News

ANGIE ... LIVE

Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:29 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

ANGIE ... LIVE

With ANGIE STONE'S new album 'Unexpected' set to drop in February, the lady has just announced dates for a mini UK tour to support the Stax set. The dates so far announced are -
Tues 2-Mar Edinburgh, UK Picture House
Wed 3-Mar Manchester, UK Academy
Thu 4-Mar Birmingham, UK The Drum
Fri 5-Mar London, UK Hammersmith Apollo
Check with venues for more details … album review on www.soulandjazzandfunk.com very soon

 

GETTIN' PLUNKY

Thursday, 17 December 2009 14:28 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

GETTIN' PLUNKY

Soul and dance fans of a certain vintage will remember with fondness 'Every Way But Loose' from the intriguingly named PLUNKY AND ONENESS. In the early 80s the song was on every decent club's playlist… but few knew too much about PLUNKY and his ONENESS and it seemed that the band subsequently dropped off the radar. Well nothing could be further from the truth as a new, mammoth five CD box set reveals. 'Plunky & Oneness 2012 Collector's Box Set' is a retrospective of the best of J PLUNKY BRANCH'S work over the last 20 years. Known for his versatility, saxophonist-producer PLUNKY has organized the album into genre-specific CDs: Urban Groove, Cool Jazz, Love Songs, P Phunk and Afro World… and though it sounds like a cliché - there really is something for everyone. For more information go to www.plunkyone.com and www.cdbaby.com/cd/plunky13

 

XAMBYA GOT SOUL

Wednesday, 09 December 2009 14:30 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

XAMBYA GOT SOUL

XAMBYA is the stage name of THEO KAMUNGOMA and guess what - he hails from Zambia. In 2006 he won that country's Star Search competition and the prize was a recording session in New York. Sadly, little positive came from it - but learning important lessons, he returned home to record an album that became a huge success across Africa. XAMBYA is currently back in the States and working on his second long player for Southern Hospitality Entertainment and the advance rushes promise a truly soulful set. The song 'Grab Somebody' is already causing ripples through the Atlanta soul community while the tuneful 'Never Give Up' will please the modern soul crowd and ballad lovers won't be disappointed by 'Someone To Love'. For more information on XAMBYA go to www.myspace.com/artisttheo

 

MOTOWN MAGIC ... ON FILM

Thursday, 03 December 2009 14:45 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

MOTOWN MAGIC ... ON FILM

As the Motown's fiftieth anniversary year draws to a close, Hip-O - in collaboration with Universal - have just released a wonderful DVD of definitive Motown performances from artists like MARVIN GAYE, THE TEMPTATIONS, STEVIE WONDER, DAVID RUFFIN, THE CONTOURS, GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS, THE MIRACLES, KIM WESTON and many more. The performances are all drawn from filmed TV appearances between 1965 and 1972 and there are numerous bonus features including an interview with BERRY GORDY, footage of the famed Motown picnics and a news reel of 1959 - the year Motown was founded. The package is imaginatively titled 'Motown - The DVD… Definitive Performances'.

 

HIROSHIMA'S LEGACY

Thursday, 03 December 2009 14:44 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

HIROSHIMA'S LEGACY

Los Angeles based jazz-fusion band, HIROSHIMA have just released what promises to be the first in a series of albums that will celebrate their thirty year existence. 'LEGACY' - released on Heads Up International - offers re-recordings of eleven key tunes originally recorded between 1979 and 1989. The music - a fusion of Eastern and Western styles - is maybe best represented by the Grammy-nominated 'Winds Of Change'. Band leaders Dan and June Okida Kuramoto, however, are keen to point out that the retrospective nature of 'Legacy' doesn't mean the end of the line for them creating brand new music, "… this album is actually a promise of more great music to come", says Dan Kuramoto. Find out more at www.hiroshimamusic.com

 

Page 743 of 792

    

Search

My Account

To comment on an article you must be registered and logged in.