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Kevin Allen

is a pseudonym for Roger St. Pierre

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Ashford & Simpson: Perfect Harmony

Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 24 April 1976

A COUPLE OF years ago the names Ashford and Simpson meant little more to British soul fans than credits in the small print on Diana ...

Dionne Warwick, Thom Bell: Dionne Rings The Changes

Report and Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 10 January 1976

SINCE IT was the arranging/production and inspiration of Thom Bell which took Dionne Warwick (no final "e" these days) back into the charts after a ...

Chuck Jackson: Chuck's Foot Is Back On The Throttle

Report and Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 6 December 1975

CHUCK JACKSON, one of the major R&B artists of the '60s, had 23 pop chart entries during his spell with Scepter/Wand Records. He then switched ...

Eddie Kendricks: Kendricks, the hit man

Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 13 September 1975

TAMLA MOTOWN have dubbed him "The Hit Man" and it's no misnomer. For while 'Keep On Truckin'' is the only cut to have made the ...

George McCrae: Rhythm Appeal

Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 23 August 1975

George McCrae breaks that barrier ...

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: Martha Reeves: Our Martha Aims Higher And Higher

Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 6 December 1975

"IF I won any fans over here on my first trip I still have them. They're so much more devoted than the people back home, ...

The Temptations: Moving With The Times

Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 25 October 1975

IT'S SURE tough work being a Temptation. Before replacing Damon Harris in soul music's top fivesome, Glenn Leonard not only had to learn the group's ...

Grover Washington Jr.: Mister Magic (Kudu KU20)

Review by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 4 October 1975

POLYDOR HAVE been a little slow in putting this album from jazz-funk maestro sax-man Grover Washington into the marketplace. ...

Johnny Guitar Watson: Beware The Guitar Gangster

Profile and Interview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 27 March 1976

SUPERSTAR? MAYBE not. But despite a lack of any major hits, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson has long been acknowledged as a super-talent of the black American ...

List of genre pieces

Reggae

Overview by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 27 September 1975

You either love it or hate it. It's either boring, and all the same, or the most exciting thing you've ever heard. No other current ...

The Future Of Rock 'N' Soul

Comment by Kevin Allen, Record Mirror, 14 February 1976

JUST ONE glance at the pop charts over the past decade is sufficient to indicate the domination of black music in general and soul music ...

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