Articles about 'soul'

New review: Valerie June

Cazz Blase listens to Valerie June’s debut studio album, Pushin’ Against a Stone and finds a maturity and ease of style that suggests longevity. Valerie June calls her music “Organic...

Holly Combe // 7 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Stone cold talent

Cazz Blase listens to Valerie June's debut studio album, Pushin' Against a Stone and finds a maturity and ease of style that suggests longevity

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Song of the day: Erykah Badu – Bag Lady

The concept of excessive 'baggage' can be problematic but hoarders of all kinds could still benefit from Erykah Badu's wise and hard-to-follow words about the freedom of letting go

Holly Combe // 23 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Song of the day: Gwen Avery – Sugar Mama

A joyous bluesey lovesong from the 1977 Lesbian Concentrate album on Olivia Records, a music collective founded in 1973 to record and market women's music. Unfortunately, it didn't lead to more exposure on the label for singer Gwen Avery...

Holly Combe // 21 August 2012

Categories: Blog

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: Sade – When Am I Going to Make a Living

Sade's words of encouragement in the face of adversity are as relevant today as they were in Thatcher's 1984

Holly Combe // 4 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

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

Most awarded female artist of all time, Whitney Houston, dies aged just 48

Today, the entertainment industry and fans all over the world were reacting to the loss of Whitney Houston. With a tally of over 400 awards and a career spanning nearly 35 years, Houston was also an actress, model, film producer, record producer and songwriter...

Holly Combe // 12 February 2012

Categories: Blog

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