LATEST RELEASES

ALPHONSE MOUZON – THE MAN INCOGNITO
EDDIE HENDERSON - MAHAL
BRASS CONSTRUCTION - BRASS CONSTRUCTION CD
BRASS CONSTRUCTION - BRASS CONSTRUCTION 2 CD
BRASS CONSTRUCTION - BRASS CONSTRUCTION 5 CD
GIL SCOTT HERON - FIRST MINUTE OF A NEW DAY CD
GIL SCOTT HERON - FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO SOUTH CAROLINA CD
GIL SCOTT HERON - REAL EYES CD
GIL SCOTT HERON/BRIAN JACKSON - IT'S YOUR WORLD CD
NORMAN CONNORS - YOU ARE MY STARSHIP/ROMANTIC JOURNEY CD
CEDAR WALTON - ANIMATION/SOUNDSCAPES CD
NATURAL FOUR - NATURAL FOUR/HEAVEN RIGHT HERE ON EARTH CD

Welcome to Soul Brother Records - the Record Label. Here you'll find information on all of our label releases including sleeve notes, tracklistings, soundclips and more. Our label encompases classic and rare Soul, Funk and Jazz LP's, plus a range of 12" singles and a series of limited edition 45's. We've released Anthologies on revered artists from the Soul and Jazz fields, we've reissued some seriously indemand Soul, Jazz and Funk albums and our Organic Soul series highlights the talents of new independent US soul artists. Our aim is to continue to provide high quality releases covering the best black music of the past, prsent and future and with many more projects in the pipeline you can be sure to be seeing a lot more coming your way in due course. Click on any sleeve/description to view individual release pages, including tracklists/soundclips, reviews and sleeve notes.

BRAND NEW RELEASES - SEPTEMBER 2012

BETTY WRIGHT - DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE - SOUL BROTHER - NEW - CD - £12.99 Betty’s 1974 album ‘Danger High Voltage’ is considered to be amongst her best. It contains her two UK top 30 chart hits the Grammy winning Disco hit  ‘Where Is The Love’ and ‘Shoorah Shoorah’ which was also featured in the film ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’. It also includes the original version of the often sampled ‘Tonight’s The Night’ one of her best known tracks, a mid tempo Rare Groove classic, which was apparently inspired by her first sexual experiences. She would re-record the track on the ‘Betty Wright Live’ album..
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BETTY WRIGHT - EXPLOSION - SOUL BROTHER - NEW - CD - £12.99 Betty’s 1976 album ‘Explosion’ is considered by many to be her career best. It certainly contains some of her greatest tracks. Explosion was best known at the time for Betty’s rousing version of Darrell Banks 60’s classic ‘Open the Door To Your Heart’. The string laden 2 stepper ‘Smother Me With Your Love’ has been a very popular track on the Rare Groove scene for the past 25 years. ‘Keep Feelin’ is a great Modern Soul mid tempo dancer that has gained popularity in recent years. The Ballads ‘If I Ever Do Wrong’, ‘I Think You Better Think About it’ and the jazzier ‘Life’ are also highlights.
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BRAND NEW RELEASES - AUGUST 2012


BOBBY LYLE - NEW WARRIOR - SOUL BROTHER - NEW - CD - £12.99

‘New Warrior’ was the second of Bobby’s three Capitol albums and dates from 1978. He is joined by a stellar cast of musicians including Harvey Mason on Drums, Pleasure’s Nathaniel Phillips on Bass and Paulinho Da Costa on Percussion. Bobby’s keyboard virtuosity is shown on the up tempo instrumentals ‘New Warrior’ on Acoustic Piano and the spacey ‘Star Traveller’ on Fender Rhodes and Synthesizers. ‘Groove (Ain’t No Doubt About It)’ was the single from the album and is a very funky affair, with Lyle sharing vocals with Alexandra Brown. Lyle sings the lead vocals on the more soul oriented mid tempo ‘Good Inside’ which is a very uplifting track featuring Alex Brown and a very young Angela Winbush amongst the background vocalists. They also appear on the soul ballad ‘Missing Your Love’. The other vocal track ‘Believe’ features Ron Banks of the Dramatics on backgrounds.
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BOBBY LYLE - THE GENIE - SOUL BROTHER - NEW - CD - £12.99

