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Bill Withers – Live BBC concert

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in 70's, Concerts, Concerts and documentaires, Soul | 0 comments

Bill sings by far the most moving and gentle version of ‘I want you in my life’ and it will send a shiver down your spine, even if you’ve heard it a hundred times. This is a theme Bill returned to often and most memorably in ‘Hello like before’ but this is more plaintive, more yearning and well, pretty.

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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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