Archive for November, 2014

  • Cassandra Does Billie

    By Chris Wells on November 20, 2014
    Cassandra Wilson has signed to Legacy Recordings and will release a new album next spring that pays tribute to Billie Holiday. Entitled Coming Forth By Day, the album was produced by Nick Launay, known as Nick Cave’s producer for the last decade, among many other adventurous credits. Wilson recorded Coming Forth By Day in Los Angeles at Seedy Underbelly studios with an A list […]
  • Jimmy Ruffin Dies

    By Chris Wells on November 20, 2014
    Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin has died, aged 78. He passed away in a Las Vegas hospital on Monday, November 17. As every reader of this magazine will know, he was most famous for his hit singles What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, I’ve Passed This Way Before, Farewell Is A Lonely Sound and I’ll Say Forever My Love. Ruffin was born […]
  • Boyz 11 Men: Album & Tour

    By Chris Wells on November 17, 2014
      Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, are back with a brand new album and trio of live UK dates. Collide, the trio’s 13th album, is due for release on December 1. Nate Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Wanya Morris, have in their time earned numerous accolades, including four Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, […]
  • Jay Sean’s Mistress 2 For Free!!!

    By Chris Wells on November 17, 2014
    Jay Sean, the UK’s most successful R&B export, last week announced that he has chosen to part ways with Cash Money Records and is preparing to release his latest body of work The Mistress II independently next month, in line with his return home to the UK. The departure comes six years after Sean signed to Cash Money, where he released two albums, All Or Nothing, in […]
  • Bern/Hot

    By Chris Wells on November 17, 2014
    Norwegian soulman Bern/hoft is gonna be in town real soon. He’s already sold out a date at Manchester’s Deaf Institiute on Nov 26 and he also has one moving fast at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire the following night, Nov 27. The latter is the re-scheduled one from last May. Hit this for tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Bernhoft-tickets/artist/1750534 His new single, Freedom, is taken […]
  • D’Angelo Dates

    By Chris Wells on November 14, 2014
    Still waiting on that third album, soulman D’Angelo is to bring his The Second Coming tour to Europe early in the new year. His band The Vanguard will include outstanding drummer John Blackwell, bass star Pino Palladino, six-string guitar man Jesse Johnson and a bunch of other top playas. Jumping off in Zurich on February 11th the schedule runs through the […]
  • Tomorrow Today For Wu

    By Chris Wells on November 4, 2014
    Enduring hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan will release A Better Tomorrow, their 20th anniversary album, on December 1, through Warner Bros. The Clan, including RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappadonna, have signed a worldwide deal with the major on the back of selling in excess of 40 million records during their long career. […]