Soulful Start to the Week – Noel McKoy – Jealousy

27 09 2010

I’ve been a huge Noel McKoy fan since I first heard Family and Love the Life (with the JTQ!) back in the early 90s. His voice is a real treasure, worthy of those Bobby Womack comparisons. But while he’s made a few slick albums and collaborated on some real prime cuts of soul over the past 20 years, Noel’s yet to become the household name his talent so rightly deserves. A stalwart of the UK soul scene, Noel’s latest album is the 60s inspired Brighter Day. One of the cream cuts, Jealousy, is due for a single release, with some lip-smacking remixes from Cool Million and Phil Asher. Lovely stuff!

Noel’s playing the Jazz Cafe in London on the 13th October on what’s destined to be an awesome night of real soul vibes. Pop on over to the Jazz Cafe website and get your tickets! Tell ’em SoulCuts sent ya!

In the interim, check out Noel’s smooth and funky live performance of Jealousy mixed with the O’Jays’ Backstabbers and Angie Stone’s Wish I Didn’t Miss You. It’s a winner!

Jealousy is out on 3rd October and you can pre-order it via iTunes. While you’re waiting, why not check out some classics from the Noel Mckoy back catalogue? Sure is good for the soul!

How about Love the Life with the James Taylor Quartet, live on cult back-from-the-pub 90s British TV show, The Word. No Olly Reed performance here!

Fancy a bit of Noel’s cover of the Leroy Hutson classic, Lucky Fellow, as recorded with the UK’s ‘ambassador of Afro-Cuban jazz’, Snowboy? Of course you do!

And let’s smooth things out with the 90s magic of the anthemic Family. A legendary UK soul tune. As big and important as Keep On Movin’ or Hanging on a String! SoulCuts never tires of this classic!

Twenty odd years from his first recording, Noel McKoy is still making moves and we’re loving it!

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30 09 2010

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