Monthly Archives: August 2020

Kenny Carter


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Kenny Carter
Featured Track: ""Don’t go ”/“What’s that on your finger”/ “You’d better get hip girl ”/ "I've gotta find her"…"
Release Date: 25th Sept 2020

Showdown – The Complete 1966 RCA Recordings
Catalogue: CDKEND 491

The massively admired Kenny Carter had three singles issued on RCA in 1966 but actually recorded 22 sides. Those singles and some previously unreleased tracks have made him a cult figure among soul connoisseurs. At last, we have the complete RCA sessions for you

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JAY “MACHINE” STOVALL

“Get On Out There”/”Why” (Cannonball Records) 7′

Catalog: CBLL031
Release Date: Out Early October 2020

Two amazing early 80’s modern disco/soul unissued tracksJay Machine Stovall, now available to pre-order from Cannonball New York! The original voices that brought you the club hit: There But For the Grace of God Go I. I hooked up early this year with Jay Stovall via his really good friend Paris Ford who told me he had some unreleased material for us to listen to.I was a bit nervous when I first call Jay the first time, It’s not everyday you talk to someone who had a Hit record. We’ve spent hours on the phone and we’ve connected immediately, like when you talk to someone who knows you for years.

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IZIPHO SOUL RECORDS

Eddie Floyd “Guess it wasn’t meant to be”
Barbara Carr & Roy Roberts “It’s only you”

Catalog: ZP-47
Release Date: 21st August 2020

In 1978 Roy Roberts produced a song for soul music legend Eddie Floyd, this melancholy storyliner has languished in the vaults for over forty years. IZIPHO SOUL are thrilled to release on a 45 and continue our Rock House Records licensed collaboration.  Southern soul legends continue on the other side in the form of Barbara Carr and Roy himself dueting on the supreme mid-pacer ‘It’s Only You’ – 250 collectors copies pressed for the Real Soul heads. 

Please note ‘Guess It Was Never Meant To Be’ has been restored from the original tape to it’s best possible quality; unrepairable damage is evident in the final parts.

Patrick Biggerstaff

Bill Brown and The Soul Injection

“Dreamworld Fantasies” / “Stay off the moon” (Brownstone Records) 7′

Catalog: SDE-51
Release Date: Please note this is a pre order that’s due around the next six weeks

Bill Brown and Al Hall Jr met around 1971, they were both in south central L.A and shared the same apartment building, also in the same building was Doug Carn and brownstone singer billy Wilson. These studio sessions were don’t at Paramount studios Hollywood where Al Hall Jr was working for producer Art Smith A&C music.

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Vintage League Music Records

Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers featuring Brother GoodLove
“As far as we know”

Alan Evans, multi instrumentalist / songwriter / engineer / producer from bands Soulive , Alan Evans Trio , Matador Soul Sounds returns with a new single “Good Thang’ as his alter ego Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers on Vintage League Music. ‘Good Thang’ is a 3 minute head bopping funk cut that features vocal powerhouse Kim Dawson (Matador Soul Sounds, Pimps of Joytime) and Alan Evans on bass, drums & guitar. This new single is released on June 5 and is being pressed up as a 7” vinyl single distributed worldwide by Fat Beats. With a full-length Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers album on the way.

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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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George Jackson In Memphis

Catalogue: KENT 521

The great singer/songwriter’s essential 70s recordings for Sounds Of Memphis.

In many ways, George Jackson’s early career was always in Memphis. When he decided to leave his hometown of Greenville, Mississippi, he moved there. It was in Memphis that he first hooked up with Dan Greer and began to write songs for Goldwax Records, where the pair also recorded as George & Greer.

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Listeners Reviews

 

Antonis Lioumis
I am writing from Athens, Greece, where soul music is almost a non-existing genre. Following you from Solar era, you cannot understand how much happy you made me with your come back. Needless to say you’re my #1 DJ.
No-one can make this blend and create the mood as you do.

Thank you so much!!!!

Ray Brown…..Northampton
I kept looking for you Mick after you left solar radio and at last I have found you sunshine in the gloom of the virus. As wonderful as ever

Mark Swanson….UK
Welcome back Mick, I missed your show and musical taste. I share the passion you have for quality soul music and am glad your back. I really enjoy your show and how you give quality soul music and soul artists the exposure they do not get elsewhere. Hope you are well and take care.

Sean Truman…UK
Hi Mick just wanna say we are still playing your Mixcloud podcasts from 2008 and just like to say you were so ahead of your time playing your selections we play your music all day long and they still sound fresh , not sure what your doing now on the radio but you need to come back , quality music with a capital Q Fantastic hope you get this message

Peter Churchill….Stockholm Sweden
I’ve been Collecting and listening to soul for 40 years, I’ve listened to your show for many years and it just gets better, you just Keep finding tracks that blow me away for ex Karan Clarke “He loves me” Willie Hutch, “I can sho can give love” Sandra Richardson, Madeleine Bell etc, I’m hard to please but you just about knock it on the Head for me. I was a regular tourer in the 80s seeing and enjoying all the top artist , Jean Carn, Maze, Patti, Shirley Brown, Bobby Womack, Barry W, Incognito, PAZ the amazing Jazz Q, LSG, Gladys, Luther V and many more amazing gigs with a lot of goosebumps and fantastic memories.
Them times are difficult too experience again but that doesn’t mean theres not a lot off quality top soul artist out there today, its just a big act to follow.

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