NANCY WILSON: JUST FOR NOW/LUSH LIFE

NANCY WILSON: JUST FOR NOW/LUSH LIFE

Track listing:

1. Born Free
2. That’s Life
3. What Now, My Love
4. Rain Sometimes
5. Alfie
6. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
7. Winchester Cathedral
8. If He Walked Into My Life
9. Love Can Do Anything
10. Just For Now
11. I’ll Make A Man Of The Man
Bonus Track:
12. I Concentrate On You

LUSH LIFE
13. Free Again
14. Midnight Sun
15. Only The Young
16. When The World Was Young (Ah, The Apple Tree)
17. The Right To Love (Reflections)
18. Lush Life
19. Over The Weekend
20. You’ve Changed
21. River Shallow
22. Sunny
23. (I Stayed) Too Long At The Fair
Bonus Tracks:
24. Do You Know Why
25. Don’t Look Over Your Shoulder
26. But Only Sometimes

NANCY WILSON: JUST FOR NOW/LUSH LIFE EXPANDED EDITION (CAROLR041CD)

NANCY WILSON: JUST FOR NOW/LUSH LIFE EXPANDED EDITION (CAROLR041CD)

Track listing:

JUST FOR NOW
1. Born Free
2. That’s Life
3. What Now, My Love
4. Rain Sometimes
5. Alfie
6. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
7. Winchester Cathedral
8. If He Walked Into My Life
9. Love Can Do Anything
10. Just For Now
11. I’ll Make A Man Of The Man
Bonus Track:
12. I Concentrate On You

LUSH LIFE
13. Free Again
14. Midnight Sun
15. Only The Young
16. When The World Was Young (Ah, The Apple Tree)
17. The Right To Love (Reflections)
18. Lush Life
19. Over The Weekend
20. You’ve Changed
21. River Shallow
22. Sunny
23. (I Stayed) Too Long At The Fair
Bonus Tracks:
24. Do You Know Why
25. Don’t Look Over Your Shoulder
26. But Only Sometimes

One of the most enduring song stylists in contemporary music, Nancy Wilson has amassed an incredible recording legacy that spans over five decades. Most of the legendary singer’s work was done with Capitol Records (1960-1980) where she cut 37 albums. Following the acclaimed 2015 Caroline reissue of TODAY MY WAY-NANCY NATURALLY, this release is one of two 2016 sets (alongside WELCOME TO MY LOVE/EASY) that delves further into Nancy’s rich catalogue focusing on two of her 1967 best-selling albums, JUST FOR NOW (making its’ CD debut worldwide) and the acclaimed LUSH LIFE. Produced for reissue by David Nathan (in association with SoulMusic Records), this release also includes four bonus tracks with liner notes by renowned U.S. writer A. Scott Galloway with quotes from a 2016 interview with Nancy.

 

RUBY TURNER: LIVIN’ A LIFE OF LOVE - THE JIVE ANTHOLOGY, 1986-1991 (SMCR-5166D)

RUBY TURNER: LIVIN’ A LIFE OF LOVE – THE JIVE ANTHOLOGY, 1986-1991 (SMCR-5166D)

Track listing:

Disc 1: I’D RATHER GO BLIND

  1. If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me) (Duet with Jonathan Butler)
  2. I’m In Love
  3. Bye Baby
  4. I’d Rather Go Blind (1987 Single)
  5. In My Life (It’s Better to Be in Love) (Extended Version)
  6. Only Women Bleed
  7. Hurting Inside
  8. I’m Livin’ A Life Of Love
  9. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) (Extended Mix)
  10. Nowhere To Run (Nowhere To Hide)
  11. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) (with The Temptations)
  12. Baby I Need Your Lovin’ (with The Four Tops)
  13. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (Featuring Jimmy Ruffin)
  14. The Tracks Of My Tears
  15. Still Waters Run Deep
  16. Step in My Shoes

 

