Monday, 25 November 2013

***Review*** The James Hunter Six - The Concorde 2, Brighton (23/11/2013)

I had the pleasure of catching The James Hunter Six at The Concorde 2 in Brighton on Saturday night. Having previously seen their 100 Club gig in London a while back, I knew I was in for a great night!

The Concorde 2 isn't a venue I'd previously visited. Set into the promenade it had a comforting subterranean feel to it and provided a great atmosphere and setting.

The band took to the stage and worked through much of the new material from 'Minute By Minute', an album I strongly urge you to pick up if you haven't already. A few old favourites from his earlier albums were also thrown in and pleased the crowd. By the end of the gig everyone was calling for more!

The JH6 are undoubtably one of the tightest outfits I've seen live. All the musicians are seriously accomplished but for me (aside from James!) it was the horn section that stood out! Amazing stuff!

If The James Hunter Six stop near your town be sure to catch a ticket. You won't be disappointed!

Check HERE for future tour dates.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Breakestra - Come On Over (2010)

Vintage Presents The Classic Car Boot Sale

James Brown - Advert for Funky Drummer Parts 1&2 (1969)

***NEW*** The Motown 7's Box - Rare And Unreleased Vinyl

Universal Music Catalogue are proud to release the Motown 7s Box – a collection of 14 rare and previously unreleased vinyl gems. Highlights include Do I Love You by Frank Wilson - the world's rarest Motown 45 as an original pressing.

This release also contains tracks previously only available on CD from not only the biggest names at Motown : Marvin Gaye , the Four Tops, The Isley Brothers , Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder , The Temptations but the acts that are worshipped worldwide by collectors : The Originals, Chris Clark, The Spinners, Tammi Terrell and David Ruffin, and selections and detailed liner notes from UK club and radio DJ Richard Searling.


Marvin Gaye - This Love Starved Heart (It's Killing Me)
The Spinners - What More Could A Boy Ask For

Frank Wilson - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)
The Originals - Suspicion

The Supremes - Stormy
Stevie Wonder - Just Enough To Ease The Pain

The Four Tops - Clip My Wings
Tammi Terrell - All I Do (Is Think About You)

Barbara McNair - It Happens Everytime
David Ruffin - I Can't Be Hurt Anymore

The Temptations - Forever In My Heart
Kim Weston - You Hit Me Where It Hurt Me

Chris Clark - Something's Wrong
The Isley Brothers - My Love Is Your Love (Forever)

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Gene Chandler - Duke of Earl (1962)

Charles Bradley As "Black Velvet" - James Brown Tribute Act

1960's RCA Swingline Portable Record Commercial

Three New 45's From Truth & Records


Good Lovin, is an uptempo, fuzzed out burner in which Lady forgo the innuendoes and word play, and instead, praise a man that "knows how to do it right". This one is as much for the B-Boys & B-Girls on the floor as it is for the two steppers.

The flip side is also a tribute to a loved one, but a more G-rated kinda thing. "Sweet Lady" is a song about Mom, propelled by hard hitting drums while pretty glockenspiel, reverb soaked piano, and bouncy guitars all float on top. The music sounds like a lost b-side from the "What's Going On" sessions, but the vocals make sure it's unmistakably Lady. Ms. Wray and the girls vocals on Sweet Lady are one of the most memorable melodies on their self-titled debut.


The song “Get Ready,” taken from their self-titled LP, is one of the best examples of their truly unique sound. The heavy drums, driving rhythm, and punching horns provide the perfect backdrop for Nicole's raw vocal stylings and positive message.

The B-side is a masterful remix by NYC reggae super dude, Victor Axelrod, a.k.a Ticklah. All that remains of the original are the vocals; the rest is replayed and reprogrammed. The result is a song that sounds like a classic reggae tune that could of been cut on the same day and in the same studio as Johnny Osbourne's "We Need Love". This is not a remix in today's sense of the word - this is a version.


Like most great undiscovered soul 45s, Qunestine Strong's "A Thousand Years From Now" musically derives from the church, 1960's R&B, and the iconic Motown sound. This laborious studio magic has been remastered and fittingly repackaged by Truth & Soul Records, another T&S sureshot.

Pre-order HERE From Truth & Soul Records

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis - Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me (2011)

Northern Soul - Post Office Club (28/12/2013)

***NEW RELEASE*** Jukebox Jam Volume Two (18/11/2013)

The original Jukebox Jam Blues & Rhythm Revue compilation album was released in September 2011, a collection which brought together the dynamic and varied R&B sounds of Liam Large's London based club night and reissue label. With an action-packed, all-killer set, it quickly became an instant classic, a comp of vintage sounds which truly stood out in an ever-saturated market.

Two years on, and we are proud to unleash the second volume of Jukebox Jam, another collection of 23 obscure masterpieces from mid-century America. Perhaps even more ambitious than Vol 1, the follow-up broadens the scope of investigation by digging both deeper back into the 1940s - with a couple of jazzy blues numbers, and further into the 1960s - with gritty rock and roll and early Detroit soul both featuring prominently.

In between these sounds, there's of course a healthy fill of dirty '50s blues, jumping R&B and swinging popcorn, but it's safe to say that on this set, the surprises come a little more frequently. We're very confident that Jukebox Jam Vol. 2 is another essential classic in waiting.

Super deluxe double LP gatefold with US-style pasteback sleeve. Extensive liner notes with detailed info and artist pics!

Pre-order HERE