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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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

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

Sharon McMahan

“Be thankful 4 what u got (Boomin’ in the back)”

Im delighted to present my latest contribution……..

As a writer, I always enjoy recording my own songs. But this time around, I felt a real connect with the lyrics and expressions from this soulful seventies sound!  So much so, til I put pen to paper and added a few lines of my own………hope you enjoy listening! 

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Impulse

“I Really Love You/Get The Funk Off My Back”   (Kandi) 7′

Release Date: Now Out

Impulse were (and are still in the main) a group of Milwaukee, Wisconsin musicians who during the 1970’s worked as the backing and touring band for another Milwaukee group The Quadraphonics , who during 1974, recorded a solitary 45 single  “Betcha If You Check It Out/Prove My Love To You”  for the Carl Davis/E. Rodney Jones owned Innovation II Record label. The Quadraphonics 45 would also land a subsequent national distribution on the major Warner Brothers label. The original members of Impulse were Michael Reese (Rhodes Piano and background vocals), Cedrick Rupert (Lead and Rhythm guitar), Jeffrey Williamson (Drums and background vocals) and Robin Gregory (Bass and background vocals).The band would later be joined by John Gee as their lead singer and fellow songwriter. John Gee had begun performing secular music in the late 60’s with another Milwaukee oufit, The Chefs, as their original lead singer from 1967 through to his departure in 1972. 

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