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HOLLAND DOZIER HOLLAND: Rare 45s Box Set (2014)

Rare 45s Box Set Holland Dozier HollandBringing super rare Holland-Dozier-Holland tracks out on seven inch? It’s all so obvious isn’t it? Apparently not immediately – if you’re in charge of release format decisions at Harmless Records. The story goes something like this: about this time last year, UMC released a Motown 7s box set of rare and unreleased (not to mention top quality) vinyl from big names including the likes of Marvin Gaye
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NORTHERN SOUL: The Film (Soundtrack) (2014)

OST Northern SoulThere’s a film coming out shortly about northern soul (yep, another one), called Northern Soul which (you may be surprised to learn) has got a northern soul soundtrack. All twenty-eight of the cuts featured on the film have been licensed and are appearing in two formats. The one most likely to appeal to northern soul boys and girls is the fourteen seven inches ‘housed in a solid collector’s
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VARIOUS: The Rojac Story: The Best of Rojac & Tay-Ster (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★
Another one from the vaults courtesy of Traffic Ent and this time it’s the forty four track deep The Rojac Story – covering the musical output of the Rojac and Tay-Ster labels from the golden era of funk and soul. Forty four tracks!? Man, that’s not a ‘story’ it’s Lord Of The fucking Rings! And, as it turn out – that’s not a bad analogy since this isn’t just
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NICK PRIDE & THE PIMPTONES feat. JESS ROBERTS: Waitin So Long (Smoove remix) video (2011)

Here we are then – Smoove’s drums of death, ‘coal funk’ reboot of the Jess Roberts-featuring debut single and best track off Nick Pride & The Pimptones’ new long player Midnight Feast Of Jazz. It’s shot on a rooftop for added drama, not sure where though – the derelict cargo cranes in the background speak perhaps of Newcastle’s industrial past but the sun’s shining so it can’t be there, surely, since it’s always either raining or hunched under doomy grey clouds?
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THE HAWK feat. Little Hannah Collins: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover – 2010 – Single review + Video

Rating: ★★★★★

What with the current vogue for all things soul, Big Boss Man bassist the Hawk and former The Heavy/ The Snugs songstress ‘Little’ Hannah Collins head north on Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover. Obviously judging a book by its cover is the act of a crazed-impulsive though were you tempted in this case to stray from the path of measured consideration – you might be forgiven for thinking this was something that got a good airing down at the Wigan Casino back in the day. High praise indeed in some circles, including (of late) this one. The facts, however, are simply this: that in Don’t Judge… what you get is a proper slice of future retro action – a concept neatly encapsulated in the accompanying video – watch below links. And it’ll be out (correctly) on seven inch, as well as digital. Get down!
(Released 1 March on Record Kicks)
The Hawk – Myspace
Little Hannah Collins – Myspace
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The Hawk – Myspace

Little Hannah Collins – Myspace

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