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Jess Roden (born 28 December 1947) is an English rock singer, songwriter and guitarist.

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Level 42 are an English band formed on the Isle of Wight in 1979. They had a number of UK and worldwide hits during the 1980s and 1990s. Their highest-charting single in the UK was "Lessons in Love", which reached number three on the UK Singles Chart, and number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, upon its release in 1986. An earlier single, "Something About You", was their most successful chart-wise in the United States, reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After much success as a live and studio band in the 1980s, Level 42's commercial profile diminished during the early 1990s following a series of personnel changes and musical shifts. Disbanding in 1994, the band reformed in 2001.

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Great value 35 track triple CD with many exclusive and first time releases of contemporary soul songs on the CD format. Curated by Expansion Records so only top quality steppers, dancers, mid tempos and ballads from both new artists and legends.

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Great album by the spectacularly voiced Thelma Houston of mostly brilliant songs and arrangements by Jimmy Webb. Has stood the test of time. A commercial dud, Sunshower is a Jimmy Webb classic in the tradition of the Fifth Dimension's The Magic Garden and the Richard Harris albums. Jumpin' Jack Flash is a throwaway, but everything else works wonderfully. Included are several peak Webb compositions including Mixed-Up Girl and Pocketful of Keys. He even finds a way to reinvent Didn't We.

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Nothing's Going Wrong is Martha's sophomore album on Blind Faith Records, backed by the mighty Italian Royal Family and produced and mixed by Luca Sapio at Blind Faith Recordings studio. The super solid back beat and the lush horn arrangements evokes the golden era of the Italian movie soundtracks (inspired by Piero Piccioni, Ennio Morricone and Luis Bacalov). Lyrically, the album is very much inspired by the socially and politically conscious records made by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Gil Scott Heron and Curtis Mayfield in the mid '70s. Every once in a while an album comes along, and this is one of them, that is beyond what is currently fashionable at any given time, which evokes the best sounds of the soul golden era, combined with Italian soundtracks of the 60s; infuse them together and you get a funk/soul masterpiece, showcasing one of soul music's most precious gems- Miss Martha High.

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The Real Thing are a British soul group formed in the 1970s. In addition to a string of British hits, the band charted internationally with their song "You to Me Are Everything", which reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, No. 28 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart and No. 64 on the Billboard Hot 100. By number of sales, they were the most successful black rock/soul act in England during the 1970s. The journalist, author and founder of Mojo, Paul Du Noyer credits them alongside Deaf School with restoring "Liverpool's musical reputation in the 1970s" with their success.

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Cory Wong is an American guitarist, songwriter and producer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has released several works as a solo artist and in partnership with others. His background spans several genres including jazz. He has performed with Vulfpeck, Stay Human and Chris Thile. His most recent album, Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul, was released in 2019.

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The five-piece band from Leicester is one of the most interesting break-out acts of the year with their mix of soulful hip hop, smooth R&B and pop. From Murray's childhood on a farm in Leicester to texts that seem to deal in different ways with the future of the planet (»Earth«), the mental health of men (»Nightmares«) or everyday needs (»OJPL«) everything about EasyLife being effortless even though the reality was quite the opposite. After a sold out headlining tour, the band is now releasing their new mixtape "Junk Food".