Vinyl: Tangerine Dream “Phaedra”

Performer: Tangerine Dream Album: Phaedra Company: Virgin Genre: Electronic, ambient Year: 1974 Fact: The album sleevedesign and art is done by the bands founder Edgar Froese The AllMusic database is calling this a milestone for Tangerine Dream and “one of the most important, artistic, and exciting works in the history of electronic music”

Today we remember Bobby Womack

The sad news of soul legend Bobby Womack passing away felt like a hit in the face. The man passed away friday the 27th of June 2014 – and this is my short little tribute to one of my favorite soul singers.   When I hear the name, Bobby Womack, the song “Across 110th Street”…

Believe the hype! You gotta love KYGO…

The much hyped club/electronica/dance/pop artist KYGO is one of this years hottest names in pop music – worldwide! You think you still haven´t heard KYGO?  I think you have…you just don´t know it yet! KYGO ISN´T JUST ANOTHER HYPE;  THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE KYGO! Who is KYGO KYGO is without doubt one on the…

Vinyl: Boz Scaggs “Hits!”

  Performer: Boz Scaggs Album: Hits! Company: CBS Genre: Blue eyed soul / Soft rock Year: 1980 Fact: What happened with that jacket and the cover art? It’s quite funny, ´cos the coverphoto looks more 1985 than 1980. Info: Boz Scaggs has a wonderful blue eyed soul voice, somewhere between Van Morrison and Totos Bobby Kimball….

Q&A: Bob Frank, interview with a cult hero

He was young, he was once called “the new Bob Dylan”, he released one self titled album. The album has since then become a much sought after collectors item. He has became a cult hero – and is probably one of the best singer-songwriters you have never heard*. The year was 1972. His name is…

8 year old Norwegian jazz-singer does it again!

Who would have thought a 8 year old kid could touch a 40 year old man tears. Norwegian Angelina Jordan does the Sonny Bono and Cher classic made famous by Nancy Sinatra “Bang Bang (Shot Me Down)” in the Kill Bill movie. There is a old soul in this young girl. She does her edit…

Vinyl: Tom Clay “What The World Needs Now Is Love”

Performer: Tom Clay Album: What The World Needs Now Is Love Company: MoWest(?) Genre: Easy Listening, Spoken-word, Soul, Conceptalbum Year: 1971 Fact: Tom Clay was a Radio Disc-jockey, who created this album as a social commentary. The Record includes speeches by John F. Kennedy, radio snippets, Martin Luther King, news samples and more. Info: Songs…

Q&A: Mirel Wagner, tells it as it is!

Mirel Wagner is a well-kept secret, and her self titled debut album was one favorite album of this page back in 2012! A great and folk, singer-songwriter album, with Mirels guitar plucking and dry and closely mixed vocals as main ingredient, released on a small record label. Feel free to revisit dark yet beautiful world…

Classic: The smooth tones of “Aftertones”

Ever fallen in love with an album, even before hearing a single note of music? Just by looking at the cover. Janis Ian’s «Aftertones” was one of those albums for me. The first thing I recognized was the picture of Janis Ian behind the broken glass. But wait, theres something more to discover here. Her hands is…

Q&A: Introducing Indie Soul by AHI

Ever heard about the musical genre indie soul. It´s a musical genre put together of the word independent and soul. Soul music released on a small record company – or released independently without any major recording company backing. Indie Soul is also the title of the second EP by acoustic soul artist AHI. If any…

The handsome saviour of epic-rock by Norway’s greatest voice!

Former Madrugada vocalist Sivert Høyems new single is out and it’s a epic soul/gospel/rock ballad called “Handsome Savior” The song starts off as a slow ballad, with a naked hammon organ and Sivert Høyems fantastic vocal performance which sounds like equal parts Michael Stipe (former R.E.M.) and Nick Cave. It slowly builds. Drums,  guitar, and…

Prince at Arsenio Hall

March the 5th, soul-rock legend Prince took over the Arsenio Hall show – and here’s some of the performances Prince and his bands played an snippet of his chats with Arsenio Hall and the tv-shows audience! Please don’t touch Prince’s hair! Song premiere “FUNKNROLL” When was the last time Prince watched Purple Rain or bought…