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ISSUE 2/2001

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No. 2 / 2001

Contents

  • Quality Time
    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 Biggs.
  • NATHAN HEATHMAN

    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.
  • Howard Hewett - 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.
  • Jazz-Funk
    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 lead singer.
  • 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.
  • Deep
    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.

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