Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Don-E - Little Star (2013)

Don-E is back with his finest album to date (available via Amazon or download it on iTunes) – a stunning 14-track collection including the blockbuster lead single “Spiritual” which features no fewer than 7 of the UK’s finest male soul vocalists – Carl McIntosh of Loose Ends, Omar, Leee John of Imagination, Junior Giscombe, Noel McKoy, Paul Johnson and Rick Clarke.
Don-E, who first came to prominence in the early Nineties with his Island hit singles “Love Makes The World Go Round” and “Unbreakable”, covers a range of styles from smooth ballads to Nineties-influenced swing to frenetic up-tempo dance tunes.  An album that is so packed full of hit tunes it will be a permanent fixture on soul dancefloors this year. 
As well as the single “Spiritual”, he delivers a very different take on “Slave To The Rhythm” – Don frequently tours as a member of Grace Jones’ band – and plays homage to Dennis Brown with an intimate, soulful treatment of “Love Has Found Its Way”.    Other key cuts already picking up airplay include “Hold On” and “Hot Like The Summer”.
Don-E makes an overdue return to London’s Jazz Café on Saturday September 14, together with several Special Guests.   Tickets are available now from
Don-E’s previous album “Natural” included a cameo performance from D’Angelo on keyboards.

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