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RUSHING

“I want to be in love”/ Tell your boyfriend”

Catalog: ZP50
Release Date: 9th October 2020

Jam City (Chicago, USA) & IZIPHO Soul Records (Surrey, UK) collaborate to bring you one of the finest discoveries of the year, which have been tracked down and first played by Mark Merry (Soul Sermon) Paul Regan & Pete Ratcliffe. Blown away on first listen, we knew what we had to do and quickly got to work with producer and writer Al Wordlaw.
Back in the late 80s, the singer simply known as ‘RUSHING’ was a local sensation, performing to sold out crowds whenever he was booked for Chicagoland performances. No surprise when you hear the vocals on these incredible songs.
Both songs were recorded in 1987, but never released. Thankfully the the original reels were kept and have been restored, transferred and mastered for a vinyl release thirty three years later!

JERRY WILLIAMS / SWAMP DOGG

“Oh Lord, what are you doing to me” / “If you´re leaving (Take me with you)” (Soul4Real) 7′

Catalog: S4R12
Release Date: 5th October 2020

Collectors of black American music have long revered maverick genius Jerry Williams Jr. a.k.a. Swamp Dogg. His brilliant songwriting and unique voice have left indelible imprints on soul for decades, and Soul 4 Real Records are proud to add a Swamp 45 to their ever-growing catalogue.

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Rikki Aaron

“Say what’s on your mind (Oura Mix)” (Cordial Recordings) 7’

Catalog: CORD7023
Release Date:  13TH Sept 2020

We paired Rikki Aaron with Ourra to provide a new take on the effervescent ‘Say What’s On Your Mind’ in stunning effect. On the flip we’ve got a previously unreleased raw stripped back version of the song. 

Kenny Carter


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Featured Track: ""Don’t go ”/“What’s that on your finger”/ “You’d better get hip girl ”/ "I've gotta find her"…"
Release Date: 25th Sept 2020

Showdown – The Complete 1966 RCA Recordings
Catalogue: CDKEND 491

The massively admired Kenny Carter had three singles issued on RCA in 1966 but actually recorded 22 sides. Those singles and some previously unreleased tracks have made him a cult figure among soul connoisseurs. At last, we have the complete RCA sessions for you

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JAY “MACHINE” STOVALL

“Get On Out There”/”Why” (Cannonball Records) 7′

Catalog: CBLL031
Release Date: Out Early October 2020

Two amazing early 80’s modern disco/soul unissued tracksJay Machine Stovall, now available to pre-order from Cannonball New York! The original voices that brought you the club hit: There But For the Grace of God Go I. I hooked up early this year with Jay Stovall via his really good friend Paris Ford who told me he had some unreleased material for us to listen to.I was a bit nervous when I first call Jay the first time, It’s not everyday you talk to someone who had a Hit record. We’ve spent hours on the phone and we’ve connected immediately, like when you talk to someone who knows you for years.

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IZIPHO SOUL RECORDS

Eddie Floyd “Guess it wasn’t meant to be”
Barbara Carr & Roy Roberts “It’s only you”

Catalog: ZP-47
Release Date: 21st August 2020

In 1978 Roy Roberts produced a song for soul music legend Eddie Floyd, this melancholy storyliner has languished in the vaults for over forty years. IZIPHO SOUL are thrilled to release on a 45 and continue our Rock House Records licensed collaboration.  Southern soul legends continue on the other side in the form of Barbara Carr and Roy himself dueting on the supreme mid-pacer ‘It’s Only You’ – 250 collectors copies pressed for the Real Soul heads. 

Please note ‘Guess It Was Never Meant To Be’ has been restored from the original tape to it’s best possible quality; unrepairable damage is evident in the final parts.

Patrick Biggerstaff

Bill Brown and The Soul Injection

“Dreamworld Fantasies” / “Stay off the moon” (Brownstone Records) 7′

Catalog: SDE-51
Release Date: Please note this is a pre order that’s due around the next six weeks

Bill Brown and Al Hall Jr met around 1971, they were both in south central L.A and shared the same apartment building, also in the same building was Doug Carn and brownstone singer billy Wilson. These studio sessions were don’t at Paramount studios Hollywood where Al Hall Jr was working for producer Art Smith A&C music.

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Zanini, Lemons & Cobby
Cannonball Records / 4Quarti Recordings TSL007
A: Zanini & Lemons Tesla BeatsSide / B: Steve Cobby Lockdown MixOut
7”/33rpm – Out September 2020

It was mid march and Italy was about to face what turned out to be a 4 months long pandemic lockdown. I remember I was in Uk that weekend when our government started to shut down the country progeressively and my area was among the first ones regulated by a strict nobody-in nobody-out rule. Short after China, Italy has been the first country to get involved in this massive international pandemic control effort, followed by Spain, Uk and Usa. At that time the information filtering out was uncertain, uncomplete to say the least. I really didn’t know whether I would have been allowed to come back home.

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