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ISSUE 1/2003

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No. 1 / 2003


  • The Albums of the Year
    The choices for the best albums in 2002 by our contributors. Will Downing was included in each but one personal favourite list!

  • The Soul Scale

    Kindred is our album of the month, and we also have excellent ratings for new CDs by Jean Carne (Collaborations), Darwin Hobbs, Donnie, Kem and (Howard) Johnson & (Regis) Branson. Also, any admirer of classy vocal soul should not miss the latest set by Ray, Goodman & Brown.

  • An Interview with N'Dambi

    Andreas Hellingh, the DJ and freelance A&R from the Netherlands contributes with a rare interview with one of the most talented neo-soul artists of recent years, N'Dambi. N'Dambi is well-known as one of the (former) backing singers of Erykah Badu, but as N'Dambi reveals in her interview, Erykah and N'Dambi are old friends, like sisters, and they made a pact that whomever got a record deal first, would take the other along on the road. Erykah just happened to get the deal first... Read the 3-page interview!

  • Deep

    Betty Lavette, Denise LaSalle, Barbara Carr, Ray, Goodman & Brown, Bill Rhodes Jr, Bunny Sigler, Johnny Moore, Jimmy Lewis, Clarence Carter, Might Sam McClain, Bobby Bland and George Jackson - amongst others - are featured this time in Heikki Suosalo's legendary Deep column, which not only includes reviews of the latest CDs but often also contains comments by the artists themselves telling the stories behind their latest offerings. This time, for instance, Al Goodman reveals the facts behind the new Ray, Goodman & Brown album - their first official album in 15 years.

  • Jazz-Funk

    BWB (Rick Braun - Kirk Whalum - Norman Brown), saxophonists Michael Lington and Michael Brown and flautist Dwayne Kerr are included this time in our jazz review section.

  • Soul Express sponsoring The Soul of Amsterdam on Soul

    From this spring on, Soul Express is the proud sponsor of The Soul Amsterdam Show. Read the story from our printed issue or go to Andreas Hellingh's own site,

  • The SPINNERS Story - Part 3: The Golden Years 1972 - 1975

    The Spinners Story continues with a massive 13-page special article complete with a discography, interviews with THOM BELL, Buddy Allen, Bootsy Collins, the members of the Spinners and many others. This article is unmissable!

  • Quality Time Top 50 of 2002

    The countdown of 50 best quality soul tracks in 2002. 50 tracks of sheer class, the finest moments of the year by 50 different artists - or actually Ledisi is feature not only once or twice but three times (songs from her own CD, as well as guest vocal performances on Miguel Migs' and Braxton Brothers' albums...

  • Upfront Soul

    Midnight Star, underground soul hero Peven Everett, jazz/soul songstress Robin McElhatten and Sakai are featured with their CDs in our shorter than usual Upfront Soul column this time.

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