Lockdown Playlists: #1: A Doris Troy Special
As we enter the fifth week of confinement in the Great Coronavirus Lockdown of 2020, social pressures come to bear. Neighbourhood net curtains twitch suspiciously should anyone leave their house. Such is the fear instilled by those Moral Guardians lurking in Facebook Resident’s Pages, if you do leave the house you feel obligated to either…
Sugar Pie DeSanto: The Forgotten Queen of Chess Records?
There’s a song I heard recently that I haven’t been able to shake from my head. It’s a doozy of a song, soulful and funky, called “In The Basement” and it’s sung by Sugar Pie DeSanto and Etta James. It’s a great duet and was recorded whilst both singers were recording stars of Chess Records…
Buying Vintage Soul and RnB on Vinyl
The story so far: I’m building a vinyl record collection for the sum of £116.99, which just happens to be how much it costs to buy the new Oasis Box Set of (What’s The Story) Morning Glory. So far, I have something old (by Chuck Berry), something new (by Oasis), so it was time for…