Lots of quality soul on offer during the Autumn months: Greg Walker, Temika Moore, Floetry, Miguel Migs,
Glenn Jones etc. Pieces of a Dream's latest album keeps up the good vibes
with Tracy Hamlin shining as their
new vocal guest.
The Soul Scale
Our albums of the month are compilation CD's this time: Organic Soul 2 was featured as our
album of the month on our Website last October, and the latest album of the month (January 2003)
is the brand new, excellent Cafe de Soul Vol. 2 compilation. Other CD's included in our review
pages this time are the latest CD's by India.Arie, Gerald Levert, Meshell NDegeocello, Lugo,
Miguel Migs, Syleena Johnson and Vivian Green.
The Funk Brothers The Funk Brothers is the legendary Motown session group that is being
celebrated now in a film titled Standing in the Shadows of Motown, based on a book written
by Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky. Heikki Suosalo compiles the history of the
group and also interviews James Jamerson Jr, the son of the original Funk Brothers member,
legendary bass player James Jamerson. Read the story of Funk Brothers from our printed issue!
Our Deep column updates the current events around The Dramatics, interviews the early
70s soul hero Marion Black and reviews the latest CD's by Little
Milton, Tyrone Davis, Patrick Green, Frank-O Johnson, Marvin Sease, Willie Clayton,
Eddie Floyd, Roy C, Lamont Dozier and Charlie Robinson, amongst others.
In addition to that, we have some gospel-soul CD's by Candi Staton and Might Clouds of Joy to check.
A Special Interview with PEGGI BLU
Soul 24-7.com DJ / soul music promoter Andreas Hellingh debuts as a Soul Express
contributor by providing us a magnificient 5-page exclusive interview with Peggi
Blu(e). Peggi is really not a newcomer in a soul scene, despite tha fact that she
has only released 3 albums during her long career. Read the whole story from our
Pieces of a Dream - Album by Album Pieces of a Dream is the most outstanding jazz-soul group of the last
2 decades, and they celebrate their over 30-year-long career by releasing their arguably
the best effort to date, the wonderful new CD Love's Silhouette. Read their story
album by album, track by track - 12 albums plus 2 compilations.
Again with two pages of smooth jazz CD reviews, the Pieces of a Dream newie is
the cherry on top here, too, but also the latest sets by Gato Barbieri, Bob Baldwin, Marion
Meadows, Kim Waters and Mike Phillips are well worth a mention.
Two strong soul singers who have only released one solo album a long time ago,
Terry Steele and Greg Walker are back with brand
new CD's. Temika Moore was introduced on her Website by Will Downing,
who writes that Temika has all the elements of a good singer. She really has, having an
interpretive style reminiscent of Rachelle Ferrell. The Organic Soul Vol 2.
compilation introduced us Kevin Chandler Band and The Real Kofy
Brown - our editor checks the original albums here. Other interesting new CD's
fteaure the traditional, solid soul CD by Tonia Woods, plus the acclaimed debut sets by
neo-soul heroines Conya Doss and Goapele.