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Soul Discovery Radio Show (15-10-17)

Available for a limited time, to take with you on the go or simply enjoy again. Mick’s show is renowned for bringing together Soul, Jazz and Gospel music from both the classic and modern eras, delivered with a bewitching blend of knowledge and passion.

Our podcast is sponsored by: GB Roofing
Show sponsor: City Slicker Music
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“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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KIM TIBBS


What some may call “luck,” others call DESTINY. Since birth, Kim Tibbs has been honing her craft…Crediting her late father, Pastor Robert L. Tibbs for her musical ability. Kim has over thirty years of musical experience as a vocalist and accomplished Arranger, B-3 Organist, Keyboardist, Lyricist, Pianist, Producer, and Songwriter. Continue reading KIM TIBBS

Houston Soul Legend Sammie Relford is back on vinyl!

Sammie Relford’s forthcoming 7” single is a 3 tracker. First up is ‘Breaking Ice On Love’, a 70’s dancer with real pedigree and impossible to find on original. Secondly, ‘Hey Love’, the choice cut from Sammie’s 1979 LP ‘We Are Stronger Together’ and on a 45 for the first time. Flip it over for a brand new track ‘Hook Me Up’ a sensuous soulful stepper, recorded specially for this project.
The record 45 will be released on  1st week of October at £12.
To use Sammie’s expression – This is MUSICAL DOPE!

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Joey Oscar

“Joey Oscar is an amazing talent. The UK soul crowd will welcome him with open arms and ears!” –Steve Ripley, Soul Food Music U.K.

Joey Oscar a native of St Louis, Missouri is internationally known for his extraordinary talent as a drummer/percussionist. Joey Oscar embarked on his musical voyage of artistic discovery as a youngster, growing up listening to a variety of musicians and genres that have played an influential role in shaping his signature sound.  He is currently the drummer for  Daystar Television Network, an award winning, faith-based network dedicated to spreading the Gospel 24 hours a day, seven days a week – all around the globe, through all media formats possible. He has traveled the world as a musician with the likes of James Fortune, Micah Stampley, Kathy Taylor, Denise Williams, Dave Hollister, Morris Day, Jaheim and many others. Continue reading Joey Oscar