Pull the String: Cherry Red, SoulMusic Collect James and Bobby Purify’s “Complete Bell Recordings”

By Joe Marchese | June 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

With “I’m Your Puppet,” the duo of James and Bobby Purify gained soul immortality.  The 1966 single written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham went top ten Pop and top five R&B on the Billboard charts (and No. 1 R&B on Cash Box!), sold an estimated million copies, and still gets airplay today.  Now, Cherry […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of June 21

By The Second Disc | June 21, 2019 | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Prince, Originals (Warner/NPG) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Originals brings together 15 demos of songs Prince gave away to other artists including The Time, Sheila E., Kenny Rogers, Martika, Vanity 6, and The Bangles. Tidal will exclusively offered the album for high-resolution streaming on June 7, […]

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Been Through the Desert: America Releases “Live at the London Palladium,” “Live in Central Park 1979” and More on CD, DVD

By Joe Marchese | June 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

The celebration of 50 years of America continues.  We’ve already filled you about the Capitol-era Classic Album Collection, the reissue of Archives Vol. 1, and the upcoming 50th Anniversary: The Collection, but there’s more on the way courtesy of the band’s own America Records and available through the band’s webstore. The label has recently released […]

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Girl of My Dreams: Cherry Red, RPM Celebrate Twinkle with “The Complete Recordings”

By Joe Marchese | June 20, 2019 | 2 Comments

Twinkle, a.k.a. Lynn Ripley, may be best-remembered today for “Golden Lights,” covered by The Smiths.  But Morrissey (who also included her self-written “death disc” entitled “Terry” among his list of “Singles to be Cremated With”) was just one of her famous fans – a rank also including Elton John and Sir Tim Rice.  The Surrey-born […]

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Review: Morphine, “Yes” (Run Out Groove Vinyl Reissue)

By Sam Stone | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In recent years, Run Out Groove has garnered a stellar reputation for its vinyl reissues of rarities from the Warner Music Archive. The label has pressed up everything from lost soul music and jazz, to experimental rock, pop, and folk. Most of their reissues boast previously unreleased rarities or hard-to-find tracks. In the last few […]

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