12th December 2016
Thanks to the team at Shindig! for naming us Best Label of 2016. Also included in their year-end polls were Clearlight, Alice Clark, Ray Stevens, Billy Hawks, Kinked!, Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls, Celestial Blues and Let it Be: Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney & Harrison. For full details see pages 24 & 25 of the current issue.
The 1967 Elektra psych classic resurrected in definitive fashion, with several unreleased cuts and the rare Brain Train single.
The complete output of a great but under-recorded soul singer. Pressed on 180g white vinyl, with in-depth notes and rare photos on inner bag.
Ray Davies’ prolific songwriting muse showcased on choice rarities from the Kinks’ golden years – including a tune from brother Dave, and several recordings in which the whole band participated.
Let It Be - Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney And Harrison
Various Artists (Black America Sings)
Let It Be
John, Paul and George get soul with a little help from their friends.
Progressive jazz from the 1970s: music which has influenced Kamasi Washington and the Brainfeeder crew. Available in CD and double vinyl LP formats.
Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls 1963-1970
British girl-pop gems from Decca Records’ matchless 1960s roster.
Four key titles from the R&B organist’s “Heavy Soul!” album of 1967.