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SHIRLEY DAVIS & THE SILVERBACKS: Stay Firm

SHIRLEY DAVIS & THE SILVERBACKS:  Stay FirmStay Firm is the new one from Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks and it says here that Davis is, “singing from the heart and asking for patience and resilience in the face of adversity,” which she certainly is. Personally, I’d have gone for ‘Stand Firm’ as a title so it didn’t sound quite so much like the slogan of a Viagra advert. You can’t fault our Shirl’s pipes on this lilting soul burner though
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DEEP STREET SOUL: Hold On Me (2012)

Rating: ★★★★★
It’s deep funk death match time to see who can do the stankest slice of raw-ass funky sister soul action this year. Meaning? Nothing less than Melbourne’s Deep Street Soul dropping a new single hot on the heels of Brighton’s The Grits’ Strychnine/ (I’d Walk A) Funky Mile 45. On the A-side is Hold On Me (the Mighty May Johnson
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DEEP STREET SOUL: Look Out, Watch Out (2011)

Rating: ★★★★★
Whoop, whoop! Australia’s Deep Street Soul return with even more fuzz in their funk than before with this double whammy. The A side is a funky-ass slice of uptempo garage-soul featuring the band’s new vocalist – the appropriately raucous-voiced May Johnston who lets rip on the uptempo title track of the DSS’ forthcoming second LP Look Out, Watch Out. As with their last 45
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DEEP STREET SOUL: Kick Out The Jams (feat. Tia Hunter) b/w Greenbacks (feat. Shirley Davis) – 2009 – 7” review

Rating: ★★★★★ Dirtier and grittier than sex in a gravel pit, this inspired cover of The MC5’s seminal garage rock anthem has to be contender for best new soul/funk 45 of the year. The lead single from Melbourne funk band Deep Street Soul’s self-titled LP due November (yes, another world class funk band from the city that’s already given us The Bamboos and Cookin On Three Burners), it comes with sassy sister-funk vocals from New York‘s Tia Hunter and pays homage to Wayne Kramer and co. by lacing the funk guitar with the subtlest of garage-rock inflections. Then, before your bad self is even close to recovering from that one, there’s another dope sister-funk cut on the B-side – the Shirley Davis featuring, Hammond-toting, hip-shaking Greenbacks. All of which shenanigans should convince you beyond doubt that they most definitely done kicked ‘em out. Check the full album review HERE
Released 12 October on Freestyle

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