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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Steve Wonder & Bernadette Bascom
‘I don’t wanna lose your love’/ ‘Seattle sunshine’/ ‘ I need you’ / ‘ How long will it take’

Label: Izipho Soul – Catalog: ZP58 – Release: 3rd April 2021 – Format: 10” Vinyl EP

Capturing the years 1979 to 1981 EP Packaged in a gloss laminated picture sleeve, with insert featuring The Seattle Times review of that amazing night in March 1979, when supreme superstar Stevie Wonder took to the stage, plus Bernadette’s incredible and inspirational story. As an extra gift you also get a ‘Bernadette Bascom’ branded pen! 10” vinyl.

Ed Nelson /Apple & The 3 Oranges

I’ll give you a ring’/ ‘True love never die’

Catalog: ZP-62
Release Date: 4th March 2021
Format: 7’ Vinyl

Edward ‘Apple’ Nelson is best known for a small clutch of 45s he released on his own Sagittarius label from Los Angeles in the 70s under the group APPLE AND THE 3 ORANGES, plus one under his name. 

RICHARD MARKS

‘Love is gone ‘/’Don’t take it out on me’/ ‘I can’t stand’

Atlanta soul music hero, Richard Marks,released an impeccable run of 45s, mainly on tiny, local labels. Thanks to many years of work, Eothen Alapatt at Now-Again and Georgia soul authority Brian Poust researched, rescued and released the late great man’s entire works from the Marks family.

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Interview: J.D’s TIME MACHINE

Label: IZIPHO SOUL Records
Catalog: ZP56
Release Date: 29th January 2021
Format: 7”

KISS OF FREEDOM: The All Star Indie Soul & Jazz collaboration, fronted by writer/producer J.D’s Time Machine features some of the most currently talked about, new and celebrated artists, including Cleveland P Jones, AgapeSoul, & U-Nam. Within this live arrangement are singers and musicians on loan from amongst the biggest Grammy Award Winners & Nominees today, including Lalah Hathaway, Snarky Puppy, and Ledisi. 

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Label: IZIPHO SOUL RECORDS
Catalog: ZP56
Release Date: 8th January 2021

IZIPHO SOUL RECORDS are thrilled to collaborate once again with Sound Of Superbad. If you thought ‘I Want ‘Cha’ was great, the bar has well and truly been raised with ‘Vibration’!
We are honoured to welcome Chicago-based singer extraordinaire Robert IMtume Owens. Robert’s rich and mellifluous voice, layered over Sound Of Superbad’s sophisticated production values are a match made in musical heaven.

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JOSIE FALBO

“This is real” / What you do to me”

Label: IZIPHO SOUL RECORDS
Catalog: 57
Release Date: 8th January 2021

Josie Falbo is, and has been one of Chicago’s busiest studio singers for over 35 years. A decade ago, Josie released an album on Southport Records entitled ‘Taylor Street’, named after Chicago’s Little Italy area where she grew up.

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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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