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Paul Newman invites you to join him for his first "Soul Soiree" on Starpoint Radio. A mix of beautiful grooves for a Tuesday evening, handpicked with TLC. He promises two hours of the smoothest grooves and some very light banter. Included are some of the fun features he's renowned for, like Vinyl Heaven, Soul Stories and the Newman's Nirvana dream concerts featuring your favourite artist or group in the theatre of the mind. The show is sponsored by Binky Womack from the legendary Womack family of soul royalty. Check Binky out at www.binkywomack.com and be ready to join us on Tuesday 29th November from 9 til 11pm. You'd be most welcome!
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First Listen: Mariah brings in the Christmas season with sweet "Silent Night"
(December 3, 2022) The emergence of young singer and songwriter Mariah Hester, aka Mariah., has been one of the notable developments of 2022 in indie soul music. The Louisiana-based performer received a nomination for Best New Artist in the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards, and made a dent on the charts with quite varied performances on “Material Girl” and “Bizness.”
First Listen: Son of Pearl delivers a cool jam for the holidays
(December 2, 2022) SoulTrackers have been getting to know singer, songwriter and guitarist Son of Pearl for a the past few years, and the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards nominee has won us over with cool blend of soul and funk, paving his own lane in the current music ecosystem.
Now, in time for Christmas, SOP brings along saxophonist T. Pearl Culliver of Gypsy Dust for a low key groove of a song about gliding into the holidays and enjoying the scene.
Expanded sets from Slave and Steve Arrington finally coming to CD
(December 2, 2022 - from Iconoclassic Records) “Got that Dayton Funk, that Dayton Funk is true,” rapped funk innovator Steve Arrington on “I Be Goin’ Hard,” his 2013 collaboration with next gen fungkateer DāM-FunK. No truer words were ever spoken.
Regina Belle Sings of Holiday Spirit on “A Cradle In Bethlehem”
Released on November 1st, Grammy winner Regina Belle issued her first ever holiday album, My Colorful Christmas, on her own label, Tashi3 Entertainment.
First Listen: Kandace Springs knows "A Girl Could Get Used To This"
(December 1, 2022) Kandace Springs’ “A Girl Could Get Used To This” is a movie song in search of a scene. There is no shortage of scenes in movies and TV shows that show a woman prepping for a night on the town that someone will pick this this tune up.
Springs gives any auteur a lot to work with on this number. There is the driving bass line and percussion that provides a funky foundation to the scene set by Springs fun and descriptive storytelling.
First Listen: Kenny Thomas returns "On Time"
(November 30, 2022) It’s been more than a decade since Kenny Thomas’s last full-length album. Yet, he’s kept plenty busy: penning his autobiography (Baring My Soul), touring with Living in a Box, guesting on a number of colleagues’ albums, and practicing acupuncture. Having recently celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of his debut LP, Voices, and enjoyed widespread success with the cool and funky “Contagious,” the stage finally seems yet for his long-awaited fifth solo set—currently scheduled for spring 2023 release on Virtue Records.
First Listen: Freda Payne still makes us "Dream"
(November 30, 2022) The legendary Freda Payne has addressed every aspect of love throughout her distinguished career. So, it perhaps takes a legend like Payne to polish off a tune performed by another legend – the late, great Nancy Wilson. That is what Payne does on her straight-ahead rendition of Wilson’s “Do You Still Dream About Me.”
First Listen: Angelica Bias wants "No Lames" in her section
(November 28, 2022) In 1999, hot vocal trio TLC shot all the way to #1 on the Billboard charts and won a Grammy for their deliciously shade-filled put down of an emotionally underdeveloped player in “No Scrubs.” Now, nearly a quarter of a century later, southern soul and Gospel singer Angelica Bias revisits the topic with her single, “No Lames in the V.I.P.”
The Whispers to receive SoulTracks Lifetime Achievement Award
(November 28, 2022) They took the "slow and steady" approach to their careers, but over the past half century, The Whispers have established themselves as one of the all-time great soul music acts. And we're proud to announce that they are the SoulTracks Lifetime Achievement Award winners for 2022, as part of the SoulTracks Readers' Choice Awards, which are slated for December 5.
First Listen: Young Gun Silver Fox is “Rolling Back” again
(November 28, 2022) The yacht rock revivalists of Young Gun Silver Fox made up of Mamas Gun frontman Andy Platts and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lee are adding more heat to their flames, all thanks to their latest soul-savin’ expedition.