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.
“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
Label: Carousel Concepts Catalog: SDE55 Release Date: Per Order
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).
Soul Discovery Upcoming Shows: 4pm-6pm Sat 6th February 2021 Sat 20th February 2021
Totally Wired Radio (TWR) is the new radio station from Acid Jazz, the seminal East London record company which is currently celebrating its 30th birthday. The station takes its name from the ground-breaking series of albums launched by Eddie Piller and his original partner in the label which became a byword for creative eclecticism. TWR is the audio companion to Fred Perry Subculture – promoting independence, individuality and identity. From Punk to Funk, Jazz to Reggae, Hip Hop to Gospel and a whole lot more in-between. Music across the genres and music across the boundaries.
“(The Girl In) Clinton Park”/ “Just As Long As We’re In Love”
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.
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.
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.
Back in the day there were many artists whose music never made it to the mainstream but deserve to be noted. These groups produced some of the best music of the day, however, they were never able to sign with a major record label. Everyone knows about the major groups who climbed the charts from Motown, Stax, Buddha, and other major labels. There were quite a few whose music was played on “local” R&B radio stations but never reached the national scene. Many of these artists received more recognition in Europe than was afforded them here in the USA. Although a couple were signed with the major labels, they were never “marketed”. In fact, there were even a few from right here in Boston, Massachusetts…… Those I will get to later.
Catalog: CLMN-12041 Release Date: 19th February 2021
We are very excited to present Brighter Days Ahead! A 22 track compilation featuring many of the digital singles we released in 2020 during the pandemic. The indie-exclusive is limited to 1500 copies and is pressed on beautiful random colored vinyl. If you purchased Monophonics’ It’s Only Us earlier this year, you know how cool the random pressings can be 🙂
Happy new year everyone, we now have the eagerly awaited Frankie, two previously unissued tracks for us to share with you guys, the part we get lots of pleasure from, as you are all aware by now the label is based around frank virtue studios in Philly, we are honouring this great man with this track for everything he was responsible for and all contributed for the music coming out of Philly the man and his associates gave us thousands of memorable tunes and here is another, with your dancer on one side with its gill Scott heron feel to the moody deep soul masterpiece sounding like teddy pendergras on the other am sure NBS003BL is another smash, born in Philly evolving in Scotland. North Broad St Records