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IKE & TINA TURNER'S CLASSIC '60S ALBUM REISSUED

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:05 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

IKE_AND_TINAIn May, Hip-O Select/Universal reissue the classic 1966 album 'River Deep-Mountain High' by legendary husband-and-wife duo IKE & TINA TURNER. The title track was a Top 3 UK single 45 years ago and is famed for Phil Spector's spectacular over-the-top, 'Wall Of Sound' production style characterised by loads of cavernous reverb. Other highlights include 'I Idolise You,' 'A Fool In Love,' 'It's Gonna Work Out Fine' and a version of Arthur Alexander's 'Every Day I Have To Cry.'

For more info go to: www.hip-oselect.com

 

 

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD TRIBUTE CONCERT

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 19:02 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

Dusty20SpringfieldLondon's Royal Albert Hall will play host to a spectacular tribute night on the 5th May dedicated to the life of the English soul legend, DUSTY SPRINGFIELD. Orbital Promotions Ltd are proud to present this one off concert is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, who celebrate their centenary this year.

A whole host of stars will take part in the event including BOY GEORGE, THE FOUR NURSES, MIKE HURST AND THE SPRINGFIELDS, JOANNA MARIE, LUCIE SILVAS, KENNY LYNCH, MICA PARIS, RICK ASTLEY, HAZEL O'CONNOR, DENNIS LOCORRIERE, SHELBY LYNNE, CAROL DECKER plus many more to be announced. 

All artists will be backed by THE MATTHEW JONES ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR and the evening will be hosted by PAUL GAMBACCINI. 

"Macmillan Cancer Support is proud to be associated with the Dusty Springfield Tribute evening which is part of Macmillan's year-long celebration to mark Macmillan's centenary. The profits from the event and your generous contributions will help the millions of people in the UK, that like Dusty, are affected by cancer" AMANDA BRINGANS, Director of Fundraising

Tickets for the Royal Albert Hall are priced from £30.00 and the remaining seats including boxes will be on sale on March 3rd. They are available from The Royal Albert Hall Box office on 020 7589 8212 and the Credit Card hotline: 0844 888 9991 as well as www.ticketline.co.uk  , www.seetickets.com , www.royalalberthall.com   

 

LEDISI RETURNS ….

Tuesday, 05 April 2011 19:40 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

Ledisi_Pieces_of_MeGrammy-nominated LEDISI is set to release her new album, 'Pieces Of Me', in June. The LP is the eagerly-awaited follow up to 2009's acclaimed 'Turn Me Loose'. In the meantime, the album's title cut has just been released as a single. The song 'Pieces Of Me' was written by LEDISI, CLAUDE KELLY and CHUCK HARMONY and it can be previewed by visiting  www.facebook.com/ledisi . It's also available on i-tunes.

On her new record, LEDISI commented, "Before I started working on this album, I had to figure out what I wanted to offer, not only musically, but also spiritually and mentally. That meant I had to finally embrace the totality of me. Now, I know that I am a great woman and I have much to offer to this world." Read more by visiting http://LEDISI.COM/

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 19:50

 

ALL AROUND THE WORLD ... WITH STRUT

Monday, 04 April 2011 07:06 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

faniaSoul fans who dig afro beats will be delighted at a pair of new releases on Strut Records. First up is a double CD on Ghanaian guitar legend EBO TAYLOR. 'Life Stories' is a collection of his seminal 1970s recordings and selects 16 tracks from his solo albums. Highlights include 'Heaven' (sampled by USHER on 'She Don't Know') and the epic 15 minute workout that is 'Aba Yaa'.

The second STRUT release is 'Nigeria 70' – a collection of Nigerian recorded soul, funk, jazz , juju and high life from the 70s. All the selections are previously unissued outside of Nigeria and with artists like SINA BAKARE, TUNDE MABADU and the wonderfully-named CHIEF COMMANDER EBENEZER OBEY AND HIS INTERNATIONAL BROTHERS there's soul –a-plenty in the grooves.

Bags of soul too on Strut's third April release. 'The Original Sound Of Latin New York' is a double CD, 29 track tribute to the legendary Fania label. Covering the seminal years, 1964 – 1980, the music includes material from people like JOHNNY PACHECO, JOE BATTAAN, RAY BARRETTO, WILLIE COLON and the magnificent FANIA ALL STARS with CELIA CRUZ.

 

BLUES WITH A TWIST....

Friday, 01 April 2011 16:25 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

blueand_dorp21st century blues fans constantly bemoan the lack of new releases in their beloved genre. European label, Black and Tan is one of the few labels which feed that particular hunger. However, what blues purists will make of the label's new release is a matter of conjecture. 'Blues and Beat' from a collective dubbed MIX AND DORB is a totally new concept. MIX AND DORB, you see, have taken a dozen blues gems from Black and Tan's back catalogue and remixed and re-tweaked them.

Amongst the chosen tunes are 'Who Stole The Booty' from BOO BOO DAVIES, 'What You Got' by BIG GEORGE JACKSON and BILLY JONES' 'Ain't Good Lookin''. The team have added new beats and other enhancements, declaring, "Forget the past. It's dead, and so is the way you used to think about the blues. We blast new life into the style by blending modern beats and blasts from the future into existing tracks for a fresh sound that makes the rhythmic heart of the blues beat stronger than ever".

Make up your own mind @ www.mixendorp.com

 

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