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Cissy Houston
Cissy Houston (born Emily Drinkard) has had a long and varied career as a background vocalist, session singer and solo artist but is probably best known for being the mother of the massively successful R&B star Whitney Houston, and the aunt of both Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick.

Houston began her career with the family gospel group The Drinkards before joining forces with The Group in the early 60’s. The Group, which included some time members Doris Troy and Dee Dee Warwick, sang background vocals on a number of soul, pop and rock releases, many of which were on Atlantic Records. Atlantics Jerry Wexler signed the group in their own right where they recorded some great gospel-soul in the late 60’s under the name The Sweet Inspirations.

During her time with The Sweet Inspirations Houston sang back-up vocals for Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, The Drifters, Dusty Springfield, Van Morrison (Brown Eyed Girl), The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Elvis Presley (the ’69 Vegas comeback) and her niece Dionne Warwick. Having gone solo in 1969 Houston recorded the original version of "Midnight Train To Georgia” (later a #1 single for Gladys Knight and The Pips) on her only album for Janus Records.

In 1977 Houston signed with Private Stock Records and released CISSY HOUSTON under the guidance of Pop and Disco arranger/producer Michael Zager. Although the album did not produce any hit singles Houston’s renditions of the pop standards "Tomorrow” (from the musical Annie), Elton John’s "Your Song,” The Hollies "He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” and The Walker Brothers "Make It Easy On Yourself” show off her incredible, gospel infused, soulful and impassioned voice to full effect, using her vast recording experience to inject subtlety and power in equal measure. A hugely satisfying sound that leaves you wanting more.

Cherry Pop is very proud to present CISSY HOUSTON, expertly re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes.

CISSY HOUSTON is absolutely essential listening for all R&B, Soul, Jazz and Pop fans out there!

 

 

 

 

Available 19/08/2013

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1. TOMORROW
2. MORNING MUCH BETTER
3. YOUR SONG
4. LOVE IS HOLDING ON
5. HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER
6. IT NEVER REALLY ENDED
7. MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF
8. THINGS TO DO
9. LOVE IS SOMETHING THAT LEADS YOU
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Duffy
60's blues fusion musician, writer and singer Duffy Power finally achieved a stand alone LP release in 1973 when an eponymous album hit the racks on the GSF label.

Produced by Adrian Millar, as one of several on going projects in a Production deal set up with partner Andrew Loog Oldham, the Duffy Power LP became to date the only purpose recorded album Duffy has had released in his career.

For this fine collection of Duffy originals Millar brought in a stellar cast of musicians, plus backing singers Dana Gillespie, Pam McKenna, Alexis Korner, and Del Newman for string arrangements, to help bring the songs to life.

The album was well received and Millar continued to be a fan of Duffy's songs, offering a second LP. Sessions were begun with a regular backing band called CWT ( see also the RATS (RPM 322) where they backed singer / songwriter David Kubinec). Sadly only three tracks survive today as yet again another Duffy album project remained on the shelf.

As a follow up to the two successful Anthologies of Duffy's 60's recordings RPM is proud to make available again for the first time in 30 years, and for the first time on CD, the 1973 LP Duffy Power, plus the three recordings from the aborted follow up album. The package includes very personal song by song annotation from Duffy, and more unseen photos from Duffy's archive.

 
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The ArcHive Tapes: Cybermen 4CD set
David Banks portrayed the Cyber Leader in BBC TV sci-fi series Doctor Who and wrote the best-selling book Doctor Who –Cybermen, illustrated by veteran sci-fi artist Andrew Skilleter.
The ArcHive Tapes: Cybermen is a four CD set based on that book, the hypothesised history of the cyber race, written and narrated by the Cyber Leader himself.
This is gripping re-telling of the origins and history of the Cybermen, fully dramatised with vivid effects and original music, including exclusive video interviews with Skilleter and Banks and a pull-out poster.