On ‘The Genie’, Lyle was joined by top West Coast musicians like Ernie Watts, Roland Bautista, George Bohannon and Oscar Brashear. The album has become a jazz funk classic and is still sought after on both its Original Vinyl release and its brief CD appearance from 2004. The title track has been a popular club track ever since it released, and is still played regularly 35 years on.
‘The Genie’ is an uplifting track that features Lyle at his best on the Fender Rhodes over the backdrop of a tight rhythm section and punchy horns. ‘Pisces’ is a lovely mid paced appropriately dreamy groove reflective of his star sign, which features a soulful guitar solo from Bill Rogers and nice percussion from Babatunde. ‘Night Breeze’ is probably Bobby’s most famous composition.
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BOBBY LYLE - NIGHT FIRE - SOUL BROTHER - NEW - CD - £12.99

Night Fire represented a slight change in direction for Lyle from his other two Capitol albums. On the first side of the original vinyl LP he adopted a more sophisticated production with five vocal tracks. The second side was totally instrumental with two solo piano tracks. The album was produced by Saxophonist and arranger/producer Trevor Lawrence who had appeared on Stevie Wonder’s epic ‘Songs in The Key Of life’ album and had produced albums by Joe Farrell and the McCrarys, and would go on to produce many commercially successful albums by The Pointer Sisters in the early 80’s. He brought a new level of sophistication to Lyle’s music with his full on production. The musicians included some top sessions players including Stevie Wonder’s Bassist Nathaniel L Watts, Guitarists Michael McGloiry (Finished Touch/Switch) and L Marlo Henderson and Drummer Kenneth ‘Spider Webb’ Rice.
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JOHNNIE TAYLOR - RATED EXTRAORDINAIRE/EVER READY

Johnnie Taylor became known as ‘The Philosopher of Soul’ during his period at Stax Records from 1966 to 1975. In the 1980’s whilst being a DJ on the Dallas/Fort Worth station KKDA-FM he was billed as ‘The Wailer Mr Taylor’. Whatever tag he was given at the time, there is no disputing that Johnnie Taylor was one of the greatest soul singers all time. His versatility and ability to adapt to differing styles gave him a career that stretched from 1953 when he joined the Chicago doo-wop group the Five Echoes to when he died in 2000 of a heart attack aged 62.

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BIG BROOKLYN RED - TAKING IT TOO FAR/SO INSPIRED

We are proud to present these two great tracks on a limited edition 45. ‘Takin It Too Far’ is one of the biggest Modern soul dancers of the past couple of years, using the Lowrell ‘Mellow Mellow’ sample to great effect. Limited to 500 copies worldwide - grab it while you can!

