New releases and pre-orders | 12th January 2018

There are many good albums and singles this week.

Six minutes til sunrise is a strong new soul album, and the every reliable Marc Staggers returns with another good album. Luxury soul 2018 is now in and its antoher great 3CD set of contemporary soul.The Brit Funk Association continue the legacy of Light of the World/Beggar & Co with another good album.
There are good jazz albums from Denys Baptiste and Steve Hobbs paying tribute to Coltrane and Bobby Hutcherson respectively.
Main Ingredient have a well deserved anthology and the Bar-Kays an excellent value 4 albums on 2 CD set. There are two more releases in the fanstatic value Documents 10 CD series.
On Vinyl there are two more Analogue 180gm reissues of Strata East albums,  plus a couple more in the Jazz Dispensary Fantasy series from Azar Lawrence and Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers. Harry keen has an interesting new album in a similar style to Ruby Rushton.
There are some classic 12″ reissues from Dexter Wansel, Black Ivory, Harold Melvin and a remix of EWF ‘Fantasy’ . Barbara Tucker makes Lyn Collins classic ‘Think’ .

Wants List 4Wants List 4 …in production

The Wants List 4 compilation has now finally gone into production, we were awaiting the final master to arrive. The album is now expected later in the month.
You can see all the pre-order titles here.

Recommendations

You can see all the Albums of the month here
Also check you didn’t miss out on any of the albums of 2018 in our review here.
Most of the titles that ran out before christmas are now back in stock.

Radio show

You can hear some of the albums and 45’s of the year on the podcast here. I hope that you can join me again this Sunday for another Soul Brother Selection.
Have a great weekend
Laurence