Great news!

Soul Discovery will be broadcasting again from the website, starting from… 8th July 2020 and every fortnight thereafter!

The essential ingredient that has made Soul Discovery a success is its passion.

The show’s passion and dedication to its music, artists, producers and record labels make it not only unique but involving, enabling listeners to really absorb themselves, tapping into their emotions and taking them on discoveries of their own. The show incorporates exclusive tunes and interviews in the sub-genres of Gospel, upfront soul & R&B, whilst dipping into forgotten gems and unearthing the new and the rare.

Zanini, Lemons & Cobby
Cannonball Records / 4Quarti Recordings TSL007
A: Zanini & Lemons Tesla BeatsSide / B: Steve Cobby Lockdown MixOut
7”/33rpm – Out September 2020

It was mid march and Italy was about to face what turned out to be a 4 months long pandemic lockdown. I remember I was in Uk that weekend when our government started to shut down the country progeressively and my area was among the first ones regulated by a strict nobody-in nobody-out rule. Short after China, Italy has been the first country to get involved in this massive international pandemic control effort, followed by Spain, Uk and Usa. At that time the information filtering out was uncertain, uncomplete to say the least. I really didn’t know whether I would have been allowed to come back home.

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Play-List 5/8/20

Brenda Boykin “Love is in town” (Chinchin Records) LP
Music Makers Band – (Kenny Dope extended mix)
“You can be” (NowAgain Records) LP
Elbowed Out (feat. Sam Chambliss) “All men don’t love the same”
(Soul Junction Records) 7′
Lee Fields & The Expressions “The one who’s hurting me”(Big Crown Records) 7’
Moses Patrou “Stand by Lover “ (Soul Tune )7’
Tre Williams “In the heat of the moment” (Advanage Recordings)

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Sound Clips
“First Nanas” / “Let the drum remind you” / “Kaleidoscopic Universe” / “Serenity”

Mausiki Scales, keyboardist and founder/musical director of the celebrated Atlanta-based afrobeat/funk ensemble, Common Ground Collective, is excited to announce the upcoming release of his latest album and second solo record WestWest Africa. The album was written, arranged and produced by Mausiki Scales. Vocalists on the project include Julie Dexter, Brenda Moorer, and Akua Taylor. WestWest Africa also highlights the musicianship of Russell Gunn, Morgan Guerin, Kebbi Williams, Quinn Masonry, Ra Flautista, Alex Jones, Ali Barr, Edgar Clark Jr., Reginald Starling, and Kenton Bostick.

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Play-List 22/7/20

Kashmere Stage Band “Ain’t no sunshine” (NowAgain) LP
Rev Harvey Gates “It’s hard to live in this old world” (Acpuarian) 7’
Reggie Boone “No more” (Momma Momma Music)
Mausiki Scales “”Let the drum remind you” (555232 Records DK)
Elbowed Out (feat. Sam Chambliss) “All men don’t love the same”
(Soul Junction Records) 7′
Lamont Dozier, Jr ”I’m Gonna Take My Time”

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LAMONT DOZIER, JR.

“Why Can’t We Be Lovers”/”I’m Gonna Take My Time”

Release Date: 24th July 2020

When it comes to enduring musical legacies, it’s always inspiring when the melodic, grooving evergreen apples drop so close to the tree. The son and namesake of legendary singer, songwriter and record producer Lamont Dozier – one third of the famed Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting and production team – Lamont Dozier, Jr. grew up a child of Motown, steeped in and influenced by gospel, jazz and old-school R&B and immersing in the magic and creative mentorship of the likes of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross.

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SYL JOHNSON

“Try My Love Again” /” Starting Tomorrow” (Hit and Run Records) 7′

Catalog: HR 1519
Release Date: 1st August 2020

Flying back from a US buying trip through Chicago, one afternoon I went to see Syl. He gave me a CDR with these 2 unreleased tracks on and they’ve been with me waiting on a  release ever since. 

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Elbowed-Out

“All Men Don’t Love The Same/Believe It”   (Soul Junction Records) 7′

Catalog: SJ542
Release Date: 17th August 2020

Soul Junction’s involvement with Elbowed-Out stretches as far back as 2012 when during the licensing of the hugely popular Oliver Cheatham release “Don’t Pop The Question (If You Can’t Take The Answer), we were first introduced to Detroiter William . R. Miller (Bill) the songs producer and Oliver’s cousin.

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RONN COLBERT

“Just one kiss away” / “Tell me what I wanna hear” (IZIPHO Soul Records) 7’

Catalog: ZP-38
Release Date: 31st July 2020

The eagerly awaited follow up to the unreleased Ronn Colbert 7 inch earlier this year – we complete the circle with a reissue of the proven rarity from 1981 on Silk City Sound. ‘Just One Kiss Away’ is a two step sensation. ’Tell Me What I Wanna Hear’ an ultra soulful sparring between Ronn & Selah Colbert.

Patrick Biggerstaff
sales@zippromotions.co.uk