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Table of Contents

1. Soul-Patrol Top Twenty Releases for 2002 
2. 2003 New CD Releases
3. Soul-Patrollers In The News
4. Upcoming Online and Offline Soul-Patrol Events 


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1. Soul-Patrol.com Top Twenty CD's For 2002   

2003 was an excellent year for music in my opinion.  Presented below, there is a quick summary of this past year's top 20 CD releases. Some of the artists are among the best known in the history of Black music, while some are not yet famous, but will be soon.  Either way,  you as a consumer have been prevented from hearing many of these releases on commercial radio because of their archaic programing policies.  Our hope is that not only will you take a listen to this music at the links below, but also consider making a purchase if you like the music that you hear. 

Of course we have much more information on these CD's which space considerations do not allow us to put into this short newsletter.  In the January Issue of the Soul-Patrol Magazine you will find detailed trend analysis, commentary, selections for the best in Soul, Funk, Blues, Doo Wop, Best Emerging Artist, Best Individual Songs of 2002, Most Innovative CD's of 2002, predictions for 2003 and more .

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Soul-Patrol.Com TOP 20 2002 CD RELEASES

1. Ray, Goodman and Brown (aka The Moments) - A Moment With Friends

(Classic Soul, Slow Jams, Black American Standards)

click here to listen

11. Chambers/Martin - Blues For Sale

(Blues, Rock)

click here to listen

2. Sonny Boy - Urban Misfit

(Soul, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop)

click here to listen

12. Etta James - Burnin' Down the House: Live at the House of Blues

(Soul, Blues, Funk, Black American Standards)

click here for more info

3. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Going To A Go Go/Away We A Go Go

(Classic Soul, Slow Jams, Black American Standards)

click here to listen

13. Freekbass - Body Over Mind

(Funk)

click here for more info

4. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Anthology

(Classic Soul, Slow Jams, Black American Standards)

click here for more info  

14. Supremes - 70's Anthology

(Soul, Funk)

click here to listen

5. Buddy Miles - Blues Berries

(Blues, Funk, Rock)

click here for more info

15. Temptations - My Girl (Anthology)

(Soul, Funk, Black American Standards)

click here for more info

6. Philip Bailey - Soul On Jazz

(Soul, Funk, Jazz, Black American Standards)

click here to listen

16. Diana Ross - Lady Sings Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (Jazz)

click here for more info

7. Dells - Open Up My Heart

(Classic Soul, Slow Jams, Black American Standards)

click here for more info

**note: buy this CD and the proceeds go to the Open Up Your Heart Foundation

17. Edwin Starr - All The Way Live

(Soul, Funk, Black American Standards)

click here to listen

8. Monette Sundler - Just One Kiss

(Jazz, Funk)

click here to listen

18. Vince Montana - Heavy Vibe

(Jazz, Disco, Funk)

click here for more info

9. Donnie  - The Colored Section

(Classic Soul, Funk, Jazz, Blues, Ragtime)

click here for more info

19. CTI - The Master Collection

(Jazz, Soul, Funk)

 click here to listen

10. Slapbak - Return of The Fast Food Funkateers

(Funk, Rap)

click here for more info

20. Rio Soul - Rhythm of the Soul

(Soul, Funk, Pop)

click here for more info and to listen

 Of course we have much more information on these and other outstanding 2002 CD releases which space considerations do not allow us to put into this short newsletter.  In the January Issue of the Soul-Patrol Magazine you will find detailed trend analysis, commentary, selections for the best in Soul, Funk, Blues, Doo Wop, Best Emerging Artist, Best Individual Songs of 2002, Most Innovative CD's of 2002, predictions for 2003 and more .

You can get all of this and more by subscribing to the Soul-Patrol Digest Magazine at the following link
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2. 2003 New Releases  

 Despite the sheer medicrity of commercial radio and the whining of the music industry,  the year 2002 was indeed a great year for newly releaesd music!  The year 2003 looks to be just as good with the following new releases coming our way in 2003.

I already have copies of new releases from Teena Marie, Michael B. Sutton, Terry Lynn Carington, B3 Bombers, Ted Mills (Blue Magic), Lester Chambers, Soul Generation, Hubert Laws, Bettye Lavette, Jazzhole, Swamp Dogg, Mandrill,  Gerald Veasly, Billy Taylor, Groove Doctors, Doug Lawrence, Russell Thompkins Jr, Will Wheaton, Peven Everett, Mighty Sam McClain, Jessie Davis, Parliment-Funkadelic.

In addition we are anticipating some more "great black music from the ancient to the future" from our friends at UME/HIP-O/Motown/Chess/Verve/Polydor/Mercury, Heads Up, Giant Step, etc. and of course the many independent artists here on Soul-Patrol.

We will be reviewing these CD's in Soul-Patrol Magazine and playing cuts from them for you on Soul-Patrol.Net Radio over the course of the next year, so stay tuned.



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3. Soul-Patrollers In The News

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown (HIP-O Records and produced by our own Harry Weingar) Has Received Two Grammy Nominations for: 1) Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance and Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers: "What's Going On". 2) Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, TV or Other Visual Media Standing In The Shadows Of Motown The Funk Brothers & Various Artists.
     
  • MANDRILL has composed a score for the upcoming movie "Civil Brand" which is to have its presentation from January 17 to January 20, 2003 at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah (within an hour of Salt Lake City).
     
  • Soul-Patroller Lester Chambers (of the legendary Chambers Brothers) took place on 1/5/2002 at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as a part of the Future of Music Policy Summit.  The concert , was broadcast nationwide on C-SPAN and can be viewed online at this link.
  • Rio Soul will be performing LIVE at: CLUB LINGERIE 6507 SUNSET BLVD (Sunset & Wilcox), Hollywood, California, 1/16/2003, 9:30pm $7.00 at the door, 323.466.8557

  • Ty Stephens has won the R&B/BLUES Category of the 2002 INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION for the song "Somethin' Strange"

  • Rhythm Republik, led by our own Kregg Ajuamu (Funkshunal Entertainment) will be performing at the Knittin