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Album review: EDDIE 9V – Little Black Flies

Eddie 9V - Little Black Flies

Ruf Records [Release date 28.05.21] The explosive Eddie 9 Volt (real name Brooks Mason), is a man on a mission. He’s the personification of a post Covid cathartic release. After all, what is there left to do after a year … Continue reading

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Album review: TITO JACKSON – Under Your Spell

Tito jackson - Under Your Spell

Pete Feenstra chatted to Tito Jackson for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in July 2021. Gulf Coast Records And Hillside Global [Release date 06.08.21] ‘Under Your Spell’ is an expected delight. Having made his solo debut in 2016 with ‘Tito … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE ZITO – Resurrection

Mike Zito - Resurrection

Gulf Coast Records And Hillside Global [Release date 16.07.21] It is 13 years since Mike Zito cut his first major label album, the David Z produced ‘Home’. 7 collaborations later, the duo reunite again on a project that sounds as … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN McNABB – Utopian

IAN McNABB - Utopian

www.ianmcnabb.com [Release date 05.03.21] Utopian is the final part of a trilogy Ian McNabb began with ‘Star Smile Strong’ (2017), and continued with ‘Our Future In Space’ (2018). Recording took on a very different approach during 2020’s global pandemic, with … Continue reading

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Album review: QUINN SULLIVAN – Wide Awake

QUINN SULLIVAN – Wide Awake

Provogue Records [Release date 04.06.21] The 21-year-old Massachusetts singer-songwriter Quinn Sullivan has been touring the world since he was 11-years-old! Appearing at venues such as Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl and RFK Stadium in Washington D.C., as well as … Continue reading

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Album review: THE FLEUR DE LYS – Circles: The Ultimate

THE FLEUR DE LYS – Circles The Ultimate

Countdown Records / Acid Jazz [Release date 26.3.21] Formed in Southampton in 1964, The Fleur De Lys had an ever-changing line up during their short lifetime, the mainstay being drummer Keith Guster who has assisted with this new 25 track … Continue reading

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Album review: JULIAN TAYLOR BAND – Desert Star

Julian Taylor - Desert Star

Julian Taylor chatted to Pete Feenstra on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 28 March, 20:00 GMT including tracks from ‘Desert Star’. Aporia Records [Release date 28.05.21] Julian Taylor Band’s ‘Desert Star’ is the album that refuses to lie down. … Continue reading

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Album review: NICK WATERHOUSE – Promenade Blue

NICK WATERHOUSE – Promenade Blue

Bandcamp [Release date 09.04.21] Nick Waterhouse has been making music since the early 2000’s, playing a mix of rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll. His new album sees him working alongside producer Paul Butler (the Bees, … Continue reading

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Album review: THE EQUALS – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys

THE EQUALS – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys

Cantare [Release date 26.2.21] In the continued absence of the original recordings by The Equals on digital platforms, and with previous CDs long deleted, this collection of tracks recorded for radio broadcast is most welcome. One of the few racially … Continue reading

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Album review: SLAMMIN GLADYS – Two

SLAMMIN-GLADYS-Two

JIB Machine Records [release date 12.02.21] In a reversal of conventional wisdom, Slammin Gladys have gone for the “2 years to write our first album”, and “20 years to write the second” approach. Proteges of Jani (Warrant) Lane, they recorded … Continue reading

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Album review: ADAM DOUGLAS – Better Angels

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Sonnet Music [release date 05.02.21] I first heard Adam Douglas about five or so years ago singing ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ a la Sam Cooke / Otis Redding on a TV game show. Now that’s some song to tackle, … Continue reading

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Album review: ELECTRIC BLUES MATES – Electric Blues Mates

Electric Blues Mates

Timezone [Release date 18.12.20] Given the recent number of lockdown and remotely recorded albums, ‘Electric Blues Mates’ is by no means a unique project.  But when it comes down to the spirit of cooperation, focus, intensity and sheer exuberance, this … Continue reading

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Quick plays: IVY GOLD, BLACK PISTOL FIRE

IVY GOLD - Six Dusty Winds

IVY GOLD Six Dusty Winds A1 Records/Golden Ivy Records [Release date 12.03.21] Ivy Gold is built around singer Manou and guitarist Sebastian Eder (Avalon). Rounding out Ivy Gold are drummer Tal Bergman (Joe Bonamassa, Billy Idol, Rod Stewart, Simple Minds, … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN PAUL KEITH – The Rhythm of the City

