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CRUSHED VELVET & THE VELVETEERS: Shake / Really Can’t Get Over You (Vinyl 7″)

Just out from the Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers project of Soulive’s Alan Evans comes this upbeat 45 featuring new track Shake and Love & Truth LP cut Really Can’t Get Over You. The former is the brisker of the two opening with a big horns vamp and proceeding no doubt to lay waste to contemporary soul and funk dancefloors as Melanie Masson belts out the lyrics over a driving

ALAN EVANS TRIO: Merkaba (2013)

ALAN EVANS TRIO:  Merkaba (2013)If the Alan Evans Trio‘s Drop Hop album was pitched somewhere between The Meters and Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, Merkaba is pitched instead somewhere between Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express and the Undisputed Truth. Yep – the Soulive drummer’s ‘other’ gang are taking you on a space-funk trip – as if the cover hadn’t already given that away. Gone are the stripped-back breaks of the first