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PM WARSON: Leaving Here

PM WARSON:  Leaving HereEddie Holland’s classic early sixties R&B cut Leaving Here gets covered by PM Warson on Warson’s new single and it’s arguably our man’s best effort since Don’t Hold Me Down. Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time the track has been covered – The Who have notably had a crack at it – but if Warson’s version is (like The Who’s) faster than the original, it’s not as ‘rock’
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KERBSIDE COLLECTION: Glaze

KERBSIDE COLLECTION: GlazeRating: ★★★★★ Ok, the monkey overlooked this one but it was for personal reasons so hopefully that’ll excuse the late coverage of Glaze from Aussie ensemble Kerbside Collection. And what Glaze is, is a slice of summery, funky library music-style groove. It says here, ‘Are you ready to sunbathe on the golden beaches of Queensland?’ but to be honest it’s the sun-drenched blacktop of
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PM WARSON: (Don’t) Hold Me Down

Rating: ★★★★★ Here’s the second single to drop from PM Warson’s forthcoming True Story LP, due in April, and it’s an album version re-up of underground hit (Don’t Hold Me Down). Originally self-released, the now sold-out sixties-R&B-cum-Latin with bubblegum girl group chorus, was Warson’s breakout track and on the new version features better production, with the beat a bit
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PM WARSON: In Conversation

PM WARSON: In ConversationAlready lauded by the likes of Craig Charles and the Fred Perry clothing company – there’s set to be a lot more conversation about PM Warson when his debut LP, True Story, drops this April. In the meantime here’s In Conversation, the first single to be lifted from said long player and demonstrating the same sense of retro soul and R&B groovin’ evinced on Warson’s breakthrough
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HAMBURG SPINNERS: Palmaillerennen

HAMBURG SPINNERS: PalmaillerennenNew from Légère Recordings is the debut single from Hamburg Spinners – Palmaillerennen. Which is excellent news if you dig a bit of Hammond action and the sounds of the sixties. The instrumental displays the combined talents of the Hammond-jazz quartet (I bet you can’t guess which city they’re based in) and joins the dots between original funky jazz and easy listening
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Superstrada b/w Concrete Stardust (Vinyl 7″)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Superstrada b/w Concrete Stardust (Vinyl 7B-boys and girls get your skates on – the brand new Mighty Mocambos single, Superstrada backed with Concrete Stardust is just out on 45! Both tracks feature on the band’s excellent album 2066, from which this is the second single to be lifted. Having proven to be live favourites, both cuts appear on this release in extended form. Superstrada opens with a drumbreak and
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Golden Shadow / Preaching To The Choir (Vinyl 7″)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: Golden Shadow / Preaching To The Choir (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Here’s a very happy new year to you all from The Mighty Mocambos who greet 2020 in the correct way with new vinyl 7″ single Golden Shadow. Yes, I know, it’s a title that almost sounds rude, doesn’t it? And that’s not the only thing that’s rude about it for when you listen to said cut, it turns out to be a breakneck car chase theme style thingy on which horns and retro-synth
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SHAWN LEE: Rides Again

SHAWN LEE: Rides AgainRating: ★★★★★ What better title for Shawn Lee’s long-gestating country-soul album than Rides Again? For Mr Lee has been in the musical saddle since the latter half of the 90s and in a variety of guises too – though always with an undercurrent of the funky. What this project does is pull together his long-held desire to use that particular title at an appropriate time to take stock of where
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SHAWN LEE: Wichita / Brown Hair Woman

SHAWN LEE: Wichita / Brown Hair WomanWichita and Brown Hair Woman are the new singles from multi-instrumentalist and all-round music legend Shawn Lee, last heard of in these parts working with Guzheng virtuoso Bei Bei. Not that these two cuts are in any way Chinese sounding you understand and far more in the way of being country soul. That’s quite a transition you might think but as Shawn opines on the electronic
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: 2066

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS:  2066Rating: ★★★★★ Not content with bashing out two super-dope, steel-drum funk albums (The Serpent’s Mouth and 55) since 2016 under their Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band alter-ego, The Mighty Mocambos have decided 2019 is the year to unleash yet another LP, entitled 2066, under their original moniker. Which is going some, I think you’ll agree. But have this German crew spread
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