Jump to content

Ivy Jo Hunter - New 45 Out On Soul Junction Records.


 Share
Followers 0
Ivy Jo Hunter - New 45 Out On Soul Junction Records. magazine cover

One of the hottest new releases so far courtesy of John Anderson and Dave Welding at Soul Junction Records.

Ivy Jo Hunter ace doublesider "See you around" B/W Yea,Yea,Yea......two great unissued 70s tracks from Probe 1 productions....

Release Date: Monday May 21st 2012

Ivy Jo Hunter in collaboration with William "Mickey" Stevenson formed one of the most formidable song writing teams of the Motown stable during the 1960's. Ivy's writer's credits can be found on a multitude of songs that achieved a top 100 status both in the USA as well as around the world.

Towards the end of his tenure with Motown Ivy was placed with the company's V.I.P subsidiary. Here he recorded two 45's "I Remember When (Dedicated To Beverley) / Sorry Is A Sorry Word (V.I.P 25055) and "I'd Still Love You / I Can Feel The Pain" (V.I.P 25063). An album release was also planned and although given a release number (V.I.P.S 406) with the title of Ivy Jo's "In This Bag" no release ever materialized.

Some of the highlights from his eight year association with Motown include such timeless classic's as The Four Tops "Just Ask The Lonely", The Spinners "I'll Always Love You", The Marvelettes "I'll Keep Holding On" and the Martha Reeves & The Vandellas seminal anthem "Dancing In The Street".

After leaving Motown Ivy joined forces with his brother John Maxey to form the Independent Detroit based Probe 1 Production Company. Throughout the 70's and into the 80's the brothers continued to produce and record releases on many Detroit groups and solo artists which appeared on several of their labels. Ivy himself recorded several solo outings such as "Ain't No Black & White In Music / When Does The Loving Start" (Red Line PRL-01) and " Everytime I See You It's Hello / Anthem (Midwest 011087) as well as singing lead vocals on North By Northeast's "Pain Of City Living/Slave Of Society (Probe 1).

Their only releases to break out of Detroit nationally were the mellifluous "Two On A Cloud / Grown Up Fairy Tale" (Buddah 556) recorded by Curt Darin (a.k.a Curtis Gadson) but this release coincided with 20th Century's buy out of Buddah records and the record failed to make any major impact. Followed by ex Dramatic Willie "Weegee" Howards local Detroit hit for Ju-Par Records "Hold On To Your Dreams" which was later picked up by the major Cottilion label. Ivy eventually hit paydirt when in 1985 David Bowie and Mick Jagger covered "Dancing In The Street" as their contribution to the Live Aid Appeal.

And so to the present, for this release Soul Junction have selected two previously unissued tracks from circa 1979 that Ivy Jo cut for Probe 1 productions. The excellent mid paced dancer "See You Around" b/w the sublime ballad "Yea, Yea, Yea" which showcases Ivy's vocal talents to perfection.

Follow the link to listen to the sound file:-

http://www.souljunct...o.uk/SJ516.html

Another great release for 2012

Right on and

ktf

tfk rofl.png

ccs-1-0-17372100-1336599688.png

ccs-1-0-23509600-1336599697_thumb.jpg




 Share

Members Comments

Recommended Comments

Excellent article TFK...I for one will be pickin up a copy

Hi Andy

Hope alls good bud-yep love these previously unreleased/unissued tracks .....

tfk

Edited by tfk
Link to comment
Social source share

Hi Andy

Hope alls good bud-yep love these previously unreleased/unissued tracks .....

tfk

I'm good mate...great value for sure

ad

Link to comment
Social source share

Nice one Guy's

Looks as if we scored a regional hit in bonnie Scotland, where's that Jocko

Dave

Link to comment
Social source share

Been giving both sides a spin down South.

The midtempo dancer "See You Around" will without doubt be a popular sound at Across The Board and Real Soul gigs throughout the summer including my own Majestic Soul night , and i`m certain it will get a lot of airtime at the upcoming Monumental Soul Weekender alongside tracks like the recent Lee Fields 45.

It`s one of those early 80`s recordings which retain that "70`s Soul" feel and i thoroughly recommend it for anybody who likes those type of sounds.

The flip side "Yea Yea Yea" is much slower and a beautiful sweet soul ballad .

For me this 45 is as good as anything the label has put out so far .

Mark H

Link to comment
Social source share

Agree with Mark,great double sider,i prefer the b-side at mo: "yea yea yea" ,feel this is suited to Radio and defo a `choon`.Every time i hear:See ya around,reminds me of Al Johnson back for me and is growing on me more and more.

Well done chaps,another winner you got on ya hands,will be placing an order asap.

Link to comment
Social source share

Thanks Guys for all your positive comments, Ivy Jo is really over whelmed by the response to his release, this release has really taken off due to the support of all the Solar, Starpoint Soul People ans Soul Discovery Dj's. It's even receiving extension airplay on National radio thanks to Andy Peebles Soul Train and some of the more discerning Dj's at the BBC.A very big thank you to you all.

The offical release date is Monday May 21st,if you haven't yet heard it checkout the soundclip on our website: www.souljunctionrecords.co.uk

Two Brilliant sides from a Motown Legend.

Dave

Soul Junction

Link to comment
Social source share

Ivy Jo's Brilliant new doudle-sider: "See You Around/Yea, Yea, Yea" is now available from all the usual suspects or directly from

www.souljunctionrecords.co.uk

Two previously unissued 70's tracks for the price of a tenner!!

Miss it at your peril

Dave

Link to comment
Social source share

Ivy Jo's Brilliant new doudle-sider: "See You Around/Yea, Yea, Yea" is now available from all the usual suspects or directly from

www.souljunctionrecords.co.uk

Two previously unissued 70's tracks for the price of a tenner!!

Miss it at your peril

Dave

Bang on Dave to great sides on this little beauty........

ktf tfk :rofl:

Link to comment
Social source share

Bang on Dave to great sides on this little beauty........

ktf tfk :rofl:

Yep, Andy causing a bit of a quandary with the Dj's this one, which side do they play?

So they've simply decided to spin both of 'em :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Dave

Edited by Louise
Link to comment
Social source share


Get involved with Soul Source

Add your comments now

Join Soul Source

A free & easy soul music affair!

Join Soul Source now!

Log in to Soul Source

Jump right back in!

Log in now!





×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.