Superbad (Expanded Edition) - Chris Jasper

Superbad (Expanded Edition)
Christopher H. "Chris" Jasper (born December 30, 1951, Cincinnati, Ohio) was an integral member of both The Isley Brothers and Isley-Jasper-Isley. He also went on to become a  successful solo artist and record producer, recording a number of his own solo albums, and producing artists for his New York based record label, Gold City Records. His keyboard and Moog synthesizer work was a primary ingredient of The Isley Brothers sound of the 1970s and 1980s.

Jasper is a classically trained musician and composer having studied at the Julliard School of Music in New York City where he received a degree in music composition. After jamming with Ernie and Marvin Isley, Jasper was asked to join their older brothers group, The Isley Brothers in 1969, with Jasper first appearing on the groups "It’s Your Thing” album from the same year.

After unprecedented success with the Isley Brothers throughout the 1970’s Jasper, along with Ernie and Marvin Isley, formed Isley-Jasper-Isley in 1984 and had success with the huge hit ‘Caravan Of Love,’ written and produced by Jasper.

Jasper released his first solo album SUPERBAD in 1987 on which he was able to fully realize his own sound. The title track was released as a single and with its message of positive education gave Jasper a #3 R&B hit. There are many other strong tracks on the album including the #12 R&B hit ‘One Time Love,’ ‘Earthquake,’ ‘Dance For The Dollar’ and ‘Soul Train.’

BBR is proud to present SUPERBAD in fully expanded and newly re-mastered glory, complete with extensive liner notes that feature a new interview with Chris and added bonus material.

This BBR re-master is a must have for all R&B, Soul, Funk and Eighties Pop fans out there!  


Available 25/11/2013
Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDBBR0256
Weight: 200
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1. SUPERBAD             BONUS TRACKS
2. GIVING MY ALL       9.       SUPERBAD (12” The Superbad Marathon Mix)
3. ONE TIME LOVE     10. ONE TIME LOVE (12” Extended Mix)
4. EARTHQUAKE              11. SUPERBAD (Extended Instrumental Version)
5. LIKE I DO                      12. ONE TIME LOVE (Extended Instrumental Mix)
6. DANCE FOR THE DOLLAR
7. THE SON OF MAN
8. MY SOUL TRAIN

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Dionne
Dionne Warwick is a legendary American vocalist, she’s also Whitney Houston’s cousin. Throughout her career she’s released over fifty albums, won five Grammy’s and been nominated for a further seven as well as getting over thirty top 40 R&B hits.
DIONNE, released in 1979 on Arista, was produced by Barry Manilow who also provides backing vocals and piano on a number of songs. Gene Page also makes an appearance orchestrating four of the songs.
I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN saw Dionne reach the #5 spot in the A.C. and Pop charts as well as reaching #18 in the R&B chart. This is still a staple in her sets to this day.
DÉJÀ VU was co-written by Isaac Hayes and reached the number one spot in the A.C. chart as well as gaining Dionne the R&B #25 and Pop #15 positions. Both this and I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN gained Dionne Grammy awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance.
AFTER YOU was the final single release which saw Dionne get her third A.C. top ten in a row as well as reaching R&B #33 Pop #65.
Released in a deluxe Super Jewel case with bonus tracks, DIONNE is a must for all Soul, Funk and Jazz fans out there!

Release Date: 27/08/2012
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Drama V: Expanded Edition
· The Detroit-based Dramatics (originally formed in 1962) had hit their stride by the time they recorded DRAMA V, their sixth overall album (and second for ABC Records) in 1975, a follow-up to LP, "The Dramatic Jackpot.”
· The quintet (which had experienced a number of personnel changes over the preceding years) had established themselves in the premier league of black male vocal groups thanks to early ‘70s hits such as the classics, ‘Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get’ and ‘In The Rain’ for Volt Records.
· Working with producer Don Davis, songwriter Tony Hester and key musician/songwriter Michael Henderson – the team who had been responsible for their breakthrough Volt hits – among others, The Dramatics (L.J. Reynolds, Willie Ford, Ron Banks, Larry "Squirrell” Demps and Lenny Mayes) scored a US Top 10 R&B charted album with DRAMA V, thanks to standout tracks such as ‘Just Shopping (Not Buying Anything),’ ‘Dramatic Theme/Treat Me Like A Man’ (both penned by Henderson) and ‘I Was The Life Of The Party.’
· Making its worldwide CD debut, this SoulMusic Records’ reissue includes one bonus track, the Top 10 US R&B single version of ‘You’re Fooling You’ along with liner notes by renowned US writer Quentin Harrison with 2013 quotes from Michael Henderson.
Available 16/09/2013

