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Cissy Houston - Cissy Houston

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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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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Logg
LOGG was a high profile project on Salsoul Records fronted by the prolific and inventive singer/songwriter/keyboardist and producer Leroy Burgess. The majority of Burgess’s output is on rare 12” singles and out of print albums and are highly sought after by crate diggers across the world.
Produced by both Burgess and Salsoul stalwart Greg Carmichael LOGG is a very high calibre album from the disco period which Burgess used as a showcase for his own wide ranging talents and that of his solid rhythm section James Calloway (bass) and Sonny Davenport (drums). All three players co-wrote every track on the LP.
As LOGG was one of Larry Levan’s favourite projects the irrepressible Paradise Garage DJ supported Burgess by spinning several Logg tracks in his club sets helping to guarantee a legendary status for the project.
‘I Know You Will’, the first single from LOGG (R&B #80), and the follow up ‘(You’ve Got) That Something’, along with ‘Dancing Into The Stars’, ‘Something Else’ and ‘Sweet To Me’ all became instant dance floor classics thanks to the support of Larry Levan and still delight dance floors across the globe today. This edition also features the ultimate Burgess classics ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Stranger’.
BBR is very proud to present LOGG, expertly re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks. LOGG is absolutely essential listening for all Soul, Funk, Disco and Dance fans out there!

Release Date: 29/07/2013
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Discotheque
HERBIE MANN (born Herbert Jay Solomon) was one of Jazz music’s most prolific performers and innovators excelling predominantly on flute, but also tenor saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet. Throughout the 50’s and 60’s Mann played in many groups exploring the boundaries of Jazz by absorbing Afro-Latin themes and recording and touring throughout the world. During this time he was able to nurture some of the greatest Jazz musicians as his sidemen, most notably Willie Bobo, Chick Corea, Roy Ayers and David Newman.
In the 70’s Mann extended his repertoire further by incorporating rock, pop, reggae and disco into his sound, which included this 1975 offering on Atlantic Records, DISCOTHEQUE. The album boasts a number of great jazzy grooves that show off Mann’s incredible dexterity on the flute and employs his vast experience to its full extent. DISCOTHEQUE was received very well in Jazz, R&B, Pop and Disco markets on its release achieving #5, #19 and #27 on the Billboard Jazz, R&B and Pop album charts respectively.
The albums one and only single was an instrumental cover of ‘Hi-Jack,’ which was originally recorded by Latin influenced Funk group Barrabas in 1974, and again confirmed the wide appeal that Mann enjoyed as it charted at #14 Pop, #24 R&B and an incredible #1 on Billboards Disco Action chart as the track lit up dance floors across the USA. Other notable tracks are the self-penned ‘High Above The Andes,’ showing off Mann’s love of the Latin groove, and a gorgeous rendition of Stevie Wonders ‘Bird Of Beauty.’ This edition also features the non-album B-side ‘Orient Express’ and the original unedited version of ‘Hi-Jack’.
BBR is very proud to bring you DISCOTHEQUE, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content. DISCOTHEQUE is a must have for all (Latin) Jazz, Funk and Dance/Disco fans out there!

Release Date: 04/11/2013
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