Displaying items by tag: Soul

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 16:42

ZANI - Raya Max’s Starlight Reviewed

Raya Max's Starlight is a late 1970's soul and disco-inspired single that has echoes of mid-tempo classic numbers like Esther Williams', 'Last Night Changed It All' (1976),

Published in Music

A short film about the making of En Vogue’s Classic Album Funky Divas

Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 28 March 2021 13:55

Earth, Wind & Fire - Documentary

This is the fascinating story of  Earth, Wind, and Fire, one of the most popular funk bands of the 70s.

Published in Video of the Week
Sunday, 14 February 2021 14:37

The Ram Jam Club

It wasn't just the record business that thrived in the sixties, the live music scene was lively, to say the least, and not just in Central London.

Published in Culture
Wednesday, 29 July 2020 08:09

Motown: -The Temptations -The 1961 - 1978 Years

The Temptations formed in 1961 and were made up of singers from several doo-wop groups. The Cavaliers (1955-57), The Primes (1957 -1960), The Siberians/The El Domingoes (1958 -1959), Otis Williams & The Distants (1959 -1960), and The Elgins (1959 - 1960). The Elgins re-christen themselves, The Temptations before signing with Miracle Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records in 1961.

Published in Music
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:05

A Brief Biog of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965 when keyboard player Arthur 'Art' Neville (1937-2019) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals).

Published in Music
Thursday, 25 June 2020 10:30

Teddy Pendergrass - Live In London

Taped at London s Hammersmith Odeon in 1982, this spectacular concert showcases Teddy at the peak of his powers. Performing hits from his four platinum albums Teddy Pendergrass, Life Is A Song Worth Singing, Teddy and TP the R&B legend delights the London crowd with energetic soul stompers and steamy serenades.

Published in Video of the Week
Thursday, 25 June 2020 09:58

A Brief History of the Memphis Sound

Memphis is the capital of the Mississippi Delta and during the great migration, workers poured into the city seeking work. The workforce brought their musical heritage and music was a byword in Memphis. By 1860, Beale Street had become the Mecca for black musicians and eventually the entertainment centre of the city.

Published in Music
Monday, 29 July 2019 16:18

Nile Rodgers & Chic – Live Review

Before we begin, some complaints.

Published in Music

A legendary performance by a legendary band on a legendary show!

Published in Video of the Week
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