a massive modern soul record from 1978. original copies exchanging hands for upwards of ?800! ronnie mcneir was musical director for the 4 tops but was also a prolific songwriter, session musician, vocalist and producer in his own right. this single was originally on tortoise international and is re issued here on 7inch by those good people at expansion complete with the original b side. this cut is taken from the forthcoming album soul ecstasy ? a selction of soulful rarities and delights.
reissue of 1973 soul album, group was led by larry blackmon (later cameo) featuring early vocals by gwen guthrie, contains >>i ve got to reclaim you<<, >>something deep inside<<, >>any thing you have in mind<<, >>miss gigi<<, >>keep on trying<<, >>i found you<<, and >>you can?t let it get you down<<
barcelona is hip, barcelona is beautiful, barcelona is funky. if you dont believe us, check out these fantastic tracks by cardova. on one hand there is the speedy >baccarra<, the ideal soundtrack to your anxious search for the last tickets for the footy, with a nice little nod to the fab four. and then there is that doo-woppy and soulful cover of, err, omds >enola gaye<. now this is what we call calite!
nachgepresst in limitierter auflage: die exzellente werkschau des gil scott-heron auf vinyl! mit 15 seiner besten produktionen zwischen 1973-1980, darunter >the bottle<, >johannesburg< und >its your world<.
black gold also contains a rendition of sandy denny s who knows where the time goes, in a minimalist arrangement that ends in an uplifting orchestration true to both the writer of the song and the performer. throughout the entire performance ms simone keeps a regal, aloof and sometimes goofy composure, her monologues in between songs ushering the listener a little closer to her moving performance.
amazing 60s soul gospel album from jamaicas legendary grace thrillers. new old stock, a true collectors piece! like a crate-digger reissue on numero or l.i.t.a., these 10 spectacular cuts range from vintage muscle shoals soul sounds to staples singers style chicago gospel.
record kicks is thrilled to announce the addition of uk funk & soul veterans the baker brothers to its roster of artists. following the release of a very successful album on freestyle records, the baker brothers return with a brand new single out now in advance of the official nov. 8th release date only here at rk. >once i had a friend< is a cover of an ultra-rare modern soul stormer by curtis robinson on m records, also included in kon & amirs compilation >off track volume 1: the bronx< on bbe records.
the story of the capsoul master tapes is well known: after city national bank of columbus foreclosed on the debt the label incurred to found the citys most successful soul label, owner bill moss hid the tapes at a family friend s farm in central ohio to dodge repossession. but a flood finished the job that the bank had started, and capsouls legacy was left in the hands of rare soul collectors a generation later. or so we thought. a shocking discovery was recently unearthed in songwriter dean francis basement: two heretofore unheard four mints song, produced by francis and recorded in the capsoul studios with the capsoul session musicians. a postscript in the capsoul story from their greatest group, pressed to bevel-edged 45s with lovingly recreated label art to fully invoke the magic of an original bill moss production. limited to a scant 500 copies.
the locke saints band was a high school band from watts califorinia led by reggie andrews. also known as the msingi workshop, the locke saints band created deep jazz/funk and modern soul. similar to kashmere stage band, there is an energy and mood to the music that is raw yet focused. everlasting love blends soul and funk nicely with an incredible vocal performance, originally recorded by rufus and chaka khan. this 7 inch is limited to 300 copies only!
reissue of album from 1975/a satisfying dramatics collection that includes their revised, campy version of me and mrs. jones, which had remained a staple of their live shows. astrology was riding high in the mid 70s, and (i m going by) the stars in your eyes provided fodder for astrological discussions as the guys poo poohed the differences in personality traits associated with the signs. a good balance of fast and slow tunes helps make this album a winner. good things dont come easy and never let you go are two frantic dancers that chug along faster than a speeding locomotive, while trying to get over losing you succeeds in treating losing your lover in a positive, uplifting way. the guys must have been loaded with material to keep this one off a 45. likewise for the aching, painful i cried all the way home, one of tony hesters best compositions, and easily the best ballad on the album.
