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  • Birthday 29/05/1966

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    Owner @ Simply Soul Mail Order- who have been in the music business since 1996, serving you the customer with all the latest new soul/jazz/r&b & house music on cd & vinyl.

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  1. It’s been BUSY BUSY BUSY over the last week or so with STAX of stunning new releases, PARTICULARLY ON THE 7” FRONT !! - Here’s just a taster of what’s arrived @ SIMPLY SOUL towers recently – AND THERE’S SOME ABSOLUTE CORKERS AMONGST THIS LOT !! Sound bites and full listings are available to everything here - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/ CD ALBUM - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/cd-albums/ – MYLES SANKO, CLIFF DAWSON, NICOLA CONTE & GIANLUCA PETRELLA, AL CASTELLANA, GEORGE ANDERSON, NORTHERN SOUL'S CLASSIEST RARITIES VOLUME 7 - VARIOUS ARTISTS, COLEMINE RECORDS PRESENTS - BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD - VARIOUS ARTISTS, WILLIAM STUCKEY, PRIVATPROJEKT etc etc. LP VINYL - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-lps/new-release-vinyl-lps/ – SOUL SLABS VOL. 2 - BOX SET (3 lp) , (COLEMINE RECORDS), STEVE ARRINGTON (Doublepack), MYLES SANKO, AL CASTELLANA, COLEMINE RECORDS PRESENTS - BRIGHTER DAYS AHEAD (Doublepack), WILLIAM STUCKEY, SAUCY LADY, MOP MOP, MAYER HAWTHORNE, DEBORAH JORDAN (Doublepack), GEORGIE SWEET, PAPIK (Doublepack), SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS, LEDISI (Doublepack) etc etc 12” VINYL – https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-12-singles/ – ROUNDTREE, LAURICE HUDSON, STARSHINE, RARE PLEASURE, KIKO ESSE feat. VENESSA JACKSON, LNTG, DTR PROJECT, ALAIA & GALLO, FUNK PURPOSE VOL. 4 - VARIOUS ARTISTS, DISCO MADE ME DO IT - VOL. 2, SOUL RENEGADES, TOGETHER, SHUYA OKINO, JAZZYFUNK, THE SHAPESHIFTERS feat. BILLY PORTER, JASPER ST CO, ROY AYERS UBIQUITY etc etc. 7” VINYL – https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-house-7-singles/ – KENI RIGHTOUT, ZANINI & LEMONS, GARCIA WALKER & DURRELL, THE WEAVERS OF DREAMS, THE WORDS OF WISDOM, RICHARD MARKS, ED NELSON / APPLE & THE 3 ORANGES, PHILLIP BALLOU, ABI FARRELL, J&J (Splatter & Black Vinyl), JOEY QUINONES, TRISH TOLEDO, ARTHUR ALEXANDER, THE EXITS, GIGI & THE CHARMAINES / WALTER JACKSON, MAURICE WILLIAMS / WALTER WILSON, RON PREYER, MACRAMES, LOS YESTERDAYS (Both), BRIEF ENCOUNTER (Both), MAMAS GUN (Doublepack), TRUE IMAGE, CHRISTOPHER JAY, J.D's TIME MACHINE, TWO JAZZ PROJECT, OUT OF SIGHTS, MICHELLE DAVID (Both Promo & Issue), BESSIE BANKS, BRENDA BOYKIN, LAMONE, GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS etc etc PRE-ORDER - COMING SOON – https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/pre-order/ CD ALBUM – JOHN MORALES presents TEENA MARIE (2 cd). LP VINYL – THE FREEDOM AFFAIR, JOHN MORALES presents TEENA MARIE (3 lp), FRANKIE KNUCKLES & ERIC KUPPER (Doublepack), DIMITRI FROM PARIS BOX SET (5 lp), ELEMENTS OF LIFE (Doublepack) etc etc. 12” VINYL – BERNADETTE BASCOM (10”), TAKE IT TO THE CHURCH VOL. 4, RHYZE, MR. K. EDITS VOL. 3, MR. K. EDITS – VOL. 4, DIMITRI FROM PARIS x FIORIOUS, ATTACK THE DANCEFLOOR VOLUME EIGHTEEN, OPOLOPO (GAMM) – Both, DIMITRI FROM PARIS BOX SET (5 lp), GLEN DAVIS, LOVEDROP, DAI SAN, UKOKOS & JABCO, THE PATCHOULI BROTHERS, D.C LARUE (Doublepack), NILE RODGERS, JESTOFUNK, LLORCA, LORRAINE JOHNSON etc etc. 7” VINYL – DESMOND FOSTER, MARIA SANCHEZ, ROZ RYAN, SITUATION feat. VENESSA JACKSON, BB SOUL, EMMA NOBLE, JIMMY GRESHAM, THE REGIME (White), RONNY DOUGLAS & BOBBY LONERO (Black), NEKITA WALLER, CASERTA etc etc. SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER – ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  2. JESSE JAMES - (THE GIRL IN) CLINTON PARK / JUST AS LONG AS WE'RE IN LOVE - 7" VINYL - PRE-ORDER Jesse James rides again! Rejoining the