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SHIRLEY DAVIS & THE SILVERBACKS: Keep On Keepin’ On

Another Shirley Davis & The Silverbacks single already? I sense an album in the offing! Before that though, here’s the title track, Keep On Keepin’ On, a big horns-totin’, b-boy and girl-friendly uptempo drums affair with our Shirl belting it out over the top. Word on the street is the title was what the late great Sharon Jones texted to Shirley after hearing her sing – and with
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HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND: Flood

HACKNEY COLLIERY BAND:  FloodHackney Colliery Band reclaim the metaphorical rights to the word ‘flood’ from anti-immigrant bigots on new single – er – Flood. As ever, they deliver a big stomping slab of brass band dancefloor action with the track turning on solid funky drums and triple soul diva mic assault from Yvette Riby Williams, Selena Seballo and Joanna Christie. But what ‘flood’ can they be on about?
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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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DIASONICS: Origin Of Forms

Did somebody say ‘Hussar funk’? Well, actually Diasonics themselves did though it’s as good a term as any to describe the fresh blend of super crisp and funky drum breaks that they couple with Eastern-tinged cinematic and psychedelic sounds. If you caught previous singles Gurami and Deviants, you’ll know exactly what the monkey’s on about and while both of those are on the Origin
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THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: The Take Off (Ltd. vinyl 45)

THE MIGHTY MOCAMBOS: The Take Off (Ltd. vinyl 45)Get excited and buckle up for the take-off, wax donuts fans, because that funky German powerhouse The Mighty Mocambos has another vinyl 7″ lined up for your delectation entitled – er – The Take Off Pt. 1 and Pt. 2. The instrumental A-side initially perks your ears up with an Ethio-jazz sax intro. which quickly gives way to a rock solid drumfunk groove laced with subtle wah-wah
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GIULIANO SORGINI: Mad Town/ Ultima Caccia (Vinyl 7″)

GIULIANO SORGHINI: Mad Town/ Ultima Cacchia (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ If you dig psych-funk, you’ll think all your Christmases have come at once with this single that lifts the two funkiest cuts off Giuliano Sorgini‚Äôs OST album for 1974 Italian TV flick Zoo Folle. It’s the first time ever these two tracks have been on 45 and they have been remastered from the original tapes. First up is Mad Town, a sinuous flute-led instrumental that gradually builds in
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CURTIS BAKER & THE BRAVEHEARTS: Wang Dang Doodle (Vinyl 7″)

CURTIS BAKER & THE BRAVEHEARTS: Wang Dang DoodleAnother big drop from Original Gravity Records, and not for the first time this weekend (if you were paying attention yesterday) for here is a Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts’ four-track 45 Wang Dang Doodle to go alongside the Latin Fever Vol. 2 EP 45. Nothing Latin here though, this is strickly 60s R&B type territory with organ-led groover Harem Girl kicking things off and liable
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DERO & KLUMZY feat. TY & DAVID SLADEK: The Record

DERO & KLUMZY feat. TY & DAVID SLADEK: The RecordA bittersweet release here as Dero & Klumzy finally put out The Record – one of the last recorded tracks to feature a performance by UK rap vet TY who sadly passed away two years ago. Over a soulful head-nod beat from Dero (a.k.a. Austrian producer, Mr Dero), Klumzy (a.k.a. Klumzy Tung) trades bars with Ty as the pair pay tribute to hip-hop culture and David Sladek comes
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LANCE FERGUSON: Summer Madness

LANCE FERGUSON:  Summer MadnessThe final single to be relased from the forthcoming Rare Groove Spectrum Vol. 2 LP from The Bamboos’ Lance Ferguson is his crack at covering Kool & The Gang’s super chilled-out and therefore (presumably) ironically named Summer Madness instro from 1974. You may recognise this from its having been heavily sampled alongside multiple appearances on film and video-game soundtracks
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DIASONICS: Deviants

DIASONICS: DeviantsShortly before their debut album Origin Of Forms hits the shelves (and the interweb) next week, there’s time for Moscow band to squeeze out the second single to be lifted from said LP – Deviants. As with previous single – October release Gurami this is another example of what the band term ‘Hussar Funk’. For that read an ear-pleasing blend of cinematic soul, crunchy organic drum breaks
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