Archive for 2013

  • Archived Magazine 2013 November

    By jo GB on December 9, 2013
  • Junior Murvin Dies

    By Chris Wells on December 3, 2013
    Reggae legend Junior Murvin, whose most famous hit, Police and Thieves, crashed the British national chart in 1980, died on Monday, December 2 at the Port Antonio Hospital in Portland, Jamaica. He was 67 years old. His son, Kevin Smith, told the Jamaica Observer that his father was admitted to hospital last Thursday to seek treatment for diabetes and hypertension. […]
  • Oliver Cheatham Dies

    By Chris Wells on December 2, 2013
    Oliver Cheatham, best known for the 1983 dance hit Get Down Saturday Night, died on Friday, November 29 after suffering a heart attack whilst asleep. He was 65. Encouraged to sing by his mother, the young Oliver joined several local groups in his hometown of Detroit, including The Young Sirs, Mad Dog And The Pups and Gaslight, before releasing a […]
  • Nostalgia: The Future

    By Chris Wells on November 19, 2013
    Nostalgia 77’s new album A Journey Too Far will be released on February 10, 2014 on CD, Deluxe LP (12”+7”+DL) and Digital. The fifth studio LP under the Nostalgia 77 name finds the hugely respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist Benedic Lamdin [fresh from album production for Jamie Cullum] developing his creative partnership with beguiling German singer Josa Peit, plus […]
  • Motown In A Box

    By Chris Wells on November 19, 2013
    Coming from UMC on December 2 is THE MOTOWN 7s BOX – a collection of 14 rare and previously unreleased on vinyl gems, with all tracks lovingly restored from the original Hitsville master tapes. Only 2200 copies will be manufactured, so they are bound to sell out fast. Compiler, original Wigan Casino DJ Richard Searling says about it: “Of all […]
  • Movement For The People

    By Chris Wells on November 15, 2013
    Launching Michael Kiwanuka’s brand new label venture, Movement Records, on December 9 will be Count On You, a debut single by new artist Christian Gregory. Count On You was co-written with Kiwanuka and was recorded in one take at the Movement Records studio in North London using a range of vintage instruments and recording gear, in order to capture a […]
  • Craig’s New List

    By Chris Wells on November 13, 2013
    The second album compilation from broadcaster and actor Craig Charles will be released by Freestyle Records on November 25. Brimming with the kind of funky grooves that his BBC 6 Music show has become famous for, The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club – Volume 2 contains 18 tracks, including three exclusive/previously unreleased items: Dr. Rubberfunk’s Creek Walk, Emma Beatson […]
  • Poogie Bell: A Little Suga

    By Chris Wells on November 11, 2013
    Having played with Marcus Miller’s band for 20 years and as side man with, among others, Tom Browne, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Keith Sweat, Erykah Badu, Hugh Masekela [with whom he toured South Africa alongside Miriam Makeba] and Angélique Kidjo, drummer Poogie Bell has more recently been leading his own band to considerable international acclaim. His most recent album, Suga […]
  • Archived Magazine 2013 October

    By jo GB on November 9, 2013
  • Abram Wilson: Double Commemoration

    By Chris Wells on November 7, 2013
    A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow Jennie Cashman Wilson has teamed up with EFG London Jazz Festival producers Serious to stage the only London tribute concert in memory of her husband. The performance, which takes place on November 20 in the Purcell Room, Queen […]