Closely adhering to an old-school production/arrangement style typical of Willie Mitchell's mid-70s Hi Records output might not be the most progressive recording concept in 2006, but the throwback Memphis soul template is a much better fit for a soul-blues stylist from the Bobby Bland school like Lou Pride than saddling him with Chicago blues shuffles or synth-soaked contemporary R&B. There are no synthesized chimes or badly programmed beats to be found on Keep On Believing. Instead, Pride's gruff testimonials are backed by robust Hammond B-3 howl and heady horn charts from the great Willie Henderson, who has the familiar Hi-style swells and accents down pat. Here's one for those who think they stopped making real soul music 40 years ago. Lou Pride takes over the Alex Christie Bandshell in Kew Gardens at the Beaches Jazz Fest Sunday (July 30) at 3:30 pm.