Friday, 13 October 2017 16:08 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altSoulstress MARTHA HIGH is probably best known for her work with James Brown. Martha worked for the Godfather for something like 30 years. Now Martha is forging a solo career all of her own and on November 17th she unleashes her newest project.... 'Tribute To My Soul Sisters', a collection of Ms H's versions of soul classics made famous by some of soul's funkiest divas like Lyn Collins, Marva Whitney and Sugar Pie DeSanto.

Indeed the first single from the album is Sugar Pie's 'A Little Taste Of Soul'. Funky and feisty, like the rest of the album it's a collaboration with Japanese funk meister Osaka Monaurail.

Martha says of the record: "Given the opportunity and the pleasure to perform these songs, is my way of saying: thank you, you're not forgotten. To record the music of the Funky Divas would mean a lot to Mr Brown. He always wanted the world to know he had powerful women on stage that could hold his crowd while he was off the stage; they were just as powerful and funky as he was."

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Mmmm NICE....

Friday, 13 October 2017 15:11 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altGermany's TRAMP RECORDS are set to release the fourth volume in the series 'Feeling Nice'. Like the previous three instalments, this new 17 tracker is stuffed with rare and esoteric, hard-hitting US soul and funk. The sound is best typified by the TNT Powerhouse's 'Basement Jam' or Donnie Saunders' 'Shing A Ling Baby'. Then there's the wild 'It Ain't What You Do' from the wonderfully named Little Caesar and Euterpeans... this music ain't for the faint hearted!

FEELING NICE 4 is released on Tramp on November 3rd and comes digitally, on CD and on vinyl, double LP. As a bonus the first 400 LPs come with an acetate of 'I Feel A Groove Comin' On' by South Side.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 October 2017 15:21



Friday, 13 October 2017 15:08 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altLovers of chilled out, electro soul could do worse than check out an upcoming album from Rhi, 'Reverie'.

Rhi is the musical alter ego of Canadian-born, London-based producer/singer/songwriter RHIANNON BOUVIER who specialises, we're told, in "gothic sound beds and woozy hip hop beats". 'Reverie' is her first full album and "was written about being comfortable in your own thoughts and dreams".

The LP's lead single is 'Cherry Glow' and its ethereal flavour is, yes, a god mix of "gothic" and "woozy". .. such stuff as dreams are made of!

RH1's 'Reverie' is released on Tru Thoughts on November 3rd.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 October 2017 18:40



Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:55 Bill Buckley E-mailPrintPDF

altEarlier this year (March to be precise) we all enjoyed a wonderful 50 track compilation that celebrated 25 years (yes that's 25!) of the wonderful DOME LABEL

Now to keep the celebratory, anniversary ball rolling the Dome crew (essentially husband and wife team Peter and Santosh Robinson) have released a second volume ... 50 more outstanding soul cuts that reflect the best of Dome's many and varied achievements

Amongst the featured artists are Simon Law , Hil St Soul, Driza Bone Soul Family, Rahsaan Patterson, Incognito, Avery Sunshine, Bev Knight, Syleena Johnson, Mike Stevens and dear old Lulu whose evergreen 'Independence' kicks things off. What a great tune that is!

DOME 25 Volume 2 is out now

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 October 2017 20:00



Wednesday, 11 October 2017 19:52 Bill B E-mailPrintPDF

altBASSLINE are a hard-hitting funk band working in and around Toronto and right now they're busy promoting a brand new five track EP – but make that 4 as the set features a very brief (28 second) intro.

After that you can enjoy the snappy, bass-led funk of 'Groovetopia', the smoother 'Mucho', and two soulful cuts – 'Duende' and 'Best Of Me' –all fronted by a feisty femme vocalist.... Dani Garcia.

The other band members are Daniel Stefan - Tenor Saxophone, Milan Kozovski – Bass, Sam Goswell – Drums, Joey Martel – Guitar, Deniz Lim-Sersan – Keys, Ben McCarroll-Butler – Alto, Jordan Tunney – Trumpet and Nat Lazzarotto – Trombone.

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