Monthly Archives: July 2020

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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“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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“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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“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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“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

Moses Patrou

“Stand by Lover” (SoulTune) 7′

Soul Tune is very excited to present Moses Patrou´s first 45 on Soul Tune Records! The New York native delivers two sides of classic soul that gets under your skin and get stuck in your head whether you like it or not! 

Catalog: ST4504
Release Date: 5th June 2020

Play-List 6/7/20

Gregory Porter / Ahmend Sirour “1960 What” (Remix 2020)
Larose Jackson “How did get here” (Daptone Records) 7’
Jimi Tenor “Sugar and spice” (Philophon) 7’
Impulse “I really love you”(Kandi) 7′
Richard Marks “Don’t take it out on me” (NowAgain records LP)
Sharon McMahan “I had no choice” (Hayley) 7’
The Harlem Gospel Travelers “Nothing but his love” (Colemine Records)
Helen Merrill “Vera cruz” (Inner City) LP
Darrell Banks “It’s Not Fair To Me” (Cannonball) 7′
Rance Allen Group “Peace of mind” (Capitol Records LP)
Creation Station “Can’t you see” (Rocking Horse Records) LP
Carmichael Musiclover “Lifeline” (Special Edit)
Dutch Robinson “EGO” (Izipho Soul Records) 7’
Living Funk “Fool’s Love” (Symphonical) LP
Mellow Madness Band “I see it comimg” (Balto-Soul Records)
The Sounds of San Francisco Christian Center “Joy” (Cultures Of Soul) LP
William Becton “Be Encouraged” (2020 Mix)
Ray Alexander Technique “I don’t bite” (NowAgain Records) LP
Taste Of Love “Love meditation” (Symphonical) LP
Sound of SuperBad “I want’ cha” (Izipho Soul Records) 7’
Ray Alexander Technique “Taking the long way home” (NowAgain Records) LP
K. Avett “Time won’t wait” (K.Avett Music Group)
Walter Jackson “Forget the girl” (Kent)
The Albert “One Life” (Perception Records) LP
Willie Scott The Birmingham Spirituals “Keep your faith to the sky” (Luaka Bop) LP
Richard Marks “Speak now” (NowAgain records LP)
Black Soul Express “When I left you” (Black Soul Express Records) 7’
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra feat. Josephine Oniyama
“Badder Weather” (Gondwana Records) 7’
Lady Blackbird “Blackbird” (Foremost Poets 2020 Remix)