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ISSUE 3/2001

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No. 3 / 2001


  • Quality Time
    Two pages of Quality soul picks from recent CD's, including tracks from the latest albums by Jeff Floyd, Vaneese Thomas, Darrius, Eddie Seawood and Patti Austin.
  • The Soul Scale
    Vaneese Thomas' new CD Talk Me Down is our album of the issue. Other highly recommended new releases this issue include CD's by Michael Bohannon, Darrius, Patti Austin and Alicia Keys, while the latest CD's by Maxwell, Luther Vandross, Phil Perry and Christopher Williams do not quite match their best albums, but receive 7 out of 10 points from our critics. Other albums reviewed in this issue include the latest CD's by Sheree-Monique, Lisa Stansfield, The Isley Brothers, Brian McKnight, Public Announcement and Silk, plus a re-issue album on Soul Brother label by a London-based group F.B.I.

    Soul Express proudly presents an exclusive interview of Vaneese Thomas, the daughter of R&B legend Rufus Thomas. Vaneese recorded her debut solo album back in 1987, and has been a cult soul artist ever since that release. Now she has released her critically acclaimed new CD Talk Me Down, and she talks about her latest album and career so far.
  • Jazz-Funk
    The latest set by Marcus Miller is the prime album this issue in our jazz-funk column. Gerald Veasley, Alfonzo Blackwell, Incognito, Larry Price and St. Germain are also featured in this column.

  • ERYKAH BADU - Captures Your Heart and Soul
    An interview with one of the most original artists that the world of soul/jazz/R&B has ever seen: Erykah Badu. Read her own comments about her early career, Southern roots, latest CD, artistic freedom and creativity. Read also about Ms. Badu's thoughts on some other musicians / singers like Billie Holiday, Prince and Jill Scott.
  • TOMMY TATE - The complete story with an interview
    Read the complete 8-page story of Tommy Tate, a real cult figure in soul music and a genuine master of song and soul singing. Tim Whitsett and Frederick Knight featured as guest stars in this story, and as usual, a full discography included. Simply essential reading to any real soul collector.
  • Deep
    Introducing Rick Lawson in a short telephone interview, and featuring CD reviews of the latest CD's by Babrara Carr, Vince Hutchinson, Jeff Floyd, Rue Davis, Jody Sticker, Fontella Bass and Syl & Jimmy Johnson. The reissue rush include compilations by King label, Judy Clay & Marie Knight, Johnnie Taylor, O.V. Wright and Willie Mitchell. Heikki Suosalo also continues his Southern trip visiting at Alabama Music Hall of Fame, the Fame and Muscle Shoals Sound studios.

  • And Interview with Northern Soul hero BOBBY PARIS
    John Ponomarenko interviews the blue-eyed Northern Soul hero Bobby Paris, who enjoys a cult status in the Northern Soul scene with his anthemic singles Per-so-nal-ly, Night Owl and I Walk Away.
  • Upfront Soul
    Our editor takes a brief look at some of the indie soul releases that are only available through special soul sources. Of these, the second CD by Ty Stephens is by far the most impressive and was featured as our album of the month on our website in October. The veteran funksters Michael Cooper (lead singer of Con Funk Shun) and Dazz Band are back with their brand new CD releases, reviewed also in this column.

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