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 [album reviews]
Chicago Soul Chicago Soul - Electric Blues Funk & Soul
Even if you don't like a single song on this compilation (which I doubt if you're a fan of soul music and want to dig deeper into it's origin and history) you have to admire the time, love, and efforts Soul Jazz Records has put into this compilation...

The Kendall Leonard Project The Kendall Leonard Project
Multi-instrumentalist Kendall Leonard was the producer and musical mastermind behind Mia Miata's Urban Arias album. Since the debut release of the Tha Corporation label...

Bobby & Steve Bobby & Steve
Hard to believe that house music twins Bobby & Steve are spinning records for over 20 years now. They started at Simpsons wine bar in Forest Gate, East London...

Brian Abais Brian Abais
Just 2 Give Y'all A Taste is an apt title for this 6-track EP by Brian Abais.
And what a fine taste we get. All songs were written...

Angela Blair Angela Blair
With four tracks this is more an EP than an full length album. An EP is always a good opportunity to create some kind of media interest, if you're a "new" artist...

Jon Lucien Jon Lucien
I can still remember when I first got in contact with the music of Jon Lucien back in 1991. I have never heard of his him before but discovered his Listen Love album on Mercury in my then...

Fay Victor Fay Victor
Listening to this album it's obvious, that Fay has evolved and matured as an artist although I must admit that this meant for me that I had to listen to this album over and over again to get into it. Whereas the predecessor Darker Than Blue...

Fay Victor Fay Victor
It's always great to see an artist evolving and recording something totally different from what you've first heard from this artist. Fay Victor first came to my notice...

Joanna Pascale Joanna Pascale
Actually I could've made this review very short. A very impressive debut album of jazz standards by a gifted singer that will stick like glue in your CD player. And finally the one album of cover versions that makes me...

Deborah J. Carter Deborah J. Carter
Loyal readers of this site will of course be familiar with Deborah J. Carter and her music, since her 'Round Moonlight album has been reviewed here some time ago. Her new album Girl-Talking! is a live album...

Dr Bob Jones And Lofty Dr Bob Jones And Lofty
With an impressive release schedule of late, it's time for another best of compilation on one of the UK's finest soulful house label, Chilli Funk. And that's just what Moving On is...

Beautiful Nubia Beautiful Nubia
This may be at first a little bit left-field for the music covered on jazz-not-jazz, since it's contemporary African music. But with the re-emerge of Afrobeat through house music and tributes by the likes of Blaze, Kerri Chandler or...

Carl Hancock Rux Carl Hancock Rux
Soul music that digs deep into the heritage of Rhythm & Blues and Southern Soul seems to have a renaissance these days with the success of Joss Stone. But what about the "real" soul,...

Shirley Brown Shirley Brown
Soul music that digs deep into the heritage of Rhythm & Blues and Southern Soul seems to have a renaissance these days with the success of Joss Stone. But what about the "real" soul,...

Vick Allen Vick Allen
Like already stated on the review for Shirley Brown's Woman Enough album, soul music that pays tribute to its roots is still with us even though you may have doubt it with the success of neo soul or urban music...

Michelle Walker Michelle Walker
The best things in life are not always free but usually very simple, self-baked bread with butter for example, the first strawberries in spring, spending some quality time with someone who only have eyes for you or speaking about music...

Ruth Hammond Ruth Hammond
The joy of Indian summer in the country, where people have time to write good songs and to perform them with real instruments in a handmade arrangement with warm instrumentations and a lot of soul...well, maybe it's not exactly the country life since...

Alyson Williams Alyson Williams
Twelve years! Hard to believe that it has been twelve years since Alyson Williams' last album was released on Columbia. There had been some guest appearances on other musicians' albums like Marcus Johnson's Chocolate City Groovin'...

Carmen Rodgers Carmen Rodgers
The Hidden Hits compilation was really something of a cornucopia of good things to come. So far we have seen albums by Myron, Rosie Gaines, and now the debut album by Carmen Rodgers...

