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Lonette McKee

An accomplished film and stage actress, Lonette McKee is #5 in my series of stars whose music deserves far greater attention. While McKee’s acting career flourished, with high-profile roles in…
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Bobbie Gentry Feature

One of this year’s most exciting reissues was the double-CD (and/or double-vinyl) presentation of Bobbie Gentry’s second album, The Delta Sweete (originally Capitol, 1968). When you see the name Andrew…
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Rosie

Rosie is #4 in my current series of glimpses at the wonderful lesser-known acts in my music library. Scroll beyond the images for the blurb… David Lasley – exceptional songwriter,…
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Cheryl Dilcher

The late Cheryl Dilcher left behind four albums, all of which have something to recommend them. Dilcher was an American singer/songwriter (from Pennsylvania) whose first album, the rather prosaically titled…
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Blinky Interview

Blinky Williams (born Sondra Williams) was and is Motown’s most unjustly overlooked star – and if there were any doubts about that, they were scotched when the terrific Blinky anthology,…
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Laurie Styvers

Undeservedly obscure artist #2 is American singer/songwriter, Laurie Styvers, who made three albums in the UK in the early 1970s. The first appeared when she was part of folk-rock outfit,…
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Rita Jean Bodine

Since, as of 6th April 2020, we’re about a fortnight into coronavirus lockdown, I thought I’d introduce some of my favourite cult stars; they’re stars to me, at least, and…
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