Soul Junction label to bring you his previously unreleased original version of the song “(The Girl In) Clinton Park” The song is more widely known through the version recorded by the group Masterplan in 1974 as part of their trilogy of 45 releases on the West Coast Fos-Glo label, with this particular release being later picked up and released on The East Coast Delite label. The story behind Jess’s solo version began 3 years earlier when following his first spell with the 20th Century label Jesse found himself without a label feeling a little disillusioned with major labels but undeterred in his own ability he decided to finance and record his own masters. Hence on 29th of April 1971, Jesse entered the Searra Sound Studio in Berkley C.A under the direction of producer and friend Willie Hoskins (Wilhos Productions, and the man who gave the world the Natural Four on Boola, Boola and ABC, prior to them joining Curtis Mayfield at Curtom). Jesse recorded a five song session, with one particular song being the Stanley Lippett composition “(The Girl In) Clinton Park”. Lippett who prior to becoming part of the Wilhos Productions team sang with the early 60’s group The Five Brooks before recording two very sought after Northern Soul 45’s “The Stran” and “Outta Sight Loving” for Dick Vance’s Out Of Site Label. Stanley later joined Marvin Holmes & The Uptights Band. It had been Marvin Holmes (he of Brown Door Records fame) who introduced Stanley to Willie Hoskins with Stanley subsequently joining Boola Boola Records and Wilhos Productions. Stanley repaid Marvin for this introduction by composing a song based on Marvin’s 3 year daughter, she being the actual girl from Clinton Park! Returning to Jesse James, two other songs from this session, a cover version of Etta James “At Last” and “I Know I’ll Never Find Another” did gain a release at the time on the Zay label. We’ve known about Jesse’s version of this song for many years now but the tape was nowhere to be found and even without hearing it, just knowing the song and that Jesse was a great singer I always promised him that one day I’d put it out. But if there is some good to come out of this pandemic then it was during Jesse’s lock down in Richmond and while browsing through his possessions he luckily found the missing tape, bingo we’re in business! For this release we have coupled “(The Girl In) Clinton Park” with Jesse’s oh so soulful cover version of the Terry Callier/Larry Wade composition “ Just As Long As We’re In Love” (also recorded by Callier himself and The Mighty Dells), previously issued by Soul Junction on Jesse’s 2012 album “Let Me Show You” (SJLP 5005), enjoy. IN STOCK - 25/1/21 - PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW FOR DELIVERY AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVE. FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/jesse-james-the-girl-in-clinton-park-just-as-long-as-were-in-love-7-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-25-1-21/ ALL NEW 7" VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-house-7-singles/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  3. MELBA MOORE - JUST DOING ME (TERRY HUNTER REMIXES) - 12" VINYL - IN STOCK NOW The legendary MELBA MOORE & TERRY HUNTER present the disco masterpiece “JUST DOING ME” on new label MIRROR BALL RECORDINGS. On this inaugural 12″ single MELBA’S voice glides over soulful grooves & epic rhythms. Support from ERIC KUPPER, DANNY KRIVIT, DJ SPINNA, LOUIE VEGA & many more! FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/melba-moore-just-doing-me-terry-hunter-remixes-12vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-november-2020/ FINALLY - IN STOCK NOW !! ALL NEW SINGLE VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  4. PAPIK - SOUNDS FOR THE OPEN ROAD VOL. 2 - GATEFOLD LP DOUBLEPACK VINYL / CD ALBUM - IN STOCK NOW. This new Papik album entitled Sounds For The Open Road vol. 2 