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Ace Records - May 2019 Release Cheat Sheet

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The new releases from Ace records this May 2019 go like this...

Spain's Silky-Voiced Songstress 1967-1983 
Pop 
Jeanette 
CD £12.92 

From 17 year-old singer-songwriter in folk group Pic-Nic to enduring solo star, Jeanette’s tender, delicate voice made for some of Spain’s most enchanting and beautiful soft-pop records. 

Holding Things Together - The Merle Haggard Songbook 
Eclectic 
Various Artists (Songwriter Series) 
CD £12.92 

In tribute to this country music colossus, here are 24 versions of his greatest songs. A satisfying sampling of his lyrical genius, starting with the song that gave him his first self-composed chart smash.     

 

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Spotlight On Fraternity Records 
Rhythm & Blues 
Various Artists (Fraternity Records) 
7" £10.68 

Four fine examples of the sound of mid-60s Cincinnati: influential guitar hero Lonnie Mack, soulful girl group the Charmaines, bluesy singer-guitarist Albert Washington, and female duo the 2 Of Clubs. 

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If You're Not Part Of The Solution - Soul, Politics And Spirituality In Jazz 1967-1975 
70s Jazz 
Various Artists (BGP Various) 
CD £11.50 

In the late 60s jazz was at a turning point. ‘If You’re Not Part Of The Solution’ tells the story. 
  

Talking About The Love I Have For You B/W It's Not Safe To Mess On Me 
Southern Soul 
George Jackson 
7" £10.68 

George Jackson’s beautiful ‘Talking About The Love I Have For You’ coupled with his late 60s recording ‘It’s Not Safe To Mess Over Me’, a real southern soul stomper. 
    

Indication B/W Nice To Be Near 
Deep Soul 
Eddie & Ernie 
7" £10.68 

‘Nice To Be Near’ discovered after the release of our Eddie & Ernie Kent CD “Lost Friends” in 2002 is coupled here with the hard to find ‘Indication’. 
    

Rainmaker B/W Let Them Talk 
70s Soul 
C. J. & CO. 
7" £10.68 

A superb version of the Moods’ ‘Rainmaker’ coupled with a glorious mid-tempo number ‘Let Them Talk’ which sold out in days on Diggin’ Deep’s limited release. 
    

Crying Clown B/W Deserted Garden 
Deep Soul 
Various Artists (Kent singles) 
7" £10.68 

Eddie Parker’s supremely soulful version of ‘Crying Clown’ is as intense as soul music gets. It is backed with the beautiful melancholy of Detroit great Sandra Richardson’s ‘Deserted Garden’. 
    

I'm Just Passing Time B/W Now Girl 
Deep Soul 
Various Artists (Kent singles) 
7" £10.68 

‘I’m Just Passing Time’ is taken from our hit Lowrider Soul compilation. Its flip is another stunning ballad, taken from the Goldwax master tapes. 
    

My Lonely Feeling / What Did You Gain By That? 
Northern Soul 
Various Artists (Kent singles) 
7" £8.79 

Milton James’ trance-like, rhythmic soul dancer coupled with the quirky and similarly elusive ‘What Did You Gain By That?’ by Kennard Gardner. 
    

    

Coming soon from Ace records        


Rhythm & Bluesin' By The Bayou - Bop Cat Stomp 
Rhythm & Blues 
Various Artists (By the Bayou) 
CD £11.50 

28 sought-after R&B bayou blasters including several new to CD and 11 previously unissued recordings. 
    

Ruby Baby / Donna The Prima Donna 
Doo Wop 
Dion 
CD £12.92 

First time on CD for Dion’s 1963 Columbia LP “Ruby Baby” and its follow-up “Donna The Prima Donna”, both in glorious stereo. 

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Would She Do That For You?! 
Girls 
Various Artists (Girl Group Sounds USA) 
LP £15.60 

14 great examples of the US girl group sound, together on a stylish vinyl-only collection. 
  

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Masterpieces Of Modern Soul Vol 5 
70s Soul 
Various Artists (Masterpieces of Modern Soul) 
CD £11.50 

70s soul from the vaults and rare soul dancefloors. 
    

Got To Be Somebody - The XL Sessions 1960s Memphis Gold 
Southern Soul 
Barbara Brown 
LP £15.60 

Produced by Charles Chalmers and featuring the very cream of Memphis musicians, this is some of the greatest soul music to come out of Memphis in the era. 
    

You Fool, You Fool (Pt 1) / You Fool, You Fool (Pt 2) 
Funk 
Prophet & His Disciples 
7" £8.79 

Super-rare 45 from Dave Hamilton’s Detroit studio. Reissued on 7” for the first time with facsimile label. 
    

 Who Told You / The Same Change 
Funk 
Miss Jackie Moore 
7" £8.79 

Jackie Moore’s classic dancefloor sister funk of ‘Who Told You’ backed with a previously unissued masterpiece. 
 

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Everything Is Gonna Be Alright / You Brought The Sunshine (Edit) 
Gospel 
The Clark Sisters 
7" £8.79 

The Clark sisters mix soul and gospel to fantastic effect on this Sounds Of Gospel 45. 
    

Keep On Doin' Your Funky Thing / Ain't It Funky 
Funk 
Various Artists (BGP Singles) 
7" £8.79 

Two originally unissued funk tracks from our “Southern Funkin” compilation. These are guaranteed floor fillers, that sound and look good on a repro Hotlanta label. 
    

Chains / A Toast To The People 
Funk 
Black & Blues 
7" £8.79 

First vinyl release for these two tracks by Gil Scott-Heron’s band from college. Features both Gil and Brian Jackson on the recordings. 

 

More details, info and such via the Ace Records Website
https://www.acerecords.co.uk/

 


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I always enjoy the latest Ace label releases. A monthly highlight in my life for many decades now. I'm next looking forward to Masterpieces of Modern Soul volume 5. 



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