Monthly Archives: February 2019

James Lately/Gil Billingsley

The topside, from James lately, is a previously unreleased on vinyl mix ‘without strings’ which has a haunting ‘islands’ feel, just perfect for today’s dancefloors.

The flipside from Gil Billingsley has long been a crossover favourite, championed on the UK soul scene by such renowned DJ’s as Keith Money and Chris Anderton

The Radiations

It is with great pleasure that we announce the latest Diggin’ Deep 45. A pair of excellent group Soul tracks, available to pre order on 23rd September 2019.

The top side, ‘That’s The Way (Our Love Is)’ is a blistering, midtempo, number from The Radiations, a New York based vocal group, famed for their much loved 1969 outing on Valise ‘Love Be Not a Stranger’. This previously unissued record has been very well received by lovers of group and ‘crossover’ soul whenever it’s been played out. It’s bound to be a winner in discerning soul circles.

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It is no exaggeration to say that Dave was one of the most influential, if somewhat controversial, figures on the UK Soul scene.  He will mainly be remembered for promoting Tamla Motown in this country and coining the terms ‘Northern’ and ‘Deep’ Soul.  No mean feat!

His contribution to ‘Soul Journalism’ was exceptional and his ability to unearth or exposure underrated talent was legendary.

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Art Jerry Miller

Art Jerry Miller, born in 1945, was a Memphis pianist/organist, who often worked at Royal Studios for Hi Records. He started out as part of the Hi studios band, writing the smash hit ‘Up Hard’ for Willie Mitchell. 

His own LP ‘Rated X’ was recorded for the Stax-associated Enterprise label in 1969, probably recorded at the Hi studio with the group’s own musicians augmented with Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love.  The Enterprise LP spawned a solitary single ‘Finger Lickin Good’ (until today his sole release on the 45 format).

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Barbara Howard

“On The Rise” LP (Remined Records) – Colemine Records

Catalog: RMND-12002
Release Date: 2/15/2019

Barbara Howard’s On The Rise is more than just another rare soul LP. It’s a love story. It’s a dream. It was an attempt to break through. And although Barbara certainly never became a star, one song did become a staple in rare soul and funk DJ sets, keeping interest in Barbara Howard just under the surface. And as fate would have it in 2016, a sealed copy of the LP would find its way into Plaid Room Records in Loveland, OH and kick start the revival of her story and her music. 

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Durand Jones & The Indications

“Don’t you know” / “True Love” (Colemine) 7’

Catalog: CLMN-172
Release Date: 15/2/2019

The lead single from the sophomore LP from Durand Jones & The Indications has everything you could ask for: dual lead vocals from Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer, a danceable beat, and super sweet soul harmonies that won’t soon leave your ear or turntable. It’s familiar yet modern and it’s truly beautiful seeing these guys push soul music forward with their second LP!