Catalog: SDE54 Release Date: Late December 2020 or early January 2021
Pittsburgh-born Phillip Ballou’s earliest years were spent in the gospel field; after he moved to New York City in the ‘70s, he teamed up with Bennie Diggs and Arthur Freeman, founding members of The New York Community Choir and singer Arnold McCuller to form the group Revelation. The quartet recorded for RSO Records, scoring some R&B success in the US with tracks like “Get Ready For This” and “You To Me Are Everything,” touring the Bee Gees among others.
Catalog: CBLL032 Release Date: November 2020 Format: 7” – 33rpm – 4 tracks Mini E.P. Picture Sleeve w/Booklet
Mr. Mike James Kirkland, a legend who’s dear to our european Soul Community having performed live in Bilbao to a packed Kafe Antzokia in 2015 and counting several tunes in the top list of many great djs. MJK sent us a collection of demos written and produced by himself, his brother Robert and a few other Artists at the dawn of the 90’s which never made to the stage of arrangement/production/release. He said he would have been pleased for us to present our vision and, if the ideas we would submit to him were good enough, then a real project would take off.
TheResonaires, featuring SaundraWilliams on vocals along with members of the Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones, Lee Fields, and Ikebe Shakedown crew!
“Driftin’ on a dream” / “Kick it” (Izipho Soul Records) 7’
Catalog: ZP54 Release Date: 30thOctober 2020
RENA SCOTT, vocalist extraordinaire of international acclaim, treats us to a soulful, jazzy single pulled from her musical vault! Following the success of her 1979 debut LP, Rena was hired to replace Randy Crawford as singer for The Crusaders, then at the peak of their fame. Alongside legends Joe Sample, Wilton Felder and Stix Hooper, with sidemen Eddie Watkins on bass and Barry Finnerty on guitar.
Super talented and unique Australian funk soul collective THE REGIME, recorded the effortlessly beautiful ‘NEVER GONNA STOP’ earlier this year. Soul-filled vocals, a groove and feel set by their inimitable rhythm section, accompanied by guitar, saxophone, piano and flute.
The group “Onyx” was formed in 1972 the members, were Aaron and Wendell Basey, Malvin Scott, and Ronald Busby. Ronald left the group to pursue other interests and was replaced by Cornelius Weekly. We were reared in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically Oakland and Alameda, California. We grew up singing in our School and Church Choirs. We all began singing in quartets while we were teenagers in Junior High School. Malvin sang in the group Morry Williams and the Kids. They had a national hit titled “Are You, My GirlFriend.” The Basey brothers sang with several groups in California, none with any recording history.
Matthew Halsall unveils new band and announces ‘Salute to the Sun’ his new album on Gondwana Records.The result is arguably Halsall’s most beautiful and complete recording to date, playful, charming and imbued with the warmth of the sun and the energy of life.