Category Archives: IZIPHO Soul

Running an independent record label certainly involves much work, stresses and strains, however an obsession for real soul music and rewarding the artists, along with raising their profiles is what inspires me to keep on keeping on!

Patrick Biggerstaff
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Rex Hush

“Pull over”/ “Summer breeze” (Izipho Soul Records) 7’

Catalog: ZP-55
Release Date: 9th December 2020

Rex Hush’s privately pressed project out of New Jersey, recorded in 1983 ‘Pull Over’ is an outstanding funk soul with great vocals, cosmic synths and a strong message.  

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“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.

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The Regime

“Never gonna stop” / “Deuzy vibe” (Izipho Soul Records) 7’

Release Date: 30th October 2020

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.

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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!

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.

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RONN COLBERT

“Just one kiss away” / “Tell me what I wanna hear” (IZIPHO Soul Records) 7’

Catalog: ZP-38
Release Date: 31st July 2020

The eagerly awaited follow up to the unreleased Ronn Colbert 7 inch earlier this year – we complete the circle with a reissue of the proven rarity from 1981 on Silk City Sound. ‘Just One Kiss Away’ is a two step sensation. ’Tell Me What I Wanna Hear’ an ultra soulful sparring between Ronn & Selah Colbert.

Patrick Biggerstaff
sales@zippromotions.co.uk