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Motown Spotlight – May 2018

As the sun is shining and all is good with the world, let’s dispense with the usual banter to revisit the excellent “Baby I’ve Got It! More Motown Girls” CD, which I started talking about last month, giving overviews of the featured artists.  So, in no particular order, here’s a similar few random words about … Read more →

Clif Payne 2018 SoulMusic.com Interview

With the late 2016 release of “No Payne, No Gain,” his duet with the legendary Freda Payne (not related as far as the pair can tell), Harlem-born, Bay Area-based Clif Payne (who has worked with an array of artists over the years including Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Tony Bennett and Bobby McFerrin) achieved international recognition, … Read more →

Motown Spotlight – April 2018

Here come the girls! More Motown ladies to be precise, courtesy of the new CD release “Baby I’ve Got It!” from Ace Records, offering a grand twenty-four tracks from names we’re familiar with and some we’ve missed on the way. This month and next they’ll all get a mention, with our thanks for their contribution … Read more →

April Reissue & Recent CD Reviews

CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR DANCE LADY DANCE-SURE SHOT-THINK POSITIVE (ROBINSONGS) So here’s the deal: three albums across two CDs crammed with dance, funk and ballads. Some have full blown group vocals while others the lead singer with sympathetic support voices, but all melting together in the style so significant in the late seventies/early eighties when competition … Read more →

Otis Redding 50th Anniversary Of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”

50th Anniversary Of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” – Otis Redding Singer songwriter and SoulMusic Hall Of Fame inductee, Otis Redding was born on 9th September 1941 in Dawson, Georgia.  In 1960, he moved to Los Angeles where he began releasing singles. He returned to Georgia a year later and recorded “Shout Bamalama.”  Redding befriended … Read more →

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