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Play-List 6/7/20

Gregory Porter / Ahmend Sirour “1960 What” (Remix 2020)
Larose Jackson “How did get here” (Daptone Records) 7’
Jimi Tenor “Sugar and spice” (Philophon) 7’
Impulse “I really love you”(Kandi) 7′
Richard Marks “Don’t take it out on me” (NowAgain records LP)
Sharon McMahan “I had no choice” (Hayley) 7’
The Harlem Gospel Travelers “Nothing but his love” (Colemine Records)
Helen Merrill “Vera cruz” (Inner City) LP
Darrell Banks “It’s Not Fair To Me” (Cannonball) 7′
Rance Allen Group “Peace of mind” (Capitol Records LP)
Creation Station “Can’t you see” (Rocking Horse Records) LP
Carmichael Musiclover “Lifeline” (Special Edit)
Dutch Robinson “EGO” (Izipho Soul Records) 7’
Living Funk “Fool’s Love” (Symphonical) LP
Mellow Madness Band “I see it comimg” (Balto-Soul Records)
The Sounds of San Francisco Christian Center “Joy” (Cultures Of Soul) LP
William Becton “Be Encouraged” (2020 Mix)
Ray Alexander Technique “I don’t bite” (NowAgain Records) LP
Taste Of Love “Love meditation” (Symphonical) LP
Sound of SuperBad “I want’ cha” (Izipho Soul Records) 7’
Ray Alexander Technique “Taking the long way home” (NowAgain Records) LP
K. Avett “Time won’t wait” (K.Avett Music Group)
Walter Jackson “Forget the girl” (Kent)
The Albert “One Life” (Perception Records) LP
Willie Scott The Birmingham Spirituals “Keep your faith to the sky” (Luaka Bop) LP
Richard Marks “Speak now” (NowAgain records LP)
Black Soul Express “When I left you” (Black Soul Express Records) 7’
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra feat. Josephine Oniyama
“Badder Weather” (Gondwana Records) 7’
Lady Blackbird “Blackbird” (Foremost Poets 2020 Remix)

Great news!

Soul Discovery will be broadcasting again from the website, starting from… 8th July 2020 and every fortnight thereafter!

The essential ingredient that has made Soul Discovery a success is its passion.

The show’s passion and dedication to its music, artists, producers and record labels make it not only unique but involving, enabling listeners to really absorb themselves, tapping into their emotions and taking them on discoveries of their own. The show incorporates exclusive tunes and interviews in the sub-genres of Gospel, upfront soul & R&B, whilst dipping into forgotten gems and unearthing the new and the rare.


Coming Soon from… Super Disco Edits
“Ain’t Nothing Like The Love” (Nefer) 7′

Pittsburgh-born Phillip Ballou’s earliest years were spent in the gospel field; after he moved to New York City in the ‘70s, he teamed up with Bennie Diggs and Arthur Freeman, founding members of The New York Community Choir and singer Arnold McCuller to form the group Revelation. The quartet recorded for RSO Records, scoring some R&B success in the US with tracks like “Get Ready For This” and “You To Me Are Everything,” touring the Bee Gees among others. Phillip also sang on albums by NYCC recorded for RCA Records and continued with Revelation until 1982. Continue reading PHILLIP BALLOU


Coming Soon from… Super Disco Edits
“Safe” (Nefer) 7′

Although best known in the global music world for his four years (1984-1988) as the music director and bandleader for Whitney Houston, John’s tenure in the soul music field began when he was a member (with his brother Edmund ‘Butch’ Simmons) of The Reflections, a New York City-based quartet who toured from 1972-1975 as the backing group for the legendary Melba Moore. In 1975, The Reflections had a Top 10 R&B hit with “Three Steps From True Love”.

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Straight No Chaser / #SNC98 / 2017

Right Now this planet is a scary and totally deranged place and cultural activism is high on the #SNC98 agenda. A decade has slipped by since our last issue and our aim with #SNC98 – like its predecessors – is to roam far and wide. In this 130 page magazine we talk to Néríja, Shabaka Hutchings, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Ifé, Collocutor, Jaimeo Brown, Church Of Sound and Elza Soares, amongst others. We check out Analog Africa’s Samy Ben Redjeb and Rhythm Section Int.’s Bradley Zero.
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Melvin Brown & James Matthews

“Crying for your love”(Previously unreleased) “Love stormy weather”(IZIPHO SOUL 45)

I am delighted to announce the latest record release on my label IZIPHO SOUL

Melvin Brown – ‘Crying For Your Love’ is an incredible piece of previously unreleased Soul Music! Recorded in the same 1976 session as the legendary ‘Love Stormy Weather’, which will be on the other side. (clip attached, please excuse movie sound quality and be assured the actual record will be clear and crisp) Continue reading Melvin Brown & James Matthews

Chairmen of the Board

“All I need is you tonight” (Virtuoso Music & Distribution)

With one of Soul Music’s all-time great group names, the Chairmen of the Board has pleased music lovers for over 30 years. Formed in Detroit , the Chairmen were one of the first acts signed by songwriting legends Holland/Dozier/Holland for their Invictus label following H/D/H’s messy divorce from Motown. The group came out of the box strong in 1970 with the wonderful “Give Me Just A Little More Time,” a classic early 70’s radio smash highlighted by lead singer General Johnson’s emotive, plaintive vocals. “Give Me” was the foundation of the group’s excellent debut album, which also featured the infectious “(You’ve Got Me) Dangling on a String,”.

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Gregg Jackson

“One for the Road” / “The Other Side of Me” (ZIP Promotions) 7′

Gregg Jackson has brought the joy and intensity of the Motown/R&B nightclub experience to packed dance floors all over the United States. He has performed lead and background vocals with many well known artists such as James Brown, Ike & Tina Turner, Herb Reed & The Platters, The Coasters and the Drifters, as well as Otis Redding & The Tramps. Gregg began his music career at a very young age of 6 performing in Gospel choirs, dance troupes and shows.

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