reggie b has been working on music by himself since beginning of his career. but in 2007 he was suddenly gotten attention in the new school beat scene via myspace, had been airplayed from opinion leaders like benji b and gilles peterson, then just put out his solo debut album go. this is first of 2 ep series off from the album. we r here is produced by the instrument genius, motor citys best kept secret saadiq, the 1/2 of platinum pied pipers, who is also going to drop his first solo joint from circulations. reggie b delivers the next level mid west funkiness over the detroit manner head banging of this tight minimal beat. on this intergalactic p funk biz, japanese beat trio super smoky soul twisted with opposite direction of arrangement into dreamy hip hop psychedelia. for all the beat geeks they serve another track of doper spaced out beat cosmos as re edit. including a bonus song of the album title song go, the manifesto of his music with sick bass & beats by lenny d, the producer of innatesounds. from 4lux recordings, reggie b also released another project future music with slum village drummer daru recently
formed in 1997 by philipp albrecht (guitar), rene albrecht (drums) and christoph lenz (bass) - singer christian erne entered the band in 2000. since he left plenty enuff in 2007 philipp albrecht and jessica sigfalk took the micro power. plenty enuff have been experimenting with sounds from the sixties for almost ten years. starting off with a traditional type of ska they soon switched to a dark blend of roots reggae. their large amount of shows already brought them to the jazz festival of montreux this year.
unreleased disco soul from new orleans band, a side is a short but sweet single that pairs the soul disco styling of earth, wind, & fire with the cool crooning of bill withers. there must be an answer is somber ballad lamenting lost love. this dramatic track is characterized by its dark piano lines and is accentuated by post doo wop vocals reminiscent of the temptations.
duffy is possibly the most exciting prospect for 2008. her ascent from the llyn peninsula to 2008s pole position continues as the 23 year old releases her debut album rockferry. a masterclass in mature, resonant pop, the album includes the singles mercy and rockferry. her soulful voice has already beguiled many of the nations musical tastemakers and news of its beauty and of the strength of her songs is spreading by word of mouth now, as the comparisons fly (dusty springfield has emerged as the favourite), its time to discover her for yourself. duffy was born and spent her childhood years in the north wales coastal community of nefyn, a place too remote to be driven by style wars or opposing music factions. the upbringing she describes is one in which everyone had to rub along together, making do and mending, accepting each other and their tastes without prejudice.
mo record kicks is back! and act ii is an even heavier collection of rk exclusives, b-sides, remixes and material that appears on cd and compilation for the very first time.
from deep funk to afrobeat, early reggae and vintage soul, mo rk ii packs in the best of the record kicks sound. whether you are a cool cat or a funky monkey, this collection will have you out of your seat and ready to hit the dance-floor at any time or day!
the munich based producer sepalot is a german hip hop legend. together with the pioneering crew blumentopf, he released various top 10 and top 20 albums. red handed is aiming at an international audience though, with a sound sepalot describes as european and guests like frank n dank, olivierdaysoul, miss platnum or ladi6.
bbe records have teamed up with dj/producer mr thing, to dig deep into his extensive collection to compile a series of albums of rare and sought after breaks. this series reflects brilliantly on his dedication to digging for those untouched and unrivalled samples and breaks as you hear him use in his dj sets. as a dj, mr thing never fails to engage the crowd with his winning combination of hip hop and funk breaks spiced up with his legendary mixing and scratching skills. the first installment in the five part strange breaks & things series contains superb songs, some you ve probably never heard of, some which may make you go: i recognize this sample! because it was once used as the backdrop for a classic hip hop track. if you liked the legendary strange games compilation series on bbe compiled by the likes of kenny dope & dj spinna, you ll love strange breaks & things.
der populaere titelsong des gleichnamigen albums wird nun als single veroeffentlicht. als exklusive b-seite gibt es eine reduzierte version, bei der lee fields neben kontrabass und gitarre von der legendaeren doo-wop gruppe the del-larks begleitet wird.