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DIONNE MOVIE?

Friday, 29 June 2018 12:28 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altIn 2010 DIONNE WARWICK published her autobiography 'My Life As I See It' and our man in Hollywood tells us that moves are afoot to turn the book into a no-holds-barred movie.

It seems that former Destiny's Child singer LeToya Luckett has been signed on to play Warwick. Also reportedly to be part of the cast is actress Olympia Dukakis and noted actor Danny Glover. Also, director Mario Van Peebles is reportedly in discussions to direct the film.... interesting to see who they will cast as Burt Bacharach!

 

GAYE v SHEERAN ... AGAIN!

Friday, 29 June 2018 12:24 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altOur legal correspondent reports that everybody's favourite droner ED SHEERAN is set to be sued by the estate of MARVIN GAYE. The amount being talked up by the legal eagles is $100m (£76.4m) and it concerns the allegation that little 'ole Ed copied "the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping" of Gaye's 1973 classic 'Let's Get It On'.

You may remember that back in 2106 Sheeran was sued for the same thing by the estate of 'Let's Get It On' co-writer, Ed Townsend. Sheeran is used to court cases by now – he's faced similar charges with his songs 'Photograph' (for which he reached an out of court settlement with the claimants over the $20m (£13.8m) claim) and 'The Rest Of Our Life'.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 June 2018 12:28

 

SUPREME CLASSIC.....

Friday, 29 June 2018 12:19 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altIn their early days at Motown, THE SUPREMES were known as no hopers, "the no hit Supremes". Then Flo, Mary and Di got their act together with Holland Dozier and Holland and the rest is history.

To celebrate the pairing of the group with HDH and to tie in with the 60th anniversary of Motown, Motown/UMe is releasing a 51-track, 2-CD Expanded Edition of The Supremes' tenth studio effort, the chart-topping 'The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland'.

This new issue includes the original mono album on CD for the first time and the stereo version newly remastered, plus several rare and new mixes created exclusively for this expanded edition, featuring alternate versions and alternate mixes of the hits.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 June 2018 12:41

 

RED ALERT! JANETTE MASON TO PLAY RONNIE'S IN JULY

Friday, 29 June 2018 08:00 Charles Waring E-mailPrintPDF

                               altNoted UK jazz pianist, JANETTE MASON, has just completed a successful tour of the UK to promote her brand new fourth album, 'Red Alert.'

If you missed this talented keyboard player, arranger, and producer, there's another opportunity to see her live in London at Soho's world famous jazz venue, Ronnie Scott's, on Sunday July 29th, where she'll be playing opposite another British keyboard, Rick Wakeman.

Janette has also just made two videos for Soul and Jazz TV, recording perfromances of her songs 'Pent Up' (from the new album) and 'Din & Tonic.'

Watch Janette perform 'Pent Up' here:

https://youtu.be/OgEFomXpB7g

Watch Janette play 'Din & Tonic' here:

https://youtu.be/sstUWy4XPYY

For more info go to:

www.janettemason.com

Also, see our earlier news piece: http://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com/news/5531-into-the-red-uk-keyboard-wiz-janette-mason-releases-new-album-red-alert.html

Last Updated on Friday, 29 June 2018 12:42

 

JOE JACKSON DIES...

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:20 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altPatriarch of the mighty Jackson music clan, JOE JACKSON has died. Family sources report that Mr Jackson died this morning, Wednesday 27th June in Los Angeles. He was 89 and his death comes after a period of ill-health. His grandson, Taj, who was a member of 1990s band 3T, tweeted this evening that the entire family was "in pain". He added "Joe was loved by our ENTIRE family and our hearts are in pain. Let us grieve without the nastiness". It thought those comments were a reaction to recent negative social media postings about relationships in the Jackson family.

Joe assembled the Jackson 5 in the 1960s and managed the group as they went from unknown child singers to global superstars. However in the late 1980s, he faced allegations of physical abuse

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 June 2018 13:59

 

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