Ann Franklin

CBLL015P – “Movin’ On” (Cannonball Records) 7′

This is the second production in the pipeline we have mutually set up with master Rob Sevier at Numero Group. Like all the raw material we have lined up to this project, this recording comes from a reel tape and look, the original demo version (B side, 2nd half of the video) is a 75 bpm example of what soul vocals are all about, Depth & Vibe Inc.

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Andrew Smith and Friends

CBLL016 –  “You came into my life” (Cannonball Records) 7′

The story goes like this. Many years ago Dave Thorley was mooching round in the basement of Ernest Kelly in Detroit and came across a bunch of acetates. Most of them were 10” acetates from his Geneva releases, plus a few others including a five track 12” acetate credited to Andrew Smith.

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Mark IV


Cordial Recordings
Featured Track: "CORD7006 f 'Signs Of A Dying Love" (Unreleased Version)"
Release Date: Monday 29th January 2017

Our sixth release is two previously unreleased versions of ‘Signs Of A Dying Love’ with the A side being much slower in tempo than the vinyl release on OTB Records. Whilst on the flip the song appears to be the same as the OTB records version, but without the spoke rap at the beginning.  This is a timeless piece of soul music that deserves a wider audience.

This is available for pre-order and is a Love Vinyl DRS Ltd distribution title.

Las Vegas Connection


Cordial Recordings
Featured Track: "CORD7005 "Running Back To You"/Give Me Your Love" 7'"
Release Date: Monday 29th January 2017

Our fifth release is the Las Vegas Connection, who were a New Orlean band from the 1970s that released two singles on Senator Jones ‘Hep Me.’ This will be a limited press of 500 units only which has been licensed through Warren Hildebrand and Mardi Gras Music. ‘Running Back To You’ is a glorious soulful dancer that has received plays in recent years on the rare soul scenes across the globe. On the flip is the uptempo disco grooved ‘Give Me Your Love’ with a luscious vocal delivery from Jackie Pettis.

The Holidays


Featured Track: "You Make Me Weak/I’m So Glad (That I Met You) SJ539 (Soul Junction) 7"
Release Date: Monday November 20th 2017

There were several groups within the Detroit music scene that shared the name of ‘The Holidays’. From the 1950’s through to the late 1960’s our version of The Holidays who took their name from a group members car, a 1954 Oldsmobile ‘Holiday’, would record for the Star-x, Markie, Master and Holiday record Labels. Founding member James Holiday would also briefly pursue a solo career with releases on the Markie, Syco and Blue Rock labels respectively.

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PHILLIP BALLOU

PHILLIP BALLOU 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.

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Summer Vibes 2017

Darren Holland
A few tracks that have caught my attention so far this year –

    Avery Sunshine “Jump”
    Will Downing / Avery Sunshine “I’m Feeling The Love”
    Blez “Black Girl Magic”
    Paul Tilman Smith “Out There In Space” / “Soft Eyes” / “Summer Sky” / “April Fool”
    Mikelle “Regrets
    Gene Moore “Coming Home”
    Soul Understated (Ft Mavis Swan Poole) “We Fantasy”
    Tyra Levone “Can’t Love You More”
    Michon Young “Everyday”
    Coriology “Be With You”
    Kim Tibbs “Could I Make A Life With You”
    Not forgetting the new/old stuff – The Intrigues, Melvin Brown & Sammie Relford etc.

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