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44 Reasons Prince Is The Alpha And The Omega

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in 90's, Funk, Proper R 'n' B, Rock | 0 comments

There are many more reasons to love Prince but here are 44 from...

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It’s jazz Jim, but not as we know it, treat your ears…

Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in 90's, Featured, Good Rap, Jazz, R 'n' B 'n' Rap | 0 comments

It’s one of the few occasions in my life when the spotty git in the record shop (remember them?) looked at me with something approaching respect and as he took my money he said ‘nice one man’. I was only Twenty eight at the time, but that, in record shop assistant years is like eighty eight.

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Zachary Richard – Not French

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in 90's, Blues, Featured, Folk, Hidden Gems, Rock, World Music | 4 comments

There are certain things that are eternally true, the Brits can’t make wine, Jeremy Hardy can’t sing and The French cannot do pop music. Don’t even try to quote me notable exceptions, ‘Car Plan Pour Moi’ by Plastic Bertrand – Belgian, Je T’Aime, Moi Non Plus is just two people pretending to….

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A new instrument you play with…words.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in 90's, Hidden Gems, Pop, World Music | 0 comments

As Ritika vamped on these musical scribbles, I began to hear some beautiful bends in the straight lines of traditional western scales and tunings, that shouldn’t work, should sound awful and frankly should just y’know, clash. But they didn’t.

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Chaka Khan – a gem from an angel

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in 90's, Featured, Hidden Gems, Jazz, Proper R 'n' B, Snoggers and Bad Salads, Soul | 0 comments

Is there any choice but to be a fan of Chaka Khan? Almost every woman in the business who considers themselves ‘a Diva’ bows when she walks on stage to guest with them. On one such occasion Mary J Blige once shouted ‘she’s my reason, my reason’.

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