David Nathan's Diary

…First off, trust all is well with each and every one of you in these challenging times.  Unquestionably, with all that we are all dealing with at this time, music – and particularly soul music – can provide comfort, healing, empowerment and hope.

…in advance of my 72nd birthday (February 15), I planned a trip to Los Angeles just after the Grammy Awards (not something I felt compelled to attend, having been to more than a few during my years living in the U.S., given that actually being at the event itself offers very little in the way of a great view unless

…a few days late, due to a relaxing few days in Spain and not too late to wish one and all a happy and ever-soulful new year!  Just before I left the cold and damp of London for the sunshine (all those years in L.A.

This is David Nathan, 'The British Ambassador Of Soul' and the founder of SoulMusic.com which I started in 1999.

Thank you to all of our loyal supporters over the years and in celebration of our 20th anniversary, we’ve given SoulMusic.com a 21st century makeover!  

….This past week or so there have been quite a few dates of importance for soul music lovers the world over.  December 10 marked the 52nd anniversary of the tragic plane crash that saw the passing of the legendary OTIS REDDING, unquestionably one of the genre’s true pioneers.  Otis was very much a part of my journey as a teenager in London first being introduced to what was then called R&B. With his achingly emotive style, the Georgia-born singer/songwriter had started to have an impact in the U.S.