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IT’S THE GOSPEL TRUTH

All self-respecting soul fans know that Gospel Truth Records was an important subsidiary of the mighty Stax Records empire. The good news for collectors is...

WARREN WOLF: Reincarnation (Mack Avenue)

Jazz buffs will recognize the name Warren Wolf. The vibraphonist (a Berklee Music College graduate) was a mainstay on the Boston jazz scene till 2005...

STRIKE UP THE BAND!

The prolific soul-jazz guitarist U-NAM returns to the fray with a new collection that marks a new and exciting direction for the genial French born...

A FAMILY AFFAIR….

First, the pairing of RICK CLARKE AND DON E musically praised the concept of ‘Friends’. Then , with the same optimism, they lauded the concept...

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...

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...

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...