Tower of Power – the most dynamic and distinctive band of survivors in Soul Music – is roaring into its unprecedented 50th anniversary with a dynamic disc of all new material. A labor of love, definitively titled Soul Side of Town, this package is charged with 14 killer songs, primarily composed by the hit-making team offounding members Emilio Castillo and Stephen “Doc” Kupka who also hold down the world famous 5-man Tower of Power Horns.
The Nolans are one of the most successful girl groups of all time in the UK chart history. CHEMISTRY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION covers their most commercially successful period and offers a look at the more soulful side of the group than previous compilations.
Cheryl’s self-titled debut album also included another dance anthem, ‘Star Love’ as well as a cover of ‘Come In From The Rain’ (a 1977 hit for Captain & Tennille) and four more songs that Cheryl wrote or co-wrote. The album was certified gold, reaching No. 5 on the U.S. R&B and No. 23 on Top 200 Albums’ charts.
Reissue of the first two classic albums by the legendary Pointer Sisters, expanded editions with bonus tracks (single edits of charted singles from each LP), a vivid reminder of the original quartet’s unique sound and style, prior to their global success of the ‘80s as dance and pop hitmakers.
This second volume of Soul & Funk from Mirage is again packed full of great extended version’s alongside club mixes, dub mixes, mega-rare 12 inch version’s and a 2009 new sound edit from the great Paul Simpson.
Digitally remastered and expanded edition 1981 release, the third album from the soul/funk outfit. This time, producer Simpson brought to the studio a few heavy hitters - percussionist Ralph MacDonald & arranger Ray Chew. "Shake", an absolute killer boogie tune. Other mid-tempo boogie tunes are "Shy Baby" (with a great instrumental chorus), "Boogie Shoogie Feelin', and "I Love (The Skin You're In)"
More Than Love culminates the re-emergence of ConFunkShun with a beguiling 13-song set that captures that band at the peak of their powers. Produced by the same team behind Charlie Wilson s recent albums, More Than Love retains the classic ConFunkShun sound but with tastefully contemporary production.
Announced by the Prince Estate on what Prince would have been his 60th birthday. The album contains previously unreleased cassette recordings of Prince on the piano in '83, merged into 9 tracks of a total of 35 minutes.
The private rehearsals cast a rare glimpse of Prince's creative process while he worked on songs like 17 Days and Purple Rain, both of which were only released in 1984, a cover of Joni Mitchell's A Case Of You, Strange Relationship, which was only officially released in 1987, International Loveren the songs Wednesday, Cold Coffee & Cocaine and Why The Butterflies that have not appeared in any other form! The new album also contains a special recording of the nineteenth-century Spiritual Mary Dont You Weep, which is featured in the credits of Spike Lee's film: BlacKkKlansman.