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New releases and pre-orders 18th of October 2019

New releases this week include the highly anticipated album from Cornell CC Carter – Absoulutely – which further enhances his reputation as a new soul force. Hannah Williams & The Affirmations return with the powerful 50 Foot Woman – they’ve beefed up the sound and added some blues touches to the heavy funk template and the result is a juggernaut of an album, while vocalist Alicia Olatuja’s stunning tones grace her powerful album Intuition Songs From The Minds Of Women, a set of cover versions that stand along well against the originals. Expansion treat us to four Al Hudson & The Soul Partners albums across two CDs with Spreading Love & Happy Feet, and Especially For You & Cherish complied respectively, Marvin Gaye’s 1972 live Kennedy Centre performance of What’s Going On takes the classic album on an inventive journey while Leon Ware’s final offering before his passing in 2017 sees the light of day at last. Loleatta Holloway, Pharoah Sanders and Chick Corea are also featured on reissues while Super Disco Edits release the in demand Soundtrack from Stu Gardner from the film that never saw a release! Check the soulful house 12’s from Pauline Henry and Mr K Edits too.


Pre-order now and grab your copy of the stunning new Carmen Lundy album as well as the new Calvin Richardson and a stellar comp from Athens Of The North. Check the pre-order section for an idea of what’s coming in the next few weeks. See all pre-orders here.

Bryony Jarman-Pinto in store lookback

We had the pleasure of the company of the lovely Bryony Jarman-Pinto in store on National Album Day where her brilliant album Cage And Aviary was featured in full. See the pics here.

Top albums and singles: Summer/Autumn 2019

We’ve complied a huge list of the best albums and singles of the past 4 months which you can see at this link.

Collector’s vinyl

Check out this list of Original Vinyl LPs which have just arrived, a few rarities and many classics, also check the previous list with many great titles still available.
Also check this list of Original Vinyl 45’s which contains some very in demand titles.

Radio show

I hope that you enjoyed the show last week, if you missed it you can catch it again on the podcast here. Simon will be bringing his Metropolitan Soul Show to the airwaves this Sunday at 10am to midday as Laurence takes a break for a week. Tune in on Solar, DAB+, Internet radio or the Solar app