Annie Dinerman

Freelance Entertainment Writer

Annie Dinerman is a freelance Entertainment writer, reviewing CDs, live concerts and books on Music. Her reviews focus on the current revival of Soul and Old School R&B music. She is based in New York City. Dinerman is also a songwriter who holds the 2006 Abe Olman Award from Songwriters Hall of Fame. She writes reviews primarily for Elmore Magazine ( Her writing has also been published in American Songwriter Magazine and Sing Out! Magazine.

Contact: anniedinerman[@] (remove brackets)

New York City, United States of America


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Elle King

In 2015, singer-songwriter Elle King's hard-rocking first single, "Ex's & Ohs," played in every store and restaurant. King's second CD busts loose with that familiar, danceable...

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Interview With Bette Smith at Bowery Ballroom

Elmore's Annie Dinerman caught up with Bette Smith for the second time in less than a year, but what a year it has been for Smith. Here's what transpired. Bette Smith swept...

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Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens of Brooklyn - Live Review

A sign over the bar says "Liquid Love," a perfect description for the vibe created by Naomi Shelton and her first-rate soul band at Bar Lunatico. Shelton, a Daptone Records...

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Little Richard "Here's Little Richard!" - CD Reissue

Here is one of my favorite pieces. It's fun to build so much punch into a very short piece. Little Richard's music is fueled by the power of a truly unique personality. P.S....

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Otis Redding "Complete And Unbelievable... The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul" - Reissue

Artist: Otis Redding Label: Rhino Release Date: 10/07/2016 Rhino Records is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul with a 2‑disc Deluxe Edition...

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Si Cranstoun "Old School" - CD Review

Classic soul fans are quickly catching on to the sixth CD by British singer/songwriter Si Cranstoun, an Old School where dancing is everyone's major. Heavily influenced by 1950s...

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Tom Jones, Beacon Theater, NYC - Live Review

This is one of my favorite pieces in my entire portfolio. All Photos by Ehud Lazin Drums and guitar played alone on a darkened stage as Tom Jones entered, singing John Lee...

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Tasha Taylor, The Second Generation of Stax - Interview

Tasha Taylor's new R&B/soul songwriter CD, Honey For The Biscuit , was recently reviewed by Elmore staffer and R&B songwriter Annie Dinerman. Annie was so taken with Tasha's...

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Tasha Taylor "Honey For The Biscuit" - CD Review

If Tasha Taylor wants to tour all over Europe and the UK, go for it, Girlfriend, but come home soon. US audiences deserve to hear this supple alto voice that's tenderly,...

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Zac Harmon "Right Man Right Now" - CD Review

Zac Harmon was among the producers of Black Uhuru's "Mystical Truth" album, which received a 1994 Grammy nomination. As a guitarist, he's been compared to Freddie King. As a...

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The Bo-Keys at Joe's Pub, NYC - Live Review

Excellent Memphis Soul band heats up Joe's Pub in Manhattan. Photo by Allison Fensterstock

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Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens of Brooklyn, Fat Cat NYC - Live Review

A gifted singer with a message of hope you can dance to. Photo by Kim Nyugen.

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Wouter Kellerman at Carnegie Hall - Live Review

Wouter Kellerman's adventurous, tender, spirited new hit album, Love Language , originally started as a small acoustic project. In 2012, the South African flutist and world...

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Hunter Davies - The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind The Music

Since none of the Beatles could read music at first, their music publisher transcribed the lyrics from studio tapes. As the author of The Beatles: The Authorized Biography...