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Ace Records Release News - July 2019

Ace Records Release News - July 2019 magazine cover

A timely catch up of all the new releases for July 2019 from Ace Records

New releases from Ace records


Jon Savage's 1965-1968 - The High Sixties On 45 
Various Artists (Jon Savage) 
LP £29.01 
This double vinyl album – excerpted from the “Jon Savage’s 1965”, “…1966”, “…1967” and “…1968” CD series – takes you through four fast-moving years: a period of ferment and experimentation mapped through singles, some of them hits, some of them obscurities, some of them classics. 



It's Bad For You But Buy It 
Psych / Garage 
The Ace Of Cups 
LP £21.94 
A permanent fixture in the psychedelic ballrooms of late 60s San Francisco, this album reveals the tough yet poetic rock’n’roll sensibility these unique young women made their own. 



I Idolize You! Fraternity Recordings 1960-1964 
60s Soul 
The Charmaines 
LP £15.60 
A stylishly packaged vinyl-only 14-track collection of the Charmaines finest Fraternity recordings. 



This Is It! More From The Van McCoy Songbook 1963-77 
60s Soul 
Various Artists (Songwriter Series) 
CD £12.92 
A second collection drawn from the great Van McCoy’s songbook, showcasing many in-demand dance-oriented gems. 



Los Angeles Modern & Kent Northern Soul 
60s Soul 
Various Artists (Kent/ Modern) 
LP £15.60 
A vinyl-only compilation of 60s and early 70s soul from the West Coast’s premier indy. Compiled and annotated by Ady Croasdell. 


Viet Nam B/W Viet Nam (Instrumental) 
Psych / Garage 
Bobby Jameson 
7" £10.68 
With a fearsome Bo Diddley beat, wailing harmonica and strong anti-war lyric, this Garage Rock classic, is featured in Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. 



Punk Rock 
The 101'ers 
7" £10.68 
For the first time ever the four Chiswick label sides recorded by the 101’ers are gathered together on one Extended Play 7” Vinyl record. 


Coming soon from Ace records


Come On Let's Go! Power Pop Gems From The 70s & 80
Power Pop 
Various Artists (Power Pop Gems) 
CD £11.50 
A collection of largely unheralded power pop gems – proof that nothing shakes some action like a snappy guitar-based pop song delivered with a powerful beat, boundless energy and joyous enthusiasm. 



Sacred Sounds - Dave Hamilton’s Raw Detroit Gospel 
Various Artists (Dave Hamilton) 
CD £11.50 
Sparse but compelling gospel recordings from the late 60s and early 70s, brimming with the soul music for which Dave Hamilton was renowned. 


Horn Rock & Funky Guitar Grooves 1968-1974 
70s Rock 
Various Artists (Horn Rock) 
CD £11.50 
American rock gets back to its soulful roots on this 17-track compilation. Artists include Tower of Power, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Delaney & Bonnie, Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Al Kooper. 


Ghostown - 40th Anniversary Reissue 
Punk Rock 
The Radiators 
CD £17.75 
Originally released in 1978, “Ghostown” (produced by Tony Visconti) is widely regarded as one of the definitive ‘Irish’ records, alongside “Astral Weeks”. This expanded 45-track 2CD edition encompasses the original album and all related singles plus 28 previously unissued sides. 



Detroit's Secret Soul 
Northern Soul 
Little Ann 
LP £15.60 
Little Ann’s nine Dave Hamilton recordings (including three previously unheard, improved takes) are augmented by her four super-scarce 1972/3 Canadian sides. 



Just Say A Four Letter Word B/W She's My Real Sweet Woman 
Modern Soul 
California Playboys 
7" £10.68 
The top two dance tracks from The California Playboys’ collectable Loadstone LP are pressed here on a handy 7” disc. 


Given My Life B/W A Frown On My Face 
Modern Soul 
Various Artists (VA Kent singles) 
7" £10.68 
The Mighty Whites’ ‘Given My Life’ has been the Modern Soul hit of the last 18 months. It is coupled with the in-demand 1974 Loadstone crossover classic ‘A Frown On My Face.’ 



Chink A Chank Baby B/W That's What Love Is 
Northern Soul 
Various Artists (Pied Piper) 
7" £10.68 
September’s exhilarating outing is paired here with the storming backing track of the Hesitations’ ‘That’s What Love Is’. The music was reused as Eddie Parker’s ‘I’m Gone’ a couple of years later. 



Don't It Make You Feel Funky B/W I Gotta Be Free 
Northern Soul 
Joe Hicks 
7" £8.79 
At last a legal re-release of Joe Hicks’ Northern all-time classic sounding magnificent from the original master tape. The flip is the rare and collectable AGC label flip, ‘I Gotta Be Free’. 


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Two unreleased Charmaines Fraternity tracks here. Not sure why Ace aren’t interested in them still. It’s a shame they don’t get the wider exposure they deserve.

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