Loveshine / Candy - Con Funk Shun

Loveshine / Candy
Released on 25/01/10. Both Loveshine & Candy by Con Funk Shun have never been previously released on Compact Disc.

These 2 albums contain the singles So Easy, Shake & Dance With Me (Top 5 US R&B Chart), Chase Me (Top 5 US R&B Chart) and Let Me Put Love On Your Mind . Formed by High School classmates Michael Cooper & Louis McCall in 1969 Con Funk Shun had a real purple patch during the late seventies & early eighties releasing thirteen albums with Loveshine (1978) & Candy (1979) reaching the top 40 of the Billboard pop charts and top 10 on the R&B charts and both albums were certified Gold.
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Code: CDMRED428
Weight: 200
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Loveshine -So Easy / Magic Woman / Shake & Dance With Me / Make It Last. / Love Shine / When The Feelings Right / I Think I Found The Answer / Wanna Be There / Can T Go Away Candy Fire When Ready / Chase Me / Not Ready / Da Lady / Candy / (Let Me Put) Love On Your Mind / Main Slice / Images
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Take A Bite - Expanded Edition
Marlena Shaw has been a consistently popular soul and jazz artist word wide for over four decades thanks to anthems like Woman Of The Ghetto and California Soul. Originally released in 1979, Take A Bite - previously only available as a now-out-of-print Japanese limited edition CD - was her third and final album for Columbia Records but unlike its predecessors, the first part of the original LP had a specific musical concept and construct.Working with highly successful disco producers Meco Menardo and Tony Bongiovi (with hits by Gloria Gaynor, etc.) and respected musical arranger/producer Harold Wheeler, the first six trackswere created as a non-stop dance music extravaganza, Suite Seventeen, strung together with a disco reading of Frank Sinatra’s It Was A Very Good Year and one of Marlena’s famous monologues ( I m A Foster Child*).Two bonus tracks on this expanded edition are 12 single mixes of, Love Dancin and Marlena’s powerful reading of the Diana Ross classic, Touch Me In The Morning, major disco hits in 1980. Sleeve notes by Soul Music.com founder David Nathan nclude 2010 quotes from Marlena Our Price: £9.95

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Con Funk Shun / Secrets
The Third and most anticipated Con Funk Shun release on Robinsongs sees Two early Con Funk Shun albums from 1976 &1977 coupled together "Con Funk Shun” (The Bands Mercury Records debut) and "Secrets”.
This is the first UK outing on CD for the self- titled album.
These Two albums include the singles ‘Sho’ Feels Good To Me’, The number 1 U.S. R&B chart single ‘Ffun’ and the bands theme song ‘Confunkshunize Ya’, also included as a Bonus Track is the Rare 12” version of ‘Ffun’.
Both of these albums were awarded gold status in America.
Both albums were produced by Con Funk Shun and on "Secrets” they were assisted by legendary Soul producer Skip Scarborough.
Package includes sleeve notes by Rico Washington with anecdotes from Band member Felton C Pilate II.
Following on from the success of the previous Robinsongs Con Funk Shun releases, don’t miss out, get your fill of Con Funk Shun Funk today.

Release Date: 25/03/2013
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Nice ‘N’ Naasty
THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA was the brainchild of once MFSB member and legendary vibraphonist, Vince Montana Jr.
Formed in 1974 THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA, house band for the remarkable Salsoul Records, sometimes featured up to 50 members amongst its ranks including a number of former musicians from MFSB of the Gamble & Huff fronted Philadelphia International Records and fused elements of Funk, Latin, Disco and Philly Soul into their compositions.
Conducted by Montana, THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA began an eight-year recording period in 1975 releasing eleven sensational albums during that time featuring production input from Tom Moulton, Stan Lucas, Patrick Adams and Bunny Sigler through the years.
BBR is proud to bring you the second instalment of our Salsoul Orchestra reissues – The Salsoul Orchestra - Nice & Naasty. Recorded at the famous Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia with production and much of writing being tended to by Vince Montana Jr., Nice & Naasty also features some great musicianship from greats like Bobby Eli, Ron Kersey, Norman Harris and Ron Baker.
Standout tracks include the title single, which achieved a highly impressive #61 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and Ritzy Mambo, which also achieved a spot on the highly coveted singles chart. The album itself accomplished a solid #30 position on the US Pop Album chart.
This newly remastered, fully expanded edition comes packaged complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content making this BBR Remaster a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco, R&B and Philly Soul fans out there!

