Hamish Stuart (Average White Band) 2019 SoulMusic.com Interview

One of the first UK groups to literally ‘export’ horn-driven ’70s funk and soul back to the US and achieve international success in the process,  Average White Band (or AWB as they became known) created a catalogue of compelling grooves and heartfelt ballads that have stood the test of time. No surprise then – with …

Motown Spotlight – April/May 2019

Just when you think all is well with the world, the gremlins get into your computer and gobble up a morning’s work.  And that’s exactly what happened with the result that this Motown Spotlight covers two months. So let’s TCB before anything else happens! While rifling through my collection the other day, I came across …

biSoultennial – Vote for your Top Ten Memphis Soul Songs!

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is helping celebrate its 16th birthday and the 200th birthday of the epicenter of American music, Memphis, Tennessee, by compiling a list of the 200 most indelible soul songs recorded in Memphis between 1957 and 1975. From Stax stars Otis Redding and Sam & Dave to Hi Records royalty …

CD REISSUE REVIEWS – APRIL 2019

BILLY PAUL: ME & MRS JONES: THE ANTHOLOGY (SOULMUSIC RECORDS) Now this is an interesting 31-track package as it spans the ten studio albums between 1969-1985 by a man who’s considered to be one of the top soul/jazz stylists of our age, and one of the most distinguished names on the Philadelphia International artist roster. …