Miguel Gigante

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Mike Dennis - Fresh, Fun and Funky

On Friday I went to the Moon Club in Cardiff to check out some bands and got a very good surprise. It was a good night where I discovered some nice projects.

One of these surprises was Mike Dennis. What can we expect when there is only one guy on stage? With Mike Dennis the answer is: a lot. It is the true one man band. I'm not just saying it was nice because I was impressed with a person playing various instruments, I have seen that before, the loop machines are nothing new but in this case it is used into another level. As I'm talking about loop machines some people might start thinking about a guitar player, not quite.

Mike starts by giving us a bit of the fantastic Cajon (maybe my favourite percussion instrument). The nice beat is then followed by a few violin sounds added one by one using the loop machine. If needed, he also adds some "percussion" using the violin itself. On top of the very full sound created by adding all these flavours, Mike then present us with a very nice Rap that is not just the serious subjects by it also can be very fun at times.

I'm sure we will be hearing a lot more from this very talented musician. Well done Mike.

 

 

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Dusty in Memphis

Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis

I decided to start this section with my most recent discovery. I know I should have known this album for a long time but unfortunately I didn't. Don't to the same mistake, if you never listened to it, now is the time.

A Friend of mine told me that I had to listen to this. He even said: "If you have any problem, this is the cure for it". He was right. :)

The album was released in January the 13th of 1969 in the US and 18th of April 1969 in the UK.

Produced by Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd.

I checked and this album is available on Spotify for you to listen for free. If you want it just buy it from Amazon using one of the following links.

 

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Dusty in Memphis

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Dusty in Memphis

 

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Dusty in Memphis

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Dusty in Memphis

Sade Album - Soldier of Love Out Now

Sade new album is now out. It took a long time for Sade to release a new album and from the first single released (Soldier of Love) it was worth the wait.

I have just ordered mine via Amazon and looking forward to get it in my hands. :)

I'm posting a link to both UK and US amazon stores that will link you to the album. I'm also adding previous albuns that I think are worth it.

 

New video with interviews:

Sade's Interview Video

 

Sade is an English group which achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The band's music features elements of soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening, and adult contemporary. The lead vocalist, Sade Adu, is the only woman in the band and is the only one to appear on their album and single covers. Sade's 2000 release, Lovers Rock sold 3,881,000 copies in the U.S. and the prior album, 1992's Love Deluxe sold 3,407,000. Since 1984's Diamond Life debut, Sade has sold nearly 17 million units in the U.S. alone according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date.

 

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Sade - Soldier of Love

Sade - Soldier of Love

   
The Best of Sade (UK) The Best of Sade (US)
The Best of Sade The Best of Sade
   
Sade Lovers Live DVD (UK) Sade Lovers Live DVD (US)
Sade Live DVD Sade Live DVD

Sade New Album - Soldier of Love

Great news...at least for me... Sade will be releasing a new album. It is called Soldier of Love.

The album will be released on the 9th of February 2010. It is already available to pre-order on Amazon. (click on the pictures to go to the pre-order page on amazon)

 

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Sade is an English group which achieved success in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. The band's music features elements of soul, jazz, R&B, quiet storm, soft rock, funk, easy listening, and adult contemporary. The lead vocalist, Sade Adu, is the only woman in the band and is the only one to appear on their album and single covers. Sade's 2000 release, Lovers Rock sold 3,881,000 copies in the U.S. and the prior album, 1992's Love Deluxe sold 3,407,000. Since 1984's Diamond Life debut, Sade has sold nearly 17 million units in the U.S. alone according to Nielsen SoundScan, and has sold more than 50 million units worldwide to date.

 

Pre Order the album from Amazon

Amazon UK Amazon US

Sade - Soldier of Love

Sade - Soldier of Love

   
The Best of Sade (UK) The Best of Sade (US)
The Best of Sade The Best of Sade
   
Sade Lovers Live DVD (UK) Sade Lovers Live DVD (US)
Sade Live DVD Sade Live DVD