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Joe Simon

Joe Simon

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Muddy Waters, Horace Silver, Joe Simon, Stars of Faith: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 2 November 1968

Swinging down the aisles ...

Joe Simon

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 19 March 1971

WITH JOE Simon's signature, Spring Records have gained their first real entry into the super-star league. Joe's first for the label, 'Your Time To Cry', ...

Joe Simon: Country Joe

Report and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 28 July 1973

SOUL MAN Joe Simon has scored a long run of American hits — with country songs. And now his 'Step By Step' currently climbing the ...

Echoes: John Richbourg — Southern Soul Man

Retrospective and Interview by Bill Millar, Let It Rock, April 1975

Producer and DJ John Richbourg has been involved with the careers of Bobby Hebb, Joe Simon and many more. ...

Joe Simon: The Reluctant Superstar

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 24 June 1975

IN TERMS of actual record sales and box office figures, Joe Simon has only one or two peers over the past decade or so. Yet ...

Joe Simon: Get Down

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 6 September 1975

LEAPING ONTO THE dance floor of American's all-pervasive disco, Simon recovered from a slump in popularity by intoning "Get down, get down" about fifty-nine times ...

Mr Consistency That's Joe Simon

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 28 March 1978

"I may not make more than one gold record a year," he says, "but every release sells about 300,000...and that's what keeps me going to ...

Joe Simon

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, May 1979

I DON'T know about you, but my impression of Joe Simon has always been of a sober, conservative character. Maybe it was his clean approach ...

Joe Simon: Lookin’ Back

Sleeve notes by Barney Hoskyns, Charly Records, August 1988

JOE SIMON IS one of soul’s great deepies, possessor of a richly mellow voice that puts him up there with such deep-throated greats as Jerry ...

Fred Foster, 1931-2019

Obituary by Tony Burke, Record Collector, May 2019

FRED FOSTER, the founder of Monument and Sound Stage 7 Records, died on 20th February in Nashville, aged 87. Born in North Carolina in 1931 ...


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