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Recently discovered master tape

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Hi,

This is my first time posting to Soul Source. I’ve enjoyed soul music for decades and have collected on & off for years. Recently I had the opportunity to buy a few boxes of 1/4” master reels from an LA producer who worked with Motown, Muscle Shoals studios, & many others. 

I spent that last few days going through the tapes and was happily surprised that a good amount are soul, some relatively rare & maybe some unknown. One 4 song demo really stood out to me. Unfortunately outside of the track titles the only information on the tape reads “Name of Title”. 
I’ve done numerous google searches but have come up with nothing. Outside of track names I only know the tape likely dates to around 1975. It may have originated in southern CA but I can not confirm this as of yet  

I’m hoping some of you more knowledgeable collectors might be able to recognize the song or musicians. I’ve uploaded a clip to YouTube. I’ll put a link below. I plan to add more clips soon, as all four songs are fantastic. 

Thank you for any information.

The tape case is handwritten and reads as follows:

- Name of Title

- Wish There Was A Way

- Where The Side Ends (songs is actually Where The Sidewalk Ends)

- Black Day Light

- Empty Chair

Video link:


https://youtu.be/BiuZi-i4pXw

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Hi Loced Out,

                      Sebastian kindly told me about the posting of the tapes and as Head Of A&R for Ace Records, we would be very interested in licensing the recordings through June Jackson if you were amenable to that. 

I have been in touch with June in the past and he is amenable to this, so let me know via email if you might be interested; I don't think he has copies of his own tapes. The one you demonstarted sounds excellent. 

 

Many thanks to Seb for the detective work and I know June was an arranger and producer so these are likely to be his own recordings.

 

I'm ady.croasdell@btinternet.com and Ace Records is www.acerecords.com 

 

Thanks

 

Ady

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Hi Loced out,

If the other tracks are as good as the Black Day Light track we are in for a treat, Many thanks for Sharing, Really hope you and Ady can work something out, He's a 'Top Guy' and above board with everything he does, Oh and a big pat on the Back for Sabastian for being Quick off the mark, Nice One

Thanks.

Rick

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Sounds great!! 

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What a fantastic find. I hope you and Ady are able to work something out. There's potentially two lovely Kent Select 45's...

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Sebastian, 

This is wonderful. Thank you so much for the quick information, much more than I expected.

Ady,

Very happy to hear you are interested in the music & already in touch with Jackson. I will email you shortly. 
 

I have a few more clips of the other tracks on my phone. I’ll get them posted to YouTube in the next few days & update here. Unfortunately I’m slammed at work at the moment. 
Thank you all for the assistance & interest.
Dale
 

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Thanks again to everyone for listening & sharing information. I finally had time to post more clips from the tape. 

Black Day Light

 

I Wish There Was A Way

 

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Wow that Black Day Light track sounds the business 👍

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Great stuff. "I Wish There Was A Way" sounds very promising as well. 

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All tracks sound very good; varying tempos but great performances and fully realised. 

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c'mon guys make this happen I want to see 45's

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