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Bill Buckley

BILL WITHERS DIES

Iconic soul man BILL WITHERS died on Monday 30th March in Los Angeles. He was 81 and he’d been suffering with heart problems. Withers’ family issued the following statement: “We are devastated by the...

CHRIS’S COVERS….

Last October we enjoyed a new version of the Isley Brothers’ 1975 classic ‘For The Love Of You’. This new take was rather special…. it came courtesy of its original creator and sometime Isley...

MANU DIBANGU DIES

Coronavirus claimed its first victim from the world of soul, jazz and funk when the death on March 24th of African sax star MANU DIBANGO was announced. Aged 86, his social media said that...
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JUST BE THANKFUL…

William DeVaughn’s ‘Be Thankful’ is a 24 carat soul classic – with a message more important now than ever! It has, of course, been covered dozens of times – most recently by the UK’s...
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SKIP MAHONEY DIES…

US music sites are reporting the death “sometime in March” of Washington soul singer SKIP MAHONEY. Mahoney (real surname Mahoaney) formed his band The Casuals in 1965. They played the local DC circuit and...
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KENNY ROGERS DIES….

By now you’ll be aware that country star KENNY ROGERS died on Friday, 20th March aged 81. The Texas born singer was a country icon, known for his famous story line songs. In 1980...
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THE DEVONNS; The Devonns (Record Kicks)

We first became aware of contemporary Chicago soul band The Devonns back in 2018 when they released the delightful single ‘Come Back’. We learned that the band (whose name is pronounced “De-vaughns”) got together...
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GET IN THE GROOVE….

In their earlier days loads and loads of top names have won the famed Apollo talent show. Recently a young man, OMAR WILSON secured a hat trick of victories and his debut album is...
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AYERS AND GRACES….

bbe Music have just released a real treat for fans of good ol’ ROY AYERS. Their people recently went through the tapes of Ayers’ ‘Virgin Ubiquity’ studio sessions and discovered a previously unreleased gem…...