In 1978, SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan - then US editor for Britain's "Blues & Soul" - began expanding his creative horizons by working with stellar keyboardist and vocalist John Simmons, a former member of soul group The Reflections (of "Three Steps From True Love" fame) on a number of original compositions. With the addition of Phillip Ballou of another New York-based quartet, Revelation, the trio penned songs intended for Phillip's first solo venture including "Ain't Nothing Like The Love," "Are You For Real" and "We'll Be Together."
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Released as a commemoration of her passing in August, 1984 at the age of 48, this glorious box set (which reissue producer David Nathan considers one of the most personal satisfying projects he's ever done), "Brand New Day" is sequenced by session and containing a number of previously unreleased cuts as well as non-album singles making their CD debut.
Known to music lovers as the original recording artist and co-writer of the classic "Just One Look," R&B Foundation Pioneer Award recipient Doris Troy (1937-2004) - often known as 'Mama Soul' - primarily recorded for Atlantic Records in the '60s before working with The Beatles in the early '70s as one of the few U.S.
With his trademark vocal style, Little Anthony is celebrating six decades of music-making. Mostly known for his work with The Imperials on such classics as "Going Out Of My Head," "Tears On My Pillow," "I'm On The Outside (Looking In)" and "Hurt So Bad," Little Anthony's latest offering is a solo release, "Just Like It Was Yesterday," produced by Preston Glass and co-written by Thom Bell with George Merrill and Shannon Rubicam (writers of "How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" for Whitney Houston).
Perfect timing indeed for the release of PRESTON GLASS PRESENTS LOVE & COMPASSION 2, a second volume of original material by award-winning music man Preston Glass (known for his work with so many legendary artists including George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Kenny G, Maurice White, Larry Graham and others). A companion to LOVE & COMPASSION Vol.
Over an astounding career that began as a blues sideman at age 14 then evolving into one of the most in-demand and imitated musicians across genres, saxophonist David Sanborn is a living legend. Distinguished by a biting, ear-bending tone and a penchant for soulfully explosive runs, Sanborn’s sound has graced great recordings by artists that include David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Donny Hathaway, Chaka Khan, The Temptations, Jaco Pastorius, Kenny Loggins, Todd Rundgren, Esther Phillips and Bob James.
The latest release from SoulMusic Records (distributed by Warner X) is an exciting version of the Philly soul-flavoured "Ain't Nothing (Like The Love)" by multi-talented guitarist, musician and producer Dontavius Turner which features the sampled original vocals by the late Phillip Ballou, member of the '70s group Revelation and longtime background vocalist with Luther Vandross.
SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to present masterful saxophonist Jermaine Lockhart’s sophomore single release “Perfect Timing”, follows his debut Top 10 UK soul music charted-single “Back To The Sunshine” with a punctual slice of jazz/funk/pop that gets you movin’. With first class production by award-winning music man Preston Glass (who
SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to present this timely release by Robin S, known for dance music classics (such as "Show Me Love") which shows another musical side of this versatile singer/songwriter and performer. Distributed by Warner X, "The Way You Are" is available on all digital platforms
Distributed by X5/Warners, SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to present CHILLIN', an 11-track album by the legendary Larry Graham which was originally recorded some 30 years ago and are now seeing the light of the day. While known for his pioneering work as a bassist (which brought him international fame as the leader of Graham Central Station), Larry's baritone vocal style propelled his solo success with "One In A Million You" and "Just Be My Lady" in the early '80s: CHILLIN' picks up where his '80s albums left off, showcasing Larry's elegant and l
Award-winning producer, songwriter, musician and artist-in-his-own-right PRESTON GLASS presents a wonderful collection of duets by established artists (including KARYN WHITE, FREDA PAYNE, BRENDA HOLLOWAY, CHUBBY TAVARES, TERRY DEXTER, PATTIE BROOKS, BRENDA LEE EAGER, PHILIP INGRAM and GRADY HARRELL among others) with an array of newer names (including JACNIQUE NINA, BRANDON WATTZ, EUGENE COLE, CLIF PAYNE, ANGEL ROSE, TALITA LONG, JOHNNY MANUEL. JASON WEAVER and TONY LINDSAY)...
