Tag Archives: Otis Redding

Something to Hold On to – out on the floor with The Sha La La’s

Anyone who truly loves ‘60s Soul understands the thrill of flipping over a single and finding a lesser-known gem on the B-side. Whether it was Atlantic, Stax, Tamla Motown, or a Northern Soul rarity, there was something special about making … Continue reading

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Reprising the Roachford Files – the Andrew Roachford interview

After his latest successful tour with Mike + The Mechanics, Andrew Roachford is back on the road with his band this autumn. Know the name but struggling to place the back-catalogue? Well, his biggest hits came with his first collective in the … Continue reading

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Sideways On – the Geno Washington interview

I should give prior warning here that this interview involves lots of exclamation marks. But believe me, there could have been many more. Let’s just say that the septuagenarian soul legend on the other end of the line lives life with … Continue reading

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Shout? Let it all out – the Lulu interview

It was a long time coming, but Lulu’s been fully in charge of her career for at least a quarter of a century now, making up for lost years after at least two decades letting others make her big decisions. … Continue reading

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On the write track – 10,000 hits and counting

FIFTEEN months ago, this here scribe decided to try and spread the word about his writing by setting up a blog, despite a few nagging doubts and advice that suggested it might involve a bit too much hard work and … Continue reading

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Otis Redding – a personal appreciation

WHEN I saw Noddy Holder recently, the former Slade frontman recalled how it was down to Little Richard that he got involved in music, something you could see in the way he always projected that mighty voice of his. While I can’t … Continue reading

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Introducing The Sha La La’s

HOT on the heels of the year Bradley Wiggins helped put Mod and 6Ts style back on the international stage, it’s nice to know there are a few bands out there determined to add a new spin and twist to … Continue reading

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