Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Steve Marshall: Savage (State Of Emergency Records, 1999)

Formally featured on Street Beats Series 2 Volume 10 with his cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine”, Marshall believed that the industry didn’t give much “time and space” to UK male R&B singers unless you “knew the right person” but his debut album was somewhat different to your average Lemars and Craig Davids with raw blues and soul appeal and smooth vocals. There is not much information about him, but his EP “Mirage” got a glowing review in an April 1998 edition of UK dance music magazine Muzik where it was described as “uplifting and full of the whole range of ingredients” and “Good home-grown talent that's more than worthy.”

Listen to more Street Beats goodness here..

Ain't No Sunshine    4:27
Live The Vibration    4:47
Changes    4:50
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)    4:46
Home (Dub)    4:35
Mare Street    0:54
Perseverance    4:52
There's A Stone In My Eye    5:13
Walk On The Wild Side    4:57
Roar    3:30
A Burnt Offering (It's The Beat)    5:31
Home    4:35
Don't Jinx The Future    5:55