The Albums of the Year
Our contributors choices for the best albums of 1998.
The Soul Scale
Kashif's excellent comeback album on UK Expansion
label is our CD of the issue. Other Expansion releases
reviewed in this issue are the new CD's by Kuh Ledesma
and Nicolas Bearde. Graham Central Station, Tatyana
Ali, Tevin Campbell, Everis and Janita are
featured in our reviews as well.
Miles Jaye album by album: The Man, the Music, the
Miles Jaye is one of the most underrated soul
heroes of the 90s. He started his career as a protege of Teddy
Pendergrass but soon proved to be a unique artists
with his own, individual style.
Quality Time Top 50 of 1998
50 mouth-watering pieces of quality soul picked from the
CD releases of 1998. Who managed to reach the yearly top
ten this time?
Soul legend Sam Dees released two official new
CD's last year, and we have an exclusive interview with
the celebrated singer-songwriter. Other new deep soul
releases featured this time include Roy C, Rue Davis,
Bobby Jonz, Bill Coday, plus we have a brief look at
the reunion of former Stax artists in the form of 926
East McLemore compilation CD.
Teddy Pendergrass - Soul Survivor
By request we finally have an in-depth, 8-page
album-by-album story of the artists whom many long-time
soul devotees consider the greatest singer in the history
of soul music: Teddy Pendergrass. The dramatic
biographic story of the Philly soul super star crowns our
special 10th Anniversary issue.
Jerry Butler in our Classic Soul column
Jerry Butler's two on one CD on the UK Westside
label, featuring the original albums Nothing Says I
Love You Like I Love You from 1978 and The Best
Love from 1980, is the classic soul pick in this
Kashif And the Golden Rules
Now that Kashif, one of the most successful
producers of the 1980s, is back with a very classy
comeback album, it is the time to ask where did he
disappear at the start of the 1990s and how did he spend
his time away from the limelight. Read the exclusive
5-page interview in this issue.
The early part of the 1999 has not offered many new
releases in the jazz-funk front, but new CD's by Russell
Thompson, Marcus Johnson, Marc Antoine and Shakatak-keyboardist
Bill Sharpe are featured. The greatest jazz-funk
moments of 1998 are listed, too.
Soul Express 10th Anniversary Quiz
Participate in our 10th Anniversary Quiz by answering 20
simple questions and win a new soul CD!
Soul Express Poll 1998 Results
Find out the winners in our yearly readers' poll: the
albums of the year, female vocalist, male vocalist, vocal
group, jazz-funk artist, British act and the newcomer of
Choices for the best albums of
Choices for the best albums of the last ten years by our
contributors and readers. The lists readable on our site
as well - you're welcome send your top ten, too!
During the early months of 1999 Khani Cole has
almost gained cult status among real soul followers. Read
the reviews of her two wonderful CD's on US Finer Arts
label. Al Johnson's comeback CD and Atlantic
Starr's Japanese release are also reviewed.
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