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After spending my teen years listening to all genres of music the soul mould was eventually set after being introduced to the Mayfair Soul soul nights in Newcastle, the Durham alldayers and infrequent forays to Wigan Casino (when I could afford it). I progressed to Jazz Funk at places like the Garden Farm Chester le Street and Disco at the Dolce Vita and Julies in Newcastle. This was additional to the "coastie" haunts, Sands, Burgundy Cobbler etc. Life took me to London in the 90's and a new life in the clubs, Coolbury Club Tottenham, Charlie Chans Walthamstow and so on. Currently listening and playing anything from 70's to current artists, the highlight of my life (apart from my kids) is meeting someone else that had the same passion as me and had heard of (andliked) Parliament/Funkadelic !!
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Slam Dunk (Advance Review)

Artist: Gerald AlbrightFeatured: 1List Ranking: 0Review: Contemporary jazz fans know Gerald Albright as one of the genre?s leading saxophonists. Less known is that Albright spent a portion of his career as a professional musician playing the bass. Albright started his music training on the piano and eventually gravitated to the saxophone when he received a sax that belonged to his piano teacher. Some aspiring bassists witnessed Louis Johnson, the great bassist for the Brothers Johnson, and decided to choose another career path. Others saw Johnson and were inspired to pick up a bass. Albright falls into the latter camp. He say a Brothers Johnson concert and switched from sax to bass. The switch was temporary, and Albright resumed playing the saxophone when he joined Patrice Rushen?s band shortly after graduating from college. However, Albright found himself pressed into duty on the bass when Rushen?s regular bassist left the group. That history adds some background to Albright?s decision to add bassist to his saxophone playing duties on his new CD, Slam Dunk. In addition to playing the bass, Albright also plays the saxophone on flute on Slam Dunk. Albright?s saxophone chops are well established, but it?s logical to wonder how he holds up as a bassist. The short answer is that Albright?s bass playing holds up fine. Slam Dunk contains plenty of moments where he displays a mastery of the aggressive style of funk playing that made Johnson famous. Albright starts strong on the opening title track, combining the thumping with his trademark creativity on the saxophone. ?Split Decision? is a better example of the ease in which Albright makes the transition to bass. His playing on that track is both melodic with improvised riffs and rhythmic featuring the plucks and thumps that are familiar to ay fan of 1970s funk. Albright?s saxophone playing shines on Slam Dunk?s slow tracks, such as his blues inspired version of James Brown?s ?It?s a Man?s, Man?s, Man?s World.? Albright, like so many artists, counted himself as a James Brown fan, and that comes through in the way he brings out the saxophone?s vocal qualities ? especially on the high notes. Albright mixes up the tempo with a good mix of fast, slow and mid-tempo tracks, and the vocal numbers bring even more variety to Slam Dunk. The best of vocal cuts is ?Where Did We Go Wrong,? which will reintroduce many soul music fans to Peabo Bryson. Peabo?s voice has more depth at the bottom, but the range is still there. Albright?s decision to play the bass on Slam Dunk might have been the result of a fit of nostalgia, but the move added a challenge to the creative process, and Albright responds with highly competent bass playing and creative and inspired sax playing. It reminds his fans of the broad talent that this music man possesses and gives a fresh, personal sound to this solid release. Recommended. By Howard DukesAlbum Image: Click on CD cover to listen or purchaseAlbum Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Slam-Dunk-Gerald-Albright/dp/B00L6AW67I/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=soultracks-20&linkCode=w00&linkId=CBHNO2KN7K6NIK4U&creativeASIN=B00L6AW67IFacebook Comments: 1Title: Gerald AlbrightASIN:  var amzn_wdgt={widget:'MP3Clips'}; amzn_wdgt.tag='soultracks-20'; amzn_wdgt.widgetType='ASINList'; amzn_wdgt.ASIN='B00L6AW67I'; amzn_wdgt.title='Gerald Albright'; amzn_wdgt.width='250'; amzn_wdgt.height='250'; amzn_wdgt.shuffleTracks='False'; amzn_wdgt.marketPlace='US';
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New Listening Room: Angela Johnson is feeling "Naturally Me"

Featured: 0Angela Johnsonhas been a SoulTracks favorite from the start. She was one of the first artists we ever reviewed over 10 years ago and she is a two timeSoulTracks Readers' Choice Awardwinner. So whenever we hear that Angela has some new music coming out, we get antsy with anticipation.Facebook Comments: 1
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Blue Magic patriarch, Weldon Sawyer, dies at age 102

Featured: 0(July 30, 2014) Weldon Sawyer, the father ofVernon and Wendell Sawyer of the legendary soul group, Blue Magic, has died at 102. Wendell Sawyer posted the following on his Facebook page:Facebook Comments: 1
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World Premiere: The Mack Avenue Superband honors their "Soul Sister"

Featured: 0The Mack Avenue SuperBand?s upcoming album,Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival ? 2013,documents a concert at the Motor City?s capacious Hart Plaza by an ensemble of leaders culled from Mack Avenue Records? extraordinary artist roster. It?s the second configuration of the group, which debuted at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, mixing veteran stars with mid-career leaders and up-and-comers. The resulting album,Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival ? 2012, became an instand SoulTracks favorite.Facebook Comments: 1
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First Look: Avery Sunshine makes us "Shine" with new video

Featured: 0SoulTrackers know that we've been loving Avery Sunshinefor a few years now. She won us all over with her brilliant debut album, which won for her aSoulTracks Readers' Choice Awardfor Best New Artist. Earlier this year, she took her music to another level with the brilliant new album calledThe SunRoom. It manages to capture the aura of the best of the 1970s while also sounding fully modern.Facebook Comments: 1
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