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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

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

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

Roz Ryan

“Keep Shining” / Put love back” (7th Galaxy) 7′

In 1980, during her run on Broadway in the musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and before being cast in Dreamgirls, singer/actress and Detroit native ROZ RYAN teamed up with the legendary team of DENNIS COFFEY and MIKE THEODORE on a six song album that wound up being unreleased. Continue reading Roz Ryan

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

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Sugaray Rayford
Featured Track: "Take Me Back"
Release Date: 28th July 2017

The single is coming out 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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