is a sequel to the 2014 album. Same formula: a double album with a CD dedicated to a more Jazz sound (Jazz Lane) and the other to a sound more towards Soul (Soul Lane). Among the vocal guests: Tom Gaebel, Sarah Jane Morris, Neja, Marvin Paris, Filippo Perbellini, Kenneth Bailey, Frances Alina, Ely Bruna, Alan Scaffardi, Nadyne Rush, Dagmar Segbers, Ida Landsberg, Nadia Straccia, Cristiana Polegri, Frankie Lovecchio, Francesca Gramegna, Daniela Fiorentino, Clizia Aloisi, Dario Daneluz and The Soultrend Orchestra. The first single released in September was Body To Body, the song made famous in the 70s by Gepy And Gepy, with Frankie Lovecchio on vocals. The second single released in October was New Frontier with Tom Gaebel on vocals. IN STOCK NOW. FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - LP VINYL - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/papik-sounds-for-the-open-road-vol-2-lp-gatefold-doublepack-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-w-c-21-12-20/ CD ALBUM - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/papik-sounds-for-the-open-road-vol-2-cd-album-double-pre-order-in-stock-w-c-21-12-20/ ALL NEW LP VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-lps/new-release-vinyl-lps/ ALL NEW CD ALBUM RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/cd-albums/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  5. MIKE JAMES KIRKLAND AND COLD DIAMOND & MINK - CLOSER - 7" VINYL - FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/mike-james-kirkland-and-cold-diamond-mink-closer-7-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-11-12-20/ MIKE JAMES KIRKLAND AND COLD DIAMOND & MINK - STAY, DON'T GO - 7" VINYL - FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/mike-james-kirkland-and-cold-diamond-mink-stay-dont-go-7-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-11-12-20/ A match made in sweet-soul and lowrider heaven! This collaboration came to fruition from a fateful 2018 meeting in Finland between Ubiquity and Helsinki-based Timmion Records with both labels sharing a mutual respect, and each playing their part in creating and sustaining the contemporary soul, funk and r&b scene. Longtime fans and followers of Mike James Kirkland’s work, especially his early ’60s output as “Mike and The Censations”, the Cold Diamond & Mink production crew have crafted 2 timeless tunes. Highlighting his vocals and melodies that have made him a favorite amongst collectors and aficionados alike, these new songs capture the elusive quality and “magic” of his classics such as “There’s Nothing I Can Do About It” and “Victim of Circumstance”. Cold Diamond & Mink have mastered the “sound”, finding themselves at the forefront of today’s growing movement appreciating these songs of love wanted, gained, and lost from yesteryear. Already responsible for a handful of “hit” singles and releases by artists such as Bobby Oroza, Johnny Benavidez, and Carlton Jumel Smith that have been embraced especially by the “slow and low” community, these new additions to their catalog further cement their reputation as the “coldest” production crew and premier purveyors of soul. ALL NEW 7" VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-house-7-singles/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  6. HAPPY XMAS AND A SOULFUL NEW YEAR FROM SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED BUSINESS AND SUPPORT IN WHAT HAS BEEN A TOUGH YEAR FOR SURE FOR EVERYONE - BETTER TIMES THOUGH ARE HOPEFULLY JUST AROUND THE CORNER !! SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER – SALES CHARTS – XMAS TOP 10’s DECEMBER 2020 TOP 10 – CD ALBUMS - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/cd-albums/ 1. Luxury Soul Family – Various Artists (Expansion) 2. The Groove Association feat. Georgie B – It’s Been So Long (GAB) 3. Shaila Prospere – Under My Skin (Attention Records) 4. Dr Packer – Different Strokes Vol. 