The release information from Daptone states that this is James Hunter’s fourth album. It’s actually his sixth by my reckoning and with that comes the danger that the more a great artist produces, the more they might struggle to keep up the standard. Thankfully, ‘Hold On!’ launches that theory out […]
Soul and R&B
Cracking release on the Timmion label – Paint Me In A Corner by Nicole Willis and The Soul Investigators.
This week, Universal Music are finally giving a UK release to the Booker T. & The MGs three-disc, 65 song box set, Time Is Tight. Mick Mulligan checks is out.
Eddie Holland will be more familiar to many as one third of Motown’s stella song writing team – Holland/Dozier/Holland, but this two-CD collection amassing no less than 56 tracks will go some way to changing the public’s perception.
The latest studio outing from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, aka one of the hottest live soul acts on the planet, serves up a faithful and suitably heartfelt dozen tracks that have been staples of their performances for many years now.
Dynamic Duo by Inez and Charlie Foxx is a must have and one of the top soul releases this year so far. At least in my book.
With four alternate takes filling out this collection of R&B/soul pioneer Clyde McPhatter’s Amy-Mala sessions, A Shot of Rhythm and Blues proves to be another sure-fire winner in Sundazed’s ever-increasing catalogue of soul/R&B.
Who’s Blue? Rare Chess Recordings Of The 60s and 70s is reviewed.