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December 2017: Reissue Reviews

PHYLLIS HYMAN: DELIVER THE LOVE: THE ANTHOLOGY (SoulMusic Records) Following on from a trio of her re-issued albums on SoulMusic Records, here’s the next, focusing on the Pittsburgh-born Ms Hyman’s Buddah and Arista Records era, a rich period in her recording career, lovingly encompassing two CDs. It’s a totally biased review this time because there’s … Read more →

Motown Spotlight – November 2017

While typing this month’s MS thought I’d re-visit Scherrie Payne’s “Vintage Scherrie” CD which I haven’t played for awhile but which is always close at hand. As you know a couple of tracks were extracted for single release – “Remember Who You Are” and “Crumbs Off The Table” – both exceptional in different ways. The … Read more →

Book Review: FLORIDA SOUL: From Ray Charles To KC and The Sunshine Band by JOHN CAPOUYA

While a number of US cities have long been associated with soul music – think Memphis, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles – Miami isn’t an automatic add to that list. Not that the city hasn’t produced its fair share of hitmakers: for most soul music lovers, Miami and other cities … Read more →

TWO BEATS, ONE SOUL – 2017 Interview with Vivian Scott Chew

A wonderful fusion of music from two cultures, “Two Beats, One Soul” is the brainchild of music industry veteran Vivian Scott Chew (known in particular for her work in introducing the music of Jamaica to mainstream US audiences, garnering multi-platinum selling dancehall records):  the thirteen-track album (executive-produced by Vivian and renowned musician/producer and ‘Dancing With The … Read more →

Motown Spotlight – October 2017

It seems ages since I wrote this page so won’t waste time with preambles except to say have just finished listening to  the “ Dusty Sings Classic Soul” CD,  and I’d quite forgotten she’d recorded “Needle In A Haystack” which she recorded for her second album “Ev’rythings Coming Up Dusty”. For some reason or other … Read more →


In the celebration of the release of “In The Meantime,” the 1st single from the new association between SoulMusic Records and award-winning music man Preston Glass’ Platinum Garage Recordings, David Nathan conducts interviews with renowned trumpeter Willie Bradley and legendary vocalist Gerald Alston  – and learns about Willie’s work with the original James Brown band … Read more →


David Nathan of SoulMusic Records and Preston Glass of Platinum Garage Recordings are proud to announce a new association for releasing great new soul, R&B and smooth jazz tracks.  Our first release is by renowned trumpeter WILLIE BRADLEY and features legendary soul vocalist GERALD ALSTON (of The Manhattans) on a Preston Glass-written and produced new … Read more →

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