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Interviews

Southern style soul

By Felix Mensah | 01 February 2012
Published in: Interviews
The momentum of George Soule's most recent release ‘Let Me Be A Man’ keeps on building. This is a man of many talents - singer/ songwriter/ musician/ producer/ broadcaster, etc - and a writer of songs performed by artists as diverse as blind blues/ soul hero Clarence Carter, Scottish legend… Continue>

Family Affair

By Charles Waring | 18 January 2012
Published in: Interviews
They used to be called The Family but now they're known as fDeluxe - and after a 26-year hiatus the cult group originally put together by Prince in 1985 are back with a brand new album, 'Gaslight.' The band are due to play at London's Jazz Café on Thursday January… Continue>

Just Buggin', Quarter 4 2011

By Mark Devlin | 29 December 2011
Published in: Interviews
Black Sheep Mag's Mark Devlin wraps up the year with the heaviest underground hip-hop and associated genres from the last three months - another oasis of musical creativity in an ocean of mainstream pap! Continue>

Is race still an issue in music?

By Felix Mensah | 24 December 2011
Published in: Interviews
The ‘Vanilla’ domination of black originated music in recent times has raised serious questions about who is really getting its deserved 'due credit' when it goes 'mainstream'. Whether its soul, jazz, blues, dance, reggae, gospel or hip-hop it is observational practice to claim that say for example, without Chuck Berry… Continue>

Legacy of a Legend

By Felix Mensah | 20 December 2011
Published in: Interviews
Felix Mensah reflects on the news of soulful heroine Teena Marie's passing, one year on. Continue>

Just Elemental Music's Top of the Tops 2011

By Richard Bamford | 19 December 2011
Published in: Interviews
With more reflections than a hall of mirrors, Black Sheep Mag's Richard Bamford looks back on the highs, lows and neither-here-nor-theres of 2011. Continue>

Michael Ayers: Free And Open

By Jay Prevost | 16 December 2011
Published in: Interviews
Michael Ayers is a singer/ songwriter/producer from St. Mary Parish Louisiana & a recent signee of Atlantic Records who has crafted a sound that he affectionately calls “Free & Open”. Continue>

Just Elemental Music Episode 10: Heavy D Tribute

By Mark Devlin | 25 November 2011
Published in: Interviews
Black Sheep Mag's own Richard 'the Hobbit' Bamford gets busy with an eclectic selection of music for the open-minded, including a tribute section to Heavy D. Continue>

Northern Soul

By Nobby Lamb | 11 November 2011
Published in: Interviews
Black Sheep Mag gets to meet Canadian soulstress Saidah Baba Talibah. Continue>

Philly at 40

By Felix Mensah | 04 November 2011
Published in: Interviews
It's four decades since the formation of one of the most legendary labels in soulful black music. Felix Mensah reflects on the outstanding legacy of Philadelphia International Records. Continue>
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