TRUTH & SOUL PRESENTS FALLIN' OFF THE REEL IV
Truth & Soul is proud to present the fourth volume of their Fallin’ Off The Reel compilation. In keeping with Truth & Soul tradition when they get enough singles out they get them together onto a comp for the people who collect CDs and digital ‑les. 22 songs on the CD including tracks from Lee Fields & Expressions, Lady, Liam Bailey, Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, The Olympians, Beau Williams, The Ghetto Brothers, The Fabulous 3, Zafari, Shirley Nanette, El Michaels Affair, and more. Now that they are well into 70 plus singles released on the label, this comp is great introduction to Truth & Soul Records as well as a great listen for those who already have some of the music we have released. Press play and enjoy the sounds that have made us respected the world over!
GALLOW STREET - GALLOW STREET EP
A sweet mix of brass band styles, with a very contemporary touch – all played live in the studio, with an approach that's a bit like the Hypnotic Brass Band! Like those guys, Gallow Street reach for an older tradition, but bring it strongly into the 21st Century with inventive rhythms, unusual inflections on the horns, and an overall delivery that's as urgent as it is exotic – a really unusual flavor that graces the four instrumental tunes on the EP – "Rhino", "Mountain Smoke", "Blue Monday", and "Hudmo Medley". ~ Dusty Groove
ONE-DERFUL! - THE ONE-DERFUL! COLLECTION
An unassuming cover, but a set that's got a really colorful batch of rare Chicago soul – including a number of never-issued tracks from the legendary One-Der-Ful Records! The label was one of the true indie greats in Chicago back in the 60s – almost as much a force for local soul as bigger imprints like Chess, Okeh, and Brunswick – and home to an equally great array of artists – including a few who'd later hit big on different labels! The work here is all the handiwork of the Leaner brothers, who not only recorded most of the cuts here – but also helped distribute One-Der-Ful and a host of other midwestern indies – which really gave them a great ear for the best sounds coming from the underground, and the new trends that were breaking big way before the rest of the country picked them up. And although there have been other collections of One-Der-Ful material before, this one may well be the most thoughtful – from the detailed notes on the label and each artist, to the research that uncovered never-issued tracks that include "Happy Times" by Beverly Shaffer, "Enjoy Yourself" by The Five Du-Tones, "I'm Guilty" by Liz Lands, "Thank You Love" by Otis Clay, "Now That You're Gone" by McKinley Mitchell, "Meet Me Halfway" by Beverly Shaffer, "Take Me To Your Leader" by The Sharpees, "When You Get That Feeling" by The Five Du-Tones, "Got To Find A Way (alt)" by Otis Clay, "Seventh Hour" by Liz Lands, and "Here Comes My Baby" by Mary Silvers. The set features lots more great cuts too – including "Who Is She" by Lucky Laws, "The Prettiest Girl" by Joe & Mack, "The Sock" by The Sharpees, "All For You" by the Admirations, and "The Man Of The Town" by Jay Jordan. ~ Dusty Groove