Category Archives: Record Labels

Seaquence

“Visions Of My Love”

Label: Cordial Recordings
Catalog: CORDLP010
Release  29th October 2021
Format: Vinyl LP

Ron Rush was raised in Birmingham, Alabama before relocating to Detroit, Michigan at the age of 14. After a period in the army Ron moved to San Diego, California at the end of the sixties and has been there ever since. As a recording artist he released his debut 45 single with Eddie Gross, under the name of Rush & Gross on the local label Radio City Records in 1969. Both sides of the 45 were written by Ron, with ‘City of Soul’ on the A Side and ‘Love Power’ on the flip. Ron then released his first and only solo single ‘Cloudy For Me’ and ‘Cold Cold Man’ on his own label Aidco. This was followed with The Brothers Aquarius solitary release of ‘Unity’ and ‘Born In Georgia’ on Aidco too.

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Ursula Ricks

“Sweet tenderness” / “Make me blue” 

Label: Soul4Real Records
Catalog: JAR02 
Release: October 2021
Format: Vinyl  7’ 

Having spent half a lifetime reviewing and playing new soul music I still get excited about the prospect of finding new artists. In this day and age, the internet has replaced the good hard graft of getting out there and doing the digging, but the end result is no less gratifying. Our beloved specialist record shops may have become virtual (or disappeared altogether) but social media has increased one’s exposure to our music.

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The Counts

“What’s It All About” /” Watch The Clock”

Label: Soul Junction Records
Catalog: SJ1017
Release Date: Monday 15th November 2021
Format: Vinyl  7’ 

The Fabulous Counts were originally a Detroit High School group of five musicians who hung out together performing at local sock hops. Through a later chance meeting in a Wurlitzer Music Store with a slightly older guy, accompanied by his mother buying him a new guitar the group eventually became six. 

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Unreleased, 1970s psychedelic deep funk double-break double-sider

“This is me” – Pt1 & 2

Label: The Preservation Project 
Catalog: MS003 
Release Date: 15th October 2021  
Format: 7’ Silver Vinyl  / White Label Test Press

Welcome to Masters Series – for people who understand that some things just can’t be tamed. (Read: these are scratchy, poppy, and rough recordings from busted acetates.   These are cleaned up as best we can get them – if that’s not going to work for you, don’t order!)

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Mary Gresham

“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.  

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Derek Damian

“Whatcha wanna do” / “In my life” 

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