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Wednesday 29 June 2011
Alica Keys meets her new alter ego at Madame Tussauds.
Friday 17 June 2011
Two men arrested over an alleged plot to rob the country home of singer Joss Stone were remanded in custody yesterday.
Sunday 15 May 2011
In the early 1990s, Franti was a rebel; firing out lyrics with a political intensity not many could match.
Sunday 10 April 2011
Another month, another nice boy called Jamie/James to somehow find room for.
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Amy Winehouse is hoping to get pregnant this year.
Friday 25 March 2011
The sleevenote to Tim Buckley's debut album fancifully described him as "a kind of quintessence of nouvelle" – a ludicrously high expectation to place on a 19-year-old's shoulders, but one that Buckley was to fulfill time and again, changing his approach radically from album to album, taking in folk-rock, art-rock, folk-jazz, avant-garde jazz, erotic funk and AOR soul.
Friday 18 February 2011
Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham were integral to the development of Southern soul, members of the cadre of young white kids who played on such quintessentially "black" recordings as "When a Man Loves a Woman" and "Mustang Sally" and wrote countless soul hits.
Friday 18 February 2011
Anthony David is apparently the Obamas' favourite nu-soul dude – and it's not hard to see why, given his espousal of core 1970s social-conscious soul values, particularly the "on-message" reference in "Reach Ya" to "hoping we get healthcare rights, so she won't be a victim".
Sunday 07 November 2010
This part-live, part-studio quintet recording might mark time more than break new ground, but it's still easy to succumb to Ms Wilson's charms.
Friday 29 October 2010
Cee Lo Green is playing on The Album Chart Show on Monday 1 November at London's Koko. The Independent is offering 100 lucky people tickets to the show.
Friday 01 October 2010
Aloe Blacc, despite an occasional tendency to lapse into cliche, brings a welcome intelligence and individuality to his R&B stylings, drawing on the warmth of Bill Withers and the compassion of Curtis Mayfield for his more conscious-soul commentaries like the self-explanatory "Life So Hard" and "Mama Hold My Hand", a reflection on the reversal of roles required as parents grow old and infirm.
Friday 30 July 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
You may be familiar with the Be Good Tanyas: charming, literary all-female Canadian retro-folkies.
Friday 02 July 2010
Friday 18 June 2010
By the time Paolo Nutini swoops into "High Hopes", the third song of a rousing and beautifully chaotic evening, it's clear that any sense of decorum that the Royal Festival Hall exerts is hanging by a thread: nervous stewards (and bizarrely, or not, depending on how hard you care to think about it, ushers with mops), shepherd grinning, swooning dancers back to their seats.
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