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Janie Renee - digital re-issue

Canadian jazz singer/songwriter, Janie Renee will make her album titled, Les Valises available for digital streaming and download from the 30th July 2021.  To date the album has only been available on CD. Here the French language press release from her label Les disques MME -  Links -  iTunes > More posted after release.
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Unreleased Lesley Rae Dowling song to be a single

 Dressing for the Boys is a song written and performed by enigmatic singer/songwriter, Lesley Rae Dowling (LRD).  Her producer, Terence (Tully) McCullagh had a pre-production version of her performing the song in his archive. He dug it out recently and decided to make a single out of it.  When he heard how well it turned out he said he could not remember why it was never finished before.  "I think it was around the time we were working on her  Unravished Brides album, we did a quarter inch stereo take of the song. She was writing a lot of material at the time and this song somehow got forgotten", said Tully. Lesley Rae Dowling live circa 1985 (c) Songwrights Publishers Written in the 1980s, it has a very catchy chorus.  One can hear the influences of the pop writers of the period in her approach. Lesley played a simple piano track to accompany her voice. Tully kept this and has thus captured that charm in his very sympathetic production. It is something of a surprise that s

Crocodile Harris' debut re-mixed

 Miss Eva Goodnight was written by the McCullagh brothers in South Africa in the 1970s.  They recruited Crocodile Harris, who was the late Robin Graham, a young singer at the time, with hopes of making a career in pop music. Terence (Tully) McCullagh asked him to try out a vocal take on the back tracks for the song the brothers had prepared.  Single sleeve (c) Songwrights Publishers Tully remembers that Harris added a special delivery to the lyrics. "He did not sing it exactly as we wrote it, but his approach was very catchy. The local EMI representative heard Croc's version and that was it. He signed and we got a number one record", said Tully.  They had launched a new pop act who went on to follow-up on this debut. More re-issues are planned. The original release was issued in the 1980s. Last month Tully re-produced the song, keeping only Harris' vocal. The new production was released on the 2nd of July 2021. Links -   Spotify -

Nomfusi to release a new single.

  Born in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, Nomfusi started out her career as an artist when she moved to Cape Town and had success with her backing band, The Lucky Charms.  She will release a new single on the 25th of June. The track titled - Iqaqa - is composed by her and is a tongue in cheek shot at love relationships with men. The lyrics translated say that a skunk does not smell himself. The artist has released two albums to date. Here is the press release from Delicious Tunes who are label partners with Mountain Records on this release in Southern Africa . South African singer songwriter Nomfusi releases her single “IQAQA” on June 25th 2021 -  A danceable Afro fusion sound with Afro pop vibes Johannesburg, South Africa - 1th June 2021  — IQAQA, the first single from Nomfusi’s forthcoming album which will be released later in August 2021, is a song about a love relationship. The Xhosa idiom “Iqaqa aliziva kunuka” means “the skunk does not smell itself” which refers to the

Louis Trudel Jazz Fusion guitar moods

A little surprise and breath of fresh air is delivered by Canadian composer and jazz guitarist, Louis Trudel . His new instrumental release, a mixture of Jazz, Blues and Rock songs, will be available from the 18th June 2021. The record is released on the - Les disques MME label. Here are their French and English press releases. -   Available as text on request to - Links - to be posted after release. iTunes - Spotify -  Artist page link -

A blue wave from Tiny Magnetic Pets

Tiny Magnetic Pets are: Paula Gilmer: Vocals, Synthesizers / Sean Quinn: Synthesizers, Vocals, Guitar / Eugene Somers: Drums & Percussion Named after the collectable Japanese toy, Tiny Magnetic Pets from Dublin, are unique on the Irish music scene. Rather than be influenced by singer/songwriters or indie rock, they take their inspiration from Bowie’s Berlin period, 70s krautrock, 80s synthpop and 60s psychedelia - all blended in their studio with a 21st century approach to form something uniquely their own. With the delicate yet powerful vocal delivery of Paula Gilmer, it could be said that Tiny Magnetic Pets operate in uncharted musical water, somewhere between Blondie and Kraftwerk. 2019 was a very busy year for Tiny Magnetic Pets starting with them opening for The Killers guitarist Dave Keuning on his Irish tour. Next an appearance at the W Festival in Belguim alongside The Human League & Killing Joke was followed by a headline UK tour and a handful of hometown shows before

Lewis Pragasm new releases for 2021

On the 21st May 2021 we will issue three new tracks from the South East Asian percussion supergroup Asiabeat. The band under the leadership of master drummer/percussionist Lewis Pragasm, chalked up considerable success in the 1990s and 2000s with their special brand of Jazz-Rock.  Their releases were mostly instrumental. Now Lewis has come up with a new chapter in the project. He has produced several vocal tracks to add to a forty year anniversary album due later this year. The introduction to the project will be a three track EP with two versions of a well known song from the region and a vocal version of one of the band's popular releases from Asiabeat's back catalogue. Matilda Radge (c) Songwrights Publishers Here are Lewis' comments on the new tracks - Jeritan Batin Ku A remake of an old song by the multi-faceted legendary Malaysian artist extraordinaire P.  Ramlee. It’s a very sad and touching love ballad that’s been given a 1950s type cool jazz arrangement. This song