Category Archives: soul

Sooner or Later – Lynne Taylor Donovan (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something that lies at the heart of Lynne Taylor Donovan’s sound which seem to make me picture it playing from an old radio at a low volume at night, perhaps as the quiet sound track to the scene … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Chronicles – John “Adidam” Littlejohn (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It isn’t very often that new genres present themselves and if they do they normally don’t stand up to too much scrutiny, usually being akin to genre-spliced musical Frankenstein’s Monster, a revolutionary idea on paper but with an end result … Continue reading

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Porgy – Labyrinth Lounge (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

What happens when a hip New York jazz rhythm section share their musical visions with a West Coast musical shaman? Well, one possible outcome can be found by listening to Labyrinth Lounge’s debut album. Never far from a chilled jazz … Continue reading

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The Water Of Leith – Blue Rose Code (reviewed by Ian O’Regan)

I reviewed Paul Brady’s new album “Unfinished Business” a couple of weeks ago, and spent a very enjoyable hour or so being reminded of when I was young and only mildly cynical, and when the likes of Brady, and Van … Continue reading

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New Life EP – Lindsey Harper (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Lindsey Harper does that most rare of things, she makes pop that sounds both grown up and wonderfully infectious at the same time. Throwaway pop is two a penny, it always has been, and that is pretty much the nature … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life – Nelson King (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is one thing you can say about Nelson King, he’s no slouch when it comes to musical output. It seems that no sooner have the last notes of his trademark scuzzed-up and sleazy garage blues faded on the wind … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCXII: Joy To The Girl – Nick Black

Well, if that isn’t the feel good hit of the summer I’d like to know what is! As earnest heroes of indie crank out earnest indie songs, rockers master their clichéd poses and pop divas suggest pointless dance routines which … Continue reading

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New Music of the Day – CCVIII: Fly – Kozie

It’s amazing how Kozie is able to blend so many musical references – funky back beats, the new pop vibe of the British eighties post punk era, smooth contemporary chart orientated sounds, timeless soul grooves and more besides, and still … Continue reading

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Music People – Emilio Crixell & Border Soul (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Borders are always interesting places for fusion and creativity. Cultures clash; community’s blend and wonderful new hybrids arise from the melting pot to take on a life of their own. South Texas is just such a place and if that … Continue reading

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Give Me Faith – Jesse Morgan ft. Israel Houghton (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Jesse Morgan is nothing if not versatile. With his previous single, Here We Stand, the drive behind his expansive and soulful voice comes from a more rock environment with guitars providing chiming motifs or explosive energy. Give Me Faith, however, … Continue reading

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