Articles about 'funk'

Song of the day: LaBelle – Going Down Makes Me Shiver

LaBelle are famous for 'Lady Marmalade' but there is so much more to Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash than that one great party track, including this soulful tribute to pleasure and desire

Holly Combe // 15 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Ian Dury – Spasticus Autisticus

Ian Dury's challenge to patronising attitudes towards disabled people

Holly Combe // 2 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Teena Marie/Apollo – Happiness is in Your Soul/Happiness

An early Teena Marie composition showcased by disco act Apollo in 1979, with the acoustic version from Lady T herself finally becoming available 32 years later

Holly Combe // 20 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the Day: The Lijadu Sisters – Danger

Sister act who broke new ground in Seventies Nigeria by being one of the only women-headed acts to make it through the backing singer/dancer ceiling

Holly Combe // 19 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Dawn of a new talent

Melissa James's debut album Day Dawns moves through a diverse range of styles, including jazz, blues, torch singing and country. Helen G finds an understated gem from a singer with a voice able to carry all this off with assurance and maturity

Helen G // 14 June 2012

Categories: Music, Reviews

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