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JAZZ TRUMPETER WALLACE RONEY DIES

Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, WALLACE RONEY, died in hospital in New Jersey on Wednesday April 1st after contracting Covid 19.  He was 59. Philadelphia-born Roney, a graduate of Howard University and alumni of the prestigious...

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UNDER THE LAKE: Your Horizon Too (Mind In Overdrive)

UNDER THE LAKE are a West coast based smooth jazz outfit with a somewhat sporadic career. They were formed back in 1992 in San Diego by keyboardist Jayson Tipp and they debuted the following...

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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...

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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...

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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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