It is another great week for releases this week. it’s not every week you can announced a ‘New’ Marvin Gaye album especially one that was supposed to be released in 1972 ! ‘You’re The Man’ is the long lost follow up to ‘What’s Going On’ and features all of Marvin’s non soundtrack recording from ’72. Essential for every Soul fan. The Double LP is out now, the CD will be up for pre-order next week, due 26th April.
Ralf Gum releases another strong Soulful and Afro house album ft Monique Bingham and others.
Starlene Bey is another new Soul singer that has been discovered by Norman Connors, who has produced her ‘Classy & Soulful’ EP recorded in Philly and New York with real instruments throughout, Classy and Soulful indeed, we have regular and a few signed copies available, and you can watch the video of her in the store here.
There are some great New jazz this week with Mark De Clive Lowe ‘Heritage II’, another great London jazz Band Nerija with an Ep on CD and LP featuring Nubya Garcia, Shirley Tetteh etc, plus good new jazz from Ronin Arkestra and broken beat from Paolo Mantini with a 2000 Black mix.
Nice reissues from Love Unlimited Orchestra, Har-You Percussion Group, Eumir Deodato, plus Nigeria 70 and Floating Points Late Night Tiles and a nice Spirit of Salsa comp as well as a Love Unlimited Box set that includes 7 albums.
Good 12″ reissues from Rose Royce – two classic tracks back to back, D J Rodgers, and soulful house from Crackazat on Z records and Brian Power /Marc Evans on 45.
Pre-order for some great titles coming out soon including Ruby Rushton brilliant ‘Ironside’ and Lee Fields superb ‘It Rains Love’ next week, the delayed Chelsea Wilson, brilliant spiritual jazz reissues from Dadisi Komolafe and Adele Sebastian and more see the pre-order titles here.
13th April is Record Store Day and we will be celebrating it at Soul Brother and the 25th anniversary of the shop with the best list of Soul , Jazz and Reggae titles for some years including a very special 45 on our own label from Sharon Ridley and Ralph Graham. You can see a list of the Soul ,jazz etc releases here and the main RSD list here.
We will be open at 8am, please help us to help you by bringing a printed list of the titles you are interested in especially in the morning to help us turn the queue around faster.
There is still time to take advantage of some great deals in the Soul brother winter Lp sale and Winter Cd sale which ends on Monday 1st April . See these links to check them out. Winter Vinyl Sale , Winter CD sale and Soul Brother/Expansion/Outta Sight Cd sale
Watch out for some more additions to these next week.
Also some absolute bargains with over 100 classic albums and compilations from the Soul brother/ Expansion and Outta Sight labels at just £6.99 each or 5 for £25, which also ends on Monday 1st April
Recent Original Vinyl LP arrivals can be seen here – there are some great titles included.
I hope that you enjoyed the show last Sunday, if you missed it you can catch it again on the podcast here. I hope you can join me again this Sunday at 10am on Solar radio/sky0129/ DAB+ or the Solar app for another Soul Brother Selection.
Don’t forget that Nadine Lee is at the Pizza Express Kings Rd in April.
have a great weekend