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)


CARLA THOMAS  -  The Memphis Princess     (posted 14/2/18)

MAIN INGREDIENT  -  Brotherly Love : The RCA Anthology     (posted 30/1/18)

JACKIE MOORE  -  I’m On My Way     (posted 28/12/17)

PHYLLIS HYMAN  -  Deliver The Love : The Anthology     (posted 21/12/17)

CLARENCE CARTER  -  Testifyin’ + Patches     (posted 30/10/17)

JAMES  CARR  -  The Best Of James Carr     (posted 30/10/17)

MAXAYN  -  Reloaded     (posted 26/10/17)

CHUCK JACKSON  -  Big New York Soul     (posted 19/10/17)

DETROIT EMERALDS  -  I Think Of You : The Westbound Singles 1969-75     (posted 19/10/17)

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)


Mr. M’s Northern Soul 1974-1981     (posted 13/1/18)

Soul On Fire : The Detroit Soul Story 1957-1977     (posted 28/12/17)

Northern Soul’s Classiest Rarities, Vol.6     (posted 4/12/17)

Chicago Soul, Vol.2 - 1962-1965     (posted 6/11/17)

New York Soul ’66     *****STAR PICK     (posted 6/11/17)


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)


PONDEROSA STOMP, 2017     (report will remain on site until next event)

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