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NICOLE WILLIS: Paint Me In A Corner (2015)

Paint Me In A Corner Nicole Willis Soul InvestigatorsEven back in the early 2000s when Daptone were kicking off the deep funk and soul resurgence with Sharon Jones, there was a rival to the crown of new soul queen. That would have been Nicole Willis who, while not as prolific as Jones and the Dap Kings, can lay claim to a output of equal quality, in the company of her band The Soul Investigators. And so we might well ask, ‘But Ms
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NICOLE WILLIS & THE SOUL INVESTIGATORS: Tell Me When/ It’s All Because Of You (2012)

Nicole Willis and her band’s latest investigation into soul appears to conclude that the seventies is the new sixties. Thus it is that Tell Me When (We Can Start Our Love Thing Again) finds her hopeful pestering of a previous lover for further bedroom action delivered in a markedly smoother style than anything off 2005’s If This Ain’t Love LP. Slower, more depressing B-side It’s All Because Of You
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