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THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS feat. LAMAR WILLIAMS JR: Let’s Go Back

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS feat. LAMAR WILLIAMS JR: Let's Go BackIf the New Mastersounds go back anywhere on new single Let’s Go Back, it’s to the shores of a bayou in the early seventies, probably mid-afternoon and definitely in the sub-tropical heat of August. For a moment, an idling blues guitar suggests we’re dozing outside Tony Joe White’s favourite shack alongside an equally sleepy-looking ‘gator and then suddenly, with a sinuous
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DAYTONER: My Sweet Baby/ Shout Love (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER: My Sweet Baby/ Shout Love (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Daytoner enter the 45 fray again this week with latest vinyl 7″ My Sweet Baby b/w Shout Love. The pounding A-side takes its cues from northern soul and makes heavy use of Jackie Wilson’s The Who Who Song though it is way more of an animal than anything that ever graced the sound system at The Twisted Wheel or Wigan Casino. Flip things over and suddenly we’re all
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THE TEMPTATIONS: Ball Of Confusion (BASEMENT FREAKS remix) Free download

THE TEMPTATIONS: Ball Of Confusion (BASEMENT FREAKS remix) Free downloadAnyone familiar with The Temptations’ funky psych-soul single Ball Of Confusion from 1970 will know two things about it. Firstly, that it provides a lyrical commentary on a society in turmoil and secondly, it is such an epic track it would take balls of steel to remix. What manner of remixer would dare? Well, it seems that someone who doesn’t baulk at such a challenge is a certain George
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PERFECT TOY RECORDS: Down In The Valley 3 & 4

PERFECT TOY RECORDS: Down In The Valley 3 & 4If you’d already had success dropping a double volume of super obscure but super dope garage soul and psych-funk (not to mention all shades in between and beyond) and you had a crate digger on speed dial who you knew could turn up another payload of such nuggets – you’d probably give him the green light straight away. Which is precisely what Perfect Toy Records have done on
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DJ YODA: Home Cooking

Looks like the fourth is strong (thank you, I’m here all week!) in Dj Yoda’s latest LP, Home Cooking which, if you don’t count his self-released Piano Breaks ’98 cassette job, is his…er…fourth solo studio long-player. Well, I say ‘solo’ but Home Cooking (or ‘Homecooking’ depending on your source) actually features a host of guest
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TANIKA CHARLES: The Gumption

TANIKA CHARLES: The GumptionRating: ★★★★★ When Torontonian singer Tanika Charles blew in the a couple of years ago with debut LP Soul Run, she made big waves on the underground soul scene and catapulted herself onto a global stage. Ask most people and they’d tell you that label Record Kicks had unerringly struck gold once again. Which they obviously had – given the fuss. Sadly the monkey wasn’t feeling
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KELLY FINNIGAN: The Tales People Tell

KELLY FINNIGAN: The Tales People TellIf there’s one tale people will tell about 2019, it’s that it was an epic year for classic soul albums. Eli Paperboy Reed’s 99 Cent Dreams, Lee Fields’ It Rains Love and Bobby Oroza’s This Love are already out while Tanika Charles’ The Gumption is imminent and here’s another to add to that select list – the debut solo album from Monophonics singer Kelly Finnigan entitled – er
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BOBBY OROZA: This Love (album) + Your Love Is Too Cold video

BOBBY OROZA: This LoveVying for the title of king of the new wave of lowrider soul must surely be Bobby Oroza with his debut album This Love. The LP is the culmination of a journey that began three years ago with the original release of the title track – a slice of summery Latin soul haze – on Timmion Records. Last year the single was re-released on New York’s Big Crown label and there was talk of a
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: It Rains Love

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: It Rains LoveThe success of the ongoing soul revival that began as the nineties ended and the noughties began gained much traction from the fact that a triumvirate of survivors from the golden era of funk and soul were hugely active within the scene. And while Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley may have sadly now have passed on, the man whose career launched theirs, Lee Fields, continues to
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7″)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW: Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4 (Vinyl 7Stop the press! Mako & Mr Bristow finally release Stank Soul Edits Vol. 4! It seems like forever since Vol. 3 but now here they are with their fourth volume of funky 45 edits and three tracks no less, not to mention having jumped ship from Resense to Breakbeat Paradise for what just happens to be BBP’s first ever vinyl 7″! But three tracks on a 45? Well, like the boys say, their raison d’etre is
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