Category Archives: Soul Junction Records

The Holidays

“Getting Kind of Soulful” CD – Soul Junction Records SJCD5012
Release Date: Monday May 1st 2017

Press ReleaseThere were several groups within the Detroit music scene of the 1960’s that shared the performing name of ‘The Holidays’. But this cd compilation is dedicated to the one whose main protagonists are the brothers Jack and James Holland. Both sides of their excellent and highly collectable Soul Hawk 45 apart, it is their own productions for the Marathon, Ron-Hol and Rob-Ron labels both issued and previously unissued that has been included in this compilation.

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The Delights / Tearra

The Delights “Listen To Me Girl / Tearra “Just Loving You “ (Soul Junction) 7’
Release Date: Monday March 6th 2017

The Delights “Listen To Me Girl” was a previously unissued 1968 Philadelphia recording that has been licensed from the stable of veteran record producer Emanuel (Manny) Campbell. Although the track has been featured on one of Manny’s Coastal records cd projects this is the first time that this track has received a release on a vinyl format.

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Robert Montgomery & Chain Reaction

“I Need You Girl” SJ1007

Release Date: Monday January 30th 2017

Robert Montgomery is a Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Keyboard and Organ Instrumentalist, who began his music career in his early teens jamming with local bands in his small hometown of Rome, Georgia. The most notable being “The Sons of Aries”. Performing their own blend of rock, soul, and jazz, kept them very busy throughout the southeastern states.  Continue reading Robert Montgomery & Chain Reaction

Energy MC2

“If You Break It/Other Side Of The Mirror” SJ536

Release Date: Monday December 12th 2016

‘Energy MC2’ began as an energetic bunch of 10 and 11 year old neighborhood kids, who initially formed a band under the name of ‘Congressional Funk’ while still attending elementary school. The founding members were Vincent Bonham, Opelton Parker (the brother of Ray Parker Jr) and brothers Ufuomo and Eric Wallace, with the later addition of a further member Fred Gordon. A little over a year later, Continue reading Energy MC2

The Coalitions (a.k.a Rheel Menn)

 “Nothin’ left 2 do/ Didn’t we almost make It” SJ535

Return with a brand new song entitled “Nothin’ Left 2 Do” a song recorded and produced in collaboration with Soul Junction Records during 2015 under the auspices of some of the City of Brotherly Loves finest musicians. We begin with the songwriters Lavern Bynum, Bruce Fauntleroy and Leroy ‘Shu-Baby’ Shuller. With the songs recording and mixes have been expertly done by producer, Craig White at Sound Doctor Productions LLC. Craig was the former studio manager at the world renowned Gamble & Huff studios. The mastering was done by Peter Humphrey’s at Masterwork Recording (USA). Continue reading The Coalitions (a.k.a Rheel Menn)

McArthur

“It’s so real / I’ll Never trust love again”

Release Date: Monday June 27th 2016

McArthur were an all male vocal quartet founded by former Royal Joker, Willie Cornelius Jones during 1974. Willie had begun the early 1970’s as the lead singer and founding member of vocal grup The 21ST Century who later, due to a name clash with The 21ST Century on RCA, became just The 21ST. Continue reading McArthur

Betty Boo

“My Man Flint”

Betty Boo A.K.A Betty Winston who along with her late sister Jackie, and fellow sisters Diane and Pat Lewis recorded three 45 singles for the legendary Detroit Golden World label during 1964 and 1965 under the group name of The Adorables. With their final Golden World release “Ooh Boy/Devil In His Eyes” (GW-25) becoming a hugely collectable dance floor favourite in more recent times. Continue reading Betty Boo

Dee Dee Warwick

You Tore My Wall Down”/”Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow”

Dee Dee Warwick was born Delia Mae Warrick on September 25th 1945, in East Orange, New Jersey.Dee Dee began her musical career singing alongside her elder and more famous sister Dionne Warwick in the family gospel group ‘The Drinkard Sisters’ who were led by their aunt Emily “Cissy” Houston (the mother of the late Whitney Houston). Dee and Dionne later formed their own gospel ensemble ‘The Gospelaires’ who also entered the field of secular music singing backing vocals for many of the hit acts of the late 50’s and early 60’s. Continue reading Dee Dee Warwick

Elbowed-Out

During 2012 we at Soul Junction Records were fortunate to discover two excellent unissued Oliver Cheatham tracks “Don’t Pop The Question/Good Guys Don’t Make Good Lovers” (SJ518) and it was during the brokering of a subsequent licensing deal that we were introduced to the songs producer Mr. Bill Miller (who just happened to be Oliver’s cousin). During a later conversation Bill mentioned that he had some other unissued material on a group by the name of Elbowed-Out that he worked with while living in Seattle, Washington and would we be interested in hearing it ? Well, if it was anything near as good as the Cheatham tracks then you bet we would! Well it was and two well received 45 singles from Elbowed-Out would eventually be released, firstly the double sided dance 45 “Taking A Step” b/w “Girl You Got Magic” (SJ523) in 2013. Followed by Continue reading Elbowed-Out

J.B. Bingham

J.B. Bingham Jr was born on the 1st of September I945 in Chicago. He was the second eldest child of four raised by Thelma and James Bingham Sr. As a teenager JB cut his teeth singing lead vocals and playing guitar with several neighbourhood groups. One group in particular under the unlikely name of “The Vermacharms” also featured Walter (Simtec ) Simmons, his brother Ronnie Simmons, Mathew Whitfield and JB.

The Vermacharm

James’s first Guitar was loaned to him by the mother of Tom Jamerson, while Tom was away serving in Vietnam. Upon Tom’s return from the service James had to return the guitar. Tom later played bass guitar for Bettye Everette before eventually becoming her husband. Continue reading J.B. Bingham