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Juno Recommends Soul May 2018

Juno Recommends Soul

Juno Recommends Soul

Juno Recommends Soul May 2018
18 May 2018
Love Me Love Me (1 per customer)
Cat: EM 0001. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. Love Me, Love Me (8:23)
  2. Love Me, Love Me (disco) (5:40)
Review: Rare soul-funk gem from 1981 that gets a much needed reissue - originals of this highly sought after record being rather pricey on the second hand market. Originally released in tiny quantities, the history of "Love Me Love Me" has been an enigma ever-since. When producer Smokey T recorded and wrote the track, it was the local backdrop of playing funk and soul imports in pub function rooms in the mid '70s. Whatever informed the band members musical learning made the cut. Musically it's streets ahead, yet had remained under the radar for years - until veteran London DJ and collector Winston found it amongst a stash of reggae records about 15 years ago.
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out of stock $15.38
Take A Little Time (1 per customer)
Cat: SDE 32. Rel: 09 Apr 18
  1. Take A Little Time (4:40)
  2. My Next Step (3:19)
Review: Bill F Whitten is undoubtedly best known as the fashion designer behind some of the most arresting outfits worn by Michael Jackson, the Jacksons and Stevie Wonder. During the mid-to-late '70s, he was also briefly the leading member of an eight-piece Atlantic disco outfit called Between The Two. While the band performed live around the U.S in 1977, they never released any music, despite making studio recordings of some of their songs. Here, two of those "lost songs" make it to vinyl to the first time. We're particularly enjoying the driving, celebratory, sing-along disco of A-side "Take a Little Time", though the jazzier, slower and more musically expansive love song "My Next Step" is also impressive.
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out of stock $11.97
  1. Keep God On Your Side (5:51)
  2. Going Down (Incognito) (6:36)
Review: Previously, Philadelphia outfit Heem The Music Monsters was most famous for the sought-after 1976 psych-funk 7" "Wake Up People". It turns out, though, that the Hubert Willis-produced band recorded tons of other material in the same period, almost all of which has never seen the light of day before. The two tracks featured here are two such examples. "Keep God On Your Side" is a pleasingly sweet and dreamy chunk of life-affirming warmth that sits somewhere between classic Philly Soul and the more conscious vibes of the Mighty Ryeders. B-side instrumental "Going Down (Incognito)" is arguably even better, mixing as it does the inspired fusion of Brit-funk combo Cymande with heavy Clavinet lines, breathy backing vocals and dueling horn solos.
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 in stock $16.25
Cat: AJX 440S. Rel: 16 Apr 18
  1. Lucky Fellow (Disco Freaks edit) (3:53)
  2. Don't It Make You Feel Good (3:02)
out of stock $12.83
Cat: SUNDAESOUL 027. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. Del Davis - "Baby Don't Wake Me" (2:47)
  2. The Chosen Few - "Wandering" (3:02)
out of stock $11.39
Cat: RESENSE 043. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. How Strong Is Your Booty (2:29)
  2. So Glad (3:04)
Review: Powerful funk fire from Bristol's serial editors Mako & Mr Bristow as they hit number three in their Stank Soul Edits series. Backed by a strong gospel vibe and raw gutsy female vocals across both sides, it's another sure-fire heater: the soaring sentiments of Ann Peebles command the A with an empowering ode to the allure of love's sweet sensation while the B is dedicated to the stirring prowess of Shirley Brown. Both crafted and beat-licked in M&MB's inimitable floor-warming style, and already galvanised on the airwaves by funk professor Craig Charles, it's another stank showdown that cannot be denied.
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out of stock $8.26
Cat: ZP 12. Rel: 16 Apr 18
  1. Get A Hold Of Yourself (3:25)
  2. Get A Hold Of Yourself (Matt Fletcher previously unreleased mix) (3:32)
out of stock $10.83
Cat: OSV 173. Rel: 23 Apr 18
  1. The Pointer Sisters - "Send Him Back" (2:35)
  2. The Drifters - "You Got To Pay Your Dues" (2:33)
Review: Chalalala move on. Outta Sight continue their two sides / two legends Atlantic 45 series with this beautiful celebration of The Pointer Sisters and The Drifters. Neither act require an introduction. The famous Oakland all-girl troupe take the lead with "Send Him Back", their sophomore single (that regularly fetches upwards of L100 a copy) it's a bubblegum soul frenzy with all the energy you'd expect from their breakthrough years. The Drifters carries a similar sense of focus and energy with vibrant backing vocals and a sunny side soul touch that will have you bouncing from here to next winter.
