Monthly Archives: January 2017

Robert Montgomery & Chain Reaction

“I Need You Girl” SJ1007

Release Date: Monday January 30th 2017

Robert Montgomery is a Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Producer, Keyboard and Organ Instrumentalist, who began his music career in his early teens jamming with local bands in his small hometown of Rome, Georgia. The most notable being “The Sons of Aries”. Performing their own blend of rock, soul, and jazz, kept them very busy throughout the southeastern states.  Continue reading Robert Montgomery & Chain Reaction

Manhattan Soul Volume 3


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Various Artists
Release Date: 27th January 2017

Various Artists – Kent Records
These New York labels were at the inception of soul music and continued to release excellent tracks until the disco era.

Scepter/Wand and Musicor/Dynamo were quintessential New York soul labels. Their common link was Luther Dixon, who set Scepter on the right path with the Shirelles and followed up with success for Tommy Hunt, Chuck Jackson, Dionne Warwick and Maxine Brown. He split for Musicor in 1966 where he got the Platters, Tommy Hunt and Inez and Charlie Foxx back into the charts. Continue reading Manhattan Soul Volume 3

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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Durand Jones & The Indications LP

Bayou-born soul sensation, Durand Jones, is bringing his raw energy to Colemine Records. Making their self titled debut, Durand Jones & The Indications pair soaring vocal work with dusty drums, slinking guitars and screaming organs resulting in a blend of deep soul and heavy funk. With a stellar background in gospel, Jones got his start in the church, singing in the choir of his hometown in rural Louisiana. When his music career took him to Bloomington, Indiana, he was selected Continue reading Durand Jones & The Indications LP

Energy MC2

“If You Break It/Other Side Of The Mirror” SJ536

Release Date: Monday December 12th 2016

‘Energy MC2’ began as an energetic bunch of 10 and 11 year old neighborhood kids, who initially formed a band under the name of ‘Congressional Funk’ while still attending elementary school. The founding members were Vincent Bonham, Opelton Parker (the brother of Ray Parker Jr) and brothers Ufuomo and Eric Wallace, with the later addition of a further member Fred Gordon. A little over a year later, Continue reading Energy MC2