35th Anniversary album "Amplified Soul" Pre-order Now from iTunes Japan!!
> iTunesストアにて結成35周年記念アルバム『アンプリファイド・ソウル』"Amplified Soul"の予約注文が遂に開始されました。
Bluey & Friends with very special guests Lulu & Jocelyn Brown will be taking over the Jazz Cafe on Wednesday 2nd April to raise money for two very special causes that are both very close to his heart. This evening promises to be a very special night! Tickets are going fast act now to be a part of this giving and memorable occasion. All the door money for this show will go towards supporting Ray Carless (veteran saxophonist, founder member of the Jazz Warriors with Courtney Pine and Gary Crosby) who is currently continuing his battle with cancer, and the family of the late Paul ‘Tubbs’ Williams, founding member of Incognito.
ALESSIO BERTALLOT presents RaiTunes Podcast : http://www.rai.it/dl/Radio2/sito/PublishingBlock-758c0f60-0af0-4acf-a898-7e7109149fa3-podcast.html
RAITUNES del 24/01/2012
Ren Harvieu - Portishead - Submotion Orchestra - Tricky - Royce Wood Junior - Dego - Speciale Bluey Maunick and Incognito - The Bottletop Band - Xtrah - Olive - Flavia - Franky B - Subsonica
Tune on BBC Radio this Saturday 27th August, Craig Charles presents The Craig Charles Soul All-Nighter: No Sleep ‘Til Breakfast - a 12-hour celebration of soul music across Radio 2 and Radio 6 Music, from 6pm until 6am Sunday morning. A lot of wonderful guests including Bluey!!
Craig kicks off on Radio 2 at 6pm, with his one hour ‘Soul Sampler’, giving you a taste of what’s coming up during the evening.
He then switches to Radio 6 Music for his weekly ‘Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show’.
From 10pm, Craig’s back on Radio 2 for an 8-hour soul marathon…
The remix single is out today at Traxsource : http://www.traxsource.com/index.php?act=show&fc=tpage&cr=titles&cv=109332
exclusively for 2 1/2 weeks before becoming available on itunes and the other main stream digital stores.
Pharoahe Monch - W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) [Album of the year… so far!]
Kurt Elling The Gate (Best remakes of Stevie’s Golden lady & Joe Jackson’s “Steppin' out” to date) [Best Jazz album by far]
There is nothing more satisfying than using your talent to help those in extreme need.
LOVE FOR JAPAN gave me a wonderful opportunity to be active and do something positive as a frustrated observer of a great tragedy. Working with this incredible musical cast for the tsunami relief fund has definitely been one of the highlights of my career.
I have thought long and hard how to describe this effort by leading and highly influential members of the international musical community, and the best way I can do that is to once again quote the late Mother Theresa of Calcutta… “We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love.”
Though most of the world’s media are no longer focused on Japan, there is great deal of work that needs to be done in the Tsunami affected regions and to provide homes and provisions for the displaced, counseling for the thousands who have lost members of their family (In some cases their entire family) and medical help and therapy for those unable to physically and mentally cope with life.
The Japanese are a strong and proud people, but the scale of this tragedy has been overwhelming, even for this resilient nation.
I hope that this small effort done by all with much love can play a part in bringing some relief and comfort to a people deeply affected by one of the greatest tragedy in human history.
Please support this cause with your purchase of “Love will find a way”.
Another star burns out into life supernova.
Be it as a spoken word artist, poet or as a singer songwriter and musician fusing Jazz, Soul and Blues, Gil Scott-Heron was a man whose life and works crossed many gendres and could never be pigeon holed.
He was a militant social activist whose command of language and rhythm along with his wit, keen eye on social human behavior made him an inspiration for generations of musicians, singers and rappers.
My saddest recollection of Gil was when he opened for my band (Incognito) in the 90’s. He was obviously not in control of his senses, yet he was forced to play by folks who stood to gain financially to support their own habits… I tried to help but I was ushered away. It was very sad!
My best memory relating to him will be buying a copy of “The Bottle” in the 70’s and playing it with glee to all my friends.
Another star burns out into life supernova…
Shine on Gil, shine on!
I was saddened to hear news that Barry Stewart (46) passed away on Thursday 14th April. Barry died of an heart attack on a bus in Manchester. He leaves a partner and three children 11, 12 and 19.
Barry shared lead vocals on the track “Too Far Gone” and sang backing vocals on our 100° And Rising album.
Barry has worked as a vocalist and producer with several acts including 808 State, Simply Red, Happy Mondays, Doves and young emerging artists.
He Taught and Mentored in his Hometown Manchester.
My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.