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North Broad Street (NBS) #5 is two previously unissued tracks brought to you from two reels NBS where very lucky to receive from Cali with 4 wonderful tracks.

The year was 1982 in Detroit, where at this small studio used by many artists, as the studio time was cheaper than a few of the others, Mr Ruffin laid these tracks down, NBS where told, in one afternoon. After listening to the original reels, NBS felt there needed to be a few tweaks here and there, so off they went to Glasgow where Colin (Law) and John (Buckley) and Greg Kane, their magician of an engineer, went to work. Eventually they emerged into the Glasgow night with two very cool tracks that they feel are going totally light the dance floors up. Colin said “it is an absolute honour to once again add to our Detroit renaissance series with another iconic artist. To know that it’s never been heard or brought out in any format before is very exciting for us and a must and hopefully for you as well.”

‘Open your eyes’ / ‘Where’s your smile’

Label: North Board Street Records – Catalog: NBS004 – Release: May 2021 – Format: 7’

Cynthia formerly of Cynthia and the Imaginations gives us truly superb 5 minutes of pure soul from the heart, showcasing her out stand out vocals. A beautiful modern soul ballad that you will playing on rotation for sure.

Arenita formerly of the Lollipops gives us a modern soul masterpiece and without doubt a future classic. Written by Girty/Walker and produced by Don Davis all three great friends, with Tony Green on drums, Ruby Robinson on keyboard with Cecil Womack arranging.

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Frankie

Previously unissued virtue acetate


Catalog: NBS003BL
Release Date: 8th February 2021

Happy new year everyone, we now have the eagerly awaited Frankie, two previously unissued tracks for us to share with you guys, the part we get lots of pleasure from, as you are all aware by now the label is based around frank virtue studios in Philly, we are honouring this great man with this track for everything he was responsible for and all contributed for the music coming out of Philly the man and his associates gave us thousands of memorable tunes and here is another, with your dancer on one side with its gill Scott heron feel to the moody deep soul masterpiece sounding like teddy pendergras on the other am sure NBS003BL is another smash, born in Philly evolving in Scotland. North Broad St Records

Rosie Marie McCoy & Helen Miller/ Bruce Cloud

“Teardrops and Heartaches” /  “Where did we go wrong” (North Broad St Records) 7′

Release Date: 1st December 2020

We have hooked up with Mind UK, the Mental Health Charity, where we will be donating from the profits from this release.

Rose Marie McCoy & Helen Miller were highly respected song writers. The Brill Building in the New York offices was mainly where they both worked together. Travelling back and forward to Detroit, where they worked with Golden World and Revilot, iconic northern soul label, with credits appearing on, Our Love is in the Pocket, I’m Spellbound and many others.

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