2 – Various Artists (Glitterbox) 5. Light Of The World – Jazz Funk Power (Quo Vadis Music Creations) 6. Dorrey Lyles – My Dream Realized (Germania Music GMBH) 7. Soul Togetherness 2020 – Various Artists (Expansion) 8. Papik – Sounds For The Open Road – Vol. 2 (Irma) – Pre-Order 9. Citrus Sun – Expansions And Visions (Dome Records) – Limited Hand Signed Copies 10. Ledisi – The Wild Card (BMG) TOP 10 – LP’S VINYL - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-lps/new-release-vinyl-lps/ 1. Ledisi – The Wild Card (BMG) 2. The Vision – The Vision (Defected) 3. Light Of The World – Jazz Funk Power (Quo Vadis) 4. Soul Togetherness 2020 – Various Artists (Expansion) 5. Papik – Sounds For The Open Road – Vol. 2 (Irma) – Pre-Order 6. Colemine Records presents Brighter Days Ahead – Various Artists (Colemine Records) – Pre-Order 7. Kylie Auldist – This Is What Happiness Looks Like (Soul Bank Music) 8. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In) (Daptone) 9. Myles Sanko – Memories Of Love (Legere) – Pre-Order 10. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Big Crown Vaults Vol. 1 (Big Crown) TOP 10 – 12” VINYL - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-12-singles/ 1. Shuya Okino feat. Navasha Daya – Still In Love (Remixes) (Glitterbox) – Pre-Order 2. Lee Pearson Jr Collective – Start Today (Neroli) 3. Diplomats Of Soul – Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Expansion) 4. The Reflex - Sweet Freedom (White) 5. Young Pulse – Paris Edits Vol. 7 – Various Artists (GAMM) 6. Casbah 73 – Love Saves The Day (Glitterbox) 7. Louie Vega presents Unlimited Touch – I Hear Music In The Streets (Nervous) 8. Mizz Dee feat. Jackie Queens – Back To Us (Wonderwax) 9. Ashley Beedle & Abi Clarke – Nothing But Love (GAMM) 10. Steal Vybe – It Seems To Hang On (Steal Vybe Music) TOP 10 – 7” VINYL - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-house-7-singles/ 1. The Shapeshifters feat. Billy Porter – Finally Ready (Glitterbox) 2. Brenda Boykin – Love Is In Town (One World) 3. Mike James Kirkland – Closer (Ubiquity) 4. Mike James Kirkland – Stay, Don’t Go (Ubiquity) 5. Maya Killtron – The Middle (Love Touch) 6. Sons Of The Kingdom – Modernization (PMD) 7. Brief Encounter – I Just Wanna Dance (Family Groove) 8. Phillip Ballou – We’ll Be Together (Super Diso Edits) – Pre-Order 9. Light Of The World – Heart To Heart / Summer Girl (Picture Sleeve) – LIMITED EDITION (Quo Vadis Music Creations) 10. Abi Farrell – I Will See You Through / Empowered (Big AC) – Pre-Order SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER – ESSENTIAL SOUL GROOVES !! ALL SOUND BITES AND FULL INFO - https://www.firstexpiencerecords.com . tel – 0116 2375461
  7. BRENDA BOYKIN - LOVE IS IN TOWN / HARD SWING TRAVELLIN' MAN - 7" VINYL - IN STOCK NOW !! ANOTHER LARGE LARGE TUNE – big back in day from cd, and now here on 7″ vinyl for the very first time !! If you like Mario Biondi ‘This Is What You Are’ etc – checkout this superb jazzy soul dancer. FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/brenda-boykin-love-is-in-town-hard-swing-travellin-man-7-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-30-10-20-dont-miss-this-now-on-vinyl-for-the-first-time/ IN STOCK NOW. ALL NEW 7" VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-house-7-singles/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  8. LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS - BIG CROWN VAULTS VOL. 1 - LP VINYL (COLOUR) - LIMITED EDITION / LP VINYL (BLACK) / CD ALBUM - PRE-ORDER Unreleased recordings from the 'Special Night' & 'It Rains Love' sessions. Produced by Leon Michels. We are always sitting on a handful of unreleased songs that didn’t make their way to albums. Listening back to these gems we decided to launch a new series entitled Big Crown Vaults and the first volume features the music of Lee Fields & the Expressions. These tunes were cut during the 'Special