Recently Mick invited me to write a column reviewing records that I particularly like and which are keeping me warm at home during these winter nights. So I have selected 20 sides that hopefully some of you may not be familiar with and for those who do know the records, hopefully you will feel I have done them justice.
“Walls that separate our love” (Kent) 7′
Release Date: March 2018
Well it’s been a long time coming, some 20 years since the first public airing, but at long last…the incredible John Edwards – ‘Walls That Separate Our Love’ is to appear on a Vinyl 45 in March of this year.
“Take a little time/”My next step” (Right Combination) 7’
Between The Two was the creation of the late great fashion designer Bill F. Whitten, whom is highly known for his remarkable designs for the following Artist: Michael Jackson, The Jackson’s, E.W.F., Stevie Wonder, etc The band originated from his home town of Bessemer
Alabama, which he relocated all eight of the original group to Hollywood in March of 1977. Continue reading Between The Two
‘Shoulder to cry on’ / ‘Let go’ (ZIPHO SOUL) 7′
We are thrilled to collaborate with one of Cleveland’s hidden gems; Frederick.
Recorded after the highly acclaimed hit single ‘Gentle (Calling Your Name)’ and self titled LP from 1985, we proudly present two slices of sublime soul music!
Ki is one of the most phenomenal artists of the 21st Century. This gifted and powerful author, singer, songwriter and poet of truth has given us a CD that defies categorization. Some would call it Gospel and others musical dramatization… others just hear music. But most call it brilliant.
We Got A Sweet Thing Going On Volume THREE Catalogue #SJCD5014
The third volume of our “We Got A Sweet Thing Going On” series returns with yet another esoteric mix of sweet and group harmony soul. This compilation features both sides of The Scott Three’s in demand rarity “Running Wild (Ain’t Gonna Help You)/Gotta Find A New Love” they are joined by fellow Georgian Robert Montgomery (check out his two recent Soul Junction 45’s) with his previously unissued recording “Love Song About You”. The City of Brotherly Love is heavily represented in this compilation with acts such as The Toppiks with both sides of their desirable Larsam 45 “Give It A Chance To Grow/Surrender” and their previously unissued track “Win All Your Love” a recent release on a Soul Junction 45 (SJ1009) as the flip to The Cooperettes version of the same song, a double dose of Philly soul heaven.
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.
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.
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.