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FUNK
100% PURE POISON - COMING RIGHT AT YOU CD 12.95 VICKI ANDERSON - ANTHOLOGY CD 13.95 HANK BALLARD - YOU CANT KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN- THE JAMES BROWN SESSIONS CD 12.95 ELIMINATORS - LOVIN EXPLOSION CD 12.95
EXIT 9 - STRAIGHT UP CD 12.95 FBI - FBI CD 12.95 HIDDEN STRENGTH - HIDDEN STRENGTH CD 12.95 HOT CHOCOLATE - HOT CHOCOLATE CD 12.95
MANDRILL - NEW WORLDS/GETTING IN THE MOOD CD 12.95 SIR JOE QUARTERMAN/FREE SOUL - SIR JOE QUARTERMAN/FREE SOUL (EXTENDED/REMASTERED) CD 12.95 SOUL SEARCHERS - SALT OF THE EARTH CD 12.95 SOUL SEARCHERS - WE THE PEOPLE CD 12.95
MARVA WHITNEY - ITS MY THING CD 12.95 BRASS CONSTRUCTION - BRASS CONSTRUCTION CD 12.95 BRASS CONSTRUCTION - BRASS CONSTRUCTION 2 CD 12.95 BRASS CONSTRUCTION - BRASS CONSTRUCTION 5 CD 12.95
JAZZ
GARY BARTZ - ANTHOLOGY CD 13.95 WILLIE BOBO - HELL OF AN ACT TO FOLLOW/BOBO CD 12.95 CHARLES EARLAND - ANTHOLOGY CD 15.95 GONZALEZ - GONZALEZ CD 12.95
JOHNNY HAMMOND - GAMBLERS LIFE CD 12.95 EDDIE HENDERSON - ANTHOLOGY CD 13.95 EDDIE HENDERSON - ANTHOLOGY VOL 2 : INSIDE OUT/REALIZATION CD 13.95 FREDDIE HUBBARD - ANTHOLOGY CD 15.95
JAMES MASON - RHYTHM OF LIFE CD 12.95 TERUO NAKAMURA - UNICORN CD 12.95 PATRICE RUSHEN - SHOUT IT OUT CD 12.95 EDDIE RUSS - SEE THE LIGHT/TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF CD 12.95
TARIKA BLUE - BEST OF CD 12.95 LEON THOMAS - ANTHOLOGY CD 13.95 LESETTE WILSON - NOW THAT IVE GOT YOUR ATTENTION CD 12.95 CEDAR WALTON - ANIMATION/SOUNDSCAPES CD 12.95
NORMAN CONNORS - YOU ARE MY STARSHIP/ROMANTIC JOURNEY CD 12.95      
NEW SOUL/JAZZ
REAL KOFY BROWN - LOVE WARRIOR CD 12.95 APRIL HILL - LOVE 360 CD 11.95 JAZZHOLE - POETS WALK CD 12.95 MARLON SAUNDERS - ENTER MY MIND CD 13.95
VARIOUS ARTISTS - ORGANIC SOUL CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - ORGANIC SOUL 2 CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - ORGANIC SOUL 3 CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - THIS IS SOUL 2005 CD 12.95
VARIOUS ARTISTS - THIS IS SOUL 2006 CD 12.95      
SOUL
RANCE ALLEN GROUP - SAY MY FRIEND CD 12.95 J R BAILEY - JUST ME AND YOU CD 12.95 TOM BROCK - I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE CD 12.95 SHIRLEY BROWN - SHIRLEY BROWN CD 12.95
LEROY BURGESS - ANTHOLOGY VOL 1 : THE VOICE CD 13.95 LEROY BURGESS - ANTHOLOGY VOL 2 : THE PRODUCER CD 13.95 LEROY BURGESS - THROWBACK- HARLEM 79-83 CD 12.95 LOU COURTNEY - IM IN NEED OF LOVE CD 12.95
LEROY HUTSON - HUTSON CD 12.95 BENNY JOHNSON - VISIONS OF PARADISE CD 12.95 BARBARA MASON - GIVE ME YOUR LOVE CD 12.95 BARBARA MASON - LADY LOVE CD 12.95
LEE MCDONALD - SWEET MAGIC CD 12.95 NATURAL FOUR - NATURAL FOUR/HEAVEN RIGHT HERE ON EARTH CD 12.95 GREG PERRY - ONE FOR THE ROAD CD 12.95 ESTHER PHILLIPS - ANTHOLOGY CD 13.95
LOU RAGLAND - IS THE CONVEYOR CD 12.95 GIL SCOTT HERON/BRIAN JACKSON - 1980 CD 12.95 GIL SCOTT HERON AND BRIAN JACKSON - ANTHOLOGY - MESSAGES CD 13.95 GIL SCOTT HERON/BRIAN JACKSON - BRIDGES CD 12.95
GIL SCOTT HERON/BRIAN JACKSON - SECRETS CD 12.95 GIL SCOTT HERON/BRIAN JACKSON - IT'S YOUR WORLD CD 12.95 GIL SCOTT HERON - REAL EYES CD 12.95 GIL SCOTT HERON - FIRST MINUTE OF A NEW DAY CD 12.95
GIL SCOTT HERON - FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO SOUTH CAROLINA CD 12.95 ANN SEXTON - ANTHOLOGY CD 13.95 MARLENA SHAW - ANTHOLOGY CD 13.95 SIDE EFFECT - EFFECTIVE CD 12.95
JEAN TERRELL - I HAD TO FALL IN LOVE CD 12.95 BOBBY WOMACK - HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS/PIECES CD 12.95    
COMPILATIONS
VARIOUS ARTISTS - AFRICAN SPIRITS CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - FLYING DUTCHMAN ANTHOLOGY CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - FUSION WITH ATTITUDE CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - GROOVE ON DOWN CD 13.95
VARIOUS ARTISTS - GROOVE ON DOWN 2 CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - GROOVE ON DOWN 3 CD 12.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - SOUL BROTHER SELECTION :BEST OF SOUL BROTHER CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - SUNDAY SOUL SELECTION CD 12.95
VARIOUS ARTISTS - WANTS LIST 3 CD 12.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - WANTS LIST VOL 1 CD 13.95 VARIOUS ARTISTS - WANTS LIST VOL 2 CD 13.95