JOHN PAUL KEITH - The Rhythm of the City

Wild Honey Records [Release date 19.02.21] The over-riding descriptor of John Paul Keith’s fifth solo album is, “Vintage”. With twelve years’ experience as part of the Memphis music scene, plugging away as a session player and live act, there is … Continue reading

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Album review: HUMBLE PIE – The Atlanta Years

HUMBLE PIE - The Atlanta Years

Store For Music [Release date 11.12.20] Steve Marriott is best remembered in the UK as the front man for the Small Faces . Also rememberd by many as Britain’s best blue eyed soul singer, and not least for his songwriting … Continue reading

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Album review: ROBIN TROWER, MAXI PRIEST, LIVINGSTONE BROWN – United State Of Mind

Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Livingstone Brown - United State Of Mind

Manhaton [Release date 09.10.20] By the time listener’s read a review like this they will probably have got used to the idea of an unlikely soul collaboration by three disparate talents from three different musical backgrounds, albeit bass playing producer Livingstone Brown … Continue reading

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Album review: MUDDY MANNINEN – River Flows

Muddy Manninen - River Flows

Pete Feenstra chatted to Muddy Manninen about the album ‘River Flows’ for Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  First broadcast 8 November 2020. (45:38) Presence Records [Release date 23.10.20] Muddy Manninen’s ‘River Flows’ is an aptly titled album that has a … Continue reading

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Album review: THE LIVESAYS – The Rhythm of Love and Dysfunction

THE LIVESAYS – The Rhythm of Love and Dysfunction

Website [Release date 20.09.20] The Livesays are a five-piece rock band fronted by the band’s namesake singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay, who spent 12 years performing, recording and touring with E-Streeter Clarence Clemons’ band Temple of Soul. Drummer Howard Goldberg was a … Continue reading

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Single reviews: JESSICA LYNN, IVY GOLD, FUTURE RADIO, ZEA SY

JESSICA LYNN

JESSICA LYNN Love Me That Way Another new song from a rising star in the country scene Jessica Lynn. As Lynn hereself says – “Love Me That Way is one of my favorite songs from my new television concert special … Continue reading

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Album review: TODD RUNDGREN – A Wizard A True Star, Live

TODD RUNDGREN – A Wizard A True Star, Live

Cleopatra Records, USA [Release date 25.09.20] Eleven Years ago this month, Todd Rundgren and his band, suitably garbed in white “coat’n’tails” played “A Wizard, A True Star” in its entirety, at the Akron Ohio Civic Theatre, one of the last … Continue reading

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Album review: SANDRA BOUZA – Falling Away From Me

Sandra Bouza - Falling Away From Me

Sabucedo Records [Release date 18.09.20] If Toronto has provided a creative backdrop to the recent renewed interest in all aspect of soul, Sandra Bouza takes things a step further with a cross genre, radio friendly album that is refreshingly lyrically … Continue reading

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Album review: OVERLAND – Scandalous

OVERLAND - Scandalous

Escape Music [Release date 18.09.20] FM vocalist Steve Overland returns with a new album, aided by Tommy Denander, along with Brian Anthony (bass, piano, Hammond) and drummer Brian Tichy (Foreigner, Whitesnake, Dead Daisies et al). The album’s contrasting styles can … Continue reading

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Album review: BILLY WALTON – Dark Hour

Billy Walton - Dark Hour

Harmonized Records [Release date 04.09.20] ‘Dark Hour’ is a ground-breaking album for the Billy Walton Band. It kicks like a mule but also searches for soulful subtly. ‘Dark Hour’ also finds a meaningful role for the band’s horn section, beyond … Continue reading

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Album review: JACKIE MCAULEY– The Cherryvale Files

Jackie McAulay - The Cherryvale Files

Red Button Records [Release date 21.02.20] ‘The Cherryvale’ Files is Jackie McAuley’s first album for about 4 years and though it’s an introspective aggregation of songs rather than a full-blown album, it’s been worth the wait. The former Them, Belfast … Continue reading

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Album review: KAT RIGGINS – Cry Out

Kat Riggins - Cry Out

Gulf Coast Records [Release date 14.08.20] ‘Cry Out’ is a high energy album full of heartfelt lyrics, stylistic diversity and booming arrangements that gives Kat Riggins the best possible context for her gritty and soulful vocals. The album’s arts work … Continue reading

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