Archive for the Soul Category
The first ever vinyl LP compilation of songs by the great Eddie and Ernie! The duo produced tons of great singles throughout the ’60s & early ’70s. This LP features a couple dance numbers, but mostly slow dramatic soul ballads reminiscent of the best moments of more well known acts […]
Solomon Burke has sold 17 million albums, had 35 charting singles, is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has been ranked by Rolling Stone on their list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” during his career. This brand new retrospective of Burke’s critically-acclaimed, recorded […]
There are musicians who have done little in their career, but the little they have done has left their mark. One of these examples is Donald Austin’s ‘Crazy Legs’ album. Originally from Memphis, there is little known about Donald Austin.. he worked as an arranger and sessionist for Junie Morrison […]
The Nineteenth Whole were an Indianapolis-based funky jazz outfit who were part of a very vibrant scene. Jazz guitar legend ‘Grant Green’ had originally hailed from there and he recruited the members of the 19th Whole as his rhythm section for live dates. (Green also discovered the other great Indianapolis […]
Turkish Ladies. Female Singers from Turkey 1974 – 1988 is a first ever compilation of female music from Turkey from 70s and 80s. Sony Music Turkey and Ladies on Records deliver a compilation emerged from deep and profound listening to the message of Turkish female singers. Created from music archives […]
Oh yes! First ever official reissue of the positively sublime and very rare Butterfly LP, recorded in Tokyo in 1979 by Japanese songstress Kimiko Kasai and jazz legend Herbie Hancock. Due to its super-rare status as a Japan-only release, this exquisite collection of covers never got the recognition it deserved […]
Originally released in South Africa in 1983, In The Music……The Village Never Ends is one of those holy grail African records that barely needs any introduction. Featuring the enormous ‘Nomalizo’, it’s a record that aficionados around the world have been waiting many years for. Now, Be With Records proudly presents […]
Kamaal Williams has described The Return, his debut solo album, as “a natural evolution from the Yussef Kamaal project”. Yet while that was made in collaboration with drummer Yussef Kamaal and played around with jazz in its myriad forms, The Return sees the man sometimes known as Henry Wu stamp […]
Extremely popular on the Northern Soul scene, Ann Sexton’s 1973 full-length ‘Loving You, Loving Me’ gets reissued on vinyl, including reproduced artwork and labels.
Everland present a reissue of the Tutt Band’s self-titled album, originally released in 1988. This is the only album from the Tutt Band known to ever be recorded. The ultra-rare and sought-after boogie-funk LP on Spoonful Records out of Phoenix, Arizona was released in 1988, but style-wise it sounds much […]
Everland present a reissue of Snoopy Dean’s Wiggle That Thing, originally released in 1977. The late Nathaniel “Snoopy” Dean is one of those many underrated southern soul and blues men who never reached great fame outside their home ground. His legacy is deeply treasured though by hardcore black music followers. […]
Too Slow to Disco take a dive into an often-overlooked side of Brazilian music: Brazilian soul, funk and AOR. The compiler of this Too Slow to Disco release, a giant of musical endeavor, is the young nephew of Brazil’s legendary soul icon Tim Maia, the “Colossus of Rio”, as he’s […]
The 12-song Dock Of The Bay Sessions collection was compiled with input from Roger Armstrong of Ace Records and Otis biographer Jonathan Gould and has the Redding family’s full endorsement. Although the individual tracks have been previously released across a smattering of posthumous albums and compilations, this marks the first […]
Brooklyn born soul singer, Lou Johnson, recorded this little slice of soul heaven for Atlantic Records’ Cotillion subsidiary in 1969 and it has gone on to become a sought after title for crate diggers. It was produced by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd at Muscle Shoals Studios and features the […]
Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums; globetrotting Texan trio Khruangbin present their second album ‘Con Todo El Mundo’, set for release on 26th January 2018. Whereas their 2015 debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ was influenced by 60s and […]
Extremely expensive theses days, this one has been on our list for a while. As sampled by Andres on his ‘Sing About It’ collaboration with Kenny Dixon Junior aka Moodymann and on Kaytranada’s Janet Jackson flip, ‘Alright’. Championed by the likes of Jazzanova, Floating Points, Hunnee and co. The record […]
For the first time on vinyl, the historic 1969 Preservation Hall recording of Sister Gertrude Morgan “Let’s Make a Record” paired with its 2004 re-imagining “King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan” Triple gatefold, double LP features both original album covers and art from Sister Gertrude Morgan.
Third volume of this still largely unheard, amazing music. Absolutely stellar performances from the Heavenly Dreamers, Otis Wright, and many more. Lovely silkscreened covers, edition of 450.
Cultures of Soul Records is proud to bring to you an anthology of the music of Evans Pyramid. This album features all of the officially released singles plus four previously unreleased tracks. Andre Evans was the mastermind behind Evans Pyramid, a seasoned performer and session player in Boston throughout the […]
Printed undersleeve. A master of the mixing board from the late ’60s until the ’90s, Bernard Estardy was the wizard of French musical recordings. As head of CBE studios, he shaped everything from Gérard Manset’s concept albums to Claude François’s hit singles, Françoise Hardy’s delicate tear-jerkers and Michel Sardou’s soul-stirrers. […]
The 20th volume of our flagship Eccentric Soul series has all the boxes checked: Gun-toting, skip-tracing record producers, child stars, rip-offs, the “World’s Greatest Bail Bondsman,” swindles, soaring falsettos, and a dwindling rust-belt cityscape offering mere glimpses of hope before the record industry escaped for the coasts. Helmed by the […]
The Delfonics were a trio consisting of brothers William Hart, Wilbert Hart, and Randy Cain and had lush, high-pitched, male vocal harmonies typical of the Philly Soul sound. The trio’s debut album was produced by Thom Bell, who had begun working with Philadelphia musicians later known as MFSB. Bell was […]