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2014 – The Acoustic Egg Box Top 20 Albums Of The Year (Part One – No’s 20-11)

In a time-honoured tradition that no one really cares about apart from me, here is 2014’s unscientific and utterly subjective “Acoustic Egg Box Top 20 Albums Of The Year”. As I have a time-consuming day job and spend evenings and weekends ferrying kids around to endless streams of social and sporting events, there are only …

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FILM REVIEW: Northern Soul

As a brief introduction for the uninitiated, the term “Northern Soul” was coined by DJ and soul music aficionado, Dave Godin, in 1970 and can be loosely described as a specific type of heavily syncopated, black American “Motown-esque” dance music, often originally released in the 1960’s, by unknown and largely forgotten artists. The burgeoning scene …

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ALBUM REVIEW: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Give The People What They Want (Daptone Records)

  That Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 5th, and best, studio album has been released at all is great news for soul fans everywhere. The album release was postponed indefinitely last year after it was revealed Sharon was undergoing treatment for bile duct cancer. Thankfully, everything went well and the band are looking to announce …

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