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Spring NYC Soul - New Kent Album Release

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Spring NYC Soul - New Kent Album Release

Out today the latest release from Kent Records titled Spring NYC Soul focuses on New York soul.

Rarities from New York’s Spring, Event & Posse labels. 23 tracks on Kent CD for the first time, includes 6 previously unreleased tracks

Release Notes Preview

New York label Spring, and its Event and Posse subsidiaries, were very active from 1967 up to the late 80s. They specialised in the city’s black music and tried most variations, including soul, gospel, disco, show tunes, funk, harmony and later electro and rap.

We have chosen the most soulful tracks that have not appeared on Kent CDs before, including six completed recordings that were previously unreleased. Two of these are ballads: a stunning version of Ray Godfrey’s song ‘I’m The Other Half Of You’ by Maxine Weldon and an unknown sweet soul number from one-time Tavares member Victor Tavares. Ray Godfrey himself features with...

Full Spring NYC Soul release notes by @Ady Croasdell can be viewed via the Ace records link below


Preview Listen


The Determinations – Save The Best For Me
Act I – Do You Feel It
Ray Godfrey – I Love You More Than Anything
Garland Green – Since You’ve Been Gone
Ronnie Walker – Magic’s In The Air
The Fatback Band – If You Could Turn Into Me
Joe Simon – Your Time To Cry
Maxine Weldon – I’m The Other Half Of You
Clare Bathé – Forever
Jackie Verdell – The Storm Is Passing Over
C-Brand – Plenty Of Love
The Joneses – Beauty (Is In The Eye Of The Beholder)
Ray Godfrey – Hold On
Flower Shoppe – Kill The Monster
Phillip Mitchell – If We Get Caught, I Don’t Know You
US – If You Say You Love Me
Victor Tavares – Falling In Love
Leroy Randolph – (I Have Fallen Into) The Tender Trap
The Equations – Boiling Like Water
Little Eva Harris – Sugar Plum (Give Me Some)
Richard Barbary – Get Right
Prince Harold – Daddy’s Coming Home
Vernon Brown – Of Your Life
The Internationals – I Ride Alone

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Spring NYC Soul is available now in both cd and download formats



Source Magazine Comments

Guest Polyvelts


Joe Simon is the stand out track !

Guest Shufflin


Clare Bathé – Forever, nice soul ballad from 1981, cheap as chips 45 but seems quite rare not many on Discogs

C-Brand – Plenty Of Love, great track

will pick this CD up


Tam La Motown


Another fantastic compilation from KENT

Mickey Finn


Ordered mine and very much looking forward to it. The quality of the package looks excellent, with typical Kent care and attention to the stories behind the music.

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