Monthly Archives: April 2014

Holly

An early contender for album of the year came out a couple of weeks ago. Holly by Nick Waterhouse is a no messing slice of R&B. Everything about this album screams retro from the Van Morrison vocal styling through the … Continue reading

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Hank Sample

Hank is not the kind of name that I would associate with soul  and when I first came across this single I had to think twice as to whether to take a punt on it. When I got it home … Continue reading

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Mellow Sunday

“She” is from a cd that I had forgotten about and which was bought on a whim as I really liked the cover. All I know about Iowa Super Soccer is that they are from Poland and their first album, … Continue reading

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It’s Friday . . . Let’s Pay Our Respects

  My wander through some of the finer moments of the Guerilla back catalogue will have to be put back another week. After the terrible news of the untimely death of one of the founding fathers of a genre of … Continue reading

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Marta Ren & The Groovelvets

I think that a little bit of Portuguese funk by way of Italy is the order of the day. Marta Ren apparently is the number 1 soul diva in Portugal a former member of the band Sloppy Joe and vocalist … Continue reading

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Bandwagon Jumping, Moi?

A few weeks ago SA posted that he had produced a mix for the brilliant Cooking Up A Quiet Storm, where quite a few people featured down the right hand side of the blog had also contributed. Not one to be … Continue reading

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My Middle Name Is Misery

I have been listening to the 68 Comeback Special discs a lot recently. It must have been quite amazing at the time when this was broadcast to see a man that most people thought was washed up by nearly a … Continue reading

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Keep On Talking

Another classic piece of soul from Muscle Shoals, and the writing partnership of Dann Penn and Spooner Oldham. This is the only single that James Barnett ever recorded but what a single. Released in 1966 produced by Rich Hall and … Continue reading

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Mellow Sunday

Sigh! Gorgeous and slightly less heartbreaking without the vocals. Spiritualized – Broken Heart (Instrumental) (Japanese Version)

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The Duplettes

I have been getting more stuff through for review recently than before which is strange as that is not what the blog is all about and I have never sought out stuff from people. I do feel guilty that most … Continue reading

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