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Release Date: 06/05/2013

Track Listing:


DISC ONE
ORIGINS OF THE CYBERMEN
1. IMAGINE
2. COSMOLOGICAL BEGINNINGS
3. PREHISTORIC PERIOD
4. DEPARTURE OF MONDAS
5. THE 14 PLANET THEORY
6. LOCATING PLANET 14
7. JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF SPACE
8. THE CULTURE OF LOGIC
9. EXCISING THE EMOTIONS
10. FIRST DIVERGENCE OF SPECIES
11. THE TRANSFORMATION OF MONDAS
12. DEVELOPMENTS ON PLANET 14
13. MEANWHILE ON EARTH…


DISC TWO
THE EARLY CYBERMEN
1. WELCOME TO THE CYBER HIVE
2. FIRST INVASION OF EARTH
3. INHUMAN KILLERS FROM ANOTHER WORLD
4. CYBER MIND CONTROL
5. ‘DESTROY LIFE ON EARTH’
6. THE QUIET INVASION
7. THE DESTRUCTION OF MONDAS
8. CYBERMONDASIAN
9. MISERY OR MASTERY
10. SECOND DIVERGENCE OF SPECIES
11. SPACE STATION W3
12. LATE CYBERFACTION
13. THE CYBERSHIP
14. THE MOONBASE

DISC THREE
THE CYBERNOMADS
1. THE VOGAN WAR
2. THE COLONISATION OF TELOS
3. AWAKENING OF THE CYBERTELOSIANS
4. THE PURSUIT OF VOGA
5. LATE CYBERNOMAD
6. THE VENGEFUL CYBERMEN
7. PROLIFERATING CYBERMEN

DISC FOUR
THE ULTIMATE CYBERMEN
1. CYBERMEN ON GALLIFREY
2. IN THE DEATH ZONE
3. THE DEADLY CHEQUERBOARD
4. ONSLAUGHT ON EARTH
5. CYBERMEN TAKE CONTROL
6. SPIRALLING BACKWARDS IN TIME
7. DEPARTURE FROM TELOS
8. THE TARDIS ON TELOS
9. A WIDER PROLIFERATION?
10. LIVING METAL
11. THE HUMAN STATE OF MADNESS
12. THE END OF THE CYBERMEN?


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The O’Jays In Philadelphia
THE O'JAYS were formed by five high school friends in 1958 who after seeing Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers perform, were inspired to start a vocal group. They spent time on various labels and released some fairly successful singles on Imperial Records working with H.B. Barnum and also Gamble & Huff, who were working as a production team for Neptune Records. THE O’JAYS IN PHILADELPHIA was the group’s only studio album to be released on Neptune Records in 1970.The title refers to the beginning of their association with Philly's R&B scene and producers/songwriters Kenny Gamble&Leon Huff. This album heralded a long run of success and one of the most fruitful partnerships in the history of soul music with The O’Jays becoming the biggest act on Gamble and Huff’s legendary Philadelphia International Records imprint throughout the 70’s when the label released the "Back Stabbers” album in 1972 (CDBBR0051). THE O’JAYS IN PHILADELPHIA starts with the amazing ‘One Night Affair’. The song was released as a single in the summer of ’69 reached #15 R&B. The track has an up-tempo propulsive groove backed up with lush strings and horns to compliment the gritty gospel influenced vocal from Eddie Levert as he pleads for a night of passion with no strings attached. The second single was ‘Branded Bad’ (R&B #41), a quintessential Gamble/Huff production with some great instrumentation including a crunching organ motif towards the end. ‘Deeper (In Love With You)’ (R&B #21), the third single, is a swinging soul track in the 60’s style with a demanding ‘walking’ bass line and a very danceable track. Single number four, ‘Looky Looky (Look At Me Girl)’ (R&B #17) is another energetic up-tempo soul track with the group pleading for attention from the fairer sex. Other standout tracks are the stunning ballad ‘Let Me In To Your World’ and the mid-tempo groovers ‘You’re The Best Thing Since Candy’ and ‘I Should Be Your Lover’. BBR is very proud to present THE O’JAYS IN PHILADELPHIA, expertly re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes and the album’s original art work on CD for the first time. THE O’JAYS IN PHILADELPHIA is absolutely essential listening for all R&B and Soul fans, especially those who champion the Philly Sound!

