Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases.

Lighthouse Family,"Blue Sky In Your Head" (Polydor)-Tunde Baiyewu and Paul Tucker formed Lighthouse Family after meeting at Newcastle University in the early nineties and the rest, as the old cliche goes, is history. A string of worldwide hits followed in subsequent years but the strain which a relentless touring schedule imposed on their relationship eventually proved unendurable and they finally gave up the ghost in 2001. The pair reunited in 2016 with a determination to recapture some of the old Lighthouse Family magic, and "Blue Sky In Your Head" delivers a generous helping of the undemanding wistful soulfulness which became their trademark two decades ago, with "Waterloo Street," "Clouds" and "Live Again" emerging as the best of a melodic bunch.

Angela Perley,"4:30" (Self Released)-Singer-songwriter Angela Perley hails from Columbus, Ohio, where she's been strutting her stuff with highly regarded local rock band The Howlin' Moons for the past decade or so. "4:30" is Angela's first solo offering but she's retained the services of long-term bandmate and collaborator Chris Connor, whose stylish interjections on guitar lend added impact to a delightfully eclectic package alongside some multi-textured keyboard contributions in the Al Kooper mould from the excellent Robbie Crowell.

Jesse Dayton,"Mixtape Volume 1" (Blue Elan Records)- Americana specialist Jesse Dayton's guitar work may have graced offerings by country luminaries such as Johnny Cash ,Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson over the years but he remains a relatively obscure figure despite recording 11 exemplary albums during the course of a solo career which now spans more than two decades. Jesse's latest venture finds the multi-talented Texan tackling some of the classic creations which have influenced him over the years as he breathes new life into everything from Elton John's "Country Comfort" to Jackson Browne's "Redneck Friend" and Dr.Feelgood's "She Does it Right." Splendid stuff.

The Teskey Brothers,"Run Home Slow" (Decca/Vertigo)- The four members of this unusual outfit hail from the Yarra Valley just outside the Australian city of Melbourne, and their shared passion for the visceral delights of sixties American soul music informs every note and nuance of "Run Home Slow," the eagerly anticipated follow up to 2017's acclaimed debut set ,"Half Mile Harvest." The raw simplicity of the Teskey's approach to music-making represents a genuine throwback to the passionate urgency of the iconic Muscle Shoals sound of half a century or more ago, with vocalist Josh Teskey in particularly fine fettle on the majestic horn driven "Rai."