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!

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Vasti Jackson

“I’m still in love with you” / “I’m so glad (we are back together)”

Label:  Izipho Soul Records
Catalogue:  ZP-84Release
Date: 10th August 2022
Format: 7’

Mississippi Bluesman Vasti Jackson is a force to be reckoned with, as an artist, Vasti is known for sweat-drenched, soul ripping performances. In 2015 he recorded the real soul masterpiece ‘I’m Still In Love With You’. The song is a testament to the fact that true love never dies. Passion lives forevermore and grows stronger with every kiss and embrace. Share this delicious, sensual, sonic delight with that someone special, and let them know that you are still in love! The B Side should not be overlooked either, another big sound ballad from two years earlier. 

Roy Hamilton / Charlie Thomas

“My peaceful forest” / “Don’t let me know”

Label:  Izipho Soul Records
Catalogue:  ZP-81
Release Date: 10th August 2022
Format: 7’

Two amazing originally unissued Kent Soul discoveries that were featured on their Bill Haney’s Atlanta Soul Brotherhood CD from 1998.

The late great Bill Haney, unacknowledged genius of Southern Soul and owner of the revered Chant record label was interviewed by Rod Dearlove and published in Voices From The Shadows. It was recalled that Roy Hamilton came to town to work the clubs, Bill had the dramatic song ‘My Peaceful Forest’, and somehow got the ‘The Golden Voice’ to record it – what an epic production it turned out to be!

Similarly, The Drifter’s Charlie Thomas whilst in town to perform got to record ‘Don’t Let Me Know’, the recording comes in at just over two minutes, we have had an extended version cleared for this 7” release.

SPLIT DECISION BAND

“Crystal powder” / “Say Woman”

Label:  Izipho Soul Records
Catalogue: ZP80
Release Date: Out Now
Format: 7’

The Split Decision Band were a soul-funk band from Des Moines, Iowa. They released a standalone single on Network Records in 1978. The band recorded an album’s worth of material around the same time, this only gained a release in 2017 by Now-Again Records. Song choices are in abundance from this project and Alan Kitchener’s excellent Soul Direction label released two brilliant dancers earlier this year. 

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Kim Tibbs

“Where would I be without you ?”

Label:  Izipho Soul Records
Catalogue: ZP74
Release Date:  Out Now
Format: 7’

Question: How do you create a perfect newly recorded modern soul masterpiece that sounds authentically mid 70s?Answer: You have KIM TIBBS write, sing, play, produce and record it at the legendary Royal Studios in Memphis, TN. with Lawrence Boo Mitchell at the controls. 

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Kip Carmen

“Feeling home again”/ The smile on my face”

Label: Izipho Soul Records
Catalog: ZP72
Release Date:4th January 2022
Format: 7’ Vinyl  

Izipho Soul are honoured to once again collaborate with Kip Carmen: a seasoned musician, vocalist and guitarist from Long Island, New York State. In 1980, Kip released a self published LP; we have hand picked two of the standout tracks for a ‘first time on a 45’.‘Feeling Home Again’ is an up-tempo opus fuelled by electric keyboard riffs, wah-wah effects, alto and tenor saxes.

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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. 
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Alexander Morris

“Isn’t she petty girl” / “Love’s knocking”

‘Soul Discovery
Love’s knocking Record of the year’

Label: (Angle Dove Global / 812 Records / Jam Deuce / Izipho Sou Records) 7’ – Catalog:  ZP66  – Release Date: August 2021 – Format 7’

We are proud to present the first vinyl release from the current lead singer of The Four Tops – the soulful, raw and real Alexander Morris! 

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Frankie Gaye

Crystal ball originally recorded in 1990 by Frankie Gaye (RIP) and now totally reconstructed by maestro Nigel Lowis – the ‘Marvinesque flavas’ on this composition are outstanding! On the flip is WHAT GOES AROUND, the superior remix of this song by the late Clive Scott.​​​​​​​ Limited to 300 copies​​​​​​​. A donation from sales of these records will be made to a local charity PSDS who provide support for children with down syndrome and their families. To find out more about this amazing charity copy and paste this link https://psds.info​​​​​​​

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