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Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign

“That is Why” /“69cents”

Label: Monument – Catalog: SDE58 – Release Date: out now – Format: 7′

This is a pre order. Expected release date is August 16th. The Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign evolved from four musicians who were best friends and all left high school together to play in a band back in early 1970. Matthew Watson, Tony Roberts, Boobie Townsend and Ricky Jackson were soon joined by Lester Johnson after his tour of duty with the US Army came to an end. Shortly after that they added Pam Tanner, Henry Leon Miles and Ron Hedricks to complete the original Funk Campaign.

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Crystal ball originally recorded in 1990 by Frankie Gaye (RIP) and now totally reconstructed by maestro Nigel Lowis – the ‘Marvinesque flavas’ on this composition are outstanding! On the flip is WHAT GOES AROUND, the superior remix of this song by the late Clive Scott.​​​​​​​ Limited to 300 copies​​​​​​​. A donation from sales of these records will be made to a local charity PSDS who provide support for children with down syndrome and their families. To find out more about this amazing charity copy and paste this link​​​​​​​


“Because you’re you” /“Love I lost”

Label: The Preservation Project – Catalog: PP011 – Release Date: 30th July 2021 – Format: 7′

We are back with two Soul sides for you for our 11th regular 7″ release.

Both are a perfect fit for the Soul scene. Side A features Maggtapp’s previously unreleased “Because You’re You.” This is a strong female vox lead sublime Modern Soul groover. It features a steady beat and a spacious arrangement – just drums, bass, electric piano, and organ – that lets the vocals float on top of it. It definitely could be a demo or a temporary mix down, as it could be a bit more fleshed out, but it is really quite good as is.

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Teri Tobin

There are layers to award-winning, soul singer/songwriter Teri Tobin.  Each layer reveals a lusher depth, a more meaningful experience, an expressive passion and an abiding generosity, in Tobin’s music and womanhood.  All of who Tobin is and what she’s lived through comes through her testimonial verses and agile instrument. 

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The Decisions are a group from Atlanta, Georgia comprising of Hildred Thomason, Fred White, Henry Little and Howard Simpson and Harvey Poole. Harvey Poole went on to join the US Military. They formed at S.H. Archer High School and graduated in 1965. Over the years these 5 young men went on to start their own Record Label – York Records in the late 60s.

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The Album was never intended be found a “lost and found” masterpiece. That’s just way things turned out”

In the very beginning there was never going to be album. Ex-Drizabone producer and songwrite extraordinaire Vince Garcia had put himself in a self imposed musical exile and instead of his beloved London was living in Yorkshire in a hotel and restaurant business.

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Jesse James

“If a man ever loved a woman (Baby I love you)”/ “I don’t want a divided love”

Label: Soul Junction Records – Catalog: SJ544 – Release Date: Monday 12th July 2021 Format: 7”

Jesse James returns with the follow up to his hugely acclaimed previous release “(The Girl In) Clinton Park” SJ543. Once again, it’s another previously unissued recording found and taken from the same 1971 Searra Sound Studio session tape as “Clinton Park”. The title of this latest offering is “IF a Man Ever Loved A Woman (Baby I Love You)” which is a splendid cover version of a song previously recorded by Dallas, Texas recording artist Bobby Patterson.

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North Broad Street (NBS) #5 is two previously unissued tracks brought to you from two reels NBS where very lucky to receive from Cali with 4 wonderful tracks.

NBS are on their 4th sell out release. Their mantra is simply good soul music, which undersells their product to date, which has been nothing short of sensational soul music. Their previous release, the first going under the banner of Detroit Soul Renaissance releases is gaining worldwide acclaim, bringing exposure to Cynthia Girty and Arenita Walker who until now had been unsung heroes to all but the most knowledgeable soul fans, their lineage only relatively recently been exposed by some of the best soul sleuths out there, a great example of these crazy collectors.

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