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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Cooperettes & The Toppiks

“Win all your love” (Soul Junction) 7′ SJ1009
Release Date: Monday October 23rd 2017

The Cooperettes were four sisters, Janette, Angela, Debbie and Tina Cooper from Germantown PA. Who began their singing career under the guidance of their mother Ethyl. Originally performing gospel as The Little Cooperettes they dropped the ‘Little’ when they switched to secular music. Still under the wing of the matriarchal Ethyl Cooper they signed to the management of respected Philly radio disc-jockey and entrepreneur Sonny Hopson (The Mighty Burner) securing a recording deal with Brunswick Records in 1966.

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Scoot Groove feat: Al Hudson & One Way

“So glad”/ “Oceans of thoughts and dreams”  (Scoot Grooves) 7′

Many Young artists today are copying the funk soul of yesteryear quite successfully,
it’s not necessary to name names or bash their sonic efforts.
But just know Al Hudson & One Way are the real deal.
There’s no need to educate them on this era of music, they were THERE in the thick of it and more importantly still kicking today.

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Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul


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In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music. It was a deeply segregated city, ill at ease with the modern world and yet to adjust to the era of civil rights and racial integration. Stax Records offered an escape from the turmoil of the real world for many soul and blues musicians, with much of the music created there becoming the soundtrack to the civil rights movements. Continue reading Memphis 68: The Tragedy of Southern Soul