Cultures of Soul recording artist, Jordan Valentine and the Sunday Saints will be doing a March Residency at the Rosebud Bar and Grill in Davis Square every Thursday in March except for March 17th. Our very own Deano Sounds will be DJing the first one on March 3rd along with special guest Miss Fairchild. For more info go to Sunday Saints. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of the 7 inch and CD album at our shop.
With the help of Voodoo Funk’s Frank Gossner we are putting out unreleased material from the Afro Kelenkye Band. Led by Jagger Botchway, the group recorded the legendary rare Ghanaian Funk album, Moving World. Soon after the group went back into the studio to record more tracks but ran out of money. The recordings were left on the shelves until Miles Cleret from Soundway Records found them some 40 years later and brought them to Frank’s attention. The track “Jungle Funk” sees the group relax into a mid tempo Afro funk groove. “Mother Africa” is a guitar driven Afro psychedelic instrumental with a fuzzed out guitar solo. “Too Bad Girl” features a dark melody and a laid back trumpet solo. “Munchin’ Session” grooves with trumpet riffs galore. Mastered from the original reel to reel tapes and pressed on 2 x 45s and housed in a thick collectible jacket cover designed by Frank Gossner. Coming out on May 8th you can pre-order it here for $14.99. Limited to 1,000 copies.
Too Bad Girl
Fabulous Fugitives featuring Michael Sharkey is a rare doubler A sider containing two awesome deep funk cuts from this Chicago group. Originally it was released in 1975 on the J’Ace label owned by local gospel record label owner Style Wooten. The group only put out one 45 and the orginal masters have long since been destroyed as far as we know. The A side, “What the World Needs” is a politically charged funk bomb. The flip side, “You Made Me Cry” is a more straight forward funk track with plenty of fat drum fills.
It’s out now! Pick it up at all good retailers such Dusty Groove and Juno Records or at our store here for $8.99
What the World Needs
You Made Me Cry
Happy New Year! 2011 looks to be a great year for us. We have many new releases coming out this year including:
7 inch Vinyl
Fabulous Fugitives featuring Michael Sharkey – What the World Needs / You Made Me Cry
Roy Roberts – So Much In Love / You Move Me
Cosmos Universal Band – Third Eye / Back Home Together
Full Length CD
Stanton Davis and the Ghetto Mysticism Band – Brighter Days
Cultures of Soul Records Winter Music Preview
After some delay, Cultures of Soul is proud to announce that Jordan Valentine’s first 7 inch is out now on Cultures of Soul Records.
Growing up Jordan’s been heavily influenced by her mother’s southern cooking and her love of Motown. There are two great tracks on this 7 inch coming out. The A side is a masterful cover of “Tell Me What’s On Your Mind” and the B side is an original sister funk track with howls of joy reminiscent of Betty Davis. Hear more of what the local press saying about her here:
Here are some sound clips:
Tell Me What’s On Your Mind
You can purchase your copy and the full length CD in our store now at:
We are excited to announce that we will be rereleasing two excellent northern soul tracks by the legendary Roy Roberts on Cultures of Soul Records. The 60s northern soul classic, “Got to Have Your Love” and the recently rediscovered 70s track, “So Much In Love. ”
We’ve had the pleasure to work with Roy on these two tracks and we can’t wait to release this before the end of the year. More details coming soon.
We’ve got exciting news! The next Cultures of Soul 45 is coming out in September and it’s a double whammy. Two hot slices of in demand Barbara Lynn tracks for you to enjoy. The A-side is “I’m A Good Woman” and the B-side is “I Don’t Want A Playboy.” This one is limited to 1,000 copies but you can purchase your copy right now through our website shop and receive it before it arrives in stores. Starting in September you can pick up a copy at your favorite speciality retailers like Dusty Groove or Crazy Beat.