Reviews are posted on a frequent basis, so please visit this site from time to time to catch up on all the new reviews, which will remain on display for a now extended period of at least four calendar months from the date of posting shown in brackets.  Reviews are listed in date order of posting, newest at the top of each relevant list.  To connect to the appropriate review page, just click anywhere on the title.  A ‘STAR PICK’ review is given to items felt to be so meritworthy as to warrant immediate attention.

This section includes gig reports - listed after cds, books and dvds below.


JOHNNY RAWLS  - Waiting For The Train     (posted 26/9/17)

LLOYD PRICE  -  This Is Rock And Roll     (posted 12/9/17)

PATTI LABELLE  -  Bel Hommage     (posted 17/6/17)

DON BRYANT  -  Don’t Give Up On Love     *****STAR PICK     (posted 12/6/17)

LATIMORE  -  A Taste Of Me : Great American Songs     (posted 12/6/17)

SOUL BASEMENT  -  What We Leave Behind     (posted 6/6/17)


ROGER  -  The Many Facets Of Roger + The Saga Continues + Unlimited     (posted 26/9/17)

UNDISPUTED TRUTH  -  Nothing But The Truth     (posted 21/9/17)

KETTY LESTER  -  Love Is For Everyone     (posted 28/8/17)

RANDY CRAWFORD  -  Naked And True (deluxe edition)     (posted 28/8/17)

WILLIE HUTCH  -  Havin’ A House Party + Making A Game Out Of Love     (posted 26/8/17)

BRENDA HOLLOWAY  -  Spellbound : Rare And Unreleased Motown Gems     *****STAR PICK     (posted 25/8/17)

DELEGATION  -  In Love’s Time : The Delegation Story 1976-1983     (posted 24/8/17)

DELEGATION  -  The Promise Of Love     (posted 24/8/17)

WILSON PICKETT  -  Wilson Pickett Sings Bobby Womack     *****STAR PICK     (posted 17/8/17)

ENCHANTMENT - Sunshine : The Enchantment Anthology (1975-1984)     (posted 12/8/17)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE  -  Any Way You Wanna : The People’s Choice Anthology 1971-1981     (posted 12/8/17)

ESTHER PHILLIPS  -  A Beautiful Friendship : The Kudu Anthology 1971-1976     (posted 5/8/17)

ADAM WADE  -  The Album Collection 1960-1962     (re-posted 31/7/17)

ADAM WADE  -  Take Good Care Of Her : The Singles Collection 1960-1962     (posted 31/7/17)

ARTHUR ALEXANDER  -  Arthur Alexander     *****STAR PICK     (posted 12/7/17)

ANGELA BOFILL  -  I Try : The Anthology 1978-1993     (posted 5/7/17)

LABELLE  -  The Anthology     (posted 5/7/17)

JUNIE  -  The Complete Westbound Recordings 1973-76     (posted 29/6/17)

H.B. BARNUM  -  Everybody Loves The Voice Of... H.B. Barnum     (posted 17/6/17)

KASHIF  -  Help Yourself To My Love : The Arista Anthology     (posted 2/6/17)

MTUME  -  Prime Time : The Epic Anthology     (posted 2/6/17)

SPYDER TURNER  -  Is It Love You’re After : The Whitfield Records Years (1978-1980)     (posted 2/6/17)


Mainstream Modern Soul 2 - 1969-1976     (posted 17/8/17)

Nothing But A House Party : The Birth Of The Philly Sound 1967-71     (posted 29/6/17)


FLORIDA SOUL  -  by John Capouya     (posted 4/10/17)

MOTOWN : THE SOUND OF YOUNG AMERICA  -  by Adam White with Barney Ales     (posted 1/4/17)

SPINNING AROUND : THE HISTORY OF THE SOUL LP, VOL.1 - A-K  -  by John Lias     (posted 1/4/16)


PORRETTA SOUL FESTIVAL, 2017     (report will remain on site until next year’s event)

PONDEROSA STOMP, 2015     (report will remain on site until next event)