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Classic Interviews & Features
Earth, Wind & Fire/Maurice White 1975 Interview
July 1975, In person interview conducted by David Nathan with Maurice White on a flight from Los Angeles to Seattle EW&F had broken through to mainstream success thanks to the response to their fourth Columbia album, “That’s The Way Of The Worl...
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Instant Funk February 1979 Interview
Into the winners circle with a three year old recording, Instant Funk now look set to become 79's major funk success. Read on... IF EVER a group was aptly named then it is surely Instant Funk. This superbly tight nine-piece band has in the ...
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Natalie Cole June 1976 Interview
WHEN Natalie Cole exploded on the scene last summer with the single of "This Will Be", I don't think anybody could have visualised the tremendous impression that this charming young lady could have made in such a short time as nine months. Aside from...
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Natalie Cole April 1979 Interview
"I have never considered myself to be an R&B singer. But I do consider myself to be a soul singer" IN three short years, Natalie Cole has risen to the point where today she is a household name. In the past few months, Natalie has had her ow...
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Natalie Cole February 1978 Interview
Ms. Cole's first 3 albums went gold. Her fourth, "Thankful", had a million advance orders and is storming to two million and that elite platinum award… IN TERMS of record sales and public appearances, it's probably right to acknowledge Nata...
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Idris Muhammad July 1978 Interview
Idris Muhammad's new album is a deliberate attempt to widen his horizons and is set to surpass all that his "Mutha" album achieved. B&S examines the philosophy of this drummer extraordinaire. HOWEVER far "Turn This Mutha Out" carried the am...
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Idris Muhammad August 1977 Interview
"Turn This Mutha Out" brought runaway success to Idris Muhammad, but his roots go back 20 years when he was drummer in Larry Williams' band. B&S traces his lifelines. EVEN — before — achieving international prominence with his first really ...
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Mass Production December 1976 Interview
Here's an outfit who may well prove to be the year's brightest discovery, and who could consolidate that position if they stick with their driving, disco sounds. IF YOU'VE spent any time in your local disco during the past month or so and t...
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Mass Production June 1979 Interview
ALTHOUGH they don't actually top the charts with their every release, Mass Production have established themselves over their three year recording stint with Cotillion as one of the Atlantic family's most consistent selling R&B/Disco acts. They are cu...
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KC & The Sunshine Band October 1978 Interview
WHENEVER you think of the Miami Sound, the name of K.C. & the Sunshine Band immediately springs to mind. Via a long string of golden hits, the quartet have put the TK label on the map the world over and via their producing and songwriting, Harry C...
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KC & The Sunshine Band July 1975 Interview
A GREAT deal has been written about the emergence of the Miami Sound via names such as George and Gwen McCrae, Little Beaver and, of course, K.C. & the Sunshine Band, who are fronted by the two people perhaps most responsible for the actual sound tha...
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The Meters September 1973 Interview
WITH VIRTUALLY no publicity, the mighty Meters recently came into London as part of the Dr. John entourage. We were fortunate enough to catch up with the quartet's organist, Art Neville, during their stay here. The Meters have been the musical pillar...
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The Meters November 1974 Interview
WITH THE interest in funk at an all-time high; it is only natural that the mighty Meters should be sharing in the spoils. The instrumental quartet have been carrying the musical fortunes of New Orleans for some years but when the Josie label — the la...
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The Meters June 1976 Interview
By rights, the band should be right up there at the top. But, it seems they have hassles and problems to contend with. On their U.K. tour with the Stones, Art Neville explained their predicament to John Abbey. THERE really is a select band ...
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Manu Dibango September 1973 Interview
THERE IS absolutely a no-contest when it comes to the most recorded song of the year in soul circles. It is simply "Soul Makossa" and though it took a little time for its originator — Manu Dibango — to assert his chart supremacy, his was finally the ...
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