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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. Continue reading “If The Shoe Fits” Soul Junction

E.R.I.C (Extra Rich In Class)

“Nightlife/Backstage”(Soul Junction RecordsSJ538) 7′
Release Date: Monday July 24th 2017

E.R.I.C (Extra Rich In Class) is the performing alter-ego of Mr Eric Oliver Harris a former New York banker, who turned his back on Wall Street and the world of commerce during 2008 to follow his dream of being a full time musician and boy! He hasn’t looked back since. It was E.R.I.C’s 2008 self penned, ”Drama” project which initially brought him to the attention of UK Indie Soul fans followed by his 2011 “Groove” project from which several of his tracks were licensed by the then UK based Soul Unsigned Label for a compilation album. Continue reading E.R.I.C (Extra Rich In Class)

Sugaray Rayford

“Take Me Back” (Blind Faith Records)
The single is coming out July 28th ahead of his album ‘The World That We Live In’ which is dropping September 1st.

Blind Faith Records is proud to unveil one of blues music’s true hidden gems, Caron ‘Sugaray’ Rayford. At 6’5,” Sugaray is a vocal giant in every sense, but on stage he moves with pure grace and energy. His music has even been endorsed by the legendary Brian Wilson, who could hear the star quality in this undiscovered jewel. Somehow, to most people, he has managed to slip through the net, but not anymore.Italian soul ambassador Luca Sapio made it his mission to bring Sugaray’s music to the forefront and tracked him down to record his latest album, ‘The World That We Live In.’ It was recorded in Luca’s analogue studio in Italy, with racks of vintage gear and a killer house band. What they have so magically created is analbum which sounds like an instant classic.

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Frederick

Prior to the Dazz Band, Levert, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s chart assaults, Frederick’s “Gentle (Calling Your Name)” held the distinction of being the most popular R&B/soul recording ever cut in the northeast Ohio area, reaching number 40 on the pop charts in 1985. Gentle was listed at #10 on Jet Magazines top 20. In 1986 the single climbed to #48 on Billboards Black 100 singles. In 1999, Gentle was named #2 on VIBE Magazine’s 99 Love songs of all time.

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Mother Braintree

“Sailing (Kinsman) 7′ 

Cleveland Ohio was a hot spot for soul music in the very early 1970’s. One group who found themselves mixing the melting pot of musical styles were Mother Braintree. They seemed to be mixing sounds from Funkadelic, Sly and the family stone, and Hendrix. Whilst still keeping it soulful. They chose their band name whilst on the road touring they travelled through the town of Braintree. Joining them in the van was one of the members mother, who was also their manager! And so Mother Braintree was formed.

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Robert Montgomery

“Time of the day” / “Take me high” (Soul Junction SJ537) 7′
Release Date: Monday June 19th 2017

Robert Montgomery returns with his follow up release to his immensely popular SJ1007 45, “I Need You Girl”

Following on from the release of Robert’s solitary US 45 “I Need You Girl”, on the Crescent label during 1976. Robert spent a period of some 12 months touring with a group called Villaruz, that over, he decided to relocate to Atlanta G.A sometime during 1978. Following an invitation to join a band he’d over heard rehearsing as their keyboard and organ player, Robert began a short tenure with the Michigan funk group “Ripple” who themselves had previously moved to Atlanta upon signing with GRC Records

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Vindicated Soul

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Cornell 'CC' Carter
Release Date: 19th May 2017

Internationally Acclaimed R&B Artist CORNELL “CC” CARTER to Release VINDICATED SOUL, a Remarkable Set of Soul Covers with a Classic CC Original Remix

For Immediate Release – San Francisco, CA – CORNELL “CC” CARTER will release his new album VINDICATED SOUL in stores and online worldwide on May 19, 2017. CC has been gracing stages and entertaining thousands of fans with his signature sound around the world for many years, and this new seven-song album is a tribute to the classic Soul and R&B music he grew up with. CC is known for his phenomenal stage presence, his high-powered audience engagement, and his extraordinary and dynamic vocal skills. His strong love for music developed when he was a young man growing up in a San Francisco home chock full of Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, and Gospel, which drove CC to create a musical gumbo made from ingredients from each of these strong influences.
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Selina Albright

“Music has great power to affect people to change the outlook and course of their lives.For me,the process of creating music does just that…always for the better!”— Selina Albright

With a last name associated with musical excellence, Selina Albright is a soulful singer-songwriter with versatility that comes from years of listening to many origins and languages of music. Her angelic tone adds character and emotion to any ballad, yet her powerful wailing and energetic stage presence commands attention. Albright developed her onstage charisma and vocal technique from being exposed to legendary artists, such as Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Lalah Hathaway, and Tina Turner.

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