Soul Brother Selection show is now the first Wednesday of the month 3-6 pm on solar radio.com/ sky 0129
JAZZ FM Check the revamped station on DAB, Internet, Sky. See www.jazzfm.com for how to hear. Ralph Tee, Robbie Vincent, Pete Young, Mike Vitti – definitely worth tuning into.
COLOURFUL RADIO – SOUL ON DAB IN LONDON Colourful radio playing classic and new soul and Jazz is now on DAB in London, elsewhere on sky/www. Colourful radio.com good line up of DJ’s inc Chris Phillips, Femi Fem, Gordon Mac, Mistri etc. With Jazz Fm, Solar and others we now have the best coverage of our music for a long time. Soul Brother support the station by sponsoring two shows on the station: Soul Food (Sundays 1 p.m – 3 p.m) and Midnight Encounter (Tuesday Mornings Midnight – 2 a.m) presented by Wes Berwise. Full details www.iamcolourful.com.
WEEK 28– JOSS STONE/CESAR'S SALAD
Joss Stone has recorded a second volume of Soul Sessions featuring many greats including Betty Wright, Ernie Isley, Latimore etc covering classic and lesser known Soul tracks from the 70’s and 80’s. The Deluxe version that we are stocking has 4 additional tracks incl ‘First Taste of Hurt’
Cesars Salad also make a second volume of their ‘Latin Beat’, which is what it says on the tin, with infectious rhythms and great musicianship.
Don-E has been a stalwart of the London Soul music scene for over a decade, and he presents several up and coming female vocalists like Kyra Simone on his ‘Ladies Night’ album.
CD Reissues this week include the very rare Rhythm Machine album, plus The Miracles, Krystol, Sylvers, Patrice Rushen plus some nice budget price collections from Isley Brothers and Temptations.
also check the 45’s including Rongetz foundation ft Gregory porter.
Have a great weekend
NIMBUS CDs BACK IN STOCK!
Throughout the late 70's and early to mid 80's L.A's Nimbus records produced a steady flow of quality Spiritual Jazz albums. The musicianship on these is outstanding and whilst the albums may not be quite a heavy or as well known as those Strata East or Black Jazz, they deserve much greater recognition. See below for a selection of great titles we have back in stock.
DEBORAH BOND IN STORE!
***Put in your diary Sunday 29th July when Madam Palindrome Deborah Bond will be
at the shop between 1-3pm signing copies of her fantastic album (one of the best of 2011). It also happens to be the day of the Olympics Women’s Road Cycle race which comers through Putney at 12pm and 4pm. So you can combine meeting Deborah and seeing one of few free Olympic events. Look forward to seeing you there.***
TOP ALBUMS OF THE WEEK - week ending 13th July 2012
JOSS STONE - THE SOUL SESSIONS VOL 2 (DELUXE EDITION) - S CURVE - CD - NEW - £14.99 Super album comprising mainly of covers of classic 70’s Soul tracks, ‘Soul Sessions Vol 2’ sees Joss Stone back on form and if anything it even eclipses her original ‘Soul Sessions’ from 10 years ago. Her voice has matured and she gives a gutsy performance aided by Betty Wright, Ernie Isley, Clayton Ivey, and Latimore and on some tracks the Czech Republic Orchestra. Labi Siffre ‘I Got The’, Swamp Dogg ‘1-2-3-4-5-6-7 Count The Days’, Womack And Womack ‘Teardrops’, Chi-lites ‘Give More Power To The people’ and ‘Stoned out of My Mind’, Willie Tee ‘First Taste Of Hurt’ and Terry Callier’s ‘Love We had Stays on my mind’ are amongst the 15 tracks given sympathetic but contemporary renditions. Very Good album
Read full review and hear clips for JOSS STONE - THE SOUL SESSIONS VOL 2 (DELUXE EDITION)
CESARS SALAD - THE LATIN BEAT VOL 2 - PERFECT TOY - CD - NEW - £12.99 Volume 1 from a few year back was strong, and if anything Volume 2 is stronger still. If you love Latin grooves – Boogaloo, Afro Cuban, Bossa it is all here. There are sublime covers of ‘A Song For My Father’, ‘Watermelon Man’ and ‘Night In Tunesia’. The original tunes are strong such as ‘La Serpiente’, ‘Jenjere’ and ‘El Dynamico’. Awesome musicians especially percussionist Cesar Granados.
Throughout the late 70's and early to mid 80's L.A's Nimbus records produced a steady flow of quality Spiritual Jazz albums. The musicianship on these is outstanding and whilst the albums may not be quite a heavy or as well known as those Strata East or Black Jazz, they deserve much greater recognition.
LAST WEEK'S TOP ALBUMS
SUNBURST BAND - SECRET LIFE OF US - CD - Z RECORDS - NEW - £13.99
The Sunburst Band make Good Time uptempo 80's Retro grooves that sound familiar but fresh. The band includes UK JaZz//Funk stalwarts Tony Remy, Julian Crampton and Frank Tontoh, fronted by the vocals of Pete Simpson and Donna Gardier. Highlights are many but include 'Where The Lights Meet The Music' ft Darien, 'Why Wait For Tomorrow' and 'Caught In The Moment' ft Pete Simpson, 'Secret Life Of Us' ft Donna Gardier, and the uptempo cover of 'in The Thick of It' ft Angela Johnson.The heavy B line groove of 'Definition of Luv' is another strong track and check the instrumentals 'Opus De Soul' and 'Jazz The DMX'. Another good album from the Sunburst band.
Read full review and hear clips for SUNBURST BAND - SECRET LIFE OF US - CD
LETTUCE - FLY - CD - VELOUR - NEW - 13.99 Lettuce is a 7 piece funky jazz band which includes Soullive members guitarist Eric Krasno and keyboardist Neal Evans. On their third album ‘Fly’ their punchy horn led retro funk sounds is at its best of the uptempo grooves ‘Lettsanity’, ‘Bowler’ and ‘Jack Flask’. There are a couple of good covers of classic funk tracks ‘Slipping into Darkness’ and ‘Monurail 3000’, and the high energy ‘Let it GoGo’ and more downbeat funk of ‘Fly’ and ‘Madison Square’ also groove along nicely. Good funky album.
BIG BROOKLYN RED- ANSWER THE CALL
COOL MILLION -111
PRINCESS FRESSIA – RAINBOW RIDE
ERIC BENET – THE ONE
JAZZANOVA – FUNKHAUS STUDIO SESSIONS
CHIDI – EXHALE
R KELLY – WRITE ME BACK
PETE BELASCO – LIGHTS OUT
SOUL INDEPENDENCE LIBERATED
INCOGNITO - SURREAL
JOSLYN – CONSIDER ME
JARRARD ANTHONY –READY TO LIVE
RYAN SHAW – REAL LOVE
TOP TEN JAZZ
PAPIK – MUSIC INSIDE
JEFF BRADSHAW – BONE APPETIT
JESSICA LAUREN – JESSICA LAUREN 4
ROBERT GLASPER –BLACK RADIO
BRIAN CULBERTSON – DREAMS
SHILTS –ALL GROWN UP
CARMEN LUNDY –CHANGES
GREGORY PORTER – BE GOOD
MARCUS MILLER -RENAISSANCE
ESPERANZA SPALDING – RADIO MUSIC SOCIETY
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