Blues and Soul Music Magazine

Issue 1085

B&S UPDATE

BRINGING YOU THE STORIES BEHIND MUSIC + ESSENTIAL NEWS, REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS...

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Kay- Gees : KEEP ON BUMPIN’ & MASTERPLAN / FIND A FRIEND / KILOWATT,

The Kay-Gees were an American funk and disco group during the 1970's and were the protégés and spin off of Kool & the Gang much like The JB's who were the little brothers of James Brown.

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Terri Shaltiel : Sweet Thing

The extremely powerfull soul ballad 'One Of These Days' is another tour de force with some blistering singing and organ playing a tune you could easily see Etta James singing back in the day

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Michael Henderson : The Buddha Years Anthology

Here is a guy that was playing for Stevie Wonder at 15 years of age and Miles Davis at 19 years old! In addition to these two titans, he has also played and recorded with Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, the Dramatics, Doctor John, among many others

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Wynder K Frog : Shook Shimmy and Shake

Long before the Crazy Frog there was a much hipper one from the 60's named Wynder K Frog an all together much more palatable proposition, a Hammond organ maestro named Mick Weaver, who specialised in funky Soul Jazz

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The Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Band : Chinese Butterfly

Opener 'Chick's Chum's' get proceedings off to a thrilling start harking back to the 70's with its grabbing head,percussive master strokes from Gadd himself and a blistering sax solo courtesy of Steve Wilson

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Laila Biali : Laila Biali

The songwriting is sheer tapestry, encapsulation such an ethereal and ephemeral quality, the realms of which, the likes of Joni Mitchell most certainly use to inhabit.She's free and fearless especially when it comes to picking covers....

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Ashley Henry & The RE:ensemble

Ashley Henry & The RE:ensemble

British pianist Ashley Henry makes a significant splash on the newly revived british jazz scene with this his first offering for his major label, Sony Music.It's a glorious affair kicking off with some stirring latin inspired strides .....

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Mr M's Northern Soul Oldies Room 1974-1981

Let's face everybody loves a bit of northern it's just so goddam breezy and puts you in a good mood.American soul music adopted by the north of England and one such place Wigan, is synonymous with this great golden era spanning here from 1974-19

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Trevor Nelson: Slow Jams (UMOD)

Trevor Nelson: Slow Jams (UMOD)

The DJ with the Midas touch spins his magic once again and is set to top his 900,000 breath-taking UK album sales record with this new whopping tome of slow jam R&B blessedness...

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Bar-Kays: AS one/ Nightcruising/Propositions/dangerous

Night Crusing' sees them heavily influenced by (but matching) Rick James, as this album portrays the musical zeitgeist of the times bands such as SOS band,Cameo,Prince,The Fatback Band - a golden era

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