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The Edwards Generation

‘Get Up, Get Up’

Label: Cordial Recordings – Catalog: CORD7025 – Release Date: Out Now – Format: 7’

We decided at the beginning to release it as a single and not to include it on the vinyl release album. It is included on the CD version. It’s a sprightly energetic warm song that’s lifts your spirit on listens. We’ve also included ‘Get Up On The Dancefloor’ on the flip because we’ve had a lot feedback on this being the best cut on the vinyl album.

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Gail Lou

‘I still love’ /‘Instrumental’ 

Label: Tesla Groove International / Cannonball Records / 4Quarti Catalog: QQT004 – Release Date: May 2021 – Format: 7’

A pumping ground-to-air dance missile written and produced at the dawn of the new  century by a duo with some huge music background. Hailing from Montclair State University, Gail Lou is an acclaimed performer, musical director and vocal coach. Her vocal performances in Tri-State’s recording sector, as both lead singer and background vocalist, span from R&B, Gospel, Jazz, to Soul and electronic Dance.

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Coco Collier

‘Here Comes The Rain’ / ‘Instrumental’ 

Label: Tesla Groove International / Cannonball Records / 4Quarti Catalog: TSL011 – Release Date: May 2021 – Format: 7’

The amazing singer from our best selling artists duo The Swans of New England delivers this stunning soul take on the Eurithmycs classic from the 80’s givin’ evidence that soul music can turn everything from average limestone bricks to precious gold bars.

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Steve Mancha

‘That’s Why I Love you’

Label: Tesla Groove International / Cannonball Records / 4Quarti Catalog: CBLL033 – Release Date: May 2021 – Format: 7’

Here we go with another little number within our Detroit series. There’s not much more we can say about Steve Mancha and his career that was not not already said by folks way more knowledgeable than us in the scene. Just the little detail about this one, which was recorded short after he left Motown to work with Don Davis after several troubled attempts to hit the charts with quite a few songs and performing combos.

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The Chestnut Brothers

The Chestnut Brothers (Al and Ty) are a very talented singing, songwriting, production team born in Columbia, South Carolina and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They have entertained audiences in major U.S. cities, throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and Middle East. In addition to major label affiliation with Paramount, Mercury and MCA Records, they have been privileged to perform and record with a vast array of artists such as Luther Vandross, Grover Washington, Jr., Najee, The Oak Ridge Boys, Harry Connick, Jr., James Ingram, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Trammps, Billy Paul, Nile Rogers, Phil Perry, B.B. King, L.L. Cool J, Cheap Trick and Pete Seeger to name a few.

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Jessie Laine Powell feat Marion Meadows

‘Love Supreme’

The new release begins with featured Jazz saxophonist Marion Meadows, embracing us with a beautiful intro that breathes life into this melodic song. Jessie’s smooth and soulful voice, brings you into her world by examining a relationship based on a deeper love.  A love so great upon your first meeting, you feel that you already know the one you’re involved with.

The song is not only referencing a relationship on a spiritual level, but one where beautiful lyrics and smooth musicianship intersect. With “Love Supreme”, Jessie speaks of a relationship so awesome, that it can only come from up above. If you have the kind of relationship Jessie speaks of, be sure to treasure it, because nothing is promised.

Steve Wonder & Bernadette Bascom
‘I don’t wanna lose your love’/ ‘Seattle sunshine’/ ‘ I need you’ / ‘ How long will it take’

Label: Izipho Soul – Catalog: ZP58 – Release: 3rd April 2021 – Format: 10” Vinyl EP

Capturing the years 1979 to 1981 EP Packaged in a gloss laminated picture sleeve, with insert featuring The Seattle Times review of that amazing night in March 1979, when supreme superstar Stevie Wonder took to the stage, plus Bernadette’s incredible and inspirational story. As an extra gift you also get a ‘Bernadette Bascom’ branded pen! 10” vinyl.

Roz Ryan

‘Life after love’ / Sky high’

Label: 7th Galaxy – Catalog: SDE56 – Release: April 2021 – Format: 7’

Welcome to the 2nd release in the Roz Ryan studio reel discovery from 1980. Produced by the mighty Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey their production skills and arrangements never fail to delivery, and they always throw in a breakdown to keep it funky.

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BOBBE GREEN

‘Life is Beautiful and Other Classics’

Bobbe Green born Richard Robert Green in the Bronx, NY, studied radio, journalism, and musical theater at Emerson College, in Boston, MA. Although he majored in Mass Communications, he pursued a career in music while attending Emerson, and worked as a “roadie” with local artists such as, New Edition, Jozun Crew, Planet Patrol, Hypertension and the Energetics. However, Bobbe watched and learned from these seasoned artists and consequently developed his own style. .

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