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
sales@zippromotions.co.uk

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.

Patrick Biggerstaff

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

Derek Damian

“Watcha wanna do” / “Never felt so good” (IZIPHO Records)

In 2011, Dallas based singer, songwriter Derek Damian recorded the powerfully uplifting ‘Watcha Wanna Do’, it’s freshness remains and releasing this on a 7’’ single, attends to unfinished business!
The flip side, ‘Never Felt So Good’, is an insanely romantic ballad, once again showcasing The Baritone Of Love’s guttural vocals.

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Bernadette Bascom

“I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love” / “Seattle Sunshine” (IZIPHO SOUL Records) 7’

Bernadette Bascom! We will be releasing the sublime piece of music: ‘I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love’, this literally melts the hearts of those who have been blessed with gifted ears. The B side, the powerful ‘Seattle Sunshine’ is still Bernadette’s trademark song.
Paying homage to the 1981 7’’ single (with the original sides reversed) as well as being packaged in a gloss laminated sleeve, this record also contains an inlay card entitled: ‘Just Who Is Bernadette Bascom?’ which documents the story of this inspirational lady.


A donation from sales of this record will be made to The Music Project www.musicprojectnorthshore.org This is a charitable organisation, founded and headed up by Bernadette, which helps underprovided and vulnerable youth find a voice literally and figuratively.

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The Michigan Soul Searchers

‘Where could I go” / Solid rock” (IZIPHO SOUL Records) 7’

What a true blessing this is! ‘Where Could I Go’ is considered by the discerning real soul fan to be one of the finest examples of modern gospel soul. Originally on a CD that was withdrawn just after release, copies are impossible to find. IZIPHO SOUL have purchased the exclusive rights and done the right thing – issued it on a 45!
Copies are £15 each. Available to purchase from 11th April. If you would like to reserve a copy please comment on this thread or message me. Limited run of 300.
Special thanks to Mick O’Donnell & Mark Merry for inspiration, belief and gifted ears x

Mark Allbones of Grand Vinyl Ltd for the spiritual label design and lots of other stuff!

Patrick Biggerstaff