Bill Brown and The Soul Injection
“Dreamworld Fantasies” / “Stay off the moon” (Brownstone Records) 7′
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.
The main distributor for A&C was Accent records. So the Soul Injections very first single “Stay off the moon” was released via Accent, as was Bill Browns “Bip Bam” The group wasn’t that pleased with how Accent handle the releases so Bill took it upon himself to set up his own label called Brownstone records. Many musicians were called in for studio sessions these included Doug Carn, organ; Kirk Lightsey, keyboards; Mel Bolton, guitars; Mel Lee, drums; Al Hall jr (trombones), William ‘Bill’Henderson strings. The label was met with some confrontation from other Hollywood labels and many of the Brownstone releases were told not to hit the shops by Mafia run labels.
Later around 1975 Brownstone released a track by Everyday people feat Alexis “world full of people”….A now cult soul 45 ….We are pleased to give you our last outing for Bill and the Crew. “Dreamworld Fantasies” is a wonderful unissued 1977 modern soul disco tune dreaming of how our lives should be, flip it over and we have given you the rare previously released 1971 single of “Stay off the moon” a political message that still seems relevant today.