Release Date: 27/05/2013
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Diary Of A Hollow Horse 2CD
"Diary Of A Hollow Horse” is the long deleted fifth and final studio album recorded for Virgin Records by China Crisis and was originally released in 1989.
Restored into the running order are the original and previously unreleased Walter Becker (Steely Dan) produced versions of ‘Red Letter Day’, ‘St. Saviour Square’ and ‘All My Prayers’, so that this re-issue provides fans with the experience of hearing for the very first time, the whole album as the band intended! Extensive bonus tracks include the subsequently re-recorded Mike Thorne versions tracks of these commissioned by Virgin plus the unreleased 12” Extended Version of ‘All My Prayers’ and an unreleased alternate mix of ‘Red Letter Day’ called the Bazilington DJ Vibe Mix.
Issued in full consultation with Gary Daly of China Crisis, this re-issue contains all the original band produced demos, live studio sessions and extensive illustrated sleeve notes with introductions by Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon.

Release Date: 27/05/2013

Track Listing:

DISC A: ORIGINAL ALBUM

01. ST. SAVIOUR SQUARE 
02. STRANGER BY NATURE
03. SWEET CHARITY IN ADORATION
04. DAY AFTER DAY
05. DIARY OF A HOLLOW HORSE
06. RED LETTER DAY 
07. IN NORTHERN SKIES
08. SINGING THE PRAISES OF FINER THINGS
09. ALL MY PRAYERS 
10. AGE OLD NEED
11. BACK HOME

BONUS TRACKS
12. ST. SAVIOUR SQUARE
(Extended 12” Mike Thorne Mix)
13. DIARY OF A HOLLOW HORSE
(Acoustic Version)
14. ALL MY PRAYERS
(Extended 12” Mike Thorne Mix)
15. RED LETTER DAY
(Bazilington DJ Vibe Mix)
DISC B: BONUS TRACKS

01. ST. SAVIOUR SQUARE (Mike Thorne Re-Recorded Version)
02. RED LETTER DAY (Mike Thorne Re-Recorded Version)
03. ALL MY PRAYERS (Mike Thorne Re-Recorded Version)
04. ST. SAVIOUR SQUARE (Band Demo)
05. STRANGER BY NATURE (Band Demo)
06. IN NORTHERN SKIES (Band Demo)
07. SWEET CHARITY AND ADORATION (Band Demo)
08. DIARY OF A HOLLOW HORSE (Band Demo)
09. SINGING THE PRAISES OF FINER THINGS (Band Demo)
10. ALL MY PRAYERS (Band Demo)
11. RED LETTER DAY (Band Demo)
12. AGE OLD NEED (Band Demo)
13. ST. SAVIOUR SQUARE (Live Session)
14. ALL MY PRAYERS (Live Session)


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B-H-Y
At first glance the letters B-H-Y may not seem like much, but a little scratch at the surface would reveal three names of some of the most forward thinking, innovative and talented musicians of their time and beyond – Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris and Earl Young.
Baker-Harris-Young, these three names are synonymous with Philly Soul and Disco and with good reason for no three people have had more input into shaping and defining disco as Baker, Harris and Young.
Earl Young, a highly talented drummer, was founder and leader of The Trammps along with band mate Ronnie Baker. Young is widely considered the innovator of the Disco style of drumming favouring extensive use of the hi-hat, which led to his recordings being favoured by DJs across the globe and along with Baker and Harris, the trio have become widely recognized as the founders of the disco sound.
As individuals Baker, Harris and Young were involved in every part of the burgeoning Philly Soul scene with each musician performing at Philadelphia International Records playing on numerous Gamble & Huff arrangements. As the formation of The Salsoul Orchestra came to fruition Baker-Harris-Young played an instrumental part in providing the musical direction and helping to sculpt the unique and instantly recognizable Salsoul brand that we all know and love.
BBR brings you the only album to ever feature Baker-Harris-Young as this Disco super-group showcasing the amazing talent of each musician. Featuring such hits as Handle Me With Love And Care, Marathon Dancer and I Just Want To Funk (With You).
Lovingly remastered and fully expanded, complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content this BBR Remaster is a must have for any Soul, Funk, Disco, R&B, Philly Soul and Salsoul fans out there!

Release Date: 24/06/2013
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