Pages Navigation Menu

We've stopped shouting at the telly to make these things so promise you'll try to enjoy 'em.

Music for music sake

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in 00's, Educational, Featured, Pop, Soul | 0 comments

There is more than one Trevor Fisher on this here website. The other Trevor Fisher is the real deal, 20 years plus as a writer (Chrysalis Music) and a recording artist (Warner Brothers) all the way to being an artist manager, producer and studio owner. This is his first op ed piece for us and he’s not a happy camper about the current state the industry he loves so much, youngsters ‘listen up’ it’s a call to arms.

Read More

In your face and on the floor too….Snarky Puppy

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Curveballs, Featured, Funk, Genres, Jazz, Proper R 'n' B, Soul | 0 comments

Snarky Puppy – Solid grooves, great hooks and stunning improvisation will tingle the tits and testicles of most actual musicians, from the tight as a gnats chuff (official musical term) rhythm section laying it down like they mean it

Read More

This didn’t even chart..shame on you…all of you.

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in 00's, Featured, Jazz, Proper R 'n' B, R 'n' B 'n' Rap, Regular Sections, Soul | 0 comments

Will. I. Am. plays keys and is in the video, Natalie Cole duets and it’s by Macy Grey but the single doesn’t even chart, my flabber, has never been so ghasted.

Read More

James Browns Trouser Timber

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Featured, Genres, Proper R 'n' B, Soul, Uncategorized | 0 comments

His urine, were it to be tested, had more funky-ness than is legal in several countries. His tunes forced us to throw far too many shapes to actually tune into anything other than ‘the vibe’, the groove, the James Brown, if you will, thang.

Read More

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.

Read More

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’.

Read More