Thursday, 25 July 2013

Gene Rivers and Vanessa Freeman "Top 5 Lists"

Excerpts from issue #1 of the Soultearoa Shakedown fanzine:

Top 5: Maori Musicians Of Unrecognised Genius Who Set The Foundation For Todays Aotearoa Soul Sound
1. Weasel Tairoa
2. Ricky May
3. Mark Kahi
4. Anzac Te Oka
5. Phillip Rivers
Aside from being one of life's true gentlemen, Gene is also the host of Chocolate Sundae, one of the longest running shows on George FM. And there's good reason for that, too. You can confirm why by listening (along with many, many others) to him every Sunday from 4-6pm.

Top 5: Current Favourites
1. Rene And Angela - Secret Rendezvous
2. Leroy Burgess - Mainline
3. Johnny Hammond - Tell Me What To Do
4. Nuyorican Soul - I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun
5. Gwen McCrae - 90% Of Me Is You
Vanessa Freeman has the voice of an angel. She has worked with everyone from Kyoto Jazz Massive, 4 Hero and Bugz In The Attic to Azymuth, Nathan Haines and Phil Asher. We love Vanessa and we're hoping to have her appear at a future NZ Soul All Dayer...

Issue #2 will be available for FREE at the next NZ Soul All Dayer event - also FREE, from midday til midnight, Saturday 17 August, at the Britomart Country Club.

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