2017 powers on, here's the second months Ace Records Newsletter, yep its almost February already.
New releases for February 2017 from Ace Records
Bob Stanley And Pete Wiggs Present English Weather
Various Artists (Saint Etienne)
The autumnal sound of Britain at the turn of the 70s, looking out through wet window panes to a new decade with a mixture of melancholy and optimism for what might come next. With the Beatles gone and the pound sinking, a new and distinctive sound emerges, led by flutes and mellotrons.
The Planet Sessions
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
At last, the first official reissue of Screamin’ Jay’s rare second album, recorded in the UK in 1965. Stereo mixes and unissued tracks help clarify its status as an overlooked mod-jazz classic.
Love's Been Good To Me - The Songs Of Rod McKuen
Various Artists (Songwriter Series)
From folk anthems to movie themes and French chanson ballads, 25 songs from one of the great pop culture icons of his time, including three previously unissued tracks.
Skunk Juice: Dirty Funk From The Big Apple
The Pazant Brothers
12 tracks of horn-led funk from one of the great unsung bands of the late 1960s. Includes sought-after singles ‘Skunk Juice’, ‘Juicy Lucy’ and ‘Chicken Scratch’.
Psych / Garage
A 50th Anniversary reissue of The Seeds' first album, with a deluxe tip-on gatefold sleeve, full colour booklet, and a bonus record of alternate takes and unreleased material.
Manhattan Soul Volume 3
Various Artists (Scepter/ Wand)
These New York labels were at the inception of soul music and continued to release excellent tracks until the disco era.