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All My Life - The Songs Of Manny Campbell - Brewerytown Records


All My Life - The Songs Of Manny Campbell - Brewerytown Records magazine cover

We have been lucky enough to get our hands on some amazing Philadelphia music. This project we have been working on for some months now might be the best one yet. In one single day back in 1970 a relatively young producer by the name of Emmanuel Campbell Jr hired the Sigma Sound Studio backing band, later to be known as MFSB - to lay down several tracks so Manny can bring his cast of singers and other musicians.. it’s amazing to think that in one day Manny Campbell would work through, The Delights (featuring the 15year old Peaches known to the world later as Brandi Wells) The New Establishment (one solo 45, highly sought after by funk collectors) & The Nu-Ron’s (one of New Jersey’s finest vocal groups) - on two different 16 track multi’s we have loving remixed and re-mastered (with the help of Tom Moulton on a few of the songs) some of the best sweet soul, low rider soul, r&b, funk and northern tunes! Album to be released in the upcoming months.

Thank you to:
@jeremyzombie for the amazing design
Tom Moulton for doing what you do, and loving this music so passionately
Pete Humphrey’s - who would have been the mixing engineer at these sessions and has “golden ears” on the mastering.
My crew at Brewerytown Beats for the willingness to put up with my obsessiveness..
Mixing engineer - @mdiddium 🤓 - for the hours of mixing & rebuilding tunes with me.

Soon to be released on Brewerytown Records!

Preorder:

https://brewerytownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/all-my-life-the-songs-of-manny-campbell

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30 minutes ago, soulwolf said:

Sounds good are there any plans to release on vinyl or is the  lp download only?

Vinyl is coming, along with a series of 45's - I'm just impatient and can't wait for 5-6 months times for the vinyl.

1 hour ago, Paul-s said:

Well done. The Delights track is superb.

I agree - Such a special tune

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I used to have a studio acetate of the Carolyn Porter track 'I Want You'..can't remember which studio at the mo but west coast.. certain it went to tim Brown.. the backing track on the Delights very similar to her unissued 45/acetate so probably same musicians but be nice to learn if the same session ?? Interesting..

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On 24/03/2021 at 17:48, Ficklefingers said:

I used to have a studio acetate of the Carolyn Porter track 'I Want You'..can't remember which studio at the mo but west coast.. certain it went to tim Brown.. the backing track on the Delights very similar to her unissued 45/acetate so probably same musicians but be nice to learn if the same session ?? Interesting..

The Carolynn Porter tracks / session were done in 1968 as you can see by the take sheet.. The Porter stuff only exists on 1/4inch mix-down tapes (as far as we know) The Delights tune was the first cut on the 16 track multi's - so my thoughts are that the rhythm tracks for this song in particular were transferred to another tape 2 years later.. However the members of the backing band stayed the same.  Baker, Harris, Young (and Eli on some occasions). It is unmistakably Earl Young on drums throughout this entire session, and Tom Moulton has said there is no doubt that it is Norman Harris & Ronnie Baker - This is also Don Renaldo's string section, and interestingly enough, every song had a "dry" run-through with just the rhythm section before Don Renaldo and Co joined in.  Hence the alternate takes on some of the tunes. 

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14 hours ago, Blackpoolsoul said:

Do we know which came first The New Establishment or The Randalls and why the name change ?

The New Establishment came first.. a company in NY via a local connection licensed the song from Manny and I think there was some sort of name infringement that lead to the band changing it for the new release.

 

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