Ten fresh quality soul/jazz picks ranging
from the streetwise bedroom soul of The
Transitions to the surprising
Finnish soul gem Angel Eyes by Janita.
The Soul Scale Nathan Hethman'
wonderful debut set Right Here Right
Now is our album of the issue - read
the interview elsewhere in the same
issue! Also introduced in this review
section are the new CD's by Miki
Howard, Oleta Adams, The Transitions,
India.Arie, Incognito and two
different new albums by legendary
Philadelphia Soul composer Cynthia
Soul Express proudly presents the
exclusive interview of Nathan Heathman.
If you're into the music of such artists
as Norman Connors, Will Downing,
Luther Vandross, Jean Carn, Phyllis Hyman
etc., don't miss Nathan's fine
debut set Right Here Right Now.
Nathan has earlier worked with Phyllis
Hyman, Jean Carn, Miki Howard, Jennifer
Holliday, Meli'sa Morgan and Angela
Bofill - his current favourite
female vocalist is Rachelle
Ferrell, but Nathan also
introduces another huge talent by the
name of Marjorie Hughes
- a dead ringer for late great Phyllis
Hyman - on his own album.
album by album Howard Hewett has
gradually grown from a pop-styled ex-Shalamar
singer into a much-acclaimed quality soul
hero. The Journey, Howard's
first album in six year, was released
earlier this year and now is an apt time
to review his former albums newly again.
Interesting new releases by saxophonist Kim
Waters, Pieces of a Dream, Paul Jackson
Jr. and Doc Powell -
featuring two vocal tracks by the
extremely soulful Ali-Ollie
Woodson, the former Temptations
THE MASQUERADERS - The complete story with
an interview We have already featured
complete stories by the legendary vocal
groups The Dells and The
Dramatics, and now it's time to
celebrate the long career of another
remarkable vocal soul group, The
Masqueraders. A full discography
featured, as usual.
Six pages of Deep and Indie soul,
introducing Jerry L(ewis Minnis)
and Billy Rigsby with
telephone interviews. Heikki Suosalo's
Souther trip continues with a visit to
the Malaco studios in Jackson,
Mississippi, where Heikki met Mr. Wolf
Stephenson, who told us about
the greatest moments of the legendary
deep soul label. A wealth of new CD
reviews complete the column.
Upfront Soul Syleena Johnson, the
daughter of Syl Johnson,
and Katrice combine
succesfully the neo-soul sounds and
traditional Southern soul style. Sunshine
Anderson has been one of the
most-talked about new artists last
spring, while Jesse Powell returns
to soulful sounds on his third set JP.
Also featured are the new CD's by Angie
Winans, The Gap Band and the
soft-voiced newcomer Ren.