Friday, September 22, 2017



Insanely wonderful work from the Texas scene at the end of the 60s – a huge collection of the English language soul songs of Sunny & The Sunliners! The group first hit national fame in the earlier part of the 60s, with a sweet falsetto crossover hit – but as the decade moved on, they balanced their music equally between Spanish and English tunes – the former in more of a Tex-Mex mode, the latter in a wonderful version of sweet soul! In a way, Sunny's work here is a lot like Joe Bataan during his Sweet Soul years – a heartbreaking blend of Latin roots and east coast soul – produced with a rootsy vibe that really gets right to the heart of the matter! Sunny's work has never been reissued properly – especially the soul tracks from this period – and the collection is an ear-opening listen all the way through – and one that should hopefully put the group right up there with material by The Delfonics, Moments, and other sweet soul groups. Titles include "Smile Now Cry Later", "Put Me In Jail", "Should I Take You Home", "Cross My Heart", "Get Down", "Rain Makes Me Blue", "Outside Looking In", "My Dream", and "Open Up Your Love Door". ~ Dusty Groove

British soul legend Seal returns with his new album, ‘Standards’ - combining his unique voice with some of the greatest jazz standards and swing classics ever written. “I’m so delighted to announce that my brand new album, Standards, is out November 10th. This is the album I have always wanted to make. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless tunes was a lifelong dream.” “It was a true honour to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favourite artists, in the very same studios where the magic was first made - it was one of the greatest days of my recording career.” Seal’s new album brings the glamour of Old Hollywood straight to the present, and his signature, velvety warm vocals bring to life classics made popular by Frank Sinatra (such as Luck Be A Lady, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and It Was A Very Good Year), Ella Fitzgerald (I’m Beginning to See The Light) and Nina Simone (I Put A Spell on You). Available on CD, Deluxe Signed CD, and Vinyl.


Includes: This I Swear (Richard Darbyshire); I’m Back for More (Bob Jones Club Remix by Lulu feat. Bobby Womack); I Want You Back (Sinclair); Flavour of the Old School (Beverley Knight); For Your Love (Hil St Soul); Enough Is Enough (Dennis Taylor); Gonna Get Over You (Full Flava Mix by Beverlei Brown); Betcha Wouldn't Hurt Me (Change Has Come Mix by Full Flava feat. Donna Gardier); Until You Come Back to Me (Acoustic Version by Hil St Soul); It's Alright (Cooly's Hot Box); This I Promise You (D-Influence feat. Shola Ama); Stories (Full Flava feat. Carleen Anderson); Can't Get You out of My Head (Incognito); Talk About It (Seek); Make You Smile (Brenda Russell); The One for Me (Rahsaan Patterson); Watching You (Avani feat. Rahsaan Patterson, Carl McIntosh); Starship (Conya Doss); Sausalito (George Duke); Future Street ( Martha Redbone); My Door Is Open (Carleen Anderson); Stay Awhile (Don-E); Fooled by a Smile (Julie Dexter feat. Khari Simmons); Words (Anthony David feat. India.Arie); If I Were You (Donnie); Slippin' (Mikelyn Roderick); Been in Love (Eric Roberson feat. Phonte); To Love Again (Gordon Chambers feat. Ledisi); After the Dance (James Taylor Quartet feat. Omar); Distant Lover (Heston); Fall in Love (Tortured Soul); Real Love (Drizabone Soul Family feat. Nataya); All in Me (Angela Johnson feat. Darien); I Got Sunshine (Avery Sunshine); Never in Your Sun (Khari Cabral Simmons feat. India.Arie); So Cold (Don-E feat. D'Angelo); Dealing (Eric Roberson feat. Lalah Hathaway); Lowdown (Incognito feat. Mario Biondi, Chaka Khan); Got to Let My Feelings Show (Bluey); Nature's Call (Shaun Escoffery); 4 Evermore (Anthony David feat. Algebra); A Universal Vibe (Down To The Bone); What Color Is Love (Citrus Sun feat. Valerie Etienne); Call My Name (Avery Sunshine); Music and Its Magical Way (Jarrod Lawson); Can't Keep Rhythm from a Dancer (Tortured Soul); Yeah (The Layabouts Remix by Imaani); Unconditional Love (Greg Dean feat. Chantae Cann, Jarrod Lawson); Ain't No Time (Gil Cang Extended Mix by Shaun Escoffery); and Morning Love (Simon Law feat. Caron Wheeler).

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