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Reuben James Richards

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Hi Heikki

Nice work sir. The Rueben James Richards album has been playing here all day and is a marvellous retro soul outing. It,s not his debut album. He had one out on Orbitone in the late 80s. He was known as Rueben Richards in those days. There,s also a four track CD from about ten years ago.

 

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Hi Stormcock!

It really is a great album.

Thank you for this information.  I specially asked Reuben about his previous recordings and it seems that he wasn't very truthful.

I tried to conduct this interview over the phone - not just by emails - but somehow I got the feeling that the record company blocked it.

We'll correct it soon, and I'll also inform the record company, because I hate this kind of behaviour.

Best regards

Heikki

 

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Hi Heikki

I've sent Sirshambling a brief review on Richards for his website . As you say it's a great album and his vocals are excellent. 'Hold On My Heart' remains wonderful.

His first album on a small London label Orbitone was 'From My Heart' from 1987. It's a pleasant enough mix of low key soul and lovers-rock. He wrote most of the songs with Felix Da Silva. One 45 was released 'I'll Chose You'. There's never been a demand for it but it's actually quite good 

In 1992 he reached the final of a talent show called 'Stars in your eyes' and as a consequence he released a four track EP called 'Against the Odds' with The Odyssey Blues & Soul band. It contains covers of well known classics that included '634-5789' and 'Let the good times roll'. It's enjoyable and the kind of stuff you'd enjoy in a good music pub with a few jars.

No idea why he would be vague about his previous cuts. He's hardly likely to still be under contract to anyone

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Stormcock!

Thank you for all this info.  This is very appreciated.

I made an addition to our website, where you can read it, but - as I told you - I was most probably blocked from the direct telephone interview with the artist. 

By doing this journalist thing as a hobby since the early 70s (and having also a national soul broadcast show), there are certain things I hate: arrogant PR persons.

Best regards

Heikki

 

 

 

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