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 in stock $10.83
  1. If You Let Me (3:23)
  2. Let Me Run Into Your Lonely Heart (3:12)
  3. Day By Day (3:17)
  4. Girl You Need A Change Of Mind (7:41)
  5. Someday We'll Have A Better World (3:45)
  6. My People...Hold On (5:39)
  7. Date With The Rain (2:43)
  8. Eddie's Love (3:32)
  9. I'm On The Sideline (2:54)
  10. Just Memories (5:53)
Review: Temptations founder Eddie Kendricks has made some great solo albums over the years, but few are quite as good as 1972's My People...Hold On. For starters, it includes two of his finest singles, the heart-aching "Date With The Rain" (still brilliant all these years later) and proto-disco dancefloor gem "Girl You Need a Change of Mind". But the goodness doesn't stop there. Throughout, you'll find stone cold classics, from the low-slung conscious brilliance of "People... Hold On" (Kendricks in "What's Going On" mode, basically), to the sunshine soul cheeriness of "I'm On The Sideline", which sounds like a looser take on the trademark Motown sound. If you don't already own a copy, this reissue should be an essential purchase.
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out of stock $16.81
  1. Where Could I Go (5:20)
  2. Solid Rock (3:29)
out of stock $13.66
Cat: CORD 7007. Rel: 30 Apr 18
  1. Is That Enough? (5:09)
  2. Country Girl (3:22)
 in stock $12.83
Cat: JAL 263V. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. Dust (4:25)
  2. Hero (feat Eric Boss) (4:34)
  3. Scared Of Something (3:32)
  4. Love Song (4:21)
  5. Sweet Memories (3:34)
  6. Around Again (2:46)
  7. STAY (feat Eric Boss) (3:41)
  8. Ruthless Day (4:23)
  9. Hey Romeo (3:03)
  10. Twelve (3:44)
  11. Amen (1:52)
Review: Having dazzled us with "Dust", Jalapeno's latest soulgirl delivers the label's first artist album of the year. Armed with a disarming vocal edge that cuts over a range of musical styles, there's a fresh sense of fire to Smith throughout. Whether it's the six string sleaze of "Sweet Memories", the spiralling harmony-heavy psychedelic soul of the title track or the dubbed-out contemporary funk of "Scared Of Something", Gizelle has her flow, energy and presence on lock. A remarkable debut LP.
out of stock $13.39
Cat: CPR 004. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. Needed You (4:01)
  2. Sicka (4:01)
Review: The hard-touring, heavy-funking, Craig Charles-endorsed Cornish six piece Daytona tease us for their album with this cheeky double-A 45". "Needed You" is a straight up northern soul thumper with relentlessly driving beat, gutsy vocals, big piano rolls and crucial flutes while "Sicka" takes us right back to the sixties with a fiery ode to a greenback classic. Sweaty, forthright and tighter than a nun's purse, bring on the album already!
out of stock $8.26
Cat: SJ 1011. Rel: 09 Apr 18
  1. Paying For Your Love (3:59)
  2. Let's Get Nasty (4:01)
out of stock $11.39
Cat: CITY 050. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. What's With This Loneliness (2:40)
  2. I Can't Stand To See You Cry (3:31)
out of stock $10.83
  1. Look Closer (Can't You See The Signs?) (3:44)
  2. Hot Shot (3:30)
  3. Gonna Make Time (2:49)
  4. Sunshine (You're Blowin My Cool) (3:56)
  5. The Pawnbroker (3:13)
  6. Another Love Like Mine (3:41)
  7. Big Wheel (3:17)
  8. Your Face Before My Eyes (2:03)
  9. Dear Mr Teddy (3:10)
  10. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah (4:05)
out of stock $21.11
  1. Music & It's Magical Way (5:05)
  2. Sleepwalkers (6:17)
  3. He's There (5:30)
  4. Walk In The Park (6:57)
  5. All That Surrounds (6:35)
  6. Think About Why (5:07)
  7. Redemption (6:49)
  8. Spiritual Eyes (5:31)
  9. Together We'll Stand (5:43)
  10. Needed (6:14)
  11. Everything I Need (6:26)
  12. Gotta Keep (4:53)
out of stock $27.34
Cat: TOWN 167. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. Jerry Naylor - "City Lights" (2:20)
  2. Johnny Praye - "Can't Get Too Much Love" (2:18)
out of stock $9.68
Cat: PIPER 011. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. Joseph Douglas - "Crazy Things" (2:32)
  2. The Hesitations - "I'm Not Built That Way" (2:44)
 in stock $11.39
Cat: SSS 15010. Rel: 09 Apr 18
  1. You're Letting Me Down (2:58)
  2. You've Been Gone Too Long (2:19)
  3. Come Back Home (2:21)
  4. I Still Love You (2:49)
  5. Have A Little Mercy (2:48)
  6. It's All Over But The Shouting (3:24)
  7. You're Gonna Miss Me (3:04)
  8. You're Losing Me (2:20)
  9. Love, Love, Love (3:43)
  10. Keep On Holding On (3:42)
  11. Let's Huddle Up & Cuddle Up (2:24)
  12. Loving You, Loving Me (3:40)
out of stock $16.52
Cat: PIPER 012. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. The Pied Piper Players - "The Bari Sax Aka This Heart Is Lonely" (3:09)
  2. The Cavaliers - "We Go Together" (alternate version with Rap intro) (2:20)
 in stock $11.39
Cat: S4R 02. Rel: 16 Apr 18
  1. Oh My Goodness (2:56)
  2. We Fell In Love (3:11)
 in stock $18.80
Cat: CITY 051. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. Sundown (2:34)
  2. Whole Lotta Something (2:32)
out of stock $11.39
Cat: OSV 172. Rel: 23 Apr 18
  1. Soul Brothers Six - "I'll Be Loving You" (2:18)
  2. Willie Tee - "Walkin' Up A One Way Street" (2:44)
Review: Outta Sight's latest monthly rare soul missive contains hard-to-find and overlooked classics from "hard-hitting" New Jersey vocal group Soul Brothers Six and New Orleans Rhythm and Blues man Willie Tee. It's the former's wonderfully sweet and loose "I'll Be Loving You" (first released in 1966, fact fans) that takes pride of place on the A-side, serving up a lightly sauteed soul take on the rhythm and blues template. Willie Tee's 1967 jam "Walking Up A One Way Street", a summery affair blessed with a superb horn section, leisurely groove and brilliant lead vocal from the man himself, can be found on the B-side.
