‘You & me’ /‘Say We’ll Stay’
Label: Izipho Soul Records
Catalogue Number: ZP-93
Release Date: 9th June 2023
Legendary Memphis soul brothers William, Bertram and Randy Brown released an album under the group name TEN-63 entitled Facing The Music,it was published in 2009, but recorded sometime earlier.
You & me and our pick for the flip Say We’ll Stay are beautifully constructed songs with each of the Brown brothers serving up a solo part, it cannot be denied their contrasting vocal styles and harmonies are supreme in the extreme!
The Browns’ contribution to the Memphis music scene is etched in history. William, who sadly passed away in 2015 was a member of The Mad Lads. Randy and Bertram were members of The Newcomers, Bertram went on to be a part of soul funk group Kwick and of course Randy had a glittering solo career with LPs on Parachute, Chocolate City and Stax as well as numerous singles; he is regarded by many as being one of the finest vocalists of his genre.
If you buy one Izipho Soul record this year, please consider this one and support our musical heroes Randy and Bertram.
Thanks to Mick O’Donnell (Soul Discovery) for playing such an important role in the conceptual stage of this vinyl project. Mick and Mark Merry have been championing TEN-63 for years.
My thanks as always goes to Mark Allbones for the stupendous label design and vinyl logistics.
Recent photo of Randy & Bertram courtesy of Andy Tats Taylor
If you have any questions please get in touch.