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Singer will reveal venues from Lianne LaHavas' apartment

Winehouse charged with assault

Amy Winehouse has been charged with assault following an incident at a ball in London's Berkeley Square last year, her spokesman said today.

Album: Candi Staton, Who's Hurting Now? (Honest Jons)

Like her acclaimed 2006 comeback album His Hands, Candi Staton's latest was produced by Lambchop's Mark Nevers and follows much the same formula of smouldering Southern soul commentaries on the rocky terrain of relationships, tempered with nods to faith-based redemption.

Thieves raid holidaying Winehouse's flat

Thieves broke into singer Amy Winehouse's flat while she was on holiday in St Lucia, police confirmed today.

Winehouse toasted by St Lucia tourism chief



St Lucia's tourism chief is praising Amy Winehouse for bringing publicity to the Caribbean island.

The Gutter Twins, Komedia, Brighton

A satanic howl from the Gutters

Album: Michael Franti & Spearhead, All Rebel Rockers (Epitaph)

Michael Franti's career has had its ups and downs, between the agit-hop of The Beatnigs and The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and the more peaceable approach of Spearhead, but All Rebel Rockers is surely an all-time high.

Album: Various artists, The Godfather's R&B – James Brown's Productions 1962-67 (BGP)

With many of the late James Brown's most famous recordings rendered almost unlistenable through overfamiliarity, the chance to check out his work producing other artists should provide access to undiscovered gems.

Album: Al Green, Lay It Down (EMI)

Reverend Green's abiding cross to bear is the perfection of his recordings in the early 1970s: the body/soul double helix expressed with enveloping, nose-to-nose intimacy.

Album: Al Green, Lay It Down (Blue Note)

Producers from Arthur Baker to Al B Sure have striven to find a more potent vehicle for Al Green's ecstatic falsetto than that originally devised in the early Seventies by Willie Mitchell, characterised by the occasional prompt of horns or organ against that trademark flat snare, clipped guitar and discreet curtain of strings.

Album: Various Artists

Cheatin' Soul, TRIKONT

Album: Joss Stone

Mind, Body & Soul, RELENTLESS

Mary J Blige, MEN Arena, Manchester

This was the night Mary J Blige threw down the gauntlet in the battle of the divas. Later this month, the relative newcomers Missy Elliott and Kelis co-headline a UK tour, but last night belonged to a true original. It was Blige who first fused sweet soul music with hip hop's sterner rhythms on her 1992 debut album What's the 411?.

Album: Little Beaver

The Very Best of..., EMI / Stateside

Album: Cee-Lo

Cee-Lo Green is the Soul Machine, Arista
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