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 in stock $10.83
Cat: TOWN 168. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. The Puffs - "I Only Cry Once A Day Now" (4:37)
  2. The Superbs - "Wind In My Sails" (2:49)
out of stock $9.68
Cat: OSV 174. Rel: 23 Apr 18
  1. Prince Phillip Mitchell - "I'm So Happy" (4:35)
  2. Lou Ragland - "Since You Said You'd Be Mine" (3:15)
Review: Two rare northern soul gems from two much slept-on OGs. West coast royalty Mitchell takes the A-side of this powerful 45" with the gutsy feel-good romp from 79. Fittingly titled "I'm So Happy", it's a driving piece of late 70s soul right down to the wolf whistles and band cheers. Flip for an equally potent spell from Lou Ragland. Usually famed for his four-figure cult piece "I Travel Alone", here we find him yearning with authenticity on the 1979-release "You Said You'd Be Mine". Backed by honeyed BVs and full band orchestration, this has the power to stop a dancefloor in its tracks almost 40 years later. And probably still will in 40 years time.
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out of stock $11.12
Cat: WAHLP 012. Rel: 02 Apr 18
  1. Sinner (4:45)
  2. Quickball (3:11)
  3. Woe (5:17)
  4. Whatever You Do (4:47)
  5. Demons (3:13)
  6. Colonel Hathi's Trunk Juice (3:07)
  7. Love In Vain (4:07)
  8. Hunt & Gather (5:36)
  9. Meet Me On The Corner (4:20)
Review: In recent times, Honeyfeet have been a conduit for the ideas and expressions of an exotic mixture of Manchester based musicians. This genre-defying band incorporate styles including jazz, folk and hip hop into their music. They are fronted by the amazing Rioghnach Connolly - also known for her work with cult folk-dance group Afro Celt Sound System and Real World artists The Breath. The Orange Whip LP finds the band at their most incredibly diverse. Opening with recent single "Sinner" - a serving of good old fashioned soul and rock 'n' roll crossover, the 'folk-hop' of "Whatever You Do" or the barrelhouse pop of "Hunt & Gather", they prove that they are a seriously dynamic outfit.
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out of stock $15.10
Cat: FBAD 45001. Rel: 16 Apr 18
  1. Never Gonna Let (vocal) (3:20)
  2. Tic Tac Toe (vocal) (3:27)
out of stock $12.83
Cat: LP 9302. Rel: 23 Apr 18
  1. Take A Look (2:58)
  2. Teasing, But You're Pleasing (1:45)
  3. I Haven't Got Time To Cry (2:43)
  4. You Don't Miss A Good Thing (Until It's Gone) (2:22)
  5. Some Things You Never Get Used To (2:40)
  6. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) (2:55)
  7. It's Starting To Get To Me Now (2:22)
  8. Times Have Changed (2:26)
  9. He's My Guy (2:39)
  10. Baby, Don't Look Down (2:34)
  11. What Are You Trying To Do (2:13)
  12. Wait, Wait, Wait (2:36)
out of stock $19.66
  1. Wish Someone Would Care (2:20)
  2. I Need Your Love So Bad (3:16)
  3. Without Love (There Is Nothing) (2:58)
  4. Please Send Me Someone To Love (2:30)
  5. Another Woman's Man (3:05)
  6. Sufferin' With The Blues (2:20)
  7. Time Is On My Side (2:52)
  8. While The City Sleeps (2:23)
  9. Straight From The Heart (2:28)
  10. I've Been There (2:39)
  11. I Need You So (2:25)
  12. Break-a-way (2:34)
out of stock $19.94
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