Kent Vinyl Soul Pushing - Recent 45 News
Delayed shout due to the recent final work on this part of Soul Source, but still even though delayed a most welcome shout.
News and info from Kent on their recent Kent 45 releases,
Going by the releases below and word on the forums of even more forthcoming releases, have to say that in the second decade of the 21st century to see such quality vinyl releases being pushed out is something that kent deserve the utmost credit for. Indeed!
Changes by Lilly Fields from GWP
We Can Do It by The Shaladons from GWP
Lilly Fields appearance on the "GWP, NYC, TLC" CD has wowed everyone, and the demand to have it on vinyl is huge. It has already been well received at the 100 Club all nighters and it's from the legendary Detroit Pied Piper production team too and was cut in that city.
'We Can Do It' is a fabulous Larry Banks production on this mystery but inspired male vocal group.
Whatcha Gonna Do by Phillip & The Faithfulls from Goldwax
Until The End Of Time by The Additions from Dave Hamilton's Topper productions.
Goldwax completists will be thrilled at having this unreleased mid tempo Phillip & the Faithfulls' track on vinyl and coupled with the previous "CD only" mid 60s Detroit dancer from the Additions, it will be a crucial purchase for vocal group lovers as well as Northern Soulies.
A Man Is A Mean Thing by Barbara Perry from Goldwax
I've Got A Feeling For You Baby by Gladys Bruce from DiVenus
More Goldwax, this time New Breed R&B styled from the highly rated Barbara Perry has been picking up acetate plays for a couple of years making demand already high. The exact same goes for its NYC recorded flip from DiVenus artist Gladys Bruce
CITY 016 Hang On In There Girl by Jesse Davies
Hang On In There Girl: Instrumental
The vocal side of this disc fetches over a grand and here we have an elongated version from the multi track tapes. Even more uniquely we have mixed a storming instrumental take from those masters and acetate plays has already turned this track into a monster.
Wear Your Natural, Baby by Towana & The Total Destruction
You Really Made It Good To Me by Ty Karim
Both of these artists are in fact the late wonderful Ty Karim whose super rare Romark 45s fetch very high prices. 'Natural' will appeal to the 70s and Crossover crowd, while 'You Really Made It Good' is 60s Northern Soul at its very best.
Is This The Way To Treat A Girl (You Bet It Is) by The Hesitations
Come Out Of The Sandbox by Mary Love
The Prestatyn Soul weekender of March 2010 sees live appearances from Kent / Modern legend Mary Love and GWP's Hesitations. That group's 'Is That The Way To Treat A Girl' 45 has been picking up lots of plays particularly on the Modern scene where 'Sandbox' has been an in-demand item for years.
A Man Of My Word by Salt & Pepper
Make Up Your Mind by San Francisco TKOs
One of the rarest and most popular Northern records of the last 5 years has been Salt & Pepper's 'Man Of My Word'. Recorded in Bangkok when the group were G. I. s in the late 60s, it has taken many years to emerge into the limelight and will cross over to modern and funk fans alike once it is readily available. The old Kent anniversary single 'Make Up Your Mind' by the San Francisco TKOs is another permanently wanted record.
Link to Dave Abotts thread on soul source about A Man Of My Word by Salt & Pepper which apparently played a major part in this release
and demos just how strongly kents finger is on the pulse
all should be avalable through your normal dealers out and about, plus normal online sources