Shukura Chapman Rearview

Shukura Chapman EP Rearview out now. by Walter Price   I hope I get this geography correct. Brisbane based, New Zealand raised, UK born soulful singer-songwriter Shukura Chapman has just released a new 3 track EP titled Rearview. So many attractive and magnetizing layers about this release. Here are just three. First, Chapman handles drums, vocals, guitar and ukulele…

Nina Simone

Nina Simone

    “There’s no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.” – Nina Simone       Check out Nina Simone: Website  /  Documentary   kindly share

Vintage Trouble review

Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Rd.

There are tunes that are so smooth you feel like they barely touch the ground… by Maria Haskins   What even is this album? Witchcraft, probably. Magic, certainly. Or maybe science fiction: some kind of timewarped version of the past, come back to tempt us with its lush, alluring sounds. All I know is that…

Diplomatics

VIDEO: Diplomatics “Monkey Me”

I am not a man, I am not a man, I am not a man… by Walter Pirce   Italian garage rockers Diplomatics have released their long anticipated video for ” Monkey Me” from their killler 2014 debut “Don’t Be Scared, Here Are The Diplomatics“. The Enrico Girotto clip follows a young man (played nicely by Jacopo Covolo)…

bill withers

Bill Withers’ As He Is

“Bill Withers is the closest thing black people have to a Bruce Springsteen.” – Questlove by Walter Price   Slab Fork, WV’s man of soul intrigue Bill Withers famously walked away from the music business in the mid 80’s shunning a short but incredible career that is still paying off to this day. A career that…

brownish black

Brownish Black

by Walter Price   When the soul stirring sounds of Clyde McPhatter, Jackie Wilson and Solomon Burke inspired names like Little Richard and Odis Redding who in turn helped shape the music styles and careers paths of the fair-skinned counterparts Roy Head, Joe Cocker and everyone in between who has had the deep rooted love…