Aya Aya
Aya is no stranger to the Naked Music camp. You may recognize her voice as the singer of Sweeter Love, produced by Jay Denes and released in 1999 on Wave Records. Five years on...

Ascendant Ascendant
Ascendant is a three piece band hailing from Chicago, Illinois. The three members are founder Kael Mboya (vocals and keys), Aleata Holloway (vocals and bass) and Michael Lockett (vocals). Together...

Rahsaan Patterson Rahsaan Patterson
With only two albums released (his self-titled debut in 1997 and Love In Stereo in 1999) Rahsaan Patterson has become something of an artist's artist developing a fan base to count on...




 [interviews]
Fay Victor interview with Fay Victor
Share Fay's thoughts about her stay in the Netherlands, her music and her new album Lazy Old Sun...

Jon Lucien interview with Jon Lucien
Jon talks about his new album A Time For Love...

Martin Solveig interview with Martin Solveig
Read more about Martin Solveig's album Sur La Terre and it's release on Defected Records in the UK...

Beautiful Nubia interview with Beautiful Nubia
Learn more about Beautiful Nubia's music, poetry, his thoughts about Africa and more...

Deborah J. Carter interview with Deborah J. Carter
Read what Deborah has to say about her new album Girl-Talking, her middle name and much more...

Joanna Pascale interview with Joanna Pascale
Joanna talks about her love for jazz music, her debut album and much more...

Buford Powers interview with Buford Powers
Learn more about Buford Powers and how he began to sing and how he recorded his album...

Harvie S interview with Harvie S
Harvie S talks about his love for Latin/Afro-Cuban music, his album Texas Rumba, his influences and much more...

Emma Hutchinson interview with Emma Hutchinson
Emma Hutchinson talks about her dad, Leslie Arthur Hutchinson, her Hummingbirds album, her music, and more...

Monica Dillon interview with Monica Dillon
Share Monica's thoughts about her brilliant album All I Have Is A Moment, the music industry and much more...

Bluey / Para:Diso interview with Bluey
Bluey talks about his Para:Diso project, the musicians involved and more...




 [12" reviews]
Dara Band with Michael Procter
The Way Love Goes is the initial release for the new label Shack Music set up by Soy Mustafa. And to impress us all with their first release Shack Music comes up with one of house music's finest...

Nathan Haines feat. Guida De Palma
Chillifunk Records are really going from strength to strength with each new release and there seems no backlash in sight. This spring/summer they give us great records en masse like releases by...

Vanessa Freeman
It may sound a little bit odd that the first single is released after the album has hit the stores. But then Vanessa Freeman is almost a household name...

Verna Francis
Summer anthem alert! This beautiful 12" will be released in June and has all the right ingredients to brighten up your summer days. Verna Francis is the voice behind...

Snowboy And The Latin Section
Ah, summer is approaching and it'll certainly be a good summer in 2004 with a new Snowboy album coming soon. This time Snowboy will release his new album...

Down To The Bone ft. Flora Purim
Take three musical gems, (a jazz-fusion ensemble, a couple of innovative mixologists and a legendry jazz songstress) and a heavenly concoction is made...

Matthias Heilbronn ft. Monique Bingham
House music fans will be familiar with Matthias 'Matty' Heilbronn mainly due to the remix work he has done so far (for example under his II Deep Productions moniker)...

Ultra Naté
As already mentioned on the news site Ultra Naté's Feel Love is one of Chillifunk Records' hot spring releases...

Tim Dillinger
Tim Dillinger is a new name to me although he already had some success in the gospel world before. For a short summary about Tim's previous activities have a look here...

Notenshun ft. Sandy Mill
You may remember Mica Paris singing Nothing Hits Your Heart Like Soul Music and judging from my record collection this is a very true statement. Chillifunk's new release by Notenshun ft. Sandy Mill...




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