Category Archives: IZIPHO Soul

Running an independent record label certainly involves much work, stresses and strains, however an obsession for real soul music and rewarding the artists, along with raising their profiles is what inspires me to keep on keeping on!

Patrick Biggerstaff
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Derek Damian

“Watcha wanna do” / “Never felt so good” (IZIPHO Records)

In 2011, Dallas based singer, songwriter Derek Damian recorded the powerfully uplifting ‘Watcha Wanna Do’, it’s freshness remains and releasing this on a 7’’ single, attends to unfinished business!
The flip side, ‘Never Felt So Good’, is an insanely romantic ballad, once again showcasing The Baritone Of Love’s guttural vocals.

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Bernadette Bascom

“I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love” / “Seattle Sunshine” (IZIPHO SOUL Records) 7’

Bernadette Bascom! We will be releasing the sublime piece of music: ‘I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love’, this literally melts the hearts of those who have been blessed with gifted ears. The B side, the powerful ‘Seattle Sunshine’ is still Bernadette’s trademark song.
Paying homage to the 1981 7’’ single (with the original sides reversed) as well as being packaged in a gloss laminated sleeve, this record also contains an inlay card entitled: ‘Just Who Is Bernadette Bascom?’ which documents the story of this inspirational lady.


A donation from sales of this record will be made to The Music Project www.musicprojectnorthshore.org This is a charitable organisation, founded and headed up by Bernadette, which helps underprovided and vulnerable youth find a voice literally and figuratively.

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The Michigan Soul Searchers

‘Where could I go” / Solid rock” (IZIPHO SOUL Records) 7’

What a true blessing this is! ‘Where Could I Go’ is considered by the discerning real soul fan to be one of the finest examples of modern gospel soul. Originally on a CD that was withdrawn just after release, copies are impossible to find. IZIPHO SOUL have purchased the exclusive rights and done the right thing – issued it on a 45!
Copies are £15 each. Available to purchase from 11th April. If you would like to reserve a copy please comment on this thread or message me. Limited run of 300.
Special thanks to Mick O’Donnell & Mark Merry for inspiration, belief and gifted ears x

Mark Allbones of Grand Vinyl Ltd for the spiritual label design and lots of other stuff!

Patrick Biggerstaff

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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