Monthly Archives: September 2017

“If The Shoe Fits” Soul Junction


The Intrigues
Release Date: Monday September 18th 2017

“If The Shoe Fits” SJLP 5013 & SJCD 5013

In 1969 a local Philly group, The Intrigues, hit pay dirt with their self penned song “In A Moment”, initially released on their own Bullet label. This Thom Bell and Bobby Martin song was later picked up by the NYC Yew label and made it to #10 in the R&B charts that same year. An album entitled “In A Moment” and a further five Yew 45’s followed although none of these were able to replicate the success of their initial hit. Following two 45 releases on GRT’s Janus label in 1972, The Intrigues, Alfred (Al) Brown, Ronald Hamilton, James Harris and James Lee Jr later disbanded.

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PHILLIP BALLOU

Coming Soon from… Super Disco Edits
“Ain’t Nothing Like The Love” (Nefer) 7′

Pittsburgh-born Phillip Ballou’s earliest years were spent in the gospel field; after he moved to New York City in the ‘70s, he teamed up with Bennie Diggs and Arthur Freeman, founding members of The New York Community Choir and singer Arnold McCuller to form the group Revelation. The quartet recorded for RSO Records, scoring some R&B success in the US with tracks like “Get Ready For This” and “You To Me Are Everything,” touring the Bee Gees among others. Phillip also sang on albums by NYCC recorded for RCA Records and continued with Revelation until 1982. Continue reading PHILLIP BALLOU

JOHN SIMMONS

Coming Soon from… Super Disco Edits
“Safe” (Nefer) 7′

Although best known in the global music world for his four years (1984-1988) as the music director and bandleader for Whitney Houston, John’s tenure in the soul music field began when he was a member (with his brother Edmund ‘Butch’ Simmons) of The Reflections, a New York City-based quartet who toured from 1972-1975 as the backing group for the legendary Melba Moore. In 1975, The Reflections had a Top 10 R&B hit with “Three Steps From True Love”.

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Reggie Boone

Reggie Boone, singer/songwriter and recording artist extraordinaire, possesses a smooth, unique, soulful and dynamic sound that redefines the genres of pop, hip-hop and rhythm and blues.  Reggie captivates and mesmerizes his audience from beginning to finale.  The power and passion of his performance is undeniable, and his charisma unmistakable!  Continue reading Reggie Boone

Straight No Chaser / #SNC98 / 2017

Right Now this planet is a scary and totally deranged place and cultural activism is high on the #SNC98 agenda. A decade has slipped by since our last issue and our aim with #SNC98 – like its predecessors – is to roam far and wide. In this 130 page magazine we talk to Néríja, Shabaka Hutchings, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Ifé, Collocutor, Jaimeo Brown, Church Of Sound and Elza Soares, amongst others. We check out Analog Africa’s Samy Ben Redjeb and Rhythm Section Int.’s Bradley Zero.
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