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Preston Shannon 45 - New Soul Junction Oct 27th Release


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Monday 27th October see's Soul Junction's latest release hitting the shelves of stockists up and down the country. Two great sides, a nice mid tempo dancer and a southern soul style ballad. The flip 'Be With Me Tonight' was first released in 2006 by Preston and the top side is a track from his latest LP, both now receiving a worthy release on 45. Both have received substantial radio play by several renowned DJ's, don't be disappointed get your copy before like many other Soul Junction releases it is sold out!

 

Press Release: Preston Shannon “The Way I Love You/Be With Me Tonight”

Release Date: Monday October 27th 2014

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Preston Shannon was originally from Olive Branch, Mississippi. At the age of 8 he moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee where his initial fascination with the genre of blues music began. During the 1970’s while working for a Hardware company he joined a band called Amnesty. Preston later ditched the day job to become a full time musician, securing a gig as the opening act for Shirley “Woman To Woman” Brown’s touring band.

In 1991 Preston formed his own band and it was while performing in the Rum Boogie Cafe on Memphis’s world famous Beale Street that he was discovered by producer Ron Levy, who was instrumental in securing Preston a recording deal with the Rounder Record label.

 

Three album releases followed on Rounder’s Bullseye Blues subsidiary label, firstly “Breaking The Ice” (1994) followed by “Midnight In Memphis” (1996) and “All In Time”(1999) both recorded under the tutelage of Willie “Pops” Mitchell at his renowned Royal Studios on Lauderdale Street, Memphis.

 

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Following a move to the Title Tunes label in 2006 Preston released the “Be With Me Tonight” album featuring a subtle blend of southern soul and electric blues. It is the title track “Be With Me Tonight” a sublime southern soul ballad that has been chosen for the b-side of this 45 release.

 

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While the A-side “The Way I Love You” a more energetic southern soul dance track has been taken from Preston’s most recent album project “Dust My Broom” which he recorded for the Netherlands based Continental Record Services label. This version of Preston’s “The “Way I Love You” features excellent musical accompaniment from one of the Netherlands most respected blues ensembles ‘Fat Harry &The Fuzzy Licks’.

 

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Nowadays Preston is a regular performer at B.B. Kings Blues Club in Memphis, while he also appeared at this year’s Mississippi Valley Blues Festival in Davenport Iowa.

 

Listen:

Preston Shannon (with FatHarry & the Fuzzy Licks) - The Way I Love You

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Preston Shannon (with FatHarry & the Fuzzy Licks) - Be With Me Tonight

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To listen and order visit: http://www.souljunctionrecords.co.uk/SJ530.html

 

For further information please contact Soul Junction at:

Tel: +44 (0)121 602 8115 — E-mail: sales@souljunctionrecords.co.uk




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Loving both sides of this thanks, I know I probably say it every time and sounding like a stuck record...but please keep 'em coming! Actually how about a nice little box set of new and unreleased things at some point in the future? Here's hoping anyway. :thumbsup:

 

"Fat Harry and the Fuzzy Licks"...brilliant :D

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THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE BEST RELEASES ON THE WONDERFUL SOUL JUNCTION RECORD LABEL WELL DONE TO DAVE AND THE GUYS FOR MAKING THIS AVAILABLE WILL BE PLAYING THIS ON SUNDAYS RIGHT TRACK SOUL SHOW  GET IT NOW BEFORE IT BECOMES A SOUGHT AFTER  SEVEN  

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Many thanks to all the Dj's Neil & Nicki, Mark Merry, Dave Thorley, Harry G, Steve G, Mick O'Donnell  and their respective radio stations, plus all the other radio presenters  I haven't name dropped for championing this release just proves southern soul isn't as out of vogue has some notable people think :g:

Even 'the Gouch' prized his wallet open and  let a tenner fly with gay abandon :ohmy: yep! :P

We'll it's available with all the usual  stockists or direct from the Soul Junction website: www.souljunctionrecords.co.uk as from Monday 27th October, so go and make Preston a very happy man. :hatsoff2:

Dave

Soul Junction

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both sides fantastic well done to the guys at soul junction playing it again this week on the right track soul show 

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Even 'the Gouch' prized his wallet open and  let a tenner fly with gay abandon :ohmy: yep! :P

 

 

How dare you:

 

Actually Iv been playing the original version released in 2006 since it surfaced as a new release, but this new remixed version has taken it up a gear, wonderful voice for 2014. Better late than never :thumbsup:

 

Gouch

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ON TONIGHTS THE RIGHT TRACK SOUL SHOW we have the new preston shannons fabulous 45 to give away (thanks to dave at soul junction records )will be playing five new singles and four new cds from the kent label {thanks to the guys at kent for them ) so tune in at at seven pm and email the show while we are on air to go in the hat for that wonderful PRESTON SHANNON SINGLE www.salfordcityradio.org

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The Preston Shannon interview will be going out live on Harry Grundy's, The Right Track Show between 7pm and 10pm tonight.

www.salfordcityradio.org

Regards

Dave

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