Robert is now re-promoting his last EP – imaginatively titled 'Robert Gee-The EP'. We featured it last August, but if you missed it then, here's the opportunity to enjoy some very classy modern soul in the classic Philly tradition.

The lead cut is a gentle R&B swayer, 'All I Ever Wanted' which proves why Ms Patti Labelle had so much faith in Robert. Robert's in fine, soulful form. The other notable cut is the quite lovely, grower 'I've Given You My Best', but (if you skip the house mix of 'All Ever Wanted') dip in anywhere and treat yourself to soul singing how it's meant to be... how it used to be!

Robert says: "Because I am a native of an iconic soul city like Philly I feel it is my artistic birthright and blessing to lay hold of the soul/R&B torch and carry it forward with pride, artistic integrity and straight up dignity!"

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Friday, 07 April 2017 19:05 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

alt'Welcome To My World' was always one of the finest cuts on KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL'S last long player, 'Legacy of Love'. Well what was good has now become even better as (in the 2017) way the tune gets a splendid remix, courtesy of the Boogie Back team.

Where the original was a stately, languid but tasty mid-tempo groove, the new tweak takes the tempo up on a raft of sweet beats and a loping bass line that together make the end product perfect for modern soul room dancers.

The Mr and Mrs Kindred vocals stay upfront, the melodic hooks shine out and the harmonies are as sweet as ever.... yes, a winner in everyone's soul book!

KINDRED THE FAMILY SOUL; WELCOME TO MY WORLD. Boogie Back available first week of May

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Friday, 07 April 2017 19:01 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altA graduate of the Manchester funk scene, DE L'AFRIQUE is the youngest daughter of a 1970s single-mother colonial deportee who learned early on to celebrate her mixed race heritage through music. She cites her musical influences as Donny Hathaway, the AWB, Gladys Knight and Rufus and she now works with award winning songwriter Russ Courtenay (credits include work for Tina Turner and Gloria Gaynor).

The pair are putting the finishing touches to de l'Afrique's debut EP, '79th Street' and already the lead cut.... a feisty, edgy version of the Temptations' 'Papa Was A Rolling Stone' is picking up airplay on the best soul stations and winning positive reactions right across the UK. Like all the best cover versions, here de l'Afrique attempts something quite different but, singing from her soul (her estranged father was a violent alcoholic), she offers real positivity.

The EP is due for an early summer release and you can learn more @

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 15:27 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altAs the JACKSONS prepare for their 50th anniversary world tour, family mainstay TITO JACKSON has just released a single all of his own!

Hard to believe but Tito only broke out solo last year when he scored with the Big Daddy Kane collaboration, 'Get It Baby'. He's now working on a solo album but right now the new single, 'On My Way Home' is winning plenty of airplay. No wonder, the song's country flavour makes it ultra radio friendly while the nostalgic lyrics will always strike a chord with radio listeners. It's totally different to anything Tito ever recorded with his brothers, but none the worse for that!

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 15:19 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

alt2016 was a great year for London-based singer/songwriter HANNAH WHITE. She stepped away from her session work to enjoy big success with her two singles 'Sunny Day' and 'That's Love'. Both were chart riders while the catchy 'Sunny Day won more kudos by being included on Expansion's 'Soul Togetherness 2016' compilation.

We're promised an album very soon. 'Lost In Reverie' is the suggested title but while we wait Hannah's people are lining up a new single.... 'Roma'. As the title suggests, the Nigel Lowis mixed song offers a dash of continental exotica. Pop/soul at its very best, the beats are just right for dancers while Mr Lowis (as ever) offers plenty of instrumental surprises including a lovely (but all too brief) vibes break.


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