Night' & 'It Rains Love' sessions. Listening to these tracks you can imagine how difficult some of these decisions were in the first place to leave them off the albums. An absolute standout is “Regenerate,” a song thatfinds Lee in the country soul realm, a style that Mr Fields, a North Carolina native, flourishes in. A drum break starts the song and then drops into a chorus where El Michels, Paul & Big Bill Schalda belt out the earworm chorus. Lee sings an encouraging tune about finding your way out of a low point in a relationship while The Expressions lay down an airtight groove. “Thinking About You” takes it back to the dance floors with what will surely be a hit at Soul parties around the globe. An uptempo drum break opens the song and Lee launches into a tale about the unbreakable bond with his significant other and how they keep each strong through moments of hardship and pain. People who have seen Lee perform live in the last decade might have been lucky enough tohear his rendition of Little Carl Carlton’s “Two Timer”. For those of you who haven’t heard it, Big Crown Vaults has got you covered. A faithful version of the song showcases Lee’s gorgeous voice and the Expression’s unwavering groove. Another treat on here is the fuzzed out funk banger “Do You Know” where Fields uses his platform to address some of our societal woes in a “Make The World” style. A deeper from the vaults number is “Out To GetYou”, an instrumental that Lee never laid down vocals to. Even as just a rhythm track it stands as a testament to The Expressions musical prowess, the band that created 5 studio albums with Lee Fields which will go down in history as stone classics. FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - LP VINYL (COLOURED) LIMITED EDITION - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/lee-fields-the-expressions-big-crown-vaults-vol-1-lp-vinyl-coloured-limited-edition-pre-order-in-stock-4-12-20/ LP VINYL (BLACK) - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/lee-fields-the-expressions-big-crown-vaults-vol-1-lp-vinyl-black-pre-order-in-stock-4-12-20/ CD ALBUM - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/lee-fields-the-expressions-big-crown-vaults-vol-1-cd-album-pre-order-in-stock-4-12-20/ IN STOCK - 4/12/20 - PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW FOR DELIVERY AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVE. ALL NEW LP VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-lps/new-release-vinyl-lps/ ALL NEW CD ALBUM RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/cd-albums/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  9. ONYX - HELP ME / SPELLBOUND (PREVIOUSLY UN-ISSUED) - 7" VINYL - PRE-ORDER The group “Onyx” was formed in 1972 the members were Aaron and Wendell Basey, Malvin Scott, and Ronald Busby. Ronald left the group to pursue other interests and was replaced by Cornelius Weekly. We were reared in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically Oakland and Alameda, California. We grew up singing in our School and Church Choirs. We all began singing in quartets while we were teenagers in Junior High School. Malvin sang in the group Morry Williams and the Kids. They had a national hit titled “Are You, My GirlFriend.” The Basey brothers sang with several groups in California, none with any recording history. The Basey’s were the founding members of the soul group Natural Four. After that, along with Malvin, they started the singing group “Onyx.” Later, the Basey Brothers started their own label NIA. The name NIA was selected for, in the Swahili language, the word NIA means purpose. The first song recorded by Onyx on the NIA label was “Break It Loose.” They subsequently recorded the songs “Time Take me Back,” and “Keep on Waiting.” Other songs were recorded but never released, “Help Me,” “Give a Little Bit,” and “Spellbound.” FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/onyx-help-me-spellbound-7-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-13-11-20/ IN STOCK - 13/11/20 - PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW FOR DELIVERY AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVE. ALL NEW 7" VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-house-7-singles/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  10. Kenny Carter – Showdown – The Complete 1966 RCA Recordings (incs 10 previously unreleased tracks) – CD Album A scintillating, multi-million dollar LP finally gets a release 54 years late. The massively admired Kenny Carter had three singles issued on RCA in 1966 but actually recorded 22 sides. Those singles and some previously unreleased tracks have made him a cult figure among soul connoisseurs. At last, we have the complete RCA sessions for you. Kenny Carter had two workmanlike 45s issued in the early 60s, to no success. For some unknown reason, in 1965 RCA decided to put him into the large Studio A at Bell Sound in Manhattan with one of the top arrangers of the time, a 20-plus piece orchestra and four top backing vocalists. Three 45s were issued between April and October 1966; none of them charted but the sessions continued with a view to issuing an LP in November. It never happened. The arranger Garry Sherman remembered it as a “a multimillion-dollar orchestra and chorus. In the violin section we had at least seven or eight Strads (each valued at $1,000,000+) – many were concertmasters for major symphony orchestras and are on hundreds of hit records.” Backing singers included Val Simpson, Nik Ashford, Leslie Miller and Toni Wine; several excellent songs were provided by Larry Banks’ songwriting team, which included Kenny, Tony May and Herman Kelley. However, it was the additional jazz and show standards that gave the album its raison d’être. Garry Sherman wanted to move the songs into the current soul idiom, rather than turn Kenny into a nightclub singer. He moulded the arrangements to suit Kenny’s powerful vocals. Fortuitously, RCA hired a photographer for the sessions and we have eight shots that show the recordings as they happened. We have had access to the tapes since the 90s but have only managed to release six of the unissued recordings in a piecemeal fashion, up to now. The full 22 tracks here vary from ballads to uptempo dancers. That voice, supported by such an intelligently utilised orchestra, makes it a true, as yet unknown, pinnacle of 60s soul music. FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/kenny-carter-showdown-the-complete-1966-rca-recordings-cd-album-pre-order-in-stock-25-9-20/ IN STOCK NOW. ALL NEW CD ALBUM RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/cd-albums/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  11. ALWAYS THE BIGGEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR IN SOUL CIRCLES - TOTALLY ESSENTIAL - DON'T MISS THIS !! SOUL TOGETHERNESS 2020 - VARIOUS ARTISTS - DOUBLEPACK LP VINYL / CD ALBUM - PRE-ORDER Expansion’s most successful and longest running compilation series returns with its 2020 collection. It’s the 20th Anniversary edition. The concept remains, the tracks better than ever, fifteen must-have modern soul room gems telling the story of the past 12 months. Tracks here have topped UK soul charts including many that have not been available in all formats. Participants this year include Charlie Wilson (biggest dancefloor spin before lockdown), Tower of Power, Will Downing, Randy Hall, JB Rose The Weather Girls, and Sam Wills all prolific on soul radio through the summer with other artists delivering signature songs of 2020. Then there’s the biggest revival track of the year from Johnny Baker, “It’s Your Night”, the 300 copy limited edition 7” pressing now exchanging hands upwards of £50 a copy. FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - LP VINYL - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/soul-togetherness-2020-variousartists-doublepack-lp-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-october-2020-always-the-biggest-album-of-the-year-totally-essen/ CD ALBUM - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/soul-togetherness-2020-variousartists-cd-album-pre-order-in-stock-late-september-2020-always-the-biggest-album-of-the-year-totally-essential/ IN STOCK - CD ALBUM - 28TH SEPTEMBER 2020 LP VINYL - MID OCTOBER 2020 ORDER YOUR COPY NOW !! ALL NEW LP VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-lps/new-release-vinyl-lps/ ALL NEW CD ALBUM RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/cd-albums/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  12. TEDDY PENDERGRASS - WE GOT LOVE / SHOULD I GO OR SHOULD I STAY - 7" VINYL - IN STOCK NOW !! Lots of interest on this one – and you can see why. Anyone for a little bit of Teddy pre Philly International ? FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/teddy-pendergrass-we-got-love-should-i-go-or-sholud-i-stay-7-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-25-9-20/ IN STOCK NOW. ALL NEW 7" VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-house-7-singles/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  13. CHECK OUT ALL THE NEW HOT PRE-ORDERS HERE - Including new 7"s from RUSHING, TEDDY PENDERGRASS, RIKKI AARON, CHORDIALLY, JERRY WILLIAMS / SWAMP DOGG, THE TIBBS, LUISITO QUINTERO, THE SHAPESHIFTERS featuring BILLY PORTER, DINO SOCCIO, LIGHT OF THE WORLD , BILL BROWN, KON & THE GANG, JAY MACHINE STOVALL, OTIS CLAY, RYLE featuring LAURA JACKSON, CASERTA, ZANINI, LEMONS & COBBY, TIGERS DEN, THE COMMANDS etc etc. Sound bites and full info here - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/pre-order/ ALL WEBSITE SALES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!
  14. THE SHAPESHIFTERS featuring BILLY PORTER - FINALLY READY (DIMITRI FROM PARIS TSOP - THE SOUND OF PARIS - REMIX PT. 1 - 7" VINYL - PRE-ORDER The Shapeshifters’ studio mastery and dedication to his craft has resulted in singles that stand up alongside golden era disco records as much as they sound fresh on dancefloors today. His rich relationship with Glitterbox has yielded instant classics that epitomise the label’s ethos for preserving disco’s mission to uplift and empower, especially with his latest release and debut collaboration with the Grammy, Tony and Emmy Award-winning Billy Porter, ‘Finally Ready’. Now, another of the label’s nearest and dearest, Dimitri From Paris, steps up to remix The Shapeshifters’ latest on a special 7” vinyl package. Co-written with Billy as a declaration of Pride, Dimitri adds his signature stylish flare onto the suitably theatrical original. Split into two parts, Pt. I on the A-Side keeps Billy’s unmistakable vocal at centre stage, with funk-fuelled organ chords and rich keys bringing Dimitri’s Sound Of Paris. On the flip, Pt. II is a more stripped back version, allowing the classic disco instrumentals to really shine, as a previously unheard and powerful spoken-word vocal from Billy narrates along with improvised vocals taken from the studio recordings. Expertly crafted and brimming with emotion, the joyful message of ‘Finally Ready’ rings true through Billy’s lyrics on both mixes, as Dimitri From Paris brings a new dimension to this dancefloor essential. FULL INFO & SOUND BITES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product/the-shapeshifters-featuring-billy-porter-finally-ready-dimitri-from-paris-tsop-the-sound-of-paris-remix-7-vinyl-pre-order-in-stock-23-10-20/ IN STOCK - 23/10/20 - PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW FOR DELIVERY AS SOON AS THEY ARRIVE. ALL NEW 7" VINYL RELEASES - https://www.firstexperiencerecords.com/product-category/vinyl-singles/vinyl-singles-soul-rb-jazz-house-7-singles/ SIMPLY SOUL MAIL ORDER - ESSENTIAL SOULFUL GROOVES !!


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