From Trinidad and Tobago comes the next release in the Cultures of Soul Disco 12″ Series. We’ve licensed the monster cosmic disco track “Let’s Get Together” from the legendary soca artist, Winston Bailey a.k.a Shadow himself. We’ve even added our own local favor to it by having the Whiskey Barons rework it. The Whiskey Barons tastefully contemporize this track for today’s dance-floors.
Also included with this is the original dub version of “Let’s Get Together” and the raw disco funk track of “Keep on Wailing.”
This limited edition 12″ is being released on January 21st in our custom disco series sleeve and is available for pre-order now in our store.
We’ve received the samples for our Jam Up Twist 7 inch box set from our manufacturer and they look amazing if we do say so ourselves! Along with 7 x 45s selected by DJ Andy Smith and our very own Deano Sounds and other goodies, the sturdy box itself is also a great repository for your rarest 7 inches! Have a look for yourself and stayed tuned as we’ll be taking pre-orders in the near future!
We’re joining forces with the awarding winning Boston area soul and funk night, Soulelujah to put out a special limited edition 45.
The crew from Soulelujah have chosen their classic dance night floor filler – Irene Reid’s “Dirty Old Man” for the A-side. We chose the B-side which is often incorrectly credited as “I Keep Forgetting” by the Thornton Sisters. Dr. Yvonne Thornton and her sisters vehemently deny that they recorded this track which leads us to believe that Cuppy Records producer Sonny Casella brought in a studio band to lay down this track.
Soulelujah’s DJ crew has been bringing hot soul 45s to Boston dancers for over 10 years at the iconic Middle East rock club. Featuring two rooms and a jumping dance floor, it has been our go to place for guest DJing throughout the years.
Coming out February 4th on heavy vinyl and limited to 500 copies you can pre-order this special 7inch release here.
Back in October we spent some time at Q Division Studios with Stanton Davis working on mixing down some of the unreleased material recorded during Brighter Days sessions. There is plenty of interesting and vastly different versions of songs from the album along with some unheard compositions including the mystical and spiritual “Odwalla” and “Delta Six.” More details to come soon so stay tuned!
Back in October during our adventures in LA we took sometime to stop by the studios at KPFK 90.7FM to guest DJ on Michael Barnes’ excellent Melting Pot show. What followed was an interview that got to the heart of what Cultures of Soul is all about as well as some exclusives coming out on Cultures of Soul next year so take a listen.