A quick shout up of Ace release news for this month
New releases from Ace records
Out Of The Blue
77 year-old singer Willie Hightower and 95 year-old producer Quinton Claunch have made a remarkable Southern Soul record – recorded in Muscle Shoals, soaking up the atmosphere of nearly 60 years of soul music. The band features Muscle Shoals legends Travis Wammack and Clayton Ivey.
Rockin' In The USA - Hot 100 Hits Of The 80s
Various Artists (Rockin in the USA)
The 1980s were probably the last real decade for the pop single. It was certainly the last one in which every record that made the Hot 100 was an actual vinyl single. Here are almost two dozen of the finest US hits of that decade, all presented as they were originally heard coming over FM Pop radio right across America.
Jack Ashford Just Productions Volume 2
Various Artists (Producer Series)
After Motown and Pied Piper Jack Ashford formed Just Productions, making Detroit independent soul of the highest order.
While The City Sleeps - Their Second Motown Album With Bonus Tracks
The Detroit vocal group’s “2nd Time Around” album, plus 13 bonus tracks, including ten previously unissued gems from the Motown vaults.
Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities
Various Artists (Northern Souls Classiest Rarities)
A special vinyl-release to accompany our popular Northern Soul’s Classiest Rarities CD series. A treat for collectors and dancers who have had their fill of the “Top 500”.
Coming soon from Ace records
She Came From Hungary! 1960s Beat Girls From The Eastern Bloc
Various Artists (Beat Girls)
Feisty freakbeat, folk rock, funky pop and more from Hungary’s foremost female recording stars – backed by some of the nation’s leading beat bands.
Mod Jazz Rides Again
Various Artists (Mod Jazz Series)
The latest volume in our much-imitated Mod Jazz series which captures the top crossover points between jazz, Latin & R&B. If we do say so ourselves this may be the best one yet.
The Stars Of Spring Records
Various Artists (Spring Records)
The spotlight turns on the Spring label for the latest in our series of limited edition EPs from iconic US soul imprints.
Westbound Super Breaks - Essential Funk, Soul And Jazz Samples And Breakbeats
Various Artists (Westbound)
Much of modern music has its roots in the adventurous recordings made at Westbound Records in the early to mid 70s – Super Breaks pays homage to some of their greatest samples.
Catch more info at https://acerecords.co.uk/ and wait out for a more detailed look at some of the soul related releases on here.