Speedometer are a London-based quartet who give good groove in funk and soul music. They collaborate on a single track with singer Vanessa Jamie for a pleasantly soulful number.
Yes, that Love Will Tear Us Apart! The Hot 8 Brass Band came to my attention with their cover of Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing arranged for a brass ensemble. The band has soul and have no trouble giving life to older songs, but would they be able to give such life to one of the […]
Chris May at The Vinyl Factory has done a great job making choices for introducing their vinyl junkie readership to the best of Ethiopian jazz from the 1960s onward. Special thanks to Al Clark for pointing this wonderful link out to me.
People today are rightfully grieving the loss of Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries, who died far too early at the age of 46, but we lost another luminary as well. Edwin Hawkins passed away today due to complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 74, and he left one of the most joyous songs to ever […]
Let Eartha Kitt ease you into Christmas!
We send a mountain of respect to Charif Megarbane, head honcho of the Cosmic Analog Ensemble, for producing an album that combines the best of jazz, funk, noir, soundtrack music and deep groove. We’re looking forward to more from him!
The King of Jump Blues, Louis Jordan, is giving me a very nice suggestion as to what I should be doing this evening. Cod it is!