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Albums and Singles of the Year 2017

  2017 saw relatively few new Soul albums of real quality, however there were some real gems. Leela James possess one of the best voices in contemporary Soul and her ‘Did it for Love’ is our Soul album of the year. Tom Glide made his best album by far with ‘Divas got soul’ featuring many great singers. R.C and the Grits made a great Jazzy Soul album with tough grooves. Moonchild did not disappoint with ‘Voyager’ and Izzi Dunn made the great album we all knew she was capable of. Josh Milan made his debut solo album and a wonderful...
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Albums and Singles of The Year 2016

Louie Vega ‘Starring XXVIII’ is our top album of 2016 a mixture of Soul, Soulful House and Jazzy grooves, a superb uplifting set. Frank McComb returned with his best in years ‘Soul Mate’ being our Soul album of the Year. Kindred and the Family Soul ‘Legacy of Love’ was also their best in over a decade another excellent Soul album. Chantae Caan took us on a ‘Journey to Golden’ and delivered an excellent quality debut album backed in places by Snarky Puppy. Terisa Griffin made her best album to date and what a ‘Revival of Soul’ it is, with great...
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Soul Reissues of The Year 2016

There were fewer Reissues this year than in recent Years but there were some real gems. ‘This is Eleanore Mills’ was our pick for Soul Reissue of the year, a great lesser known 70’s Soul gem from the All Platinum vaults. Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes ‘To Be True’ is one of their best albums a real Philly Soul classic. The JB’s ‘Doing it to Death’ is an iconic Funk album and the re-master in a mini LP sleeve sounds fantastic. Anglo Saxon Brown are a less well known Philly band, their album ‘Songs For Evolution’ is an underground classic,...