Quiana Lyndell is the latest winner of the Sarah Vaughan contest to record for Concord and her debut album ‘A Little Love’ illustrates how beautiful her voice really is, with a really lovely vocal jazz album, don’t miss this.Chelsea Wilson fantastic album ‘Chasing Gold’ is now here on Vinyl , the CD will follow in the next week or so. Carmichael Musiclover ‘Happy Place’ is a good R&B/Soul album and we have a very limited number of copies of the rare promo CD ‘Love Jones the musical’ CD. Cykada is another new British Jazz band whose self titled album is really kicking.
There are some really good Soul reissues this week from the Everland label mainly on CD at the moment vinyl to come shortly. L.V.Johnson ‘We belong together’ is a great album , and Standing room only ‘Heart and Soul’ is also very strong. Rasputins Stash unreleased ‘Stash’ album is out on Lp for RSD tomorrow and CD is in now. There are loads of other good Soul and Jazz vinyl reissues plus some good 12″ and 7″ singles.
Pre-order for next week for the O’Jays new album on CD and LP and later in the month Marvin Gaye on CD and some good albums from Ezra Collective, Kelly Finnigan plus our next 45 from Barbara lynn ‘I’m a good woman/Dont want a playboy’ and the delayed Candy & the Kisses. See all the pre-order titles here.
Tomorrow 13th April is Record Store Day I would like to welcome all our customers to Soul Brother Records shop in Putney on this special day where we will be celebrating the culture of Independent record stores and 25 years since we opened the shop.
We are open from 8am – 1 Keswick Road, East Putney, London, SW15 2HL
As usual there are 500+ exclusive limited edition Vinyl records released for the day,which was created to help independent record stores survive and thrive. We will be stocking approx 350 of these and this year there are some great Soul, Funk , Jazz , Reggae and related releases. You can view all of the titles we are carrying here split by music genre to help you pick the titles you may like. See the RSD feature here
We have produced a few videos to help highlight many of the special Soul and Jazz releases which you can view here. There will be a couple more released later today
Also I recorded special edition of the Soul Brother selection previewing 29 of the Record Store day releases which you can hear on the Podcast here.
We have a very special Soul 45 released on our own label on the day featuring two great Modern soul tracks Sharon Ridley and Ralph Graham which you can hear here.
At Soul Brother all the staff have picked their top 10 RSD records which you can see here.
We have good stocks on most of the Soul and Jazz titles but please remember these are limited editions so we are likely run out of some titles on the day.
We are also open Sunday 11-5, Monday -Friday 10-7 if you cant make it on Saturday. All the titles that remain will be offered on line on Saturday 20th April.
Please remember that registered RSD shops have first option on all RSD stock and only stock left unsold at distributors a week after the event is allowed to be sold to other outlets.
I look forward to meeting many of you on Saturday and hope that you have a great day
Don’t forget Nadine Lee show next week at the Pheasantary in the Kings Rd. See herefor tickets and info