Portrait return after 15 years to record a new album ‘Afro Trees’ released on a limited edition (of 300) LP this week, don’t miss this as it is likely to sell out fast.
Tad Robinson has made a superb contemporary Southern Soul album with the Hi Rhythm Section ‘Real Street’ , with real instruments, good songs, great voice and production , it is very reminiscent of a Willie Mitchell production from the early to mid 70’s.
Peckam’s finest Ruby Rushton return with a nice limited edition 45 featuring two new tracks.
Glenn Jones makes a great cover of Rockie Robbins ‘You & me’ out now on a 45 with R&B and Smooth jazz versions. Change have two retrospectives this week, a complete albums CD box set 1980-2019 and a Double Vinyl Ultimate collection. There are two Charly Club soul compilations and a couple of reissue CD from Big break.
Pre-order for next week for Jarrod Lawson’s Orpheus instrumental LP, and the week after sees the next two Blue Note Tone Poet albums, there are a couple of nice CD collections from The Meters and Mass Production. See all the pre-order titles here, more to be loaded next week.
The first part of the Soul brother January Sale started yesterday with some great prices on 7″ Box sets, which are flying out. There are some bargains still to be had with the Modern Soul and Northern Soul 45’s box set from last RSD on offer at only £49.99 until the end of the month whilst stocks last. Shop the sale here
We still have some of the exclusive vinyl editions from Black Friday RSD , you can see the list here.
ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
You can see our feature for the best albums of the year for 2019 here.
Check out the latest Original Vinyl LP arrivals here there are some great classic albums here in great condition, watch out for more next week.
Check out the first two 12″ in our new series of Early underground disco classics here. The Patti Jo and South Shore Commision/Ultra High frequency are great Tom Moulton mixes and sound fantastic !
Record Store Day 2020 is announced as Saturday 18th April (my 65th birthday !), I hope you can put that in your diary and look forward to seeing many of you on the day .
I hope that you enjoyed the best of the year 2019 show last Sunday, if you missed it you can catch it on the podcast here. I hope that you can join me this Sunday at 10am on Solar radio.com for another Soul Brother Selection
have a great weekend