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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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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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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

Melvin Brown & James Matthews

“Crying for your love”(Previously unreleased) “Love stormy weather”(IZIPHO SOUL 45)

I am delighted to announce the latest record release on my label IZIPHO SOUL

Melvin Brown – ‘Crying For Your Love’ is an incredible piece of previously unreleased Soul Music! Recorded in the same 1976 session as the legendary ‘Love Stormy Weather’, which will be on the other side. (clip attached, please excuse movie sound quality and be assured the actual record will be clear and crisp) Continue reading Melvin Brown & James Matthews

The Demands

” Say it again” / “Let Me Be Myself” (Big Crown Records) 7′

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, The Demands were originally called
The Fabulous Furys in college and switched to The Demands in May of 1969 to play a string of gigs in South Carolina for the summer. They cut the tunes for this single in 1973 with legendary North Texas engineer Phil York; originally pressed on Clem Records, original copies of this Northern Soul burner change hands for upwards of 600 bucks in good condition.

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Chairmen of the Board

“All I need is you tonight” (Virtuoso Music & Distribution)

With one of Soul Music’s all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 30 years. Formed in Detroit , the Chairmen were one of the first acts signed by songwriting legends Holland/Dozier/Holland for their Invictus label following H/D/H’s messy divorce from Motown. The group came out of the box strong in 1970 with the wonderful “Give Me Just A Little More Time,” a classic early 70’s radio smash highlighted by lead singer General Johnson’s emotive, plaintive vocals. “Give Me” was the foundation of the group’s excellent debut album, which also featured the infectious “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String,”.

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Gregg Jackson

“One for the Road” / “The Other Side of Me” (ZIP Promotions) 7′

Gregg Jackson has brought the joy and intensity of the Motown/R&B nightclub experience to packed dance floors all over the United States. He has performed lead and background vocals with many well known artists such as James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Herb Reed & The Platters, The Coasters and the Drifters, as well as Otis Redding & The Tramps. Gregg began his music career at a very young age of 6 performing in Gospel choirs, dance troupes and shows.

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