Disc 2: IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT

  1. It’s Gonna Be Alright
  2. Paradise (Radio Edit)
  3. It’s A Cryin’ Shame (New 7” Edit)
  4. Surrender
  5. Everytime I Breathe
  6. See Me
  7. The Vibe Is Right
  8. The Other Side (Da’ Posse Mix)
  9. Rumours (Club Mix)
  10. A Little Bit More
  11. Merry Go Round
  12. Provoking (Love Strokin’)
  13. Another One Night Stand
  14. It’s You My Heart Beats For
  15. It’s Gonna Be Alright (Brixton Bass Mix)
  16. It’s A Cryin’ Shame (UK 7” Remix)
  • As part of its much acclaimed anthology series, SoulMusic Records is very proud to present “Livin’ A Life Of Love – The Jive Anthology, 1986-1991” a wonderful retrospective covering much-loved, enduring Jamaican-born, British-based Ruby Turner’s five-year tenure with Jive Records.

 

  • Ruby spent her formative years in Birmingham and began her recording career in 1980, cutting singles for the independent Sunflower label. Building a reputation for herself as one of the foremost singers and performers on the British soul scene, Ruby signed with Jive Records, cutting her first LP, “Women Hold Up Half The Sky” in 1986 which included her Billy Ocean-produced duet with Jive labelmate Jonathan Butler on a cover of The Staple Singers’ 1973 hit, “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me).”  The LP yielded three further UK charted singles including “In My Life (It’s Better To Be In Love), written and produced by Monte Moir (formerly of The Time); a rare extended version of the track is included here along with the 1987 charted single version of “I’d Rather Go Blind,” a constant show-stopper in Ruby’s live shows.

 

  • Lovingly compiled by renowned US musicologist and writer Justin Kantor (who provided stellar liner notes with extensive 2017 quotes from Ruby herself), this 2-CD set includes (6) tracks from the soulful singer’s 1988 album “The Motown Songbook” along with (7) tracks from her 1989 set, “Paradise” including the US No. 1 R&B hit, “It’s Gonna Be Alright.” The anthology also features (6) tracks from Ruby’s final Jive LP, “The Other Side,” with production by Womack & Womack and Hula & K. Fingers. 

 

  • Rarities that will please Ruby’s steadfast global following include “Another One Night Stand,” previously available as a bonus track on a Japanese version of “Paradise”; the ‘Brixton Bass Mix’ of “It’s Gonna Be Alright”; the “Da Posse Mix” of “The Other Side”; and the ‘New 7” Edit” of “It’s A Cryin’ Shame.” Still very active as a live performer (often with the famed Jools Holland Orchestra) and as a recording artist with her own label, Ruby remains one of Britain’s most enduring soul singers and this anthology showcases her stellar legacy as such.

TERRY DEXTER & JOHNNY MANUEL: I REMEMBER (SoulMusic Records-Platinum Garage Recordings)

TERRY DEXTER & JOHNNY MANUEL: I REMEMBER (SoulMusic Records-Platinum Garage Recordings)

SoulMusic Records (SMR) in association with Platinum Garage Recording is proud to announce the worldwide release of “I Remember,” a truly emotive pop/soul powerhouse ballad performed by renowned R&B vocalist Terry Dexter and Amefcan Idol and America’s Got Talent performer Johnny Manuel, written and produced by award-winning music man Preston Glass.

Bring together two truly amazing vocalists, provide a powerhouse pop/soul ballad, add the production magic of an award-winning music man and the result is “I Remember,” a future classic, from renowned R&B vocalist Terry Dexter and Johnny Manuel, who has appeared before millions of US television viewers on “American Idol” and “America’s Got Talent.” A 21st century ballad with that hearkens back to timeless duet pairings such as Diana Ross & Lionel Richie (“Endless Love”) and Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack (“Tonight I Celebrate My Love”)….

