Category Archives: Deep Soul

KING FLOYD -I FEEL LIKE DYNAMITE-THE EARLY CHIMNEYVILLE SINGLES AND MORE 1970-1974.

KING FLOYD -I FEEL LIKE DYNAMITE-THE EARLY CHIMNEYVILLE SINGLES AND MORE 1970-1974. For King Floyd, it was a case of second time around. After his debut career album A Man In Love, which was written by Dr. John, failed commercially, he joined the post office. Three years later, King Floyd made a comeback. He recorded …

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IRMA THOMAS-IN BETWEEN TEARS.

IRMA THOMAS-IN BETWEEN TEARS. There’s not many artists whose career spans six decades. Irma Thomas’ does. The Soul Queen of New Orleans  released her debut single (You Can Have My Husband But) Don’t Mess With My Man on the Ron label in 1960. Since then, Irma has recorded for some of the best know soul …

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THE LONDON AMERICAN LABEL YEAR BY YEAR 1964.

THE LONDON AMERICAN LABEL YEAR BY YEAR 1964. 1964 proved to be an important year in the history of music. In January 1964, America finally “got” The Beatles. Coast to coast, Beatlemania swept the states. This kick-started the British invasion. Suddenly, American artists no longer monopolized the American charts. Instead, British artists stole the limelight …

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MILLIE JACKSON-THE MOODS OF MILLIE JACKSON.

MILLIE JACKSON-THE MOODS OF MILLIE JACKSON. When it comes to female soul singers, It’s no exaggeration to say that Millie Jackson was one of the most talented and charismatic female vocalists of the seventies and eighties. Millie Jackson was born in Thomson, Georgia, but when her mother died, she moved to Newark, New Jersey with …

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THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 3.

THE BEST NEW ALBUMS OF 2012-PART 3. By now, we’re at the third part in The Best New Albums of 2012. The five albums I’ve chosen cover the period between July and September 2012. This includes albums from labels based in Japan, Belgium and the UK. Each of these labels art independent labels, who are …

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LOVING ON THE FLIPSIDE.

LOVING ON THE FLIPSIDE. In my never-ending quest to bring you new and exciting compilations, recently, I’ve recently been digging even deeper than usual. This has seen me reviewing from labels far and wide, including Japan, Europe and America, plus some of my favorite British labels. One of the reasons I’ve been digging so deep …

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LIPPS INC-MOUTH TO MOUTH.

LIPPS INC-MOUTH TO MOUTH. When Minneapolis based producer Steven Greenberg and the former Miss Black Minneapolis Cynthia Johnson entered the studio to record a single Rock It as Lipps Inc in 1979, little did they realize the commercial success that was about to come their way. Once Rock It was recorded, it was then released …

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FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD.

FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD. With the recent  resurgence in interest in dance music, or as it’s now referred to in the US Electronic Dance Music, you’d think that record companies worldwide would be releasing innovative music to quench what seems like America’s relentless thirst for dance music. Sadly, with a few exceptions, this …

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BODDHI SATVA-INVOCATION INSTRUMENTALS.

BODDHI SATVA-INVOCATION INSTRUMENTALS. Earlier this year, I came across one of the most beautiful tracks that I’d heard in a long time. This was Boddhi Satva’s From Another World, featuring a haunting, heartfelt and spiritual vocal from Vikter Duplaix. From Another World is one of these compelling tracks not only instantly grabs your attention, but …

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LOVE AND JEALOUSY AND BACK TO MY PLACE BABY.

LOVE AND JEALOUSY AND BACK TO MY PLACE BABY. If I was to say the words Southern, Deep, Crossover, Modern and Northern what would you say? Many people would immediately say soul. They would be correct, but they’re also the themes for some of the Backbeats compilations that have been released since 2009. In total, …

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DORIS DUKE-I’M A LOSER.

DORIS DUKE-I’M A LOSER. Mention Doris Duke’s 1970 album I’m A Loser, and many lovers of soul music will nod approvingly. Since its release, I’m A Loser has become regarded as one of the greatest Deep Soul albums ever released. However, who was Doris Duke, and how did she go from voice for hire to …

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IRMA THOMAS-IN BETWEEN TEARS.

IRMA THOMAS-IN BETWEEN TEARS. Irma Thomas, The Soul Queen of New Orleans career in the music business has spanned six decades, with her first single (You Can Have My Husband But) Don’t Mess With My Man on the Ron label charting back in 1960. Since then, Irma has recorded for some of the best know …

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