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Farewell: Uppers Music Editor Bill Luther steps down


Various Artists - The In Kraut Volume Three CD (Marina Records)

The third installment of the excellent 60's/70's Teutonic music series "The In Kraut" arrives!

Various Artists - In the Naked City (Kent CDKEND 299)

"There are eight million stories in the naked city". Bob Rockchild has listened to a compilation of soulful urban dwellers

The Five Aces - Shout & Shimmy (Saagaloo Records)

Harmonica, Hammond, recorded on reel to reel, a cover of “I’m Gonna Do It By Myself”. Some of the details about this record that should spark an interest and make any fan of proper music curious. Read on!

-Fairytales Can Come True
-British Blue Eyed Soul 1966-1969

A slew of new CD compilations of British 60's sounds
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From our vault
Some articles you might have overlooked

Various artists - Blue Juice 3 (Blue Note Records)

Third one's a charm, according to Karsten Östlund

The return of the bunch of 45s! - October 2001

The 45s are heaping up just as the leaves currently falling from the trees. Uppers sums up the latest offerings.

California is cookin'

It’s 1999. Do you know where your Soul Clubs are?

The men behind the labels part 2: Some time with Jazzman Gerald

Surely one of the busiest stables of labels at the moment is the great Jazzman/Stark Reality/Funk 45 triumvirate run by Jazzman Gerald. His weekends are spent at Camden Market and his week is spent providing us with some great new and reissued sounds.

Soul spoken here: Johnny Pate, part 2

Nancy Yahiro continues with the second of this three part interview with Johnny Pate.