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The UK Soul Chart has moved to a new time on Starpoint Radio :- Sundays from 4pm to 6pm
Don't forget our re runs for the international listeners:- Mondays 2am- 4am (thats Sunday night) Tuesday 1pm - 3pm (Daytime), Thursdays 4am-6am All UK times.
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The UK Soul Chart plays the top 30 new soulful tunes of the week & interviews with the artists. 
Presented by Kevin J The chart reflects the radio airplay in the UK and selected top soul tastemakers playlists. Read more

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The Uk Soul Chart top 100

Join us New Years Day when we countdown the hottest tracks of the year. As we enter a brand new year we reflect on the very best of what 2014 had to offer. Picking the cream of the crop from 100 right though to the number one song of the year check out all the songs that made 2014 an extraordinary year for soul music. So we kick off from 12 noon and go right through to 7pm when we reveal the biggest songs of 2014.
Your DJs will consist of Steve King, Mark Tritone and The UK Charts very own Kev J. So join us for an epic countdown of the very best songs of 2014. New Years Day, 12 noon through to 7pm UK Time. Right here on the Real Alternative Starpoint Radio
 

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First Listen: Ann Nesby and Gerald Albright call for "Unity"

Featured: 02014 has been a rough year in many ways, and amid a fair bit of strife in the US and around the world, one thing we need more of is unity. And legendary singer Ann Nesby, sax man supreme Gerald Albright and hot jazz guitarist Dee Brown agree.Facebook Comments: 1
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Our Critics Pick the Best Albums of 2014!

Featured: 1(December 19, 2014) It is always fun at the end of each year to celebrate the best of that year.††And 2014 had a lot of great music. And so we've gathered our music critics to each pick their favorites, which we've assembled below. And our Publisher and Music Editor are each giving their own special honors to the best of the best.†Facebook Comments: 1
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Soulmate: Another Love Story

Artist: Frank McCombFeatured: 0List Ranking: 0Review: How does a singer/songwriter react upon realizing that his vocals and skill set are similar to the gifts possessed by a musical legend? If the singer/songwriter is Frank McComb, you embrace the similarities and while also carving out your own identity. McComb, the artist with the smooth yet soulful baritone that is reminiscent of the legendary Donny Hathaway, has been blessed to have a professional career that has lasted about five years longer than his musical hero, and McComb has used that time to build and cultivate the kind of passionate and loyal following that was also a characteristic of Hathaway?s all too short time in the public eye. McComb certainly does not run from the similarities, as his Live at the Bitter End: Remembering Donny Hathaway album confirms. That record, recorded at the same New York venue where Hathaway recorded his famed 1971 live album, proves McComb is worthy of the comparisons. The EP Soulmate: Another Love Story continues McComb?s decade and a half work of putting his unique stamp on the music world. The four track project showcases McComb?s voice, songwriting and his soulfully creative, jazz-influenced keyboard playing. His skills on the 88s might be a revelation for those unfamiliar with McComb. The piano has always been an arrow in McComb?s musical quiver, but the vocals play such a prominent role for many modern R&B artists that listeners rarely receive glimpses of their instrumental abilities. McComb gives keyboard fans a lot to appreciate. He is a deft, nuanced and creative keyboardist who sprinkles piano flourishes throughout all of his songs, while always managing to display his creativity as an improviser. The keyboard nuances feature the blues chords heard throughout, giving way to the synthesized keyboard solo on ?This Love Of Ours,? the EP?s opening track. ?Feelin? Some Kinda Way? opens with a melodic keyboard solo and then closes with an extended, jazzy electric piano solo. The title track is a platform for McComb?s lyrical storytelling. That narrative finds McComb seeking to convince a lady that they can have something special. McComb?s vocals have a free flowing rhythmic feel, while the instrumental arrangement on ?Soulmate? ranges from gospel influenced soul to space age funk. ?She Needs Love Too? sports a ?poor little rich girl? narrative as McComb tries to capture the attention and heart of a debutante surrounded by a coterie of hangers on and users. ?Love can?t be brought, but lust can/And you have many friends only when times are good/But if you were to lose all that you have/I would be there for you/Like a good man is supposed to do.? That soulful and rangy voice is what draws the Hathaway comparisons. However, McComb in an original in possession of the qualities that allowed him to develop a loyal following over the course of 15 years. Soulmate: Another Love Story brings the time honored virtues of intimacy, honesty, creative musicianship and mature lyricism while also giving listeners a fresh take on the much discussed topic of love. The four song EP is a relatively short but powerful addition to McComb?s impressive discography. Recommended By Howard DukesAlbum Image: Click on CD cover to listen or purchaseAlbum Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Soulmate-EP-Frank-McComb/dp/B00PUKELPA/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=soultracks-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=YQCED2E26TXMK7BE&creativeASIN=B00PUKELPAFacebook Comments: 1Title: Frank McCombASIN:  var amzn_wdgt={widget:'MP3Clips'}; amzn_wdgt.tag='soultracks-20'; amzn_wdgt.widgetType='ASINList'; amzn_wdgt.ASIN='B00PUKELPA'; amzn_wdgt.title='Frank McComb'; amzn_wdgt.width='250'; amzn_wdgt.height='250'; amzn_wdgt.shuffleTracks='False'; amzn_wdgt.marketPlace='US';
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First Listen: Incognito puts its imprint on classic Donald Byrd

Featured: 1Our latest First Listen comes courtesy of longtime favorite, Incognito. Their version of the Donald Byrd Jazz- Funk classic, ''Love Has Come Around'' is featured on a Japan-only release, Souvenir For Japan, a ten track collection of mixes and tracks released for the Japanese market. Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick and his UK Band Incognito are fully respected in both the Jazz and Soul world for their perfect blend of not only getting the mood, but also the groove†right since 1981.Facebook Comments: 1
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First Listen: Teza Sumendra’s Got Next

Featured: 0It can be disturbingly easy to believe all the artist and media proclamations that R&B is dead, especially when one looks at the commercial sales of recent grown folks albums with serious radio hits. Yet all around the globe there are still new young voices coming from a generation of unsung talents who still believe, tomorrow stars who are still lending their voices to this beloved institution called R&B and Soul music. One of those voices is Indonesian singer Teza Sumendra. Facebook Comments: 1
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