The cream cuts of summer 2002 included tracks by Brenda Hillman,
Peggi Blu, Natasha C. Coward, Norman Brown with Miki Howard, Julie Dexter, Gerald Albright with Chris Walker,
and Park Place.
PEGGI BLU - Album by album Peggi Blu(e) has
just released her third solo album - her first in 15 years.
Read a brief introduction of Peggi's career so far as an album by album
review: I Got Love (on MCA, 1980), Blu Blowin' (on Capitol, 1987) and
the latest, titled Livin' on Love on Expansion this year.
The Soul Scale
Anita Baker's Best of set is featured as our album
of the issue. Other recommendable albums reviewed in this issue
include the latest sets by Fertile Ground,
Maysa (Leak), Ray Chew & the Crew, Angela Johnson
and Glenn Jones.
THE SPINNERS STORY - Part 2: The
Motown Years 1964-1970
The second part of The
Spinners Story features the Motown years
of this celebrated soul vocal group, again complete
with a discography and comments by the group members themselves,
this time especially focusing on C.P. Spencer and G.C. Cameron.
ANGIE and the Soul Family Stone - The
Interview with Angie Stone
Angie Stone tells us about her relationship with the new legion of female
artists like Jill Scott etc., her musical inspiration and greatest influences as well
as about her future ambitions.
SOLOMON BURKE on a Fast Train
Heikki Suosalo interviewed Solomon Burke while he visited Rauma Blues Festival in Finland.
Solomon tell us about his latest CD Fat Possumand other important highlights of his
Wilson Meadows comments his latest set Choices, and also interviewed
in this column are Carla Thomas, Nadine and Pat Brown.
Two pages of smooth jazz CD reviews, the best ones this time being by
Paul Hardcastle, Euge Groove, Patrick Yandall, Club 1600 featuring Rex Rideout, Norman Brown
and Jonathan Butler.
The Invisible Man by Park Place has been one of the most acclaimed
"real soul" albums recently. On the neo-soul front, the new albums by
Julie Dexter and Monique Miller impress our editor.
Also reviewed this time are new CD's by Masters at Work, Dawn Robinson and