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Bettye Swann

Label:  Soul4Real Records
Catalog: S4R16 
Release Date: Sept 2021
Format: 7’

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. 

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Willie Williams

“Give It All I Got”/ “Do You Understand”   

Label: Soul Junction Records – Catalog: SJ545 – Release Date: 27th Sept 2021 – Format 7’

Blind, Chicago soul singer Willie Williams was first discovered performing in clubs in and around the Windy City. He was signed to ABC records by their A&R Director for the Midwest Johnny Pate a former Jazz bassist, independent producer, arranger and songwriter in his own right.

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Josi Dias and The Kevin Fingier Collective

“Um Brilho Novo / Rua Nova Barão”

Label:  Fingier
Catalog: FNGR-004
Release Date: 1st October 2021
Format: 7’

Acid Jazz are excited to share with you the new 7” by our subsidiary label Fingier Records. So far The Kevin Fingier Collective (Argentina) has sold out the first three singles they’ve released (Last one sold 1500 copies in just one month) and we’re very excited with this new one which is with the Brazilian singer Josi Dias. Um Brilho Novo is available for radio play if of interest. Please do let me know what you think.

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The McClintons

“Love doctor” /It’s all in your mind” /Recollections” / “Funky time Saturday night’

Label:7th Galaxy  – Catalog:SDE59 – Release Date: Sept 2021 – Format 12’ 

Welcome to our last instalment from Eryk and Antoinette McClinton. Brother and sister duo who recorded these demo tracks with Detroit legends Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey. Recorded around 1979 these cuts were a spotlight on the duos talents, hoping land them a record deal. 

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The Decisions

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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Frank “Lee” Hurst

DD016 Lee Hurst ‘ Whole Lotta Your Love’ / Terry & The Pyrates ‘Someone’

London Ontario’s Frank “Lee” Hurst cut his teeth playing in such Canadian bands as Pepper Tree, which developed a following on the Ontario dance circuit

While known as a bassist, Lee’s soulful vocals eventually caught the ear of record exec Merv Buchanan, who laid down two of Lee’s originals – “Whole Lotta Your Love” & “Saturday’s Wild.”

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