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Yet another Monday morning being brightened up by Soul Junction sunshine release news. This release takes us onto the lp side of the street with a first time out album from The Coalitions titled Color Me Blue

Read below the as per usual informative release notes, listen to the samples via the link below, and then if it your button has been pushed get yourself over to the Soul Junction site to grab one...

vinyl and cd available



Press Release: The Coalitions, “Colour Me Blue” SJLP/CD5006

Release Date: Monday November 4th 2013

The Coalitions story began with Philadelphian William Anthony Anderson who under the Stage name Of “Little Tony Talent” recorded “All That’s Good Baby/Your Too Young” for Juggy Murray’s Sue Label in 1966. Tony recorded a second and final solo release the Van McCoy penned and produced “Gotta Tell Somebody (About My Baby)/ Hooked On You” a 1967 release on the New York based Vando label, which McCoy co-owned with partner Jocko Henderson.

Tony who was still only fifteen at the time continued to enter local talent shows in and around Philadelphia and after being beaten on a couple of occasions by vocal groups, he thought the best way forward was to form a group of his own.So with high school friends Alan Williams, Bruce Dunbar and Carl Smith, Tony formed a group known as the “Deltones”.

Due to a conflict of names with another Philly harmony group “The Delfonics” a change of name was soon to follow with the guys choosing a name that they thought was more relevant to the times they were living in, thus the name of “The Coalitions” was agreed on, at this juncture Carl Smith left the group to be replaced by the late Dwight Mitchell.

The Coalitions first recording “Instead … How Are You/I Don’t Mind Doin’ It (Instrumental)” appeared on the local “Re Dun” label in 1974. This release was picked up later in the same year by the nationally Jamie/Guyden distributed Phil. LA Of Soul label (367) a second release (371) of “Instead … How Are You” was issued in early 1975 this time dropping the instrumental flipside in favour of a vocal outing “Later Than You Think”. After the Phil. LA Of Soul adventure The Coalitions entered a barren period recording wise during which time Bruce Dunbar left the group. His position would later be filled by Bruce Fauntleroy, with a fifth member Stephen Ferguson also joining the group.

In circa 1979 with a group line up of Tony Anderson (Talent), Alan Williams, Bruce Fauntleroy, Milton Williams and Stephen Ferguson The Coalitions began recording their “Colour Me Blue” album project. Although after two years in the making the finished product was never issued. Following a lead 45 featuring two of the tracks from the album “The Memory Of You/On The Block” SJ512 which were released in 2011. You now finally have before you the much anticipated “Colour Me Blue” album which is available in both vinyl and CD format.

For further information please contact Soul Junction

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

Background Info:

Mastered by Nick Robbins at Sound Mastering Ltd. Manufactured by GZ Digital Media a.s. (Czech Republic).

Compiled by John Anderson.

Cover & Artwork Angelo Acanfora.

Photographs courtesy of The Coalitions.

Track Listings

Side 1

1. Didn’t We Almost Make It. 4:50

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control

2. On The Block 3:58

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control

3. I Thank God 5:50

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control

4.The Memory Of You (Full length Studio Version) 5:11

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control

Side 2

1. Colour Me Blue 4:52

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control

2. Funky Groove 3:15

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control

3. I’m Your Gentleman 3:58

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control

4.The Memory Of You (Radio Edit) 4:01

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control

5. Boogie Shack/Honey Hunting (At The Disco) 4:42

Writer: William A. Anderson, Copyright Control Mixed by: Stuart Anderson


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Second that Andy an Inspiring release - love it ...

Regards tfk

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Listen tonight on Starpoint radio 700pm till 900pm to hear tracks from the album


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Hi Sean

Great show last night, the Coaltions radio drop sounded great when played prior to their tracks. It seems that "Didn't We Almost Make It" is be coming a future anthem for yourself and all the other Starpoint and Solar radio jocks.

Keep up the goodwork



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cheers dave

its been a real pleasure to play the tracks over the last few weeks

didnt we almost make it is top notch might do well on 45!!! 

,many thanks mate

keep up the good work

cheers sean

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will be playing a couple of tracks on tonights the right track soul show   www.salfordcityradio.org tonight seven pm till 10 pm three hours of underplayed soul music last weeks show featured a one hour interview with chris clarke check it out on https://www.spreaker.com/user/hassoulman/10_11_2013_ist_our_for_roy_walley

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Please note that  we, Soul Junction have currently sold out of our stock of The Coalitions "Colour Me Blue " album on cd format, although we do have some vinyl copies still available.

If your preference is cd format then please contact ,Crazy Beat Records, Simply Soul, Funky Feet, Juno, Northern Soul Direct or Soul Brother Records who I believe still have some copies available. It's nice to know that the sound of Philadelphia is as popular as ever. :thumbsup:

Next up J.B. Bingham



Soul Junction

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Totally understandable Dave there being high sales for this album it's just superb.....either format is an essential purchase....but personally I prefer having and playing the vinyl LP :-)

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