 

 

 

 

 

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The Home Concert
· Thijs van Leer is the founder of the Dutch rock band FOCUS known for their hits Hocus Pocus, Sylvia and House of the King.
· The Home Concert is Thijs van Leer’s first solo album in over 10 years.
· Sir Thijs was the first person in Holland to be knighted for services to music.
· Thijs comments: Welcome to my home…These recordings were all made by a friend of mine, using home equipment in my living room, with no make up! Maybe there are a few imperfections; it’s a very honest performance. Enjoy!

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Trouble
We have a small number of signed albums by Ken Hensley! Order now while stocks last!





·       A legendary figure in rock, Ken Hensley has a long and illustrious career, having recorded with and performed with acts as diverse as British 60s psyche rockers The Gods to southern American rockers Blackfoot… but Ken is probably best known for the albums he made in the 1970s as a musician and songwriter with British heavy rock institution, Uriah Heep; from 1970’s "Very ’Eavy Very ’Umble” until 1980’s "Conquest”.
·       He has also guested with bands as diverse as Cinderella, WASP, and Therion! And a special mention to Toe Fat that Ken formed with Cliff Bennett. 
·       In 2006 he formed Live Fire, providing his trademark keyboards, guitar and vocals, alongside Norwegian Ken Ingwersen on guitar, initially just to perform Ken’s songs live.  
·       In 2009, Tom Arne Fossheim joined as drummer, then in 2011 Ken Hensley & Live Fire released their first studio album "Faster”, followed by the self-explanatory "Live!!” earlier this year.  
·       Produced by Ken, "Trouble” is not only his third record fronting the band Live Fire, but now one of over 50 albums Ken Hensley has recorded or featured on!  
·       Kicking off with ‘Ready To Die’, and with a line-up now completed by Roberto Tiranti on bass, "Trouble” will be promoted across Europe with concerts as far apart as Germany, Finland, Spain and the Ukraine. 

Available 07/10/2013
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Thelma & Jerry/Two To One: Expanded Edition
·       Continuing to reissue classic original albums from the Motown catalogue, SoulMusic Records is very proud to present the worldwide reissue debut* of two albums by THELMA HOUSTON and JERRY BUTLER on one CD, an expanded edition with one bonus track. (* "Thelma & Jerry” was issued on CD on US Motown in 1992). 
·        By 1977 when they began recording together, Thelma Houston was enjoying her first wave of across-the-board international success with her now-classic cover of Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes’ ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’; a year earlier, established hitmaker Jerry Butler had signed with Motown and released his label debut "Love’s On The Menu” (reissued by SoulMusic Records in 2013 along with his second Motown LP, "Suite For A Single Girl,” SMCR-25086).  ·       With production by Butler himself and Homer Talbert and Motown hitmaker Hal Davis and Michael B. Sutton, THELMA & JERRY (a US Top 20 R&B album) included covers of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Joy Inside My Tears’;  a medley of Chicago’s ‘If You Leave Me Now’ with The Bee Gees’ ‘Love So Right’; and a Top 100 R&B charted single, ‘It’s A Lifetime Thing’ (the flipside of which "Kiss Me Now” is included on this CD reissue as a bonus track). 
·       The follow-up 1978 LP TWO TO ONE consisted of just two Houston-Butler duets (left over from sessions for the previous album) and three solo tracks from each performer.  
·       Notes by renowned UK writer Charles Waring include 2013 quotes from Thelma Houston.  

Available 14/10/2013
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