Monthly Archives: January 2021

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie LP

Label: Tidal Waves Music
Release Date: 16th April 2021

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie is an American drummer that needs little introduction. At an early age he began hitting cans with sticks and learned the elements of drumming techniques from overhearing lessons being given. Considered an influential and innovativesoul-jazz-funk musician, he is known for his precise musical time keepingand his signature/unique drumming techniques… consideredone of the greatest drummers of his generation, in 2013 he was inducted into the ‘Modern Drummer’ Hall of Fame.

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Dean Parrish


“It’s Time – Purple Mountain Majesty”/ “Purple Mountain Majesty”

Catalog: AJX5646
Release Date: 5th February 2021

“10 years since we released his last magnificent northern soul classic the legend (and there’s not really many people who deserve that epithet) Dean Parrish is back with possible the best record of his career. 
Controversial I admit, but listen to it first before you disagree with me!” 
Eddie Piller 

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The Weaver’s of Dreams

“Weavers of dreams” / “We could be a giant”

Label: Carousel Concepts
Catalog: SDE55
Release Date: Out Now

Al Hough was born in the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, La. His grandfather was the popular jazz composer and pianist, Eddie Jackson, whose band RCA Victor recorded as its original mobile session in the early 1920’s. Al’s dad – Al Sr.- was a vocalist with the famous ‘Sons of the South’ quartet in the ’40’s. When he was still a child, Al’s family left the Jim Crow south and headed North to New York City, Harlem (that dusky sash across Manhattan -Langston Hughes).

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Jesse James

“(The Girl In) Clinton Park”/ “Just As Long As We’re In Love”

Jesse James rides again!

Label: Soul Junction Records
Catalog: SJ543
Release Date: 25th January 2021

Rejoining the Soul Junction label to bring you his previously unreleased original version of the song “(The Girl In) Clinton Park”
The song is more widely known through the version recorded by the group Masterplan in 1974 as part of their trilogy of 45 releases on the West Coast Fos-Glo label, with this particular release being later picked up and released on The East Coast Delite label.

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Label: IZIPHO SOUL RECORDS
Catalog: ZP56
Release Date: 8th January 2021

IZIPHO SOUL RECORDS are thrilled to collaborate once again with Sound Of Superbad. If you thought ‘I Want ‘Cha’ was great, the bar has well and truly been raised with ‘Vibration’!
We are honoured to welcome Chicago-based singer extraordinaire Robert IMtume Owens. Robert’s rich and mellifluous voice, layered over Sound Of Superbad’s sophisticated production values are a match made in musical heaven.

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JOSIE FALBO

“This is real” / What you do to me”

Label: IZIPHO SOUL RECORDS
Catalog: 57
Release Date: 8th January 2021

Josie Falbo is, and has been one of Chicago’s busiest studio singers for over 35 years. A decade ago, Josie released an album on Southport Records entitled ‘Taylor Street’, named after Chicago’s Little Italy area where she grew up.

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