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New 45 from Soul Direction - Sharisma - Trouble Trouble - SD021

New 45 from Soul Direction - Sharisma - Trouble Trouble - SD021 magazine cover

Just in, release news from Soul Direction 

Label release and sleeve notes follow below...

Soul Direction are pleased to announce Their Next Release.


Sharisma – “Trouble, Trouble” / “Something Wonderful” / “Love Is the Way” – SD021

Release Date – Tuesday 7th May 2024
Available to Order – Monday 29th April 2024

Available for the first time on vinyl courtesy of Emandolynn Music & Manny Campbell.

Emandolynn Music did release the tracks, but in digital format only. This prompted Soul Direction to strike a deal to license the tracks for a 7” vinyl release and believed that showcasing all 3 tracks together was the perfect package. This being the way it was meant to be released.

Manny Campbell heard the group play in a talent showcase in 1969 and shortly after signed them up for a recording session. Their first recordings were at Upper Darby Studios “Love is the way/ something wonderful” recorded in 1969. Both as demos. He then decided to upgrade the sound and took them Sigma Sound Studios around 1970 to record “Trouble Trouble”. They initially never had a ‘name’ for the group, so Manny came up with Sharisma, which could have been a spin on the term Charisma as they were seen to have a certain charm. They liked it and decided to use it.

“Trouble, Trouble” was meant to be the group’s first release, but unfortunately before they could finish the process, the main lead singer was drafted to the Vietnam War (He was an enlisted reserve at the time). “Trouble, Trouble” was written and produced by Manny Campbell as a ‘letter’ to his firstborn son who at the time was getting into some troubles himself at the time. These tracks sat in an unmarked tape box for many years. Because it was a ‘demo’ Manny Campbell shelved it due to the missing band members and moved onto the next project as this was just one of many tracks he was involved in.

“Love is the way/something wonderful” was recorded at Upper Darby Studios. “Trouble, Trouble” Was recorded at Sigma Sound Studios. Sigma Sound was strongly associated with Philadelphia soul and, in the 1970s, the sound of Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International Records so it was the perfect fit for the sound Manny was looking for.

The main recording Engineer for “Trouble Trouble” was Joe Tarsia. He was the owner of Sigma Sound and was Gamble and Huff’s main engineer on a lot of their work. The additional musicians on these tracks were the famous Trammps, who later recorded for Buddah & Atlantic records.

Alan Kitchener

https://www.soul-direction.co.uk

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Photo: Manny Campbell

 

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Sharisma - Trouble Trouble - (Soul Direction) SD021A

 

 

Sharisma - Something Wonderful - (Soul Direction) SD021B

 

 

Sharisma - Love Is The Way - (Soul Direction) SD021C

 

 

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Trouble Trouble was original called "Listen To Me Girl" recorded in the same sessions as the Nu-Ron's "All My Life" & "I'm A Loner" - We found the tapes, mixed and mastered the tracks. Take sheet attached.  Accuracy is key on these releases.

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What ever your reason's are for hijacking Soul Directions, back story on the history regarding their latest release , at least they make sure their customers are happy , why not just contact them privately to pass on the info , I don't get it sorry .

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22 minutes ago, Happy Feet said:

What ever your reason's are for hijacking Soul Directions, back story on the history regarding their latest release , at least they make sure their customers are happy , why not just contact them privately to pass on the info , I don't get it sorry .

I don't understand. I am simply adding more to the story. In the official description it was vague as to where these tapes came from, and as the team who found, mixed and mastered the source material I was adding onto the story.  It was time, effort and money that lead to these tapes seeing the light of day and that was not mentioned, even more likely that info was not passed on from Manny's team - but adding to the story is important in our eyes. Here's the thing, for years now releases similar to this have been released overseas without knowledge of the local market it originated in.. No local press, non of the people involved in these releases originally or musicians and family's of musicians have been worked with unless necessary (th3ey had the source material needed).. This release is completely official and I am not speaking directly on that, however I am aware of other releases by similar small labels in the UK that don't tell the complete stories, or are not accurate in their descriptions and we feel it is time to correct some of those mistakes or overlooks.  We're sorry this if this ruffles feathers, but honestly it is important to know the full story, it means something to the people who played on these records and family's that have only heard stories passed down and never actually seen a release. I hope that clears up my public comments a bit. We are not trying to take away from this beautiful song or release.  Best of luck

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