This stalwart independent label, headquartered in San Francisco, began in a small Ann Arbor club and grew into one of the most important imprints in blues. Thirty-three tunes ricochet between the potent old-school Chicago stylings of Buddy Guy and Junior Wells's classic "Hoodoo Man Blues" and Big Walter Horton'ss swinging shuffle "Put the Kettle On" to the intriguing pop-folk hybrid of Roy Rogers and Norton Buffalo and the dashing retro-nuevo guitarisms of Nick Curran & the Niteflies to the brawny Texas-schooled sounds of Omar & the Howlers and Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King. The label's Delta blues side is underrepresented, although James Cotton and Elvin Bishop offer two great flavors of cottonland grind.
Featuring all 10 of Love Unlimited’s US 7” singles released between 1972-1975, this set is the first compilation to pull together all the group’s A- and B-sides that appeared on Uni, MCA, and 20th Century Records. Perfectly positioned for all Barry White collectors and soul / R&B aficionados, it includes the hits: Walkin’ In The Rain With The One I Love, Is It Really True Boy – Is It Really Me, It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring), Under The Influence Of Love, and People Of Tomorrow Are The Children Of Today.
Soul Jazz Records are releasing this Limited Edition one-off pressing of Studio One Dub Plate Special 7" Box Set. An exclusive Record Store Day collectors 7” box set featuring 10 amazing unreleased Studio One tracks, only ever released as extremely limited edition hand-etched one-sided dubplates (most of these sold out in less than 2 hours!).
For those of you that remember the music and song-craft of Barry White, you remember a performer that could touch the heart of an emotion, and make it stand out with a unique, often breathy, bass vocal. In the ’70s, almost everything Barry White released became an instant hit. In fact, there’s a collection of singles that achieved gold and platinum status. Of course, his albums did quite well. But most of us remember him primarily by his string of radio hits that still resonate because his voice and delivery was never replicated.