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Reviews

Avant Garde

Artist Constant Deviants
Label Six2Six Records
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By Andrew Kay | 22 March 2015
Published in: Album Reviews
Rappers Constant Deviants started in the early to mid nineties, the so called Golden Era, where older scribes like me remember when album releases were more hit than miss, rhymes and beats were creative, quality and about something. The Golden Era goes back to the late 80s, especially 1988, but… Continue>

Blaxploitation - Six Classic Soundtracks’ 

Artist VARIOUS
Label Universal/Spectrum
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By Charles Waring | 11 March 2015
Published in: Album Reviews
When Melvin Van Peebles' groundbreaking black independent movie 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' (with its soundtrack by an early line up of Earth, Wind & Fire) grossed $10,000,000 on its release in 1971, surprised Hollywood movie executives realised that the then largely untapped African-American market could be a lucrative one and… Continue>

A Natural Woman

Artist Various Artists
Label Sony/ Box Music Ltd
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By Felix Mensah | 04 March 2015
Published in: Album Reviews
The sequel to last year’s hit ‘I’m Every Woman is finally here and is doing the business in the compilation album chart. Continue>

Faith Evans, Syleena Johnson & Teedra Moses

Venue Indigo2, London
Date 28th Feb 2015
By Joanna Chaundy | 03 March 2015
Published in: Live Reviews
It's not often that you get every single act of an evening performing incredibly well, but these three divas showed London how it was done on Saturday night at the Indigo2. Continue>

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist – Renegades of Rhythm

Venue The Forum, Kentish Town, London
Date 5th Feb 2015
By DJ Taylor | 06 February 2015
Published in: Live Reviews
There's no easy way to put this and some of you are going to be green with envy. But I'm afraid I'm going to have to spell it out. If you weren't at Kentish Town Forum for Renegades of Rhythm you missed the gig of the year. In fact, scrub… Continue>

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist – Renegades of Rhythm

By DJ Taylor | 06 February 2015
Published in: Live Reviews
There's no easy way to put this and some of you are going to be green with envy. But I'm afraid I'm going to have to spell it out. If you weren't at Kentish Town Forum for Renegades of Rhythm you missed the gig of the year. In fact, scrub… Continue>

It’s Over - 70s Songwriter Demos And Masters

Artist SAM DEES
Label Kent/Ace
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By Charles Waring | 06 February 2015
Published in: Album Reviews
Sam Dees, a year shy of his 70th birthday, is the undisputed poet laureate of heartbreak southern soul. Though adored by the soul music cognoscenti and Weekender crowds he's not a household name either here or in his native USA but over the years he's provided memorable songs for the… Continue>

Bridges

Artist Joe
Label Plaid/Takeover
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By Charles Waring | 09 January 2015
Published in: Album Reviews
In the quick-to-forget, here-today-gone-tomorrow world of contemporary US R&B, Georgia-born singer/songwriter Joe Thomas has been the exception to the rule, proving that true class can transcend ephemeral fads and fashions and stand the test of time. Indeed, it is twenty-two years since Joe first debuted with the album 'Everything' back… Continue>

Alexander O'Neal

Venue 02 Academy, Oxford
Date 29th December 2014
By Mark Devlin | 30 December 2014
Published in: Live Reviews
Black music legends active in the 80s and still alive to do be doing it today are in rather short supply, so it tends to be a good idea to catch 'em when you can. So it was with an opportunity to absorb one of the biggest soulful crossover acts… Continue>

Montana (film review)

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By Andrew Kay | 04 December 2014
Published in: Album Reviews
After the glut of British gangster films that have flooded the market over the last few years, reviewing a new one would bring a natural sense of trepidation and caution. Many of these gangster films have gone straight to DVD, being (relatively) cheap to make and with a ready-built audience… Continue>
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