Continue reading Aaron Frazer
“Always wit me” (Angel Dove Entertainment Music Group)
A native of Detroit, Michigan, began his vocal journey in church at the age of ten. He has delighted audiences throughout the country with Deitrick Haddon and the Voices of Unity, as well as resounding performances in such stage plays as I NEED A MAN, and GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT.Continue reading Stan Jones
Alan Evans, multi instrumentalist / songwriter / engineer / producer from bands Soulive , Alan Evans Trio , Matador Soul Sounds returns with a new single “Good Thang’ as his alter ego Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers on Vintage League Music. ‘Good Thang’ is a 3 minute head bopping funk cut that features vocal powerhouse Kim Dawson (Matador Soul Sounds, Pimps of Joytime) and Alan Evans on bass, drums & guitar. This new single is released on June 5 and is being pressed up as a 7” vinyl single distributed worldwide by Fat Beats. With a full-length Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers album on the way.Continue reading Vintage League Music Records
Mausiki Scales, keyboardist and founder/musical director of the celebrated Atlanta-based afrobeat/funk ensemble, Common Ground Collective, is excited to announce the upcoming release of his latest album and second solo record WestWest Africa. The album was written, arranged and produced by Mausiki Scales. Vocalists on the project include Julie Dexter, Brenda Moorer, and Akua Taylor. WestWest Africa also highlights the musicianship of Russell Gunn, Morgan Guerin, Kebbi Williams, Quinn Masonry, Ra Flautista, Alex Jones, Ali Barr, Edgar Clark Jr., Reginald Starling, and Kenton Bostick.Continue reading Mausiki Scales
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”.
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.
Continue reading Straight No Chaser / #SNC98 / 2017
“Try your love” / Close to you” (Time Capsule) 7′
Well how do you follow up Young and Companys smash hits on Brunswick records. Pretty hard I hear you say. After the best seller “I like what you are doing to me” the group carried on talks with the heads at Brunswick.
“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