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New Releases | Friday, 30th July

There are some great new Soul albums this week from The Baylor Project, Leela James and Durand Jones & the indications. Also there are some really good jazz reissues from Bob James, Hiroshi Suzuki, Roy Brooks, Harold Land and Bill Evans (Lp next week maybe?) , Placebo and an unreleased Black Fire label album from Theatre West. Phyllis Hyman has a 9cd Box set of her albums, there is a good Deptford Northern Soul 45 and Little Esther RSD 10" has finally arrived. Please accept my apologies that we were unable to open yesterday due to zero human resources (first time in...
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Conya Doss – Through Rose Coloured Glasses | Album Of The Day

One of the Queens of Neo -Soul , Conya Doss from Ohio returns with her ninth album 'Through Rose Colored Glasses'. It is a strong album which includes the typically Conya mid tempo head nodder's 'Take it Away', 'Wishful Thinking' and slightly off key 'Ain't Trading You' . 'Show Me' is more upbeat and features Lin Rountree on trumpet, whilst 'Long Haul' is more of a slow jam.'It Ain't Easy' ft Eric Roberson, which like most of the former titles is produced by Rodney A Jones. The album's highlights are the three songs written or co-written and produced by Myron...
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Albums of the week 23 July 2021

There are some great new releases this week with new albums from Ledisi, Conya Doss and Joel Culppper.   Dexter Gordon 'Go'  is in the Blue Note Classic 180gm Analogue series and there are a few late RSD arrivals from Roy Hargrove and Charles Lloyd, plus we are back in stock of Aretha Franklin and the superb 'Suite For Ma Dukes'.
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Wood Brass & Steel – Welcome To The Party (Soul Brother Records) – Album Of The Day Tuesday, 20th July 2021

Wood Brass and Steel were the last and the most famous house band of the All Platinum and Sugarhill Records groups of labels run by Sylvia and husband Joe Robinson. Although they recorded many tracks for themselves and on even more for other artists at the Englewood New Jersey studios in the 70's and early 80's, the band was formed in Hartford Connecticut and their roots go back to Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio in the late 60's. Drummer Harold Sargent had formed his first band in 1969 called The Pacemakers. The line up consisted of Bootsy Collins on bass, his...
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New In | Friday 16th July 2021

On Record Store Day Eve (drop 2) we have loads of great new releases and reissues. Firstly on our own Soul Brother Records label we are proud to present the Complete recordings of Wood Brass and Steel on a 2CD set,  their two albums plus an unreleased 1973 album. Solar Radio present their second CD compilation More Solar Soul.  Detroit sax legend Dave McMurray has a new album of Grateful Dead cover versions. London band Kokoroko have a nice 12" on Brownswood. Alice Coltrane has an unreleased album on CD and LP and 60's British Jazz is represented with a great new compilation 'Journeys in...