Archive for July, 2014

  • Archived Magazine July 2014

    By jo GB on July 29, 2014
  • Archived Magazine June 2014

    By Chris Wells on July 27, 2014
  • Bobby Womack: The Greatest Soulman

    By Chris Wells on July 16, 2014
    A tribute by Echoes Editor Chris Wells Poised on a sofa in his home in the Hollywood Hills, rubbing the sleep from his eyes after a late night songwriting with Jim Ford, a relaxed Bobby Womack takes his acoustic guitar from his son Bobby Jr’s hands… and sings to me. It’s late August 1982. I’m, well, a nobody in this […]
  • 20 Feet From Stardom DVDs To Be Won!

    By Chris Wells on July 9, 2014
    The rather splendid documentary movie Twenty Feet From Stardom, in which award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical stars of the past 50 years, has made it to DVD. The 90-minute film is both a tribute to the unsung voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a […]
  • Angela Johnson: All Natural

    By Chris Wells on July 9, 2014
    Angela Johnson‘s new album, Naturally Me, will be released by Dome Records on August 18. It reportedly “mines the spirit, energy and musicality of songs from the seventies and eighties,” and with the exception of one cover – of Teena Marie’s Déjà Vu – the New Jersey-based singer wrote, arranged and produced every track. The set sees Angela venture into […]
  • Roberson On The Box

    By Chris Wells on July 4, 2014
    Independent soul’s top mover Eric Roberson is set to release a new album, The Box, which, in something of a departure for him, features more live instrumentation, including strings and horns. The theme of the album – for release on Dome on August 11 – is the boombox. Says Eric: “I was born and raised a hip-hop kid with my sister’s boombox by my […]
  • Archived Magazine May 2014

    By jo GB on July 1, 2014