TERRY DEXTER
Terry Dexter was born in Detroit, Michigan and began singing in her church’s gospel choir at the age of 6, and continued until age 14.From the age of 9 to 14, Dexter was a member of local girl group Tristar. She began singing background for other artists at age 11, most notably for Simply Red. At age 13 she signed to Elektra Records,] but an album on the label never materialized. Dexter signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1998 at the age of 19, and she released her eponymous debut album in 1999: Terry’s debut single, “You’ll Never Miss Me (‘Til I’m Gone)”, was released via Warner Bros. subsidiary Reprise Records Terry’s sophomore album, Listen, was released independently in 2008 and she also co-wrote “Walk Like a Man”, the theme song to the NBC television series The Playboy Club. Terry made her feature film debut in Deliver Us From Eva (2003). She was later approached by playwright David E. Talbert, who recruited her to star as the female lead character, Tyme Prentice, in his musical Love in the Nick of Tyme (opposite Morris Chestnut).

JOHNNY MANUEL
Johnny Manuel was born and raised in Flint Michigan, where his musical talent was apparent at a young age. His demos, recorded with local producers eventually caught the attention of major record executives, and he was signed to Warner Brother’s Records at the age of 14. Throughout his career Johnny has performed on tours with artists such as Destiny’s Child, Jay-Z, Bow Wow, Christina Milian, and N-Sync. His debut single (I Got You) produced by famed music producer, Jermaine Dupri, received air play on radio and the video for the single was premiered on BET’s 106 & Park. He is also featured on the soundtrack for Sony Pictures release “The Brothers”. Preston Glass’ “Dynamic Duets” Volume 1 album first introduced the song/duet “I Remember in March of 2017. Johnny prides himself on his unique vocal ability and loves touching audiences wherever he performs. He recently set the world on fire in the summer of 2017 with his awe-inspiring performances on “America’s Got Talent” (including a superb version of Whitney Houston’s) “I Have Nothing”. Other performance experiences include:
• Guest Vocal Performer on the Ben Vereen National Concert Tour 2005-2006.
• Vocal guest, private event for Yahoo! Board of Directors (Aspen Colorado) 2006.
• Featured artist for Celebrity Fight Night Concert Event, performing with music producer David Foster, and sharing the stage with artists, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Garth Brooks, Reba McIntyre, and Renee Olstead (Scottsdale, Arizona) 2006.
• Featured guest performer, “Ben Vereen Live at Razz Room (San Francisco, California ) 2009.
• Top 100 Vocalists, American Idol (Season 10)

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THE DRAMATICS: SHAKE IT WELL

THE DRAMATICS: SHAKE IT WELL

Track Listing:

1. Shake It Well
2. You Make The Music
3. My Ship Won’t Sail Without You
4. Come Inside
5. Spaced Out Over You
6. That Heaven Kind Of Feeling
7. (I Like) Makin’ You So Happy
8. Ocean Of Thoughts And Dreams
9. Music Is Forever
10. Shake It Well (US Single Edit) (Bonus Track)

In 1975, The Dramatics – original members Ron Banks and Willie Ford along with L.J. Reynolds, Larry “Squirrel” Demps and Lenny Mayes – signed with ABC Records: their first three albums for the label spawned R&B hits such as “Be My Girl” and a cover of Billy Paul’s “Me & Mrs. Jones”; for SHAKE IT WELL, the group continued working with producer Don Davis, reuniting with Tony Hester for two tracks, “Spaced Out Over You” and “Music Is Forever.”

For the SHAKE IT WELL sessions, producer Davis hired top session musicians including, Dennis Coffey, Ray Parker Jr., James Jamerson Sr. and Reginald Burke and the LP reached #10 on the R&B charts and #60 on the Top 200 Albums chart.

This reissue of SHAKE IT WELL marks its CD debut worldwide and was produced by David Nathan of SoulMusic.com, mastered by James Bragg of Chase The Ace, with artwork by Roger Williams and informative liner notes by renowned writer Matt Bauer featuring 2015 interviews with group members L.J. Reynolds and Willie Ford.