Regional Garland - Mixed Sugar - The Complete Works 1970-1987
Out March 27th... a double cd/lp release featuring the collected words of Michigan soul singer/songwriter Regional Garland from Now Again records
Release notes follow below
Check the link out at the end for a free mp3 download and further info/details
release notes clip...
"The collected works of the Flint, Michigan soul singer/songwriter and his band. Contains the crossover masterpiece "It's A Bad Feeling" and entries by Hunts Determination Band, 21st Generations, Reggie and Vann and Brilliance. Presented as a CD and 2LP. Worldwide street date March 27th.
Although Flint, Michigan's Regional Garland toiled in regional obscurity for years, he managed to pen, sing and produce a series of 1970s soul songs that have been appreciated for decades in various musical circles around the world. Some - like The Perfections' "Girl, You Better Hurry" and the 21st Generations' "I Need Love" - have been lionized by the soul-collecting cognoscenti. Others - such as Mixed Sugar's "It's A Bad Feeling" and "Fifteen Ain't Young No More" - were played in the hallowed halls of Northern Soul Parthenon Wiggan Casino in the mid-'70s and helped anchor the 80s Modern Soul scene.
Much of the audio contained on Mixed Sugar: The Complete Works, 1970-1987 came from master tapes and is previously unreleased. CD comes with a 32 page booklet; 2LP comes with a 16 page booklet. Both includes a wealth of photos and ephemera and extensive liner notes by Ronnie Reese and Egon.
Below, we're offering a download of Mixed Sugar's "It's A Bad Feeling." This song will also appear on our forthcoming Soul Cal anthology, scheduled for early April 2012.
Original sessions produced by Regional Garland and others.
This compilation produced, annotated and researched by Egon
Liner notes by Ronnie Reese, edited by Egon.
Licensed, and all photos, courtesy Regional Garland
01. I NEED LOVE (21ST GENERATIONS) 2:03
02. HEY JAMES 2:53
03. GIRL YOU BETTER HURRY 3:40
04. GET ON DOWN 2:42
05. I NEED LOVE (HUNTS DETERMINATION BAND - INSTRUMENTAL)* 2:01
06. ARE WE THROUGH (INSTRUMENTAL)* 2:55
07. IT'S A BAD FEELING 3:04
08. FIFTEEN AIN'T YOUNG NO MORE 2:40
09. GANGSTER GIRL* 3:11
10. I'M GONNA GET YOU* 2:24
11. THE DISCO JAM BAM BAM 3:17
12. I'M SAD WE'VE BROKE UP* 3:12
13. WHAT LOVE HAS JOINED TOGETHER* 3:14
14. WHY NOW (VOCAL) 4:14
15. IF THIS AIN'T LOVE 3:26
16. I'M FALLING IN LOVE 3:08
17. HIT GIRL 3:53
18. HOW COULD YOU (EXPECT ME TO TAKE YOU BACK) 3:25
19. CHILLIN' OUT 3:56
20. I NEED LOVE (HUNTS DETERMINATION BAND - VOCAL) 2:00
21. I NEED LOVE (HUNTS DETERMINATION BAND - 45 ISSUE) 2:19
2LP/CD. 2012. NA5090.
Download high res cover art here
Download/listen: Mixed Sugar "It's A Bad Feeling."
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