The Soul Messengers have been performing in the North East of England for decades but have only recently recorded their first album. The brainchild of Steve Lee (of Soulutions whose albums are also back in stock) , it is a very nice contemporary harmony soul album with some good up and mid tempo songs. Smooth Jazz stalwart Paul Brown returns with another strong album and pianist Cyrus Chestnut has a good contemporary Jazz album. Ace impress again with the latest volume of Masterpieces of Modern Soul Volume 6 with some good overlooked 70’s Soul. Sonny clark’s rare Blue Note album ‘Sonny Crib’ gets a elcome vinyl reissue as does Esther Marrow’s Flying Dutchman album ‘Newport News Virginia.
It’s a great week for 45 reissues. Firstly Dynamite Cuts issue Stone Alliance funky and sampled ‘Sweetie Pie’ on single for the first time.The new 45’s on Soul Brother and Expansion are finally here, and what a great batch of titles. On our label we have Tania Maria superb classic ‘Come With Me’, and Barbara Lynn super rare modern soul/crossover ‘Mellow Feeling’ .
Expansion release The 3 Pieces in demand ‘If Only I Could Prove To You’, Rance Allen overlooked ‘I Feel Like Going On/Can’t Get Enough’ and Bill Summers ‘Come Into My Life’ with a mispressed b side ‘Dream Of Love’. All five are available as regular dinked 45s or limited edition solid centre DJ Copies, the Barbara single has a limited edition of 100 numbered full centre copies.
Pre-order for the next two Expansion singles from Grady Tate and Jerry Bell due in a week or so and the next 45 on Soul Brother from Betty Everett due end of August. The Marvin Gaye 50th anniversary LP special edition of ‘What’s Going on’ is due out next friday. Check all pre-order titles here.
Check out the great list of Japanese Soul, Funk and Jazz-Funk CDs that recently arrived. Many of the titles sold out instantly but we still have some great titles left.
Also check our album of the day features for some great new and classic albums.
We still have many of the great titles that were released for RSD Drop 2. There are a couple of titles due back next week in small quantities so check back early next week. Check out the categories here
We also still have many of the titles from drop 1 in the following categories
Welcome to the Soul Brother Summer CD Sale. There are 100 titles that are temporarily reduced to £9.99 until 3rd October whilst stocks last. There is some great Soul , Funk. Jazz and Jazz-Funk albums and compilations featured including many from the Soul Brother, Expansion and Outta sight labels, plus some recent albums. There is very limited stock of certain titles, so please order early to avoid disappointment. See all the titles here. Click HERE to bring you through.
Check out our bumper LP Sale HERE
See our album of the day features for some great new and reissue albums
Check out the latest batch of 12 inch singles HERE
Have a great weekend