“Shake it off”(live performance) / “You’re my dream” (live performance)
Label: Epsilon Records Catalog: EPS007 Release Date: 4th October 2021 Format: 7’
Lead vocalist and saxophone player for Fabulous Souls Ira Raibon has been a Newport Beach/Irvine/South Orange County, USA, resident music teacher/writer/performer over decades. In 1974, as Woodwind Instructor he was an original faculty member of the now defunct, Newport Institute of the Arts in Corona Del Mar.
“Just me and you” / “Stay there and try to be strong”
Label: Hit & Run Records Catalog: HR 1533 Release Date: September 2021 Format: 7’
Mary Gresham has always been a special artist for this label and for Soulscape. It was her great ‘I’ll Never Let You Walk Alone’ from the CD that convinced me to restart the label back in 2009; since then she’s become a much-loved lady amongst collectors worldwide and so I’m really pleased to be able to commit to vinyl another 2 of her unreleased cuts from the CD.
Label: Chump Change Records Release Date: 2022 Format: CD
The highly reputable and influential jazz drummer and record producer Paul Tillman Smith noted that the ‘Sounds of Oakland’ CD was inspired by a comment made by a former President of the United States, who called Oakland the worst city in America. “He said it twice on national TV,” said Smith. “Hearing those words from a sitting President was unbelievable to me.” The comment prompted Smith to share the truth as he knows it: “Oakland has been a creative hotbed for beautiful, original music for decades.”
Label: Izipho Soul Records Catalog: ZP68 Release Date:30th September 2021 Format: 7’
In 2011, Dallas based singer, songwriter DEREK DAMIAN recorded the anthemic Whatcha wanna do”. Izipho aficionados will know that we released “Whatcha wanna do” in January 2019 and it sold out in 48 hours! On the flip ‘The Baritone of Love’ keeps the bar raised high with In my life” from 2013, this mid tempo winner glides along with soulful ease. Don’t spend £100 on the only copy on Discogs, grab this new release for the different B Side and label colours. Patrick Biggerstaff
Whilst reflecting influences as varied as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan, Los Angeles-based Lady Blackbird (aka Marley Munroe) possesses a style and emotional intensity that is very much her own. Her debut album Black Acid Soul presents a wholly fresh take on the jazz vocal idiom from an artist blessed with a bold, unmistakeable voice.
Label: Kent Records Catalog: CDKENT497 Release Date: 29th October 2021 Format: CD
It’s been almost three years since Sean Hampsey and the Southern (California) Soul Spinners created “This Is Lowrider Soul” for Kent Records, and the ensuing acclaim and enjoyment have made this second volume essential.
This quarter from Washington D.C. formed while students at Francis Cardoza High Schoolwhere they used sing their sweet style around the school corridors, honing their craft until a faculty member spotted them.
Was born 9/29/1960 and I started singing in church in the choir around the age of 10. I also played drums, clarinet and saxophone in school. I served 5 years in the United States Air Force. I am the father of 2 amazing daughters. I started singing professionally in 2011 in local venues in Nashville.
Label: CDC Productions & Izipho Soul Records Release Date: 8th October 2021 Format: 7’
CDC Productions & Izipho Soul Records are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated album by Cornell CC Carter! It is amazing what CC and his team have accomplished on this project, especially during the big lockdown
Bettye Swann’s heart has been broken lots of times; we know this because we’ve heard it break on many of her records. Bettye’s voice captures these moments perfectly, her delivery is soft and sensitive, almost country, giving it a realness that you can almost touch.