Ann Sexton is one of a few lesser known Southern Soul female artists, recorded a series of fine soul records for the legendary Nashville soul DJ and label-owner, the late John Richbourg a.k.a. John R.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
During the 1970s, Bob James played a major role in establishing the smooth jazz genre. "Angela", the instrumental theme from the sitcom Taxi, is probably Bob James' most well-known work to date. He is also well known for the smooth jazz classics "Nautilus" and "Westchester Lady", the latter from the album Bob James Three.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In 1967 Bennett released a solo album called Change Of Direction, the first solo album by a member of The Shadows which he joined in 1961. He stayed with the group throughout all of their subsequent line-ups, and took part in The Shadows' European tour. In addition to his work with the Shadows he is also a prolific composer, particularly of soundtrack music for films and television programmes, including The Ruth Rendell Mysteries and Pulaski. He also appeared in Cliff Richard's backing band and plays piano and occasionally vibraphone.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The daughter of a musically gifted minister, Hannah Williams aka deepsoul's funkiest new diva was immersed in soulful music from the day she was born. Her first single, an independently released 45 on Mondegreen Records, reached out into the soul scene and drew praise from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Charles Bradley, Craig Charles on his BBC radio show and various labels and promoters. Within weeks of the DIY vinyl release, the London based 9-piece were snapped up by Italy’s renowned Record Kicks label. Whilst recording the anticipated debut LP, out October 15th, the outfit have made several trips to Europe to headline festivals and have wowed domestic audiences with a mainstage performance at Shambala and two consecutive headlines at Larmer Tree’s second stage.
This is a giveaway track from Warp Records. Darkstar are an electronic music trio. Since 2007, they have released music on Hyperdub and 2010 Records. They received strong critical praise for their initial releases. In 2009, their track "Aidy's Girl Is a Computer" was named by The Guardian as "one of the singles of the year" and in the top 100 tracks of 2009 by Pitchfork Media. James Buttery was added to the group in 2010 as vocalist.
Debut Ep from 21 year old producer Catching Flies available as a free download on his website. Clearly influenced by the work of producers like Aphex Twin, Bibio, Flying Lotus... Catching Flies succeeds to add a lot of personal touch of atmospheric beats, moody samples and glitches of electronica.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
New release for November on Jazzman Records. Following up on the success of the ‘Jukebox Jam’ album of vintage juke joint and bar room sounds, compiler and DJ Liam Large digs even deeper to put together a diverse set of dynamite R&B sides, all built around Afro-Cuban, Latin and Caribbean rhythms.
The Menahan Street Band is a Brooklyn, New York-based instrumental band formed in 2007, exploring funk and soul music. The band features musicians from Antibalas, El Michels Affair, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and the Budos Band. The group was founded by Thomas Brenneck while living in an apartment on Menahan St. in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick. Their debut album, Make the Road by Walking, was released in 2008 on Dunham, a sublabel of Daptone Records.
Nice re-cut from Lisbon born dj/producer Alkalino.