Candy Bowman I Wanna Feel Your Love / Since I Found You (Love Is Better Than Ever) [RSD19] RCA 12" RSD 2019
Kirk Franklin Looking For You [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Massive crossover hit from the American Gospel star marrying Patrice Rushens classic with R&B and hip hop into this uplifting, inspiring and infectious feel-good sensation. A true Tony Humphries, Southport and soul collectors favourite finally getting a full single release. RCA 7" RSD 2019
Buari Karam Bani Official, remastered reissue of this disco tinged, afro funk treasure and thefirst time the 'Karam Bani' single has been cut to 12" - maximising everyounce of highlife soul from Sidiku Buari's productions. That undeniable US funk flavourcoupled with Buari's Ghanaian rhythmsbring a zest to these grooves even the tangiest of forbidden fruits couldn’t draw out. Those fuzzed keys and dusty highlife guitar licks sprinkle the West African flavour, whilst drumming demi-god Bernard Purdie provides thewizardry behind the infectious, yet precision like beats that make the track so unique. Purdie's killer breaks combined with Buari's jubilant vocals give a spirituality to this cut that'll liven up any dancefloor - alongside being a gold mine for samples. Flip it over and you're hit with the joy filled jam, 'Ye Koaba'. Tribal drums lead the way for a chorus of jubilant chants supplemented by glistening synth sounds and funk fuelled guitar riffs. It's a feel-good slice of Ghanaian sunshine, capturing that community spirit and good-hearted nature Ghana’s famous for. Two afro funk sensations sure to put a smile on your face, even when the skies are grey and you're 5000 miles away from the glorious West African coastline. RCA 12"
Jon Lucien Lady Love / Love Everlasting The infamously velvet tones of Jon Lucien get a much welcomed official remastered, reissue - with the original‘Rashida’ 7” e.p., that contained four of Lucien’s tracks, now split into two 7”s for a louder, more refined pressing of each song. First up, ‘Lady Love’, with it’s bossa nova inspired style, drawing every last drop of emotion from Lucien’s infamously voluptuous voice. Once dubbed by Herbie Hancock as “the man with the golden throat”, it’s easy to see why - Lucien’s rich baritone evokingdreams of summer sunsets, glistening blue seas whilst wrapping you up in ablanket of warmth and tenderness that few can rival. On the B side – ‘Love Everlasting’, another of Jon Lucien’s bossa novaleaning tracks, swells with jazz flutes, plucked acoustic guitars and a soul drenched string section to compliment Lucien’s beautifully calming tones. RCA 7"
Jean-Michel Jarre Equinoxe Infinity The boxset contains both the CD and 180g LP edition of Equinoxe & Equinoxe Infinity. As well as download codes and 4 large posters of the artworks. A new full length album from the electro legend Jean-Michel Jarre. RCA CD | LP
Keni Burke Risin' to the Top / You're the Best (12 Inch Mix) Keni Burke’s signature hit ‘Risin’ To The Top’ gets an official remastered, reissuealongside the 12 inch mix of his ’81 killer jam ‘You’re The Best’. ‘Risin’ To The Top’ quickly became aclear favourite of the soul crowd back in the ‘80s, with Keni’s sensuous vocals, a timeless bassline of epic proportions and those dreamy, sunshine chords proving a winning combination. Since then countless producers, from the likes ofDoug E Fresh and Slum Village, to LL Cool J and Mary J Blige, have utilised ‘Risin’ To The Top’ as a choice sample for their own productions. A quick glance at this seemingly endless list, just goes to show how much of an impact this record ended up having. On the flip, ‘You’re The Best’, takes a more boogie paved path, filled with an undeniably groove laden bass synth, cosmic keys and Keni’s infectiously soulful vocals. It’s early eighties synth boogie at it’s best, placing the electronic elements at the forefront whilst holding onto that unquestionable funk at its core. Two Keni Burke classics for soul heads, sample spotters and anyone with a keen ear for a gem. RCA 12"
Ray Lamontagne Spotify Singles [Black Friday 18] Limited Black Friday release available in store from Friday 23rd November. Any remaining stock for this title will be available online from Monday 26th November. [7"] (Glow In The Dark Vinyl, limited to 2000, indie-retail exclusive) Limited edition glow in the dark 7” vinyl of Ray LaMontagne’s Spotify Singles session recorded at Sound Stage Studios. Features live recordings of “Such A Simple Thing” and a cover of “Blue Canadian Rockies” originally performed by Gene Autry. "Such A Simple Thing" and "Blue Canadian Rockies" recorded at Sound Stage Studios Nashville RCA Records 7"