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Five Women (plus Two) – MJ Territo, Laura Campisi, Mari Nobre, Janet Lawson, Dominique Eade, Jocelyn Medina, Katie Thiroux

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MJ Territo
Ladies Day
Jolly Molly Records
2017

Vocalist Mj Territo celebrates all things women on her ambitious and overdue Ladies Day. Territo noted the number of compositions that she loved were written by women. So, taking that fact and assembling an all-women's band, Territo creates the trifecta of celebration. The ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

AA.VV.: The Best of Perception & Today Records

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Storia di eclettismo e di una certa sfacciataggine produttiva quella dell'etichetta Perception, attiva per meno di un decennio a cavallo tra gli anni Sessanta e Settanta. Una storia in cui “siedono" fianco a fianco senza problemi differenti espressioni della cultura afroamericana del periodo, dal jazz al soul, dalla poetry a quella musica da ballo che di lì a poco si ...

Valvin Roane II, “V”: V: The Revelation Is Now Televised

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V The Revelation Is Now Televised BBE (2006 - distr. Audioglobe) Valutazione: 4 stelle Tra il Craig David più ispirato e il Marvin Gaye più sensuale, V traccia la linea del suo confine artistico. Ma va anche oltre e l’album di debutto è il banco di prova per le ambizioni di chi vuole puntare davvero in alto, nell’olimpo del R&B, spesso ...

Roy Ayers: Roy Ayers: Virgin Ubiquity: Remixed

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Il successo - meritato - delle raccolte del materiale inedito del vibrafonista Roy Ayers della seconda metà degli anni Settanta - i volumi della BBE/Rapster si trovano sotto la denominazione Virgin Ubiquity - porta ora a un naturale esito di remix, con un corposo doppio CD in cui alcuni nomi di punta della scena house e non solo, ...

Aa.Vv.: Exit Music - Songs with Radio Heads

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Ambizioso e per nulla scontato il progetto di coverizzare la band più sperimentale che il rock degli ultimi tempi possa ricordare. Ambizioso perché il tentativo di decostruzione del formato canzone portato avanti dalla band guidata da Thom Yorke, da Ok Computer in poi, se da un lato è tale da lasciare molto spazio alle sortite improvvisative e alla fantasia, ...

Various Artists: Hugh Masekela Presents the Chisa Years 1965-76

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Following his departure from Johannesburg in 1961--around the same time that many other South African musicians put apartheid behind them--Hugh Masekela ensconced himself in New York and settled in to make a heap of recordings over the ensuing decades. Masekela, who first drew attention for his straight-ahead jazz playing, would eventually build an enormous American and ...

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Will.I.Am: Lost Change

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Following a mixed response to installments by Jay Dee and Pete Rock, Volume 3 of The Beat Generation series sees Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame taking the control of the boards. Lost Change follows a similar pattern to BEP releases – succeeding in similar areas and falling prey to the same flaws. At his best, ...

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Marley Marl: Re-Entry

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Marley Marl re-enters the hip-hop atmosphere with skills intact. Bringing to fruition the potential of BBE’s Beat Generation series, Re-Entry is a reminder of why Marley Marl is considered a classic producer. While the other producers in the series carefully adhered to their already tried and true blueprints, Re-Entry demonstrates Marley Marl’s trademark versatility. He even ...