Featured artist this week is Mayer Hawthorne his latest release "Party of One" is a six track EP I love the 3 tracks I have included and I hope you enjoy them. Other new music this week comes from Carmichael Musiclover, Lina Loi, Ali Tennant,Tara and a real nice Christmas track from Chicago's Sean Whyte plus a new issue 7 inch single from Energy MC2 on Soul Junction Records. Old school folk have no fear I got you covered to the Aaron Neville track is pretty special a big thanks to Mickey Nold for bringing this to my attention
Sadly it was announced this week that former member of Mystique and The Impressions Ralph Johnson passed it's been a cruel year for real. He will be missed and remembered.
Have a wonderful Christmas and I will be back on New Years day live as normal at 8pm GMT. Thank you to everyone for your amazing support throughout 2016 lets "Click a Glass" to 2017...
Mystique feat Ralph Johnson - Fill You Up (RIP)
Mayer Hawthorne biography:
Mayer Hawthorne, the project of Detroit's dj, producer and singer-songwriter Andrew Cohen, debuted with A Strange Arrangement (Stones Throw, 2009), a faithful reconstruction of the sound of Motown soul of the Sixties that was entirely performed and assembled by him in person. Not a postmodernist meditation on a style but a straightforward nostalgic imitation of that style, notably Just Ain't Gonna Work Out, Maybe So, Maybe No, I Wish It Would Rain, Your Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'?, One Track Mind. How Do You Do (2011) was a better sculpted exercise in blue-eyed soul revival influenced by Steely Dan's lounge elegance: Can't Stop, Finally Falling, No Strings, and especially The Walk and A Long Time. Meanwhile the relentless Motown party sound lives on with Dreaming