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Nick Bollinger reviews the debut of Wellington soul wailer Bella Kalolo and a set of jazz standards – in English – from Whirimako Black; 20th anniversary reissues from Auckland indie Rattle Records and a serving of blues and grooves from new trio The Nudge.

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Artist: Bella Kalolo
Songs: Good Things, Envy, Without The Paper, Is It Worth It?, Starry Sky, Running
Composer: Kalolo/Isdale
Song: Get Ready
Composer: Kalolo
Album: Without The Paper
Label: Bella Sounds

Artist: Whirimako Black
Song At Last
Composer: Gordon/warren
Song: Simply Beautiful
Composer: Green
Song: Dance Me To The End Of Love
Composer: Cohen
Song: My One and Only Love
Composer: Mellin/Wood
Song: When Did You Leave Heaven?
Composer: Whiting/Bullock
Song: Run The Voodoo Down
Album: The Late Night Plays
Label: Ode

Artist: Gitbox Rebellion
Songs: Pesky Digits, A Connecticut Yankee In The Court of King Arthur, The Hypocrites
Composer: Gitbox Rebellion
Album: Pesky Digits
Label: Rattle

Artist: Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns
Songs: Takapau Horanui, Raukatauri, Orouranrangi, Tangimokemoke a Raureka
Composer: Melbourne/Nunns
Album: Te Ku Te Whe
Label: Rattle

Artist: From Scratch
Song: Songs For Heroes
Composer: Phil Dadson
Album: Songs For Heroes
Label: Rattle

Artist: The Nudge
Songs: Moving in You, In My Old's House, Come On, It All Becomes Clear, Yesterday's Blues
Composer: The Nudge
Album: Big Nudge Pie
Label: Keen