At a time when love and compassion are most dearly needed, SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings presents this collection of uplifting and reflective music by an array of great artists including Freda Payne, Chubby Tavares, Eugene Cole, Amy Keys, LaToya London and Voices Of Glory... available on all digital platforms
Distributed by X5/Warners, SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to present "Amazing Ride," the third solo album by Chubby Tavares (of the legendary hitmaking family Tavares).
With one of the greatest and most distinctive voices in contemporary music, the late Ali Woodson enjoyed a distinguished career as the lead singer of the legendary Temptations (1984–86, then 1988-96) performing worldwide and giving the Motown stalwarts one of their biggest hits with 1984's "Treat Her Like A Lady" as well as 1986's US R&B hit single, "Lady Soul."
SoulMusic Records is very proud to present a 97-track, 6-CD box set of the eight full albums (plus bonus tracks and mixes) recorded for Atco, Cotillion and Atlantic by the internationally-renowned family group, Sister Sledge. Unquestionably one of the most successful female teams of the ‘70s and ‘80s, the Philly-born quartet are best known for enduring classics such as ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’, the anthemic ‘We Are Family’, ‘Got To Love Somebody’, ‘All American Girls’ and the No.
The legendary Spinners have secured themselves a special place in soul/R&B music history, and as a result, there remains a global craving for everything they ever recorded including the three amazing unreleased recordings that comprise the 2020 "Leap Year Extra Maxi Single"! In the 1990’s, award-winning producer Preston Glass got together with Bobby Smith, Henry Fambrough, Billy Henderson, Pervis Jackson and John Edwards to record these wonderful original tracks that showcase the lead vocals and soulful harmonies long associated with this famed Detroit group.
It’s just over 40 years since global music icon Dionne Warwick signed with Arista Records marking a defining fifteen-year chapter in the star-studded career of the Lifetime Achievement and multi-Grammy-winning songstress, celebrated here with this first-of-its-kind box set of her (159) recordings for the label. Included are (29) bonus tracks, with nine of the twelve albums as expanded editions of the original Arista LPs, with remastering by Nick Robbins.
“Jermaine Lockhart is an artist that comes along every once in a while. When you hear him play, it’s something very striking – so that the next time you hear him, you’ll know that there is something very familiar about his sound. His new single release, “Back To The Sunshine” is a great introduction to what I’ve been speaking about – check it out”.
SoulMusic Records in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is proud to present the first digital release of the 1994 album "Chill" by legendary R&B vocalist Lenny Williams. The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame inductee (and former lead singer with Tower Of Power) brings his rich and soulful distinctive vocal style to (10) original compositions and covers of Hall & Oates' "Sara Smile" and the McFadden & Whitehead classic, "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now."
Among the most sampled groups of the 60s and 70s by a slew of top rap and hip-hop artists of the 90s and beyond (including 2 Pac, Ice-T, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy and Beastie Boys among others), the legendary New Orleans band and Grammy Lifetime Achievement awardees The Meters created an instantly recognizable sound through almost a decade of recording, initially for the Josie label and then for Reprise and Warner Brothers.
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• Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes were one of the very first groups to achieve global success for Philadelphia International Records within its first year as a CBS-distributed label.
When award-winning songwriter/producer Preston Glass started working with “Reece” back in 1987, the first result was a number #1 chart hit, Earth, Wind & Fire's "System Of Survival." In the ensuing years, Preston and Maurice formed a mutual respect and a songwriting bond that lasted for nearly 30 years that resulted in over 40 songs. Some of the final songs and demos have now surfaced in this twelve song unique collection.
Soul Music Records/Platinum Garage Recordings is very proud to present “Manifestation” tn honor of one of the greatest music contributor of our time.
SoulMusic Records (distributed by X5 Warner) in association with Platinum Garage Recordings is excited to announce the release of our latest digital single, “Beautiful Possibility” by Ingram Street, available November 22, 2019.
With its lilting soul groove, this slow jam with tender lyrics hearkens backs to the ‘old school’ flavor of the ’80s and ’90s. Along with many other great groups and solo artists – from John Legend, and Bobby Womack to The O’Jays, brothers Howard “Minquel” Ingram & Daniel “Woody” Ingram hail from Ohio.