The Soul Music label's extensive Nancy Wilson reissue series continues with the singer's 20th and 21st albums for the Capitol label: The Sound of Nancy Wilson and Nancy. The first of the two, released in 1968, was led by the number 24 Billboard R&B single "Peace of Mind" and a powerful ballad finale in "Black Is Beautiful." The latter, a more stylistically varied album released in 1969, boasts the number 44 R&B single "You'd Better Go" and the brisk pop of "In a Long White Room." Both sets were produced by David Cavanaugh with arranging and conducting from Jimmy Jones. This is another loving, fan-pleasing release of long-out-of-print Wilson titles.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Explosion! The Sound of Slide Hampton is an album by American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton which was released on the Atlantic label in 1962. Big band noise from the daddy of the Trombone. While not likely to launch another swing revival, this CD is a welcome reissue to an artist deserving of more attention. The last swing craze was fueled by the sheer joy and enthusiasm that good big band music can inspire; Hampton’s recordings are no exception. If Brian Setzer ever needs some inspiration, he would be wise to check out these recordings.
The murmur of the surf breaking on a romantic tropical isle, a distant whistle, a melancholy accordion, lush violins, a guitar that almost seems to be singing, these are just some of the ingredients that are blended so tastefully in this album. The Islanders were an American group which included Frank Metis (accordion) and Randy Starr (guitar). Their most notable song was "The Enchanted Sea" which reached number 15 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959. Originally released on vinyl, this digital album contains a Bonus Track, "Forbidden Island", which was initially released as a single.
In the depth of winter night, the glow of the fireplace fills the darkness. 21 memorable and ever lasting melodies spanning Jazz, Folk, Electronica and Contemporary Pop. Reinterpreted by artists such as Morcheeba, Asheni, Mishka Adams, and Jacqui Dankworh…
"Sound of Sexy Soul" is the second album by American R&B/Soul vocal group The Delfonics, released on February 11, 1969 by Philly Groove label. The album was produced by Thom Bell. Like The Delfonics' debut album La La Means I Love You, The Sound of Sexy Soul is evenly split between new songs written by Bell and lead singer William Hart, and cover versions. The album's lead single, "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)", peaked at #35 on the pop chart at the time of original release. The Sound of Sexy Soul continues the development of the smooth, symphonic soul sound pioneered by Bell on La La Means I Love You and is regarded as a classic example of early-period Philadelphia soul.
From the Archives Vol. 6 is a release from The Future Sound of London's From the Archives series. As with the rest of the series, the music within covers their unreleased 1990s experiments and songs that never made it to the albums released at the time. This particular volume begins with earlier material based around the band's acid techno years, and moves into more abstract and experimental work further into the album. Following the popularity of the previous two volumes, volume 6 is segued from start to finish, with no gaps between tracks.
FSOL's contribution to Record Storey Day 2017 is a triple-LP set called Archived : Environmental : Views. One can guess that the first LP will be tracks from the archives, the second LP will be pieces recorded as part of the Environments series, and third will be 'Viewed from' tracks.