Simply Red – Stars (1991): Review

Produced by Stewart Levine Label EastWest Records By the turn of the decade Simply Red were without doubt one of the UK’s best known soul/R&B groups, with a string of top selling singles and three original long players that faithfully recreated black music from the 1960s and early 70s. Lead singer and front man Mick…

Simply Red – A New Flame (1989): Review

It’s sad to see a once edgy and exciting White Boy Soul singer fall on creatively hard times. In 1984, Mick Hucknall released “Picture Book”, one of the most promising and fulfilling Soul albums of the year, stylized in the 1960’s Motown sound, but heightened by a sense of Manchester grit, grime and focused sincerity.…

6th June 2010: The Mynabirds, The Like, Simply Red

There’s a definite 60s feel in today’s post. I’ve always got a soft spot for well worked, and originally crafted Motown tinged numbers, and The Mynabirds (AKA Laura Burnhenn) have got it down to a tee on the goofy videod new single “Numbers Don’t Lie”. Signed to Saddle Creek, Laura’s album “What We Lose In…