While Nile Rodgers and friends were bringing the funk to Camden at the iTunes Festival on Saturday night, a mile or so down the road veteran UK soul singer Don-E was gracing the stage at the Jazz Cafe to celebrate the release of his new album Little Star. The London based singer is back after a seven year absence with a solid album which features his trademark mellow grooves alongside collabos with the likes of Ty and an awesome ensemble track with some of the forefathers of UK soul including Omar, Leee John of Imagination, Carl McIntosh from Loose Ends and Junior Giscombe. I caught up with the man himself to discuss what he has been up to during his absence as well as his hopes for his new album. Read what he had to say.
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As a British Jamaican, needless to say Bob Marley means a lot to me. I can’t recall a time when his music wasn’t in my life. Some of my fondest memories are of the parties my family would have seemingly every week, with the smells of snapper fish, fried chicken, white rum and rice and peas wafting through the house. On the record player would be an endless collection of vinyl from Dennis Brown, The Cool Ruler AKA Gregory Issacs, Marcia Griffiths and calypso giant, Arrow. But there was always a healthy supply of Bob Marley records. A West Indian party wasn’t a party without at least three or four songs from Bob.