Release Date: 24/06/2013
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Trance And Dance
The long overdue reissue of Martha And The Muffin's 2nd album - originally released in 1980. From their New Wave roots the band became one of Canada's most acclaimed and respected bands.
This 18 track CD features the 12 tracks of the original album plus six related bonus tracks.
Upon its original release a limited edition bonus 4 track EP of live recordings accompanied the album. Those four tracks; ‘Indecision’, ‘Cheesies and Gum’, ‘Primal Weekend’ and ‘Paint By Number Heart’ appear on this compilation.
Other bonus material features the b/sides: ‘1 4 6’ (from "About Insomnia") and ‘Girl Fat’ (from Suburban Dream).
The original album featured three singles ‘About Insomnia’, ‘Suburban Dream’ and ‘Was Ezo’.
The album has been remastered by Peter J. Moore - a leading mastering specialist in Canada.
The CD booklet will feature many of the original sleeves, a full UK discography and sleeve notes.
The album was produced by the respected producer Mike Howlett whose credits include A Flock Of Seagulls, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Comsat Angels, Blancmange and Joan Armatrading amongst others.
The band were formed during 1977 in Toronto, Canada. The band released an indie single ‘Insect Love’ that helped the band secure a deal with Dindisc (a Virgin subsidiary). The band's first single on the label was their biggest hit ‘Echo Beach’ that hit the Top 10 both sides of the Atlantic. The band have released eight studio albums and two compilations in the last 30 years.

Release Date: 22/07/2013
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At The BBC 1972-1982: 4Disc Clamshell Box Set Edition
•    AN EXTENSIVE 4 DISC CLAMSHELL BOXED SET FEATURING 3CDs & A DVD (NTSC REGION FREE)
•    FEATURING ALL OF TODD RUNDGREN’s BBC RADIO & TELEVISION PERFORMANCES BETWEEN 1972 & 1982
•    WITH 30 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS ON CD & DVD INCLUDING TWO UNBROADCAST SONGS FROM TODD’S 1982 OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST SPECIAL
•    REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL BBC MASTER TAPES
•    INCLUDES ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the first ever official release of TODD RUNDGREN AT THE BBC.

This four-disc collection comprises three CDs and a DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring all of the surviving radio and television broadcasts in the BBC archive transmitted on radio and television in the UK between 1972 and 1982. The set features on CD Todd’s solo 1972 BBC Radio One "In Concert” performance, recorded soon after the release of his seminal album "Something Anything”, the classic 1975 performance by Todd Rundgren and Utopia at Hammersmith Odeon, London, (including a previously unreleased track ‘Something’s Coming’) – on the first ever UK concert tour of Todd Rundgren and Utopia, a 1977 performance at the Oxford Polytechnic by Todd Rundgren and Utopia (promoting the "Ra”) album, and a DVD featuring three different performances for the classic "Old Grey Whistle Test” series; the 1975 Todd Rundgren and Utopia session, a film of Todd Rundgren & Utopia at the Bearsville Picnic in 1977 (performing ‘Singring and the Glass Guitar’) and the entire recordings made for a 1982 solo Todd Rundgren Whistle Test special (including two songs not featured on the original TV broadcast).

This set is sure to delight the legions of Todd Rundgren fans and is a superb document of Todd’s continuing development as both a solo artist and with his band Utopia between 1972 and 1982.
"Todd Rundgren at the BBC” has been remastered and authored from the original BBC masters and is presented in a clamshell box with a booklet featuring a new essay.

NB: This title is released on November 10th, 2014 and will not be dispatched until this date.

TRACK LIST:

DISC ONE: CD


TODD RUNDGREN
1.    I SAW THE LIGHT
2.    IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE
3.    PISS AARON
4.    HELLO IT’S ME
5.    BE NICE TO ME
6.    BLACK MARIA                            
BBC RADIO ONE "IN CONCERT”
RECORDED AT THE PARIS THEATRE, LONDON 6TH JULY 1972
FIRST BROADCAST 15TH JULY 1972

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
7.    REAL MAN
8.    THE SEVEN RAYS

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

DISC TWO: CD

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1.    FREEDOM FIGHTERS
2.    MISTER TRISKETS
3.    SOMETHING’S COMING
4.    THE LAST RIDE
5.    SUNSET BOULEVARD / LE FEEL INTERNACIONALE
6.    HEAVY METAL KIDS
7.    THE WHEEL
8.    OPEN MY EYES
9.    SONS OF 1984
10.    DO YA
11.    COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU

RECORDED AT HAMMERSMITH ODEON, 9TH OCTOBER 1975

FIRST BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO ONE ON 1ST JANUARY 1976

DISC THREE: CD

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1.    COMMunion WITH THE SUN
2.    LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
3.    SUNBURST FINISH
4.    JEALOUSY
5.    WINDOWS
6.    SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR
7.    UTOPIA THEME

RECORDED AT OXFORD POLYTECHNIC, 25TH JANUARY 1977
FOR BBC RADIO ONE

DISC FOUR: DVD  NTSC REGION FREE


TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
1.    REAL MAN
2.    THE SEVEN RAYS

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 14TH OCTOBER 1975

TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA
3.    BEARSVILLE PICNIC
FEATURING "SINGRING AND THE GLASS GUITAR”

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 2ND MAY 1978

TODD RUNDGREN
4.    LOVE OF THE COMMON MAN
5.    IT WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE
6.    TOO FAR GONE
7.    CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS
8.    THE SONG OF THE VIKING
9.    COMPASSION
10.    LYSISTRATA
11.    TINY DEMONS
12.    TIME HEALS (PROMOTIONAL VIDEO)
13.    ONE WORLD
14.    A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER

THE OLD GREY WHISTLE TEST – 3RD JUNE 1982
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