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Heat It Up (Expanded Edition) - Salsoul Orchestra (The)

Heat It Up (Expanded Edition)
The brainchild of once MFSB member and legendary vibraphonist, Vince Montana Jr, THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA was formed in 1974 and was the 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 Gable & Huff fronted Philadelphia International Records and fused elements of Funk, Latin, Disco and Philly Soul into their compositions. 

Conducted by Vincent Montana Jr., 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 fourth instalment of our Salsoul Orchestra re-issues, HEAT IT UP.  Recorded in New York at Blank Tapes Inc. and released in 1982, HEAT IT UP was guided by the incredible production talents of the aforementioned Patrick Adams who also contributed to the song writing and harnessed the power of long time vocal collaborator Loleatta Holloway who features on 3 of the cuts on this album.  

Standout tracks include the singles "Take Some Time Out (For Love)” (featuring a lead vocal from Jocelyn Brown) and "Seconds,” which features the vocal talents of Loleatta Holloway, and the opening and closing tracks penned by Patrick Adams, "Columbia: The Space Shuttle” and the title track "Heat It Up.”

This newly re-mastered, fully expanded edition comes packaged complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus content making this BBR Re-master a must have for all Funk, Soul, Disco, R&B and Philly Soul fans out there!


Available 25/11/2013
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Code: CDBBR0255
Weight: 200
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1. COLUMBIA: THE SPACE SHUTTLE BONUS TRACKS
2. TAKE SOME TIME OUT (FOR LOVE) 8. Seconds (12"" Shep Pettibone Club Version)
3. SECONDS                 9. Take Some Time Out For Love (12"" Dance Mix)
4. DANCE WITH SOMEBODY’S BODY 10. Ooh I Love It (Love Break (12"" Shep Pettibone Mix)
5. YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW 11. Seconds (12"" Shep Pettibone Mix)
6. COMIN’ AT CHA         12. Take Some Time Out For Love (Single Version)
7. HEAT IT UP
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Catch as Catch Can
Released 18/05/09. At last a proper CD release for the third album from the ultra successful Kim Wilde. Includes the UK hit singles ‘Love Blonde' (No.23) and ‘Dancing In The Dark' (No.67). Now features five rare bonus tracks and comes with a detailed booklet featuring original LP artwork, in-depth liner notes and all relevant picture sleeves.

Still a regular on the nations television screens she remains one of the biggest selling British female vocalists of all time.

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Kim Wilde
First time on CD for the debut album by Kim Wilde which reached No.3 in the UK charts when originally issued in 1981. Contains the hit singles ‘Kids In America' (UK No.2, Australia No.3, USA No.25), ‘Chequered Love' (UK No.4, Australia No.9) and ‘Water On Glass' (UK No.11). Two previously non LP B-sides have been added as a bonus and the booklet contains original LP artwork and in-depth liner notes overseen and approved by the Official Fan Club / Website and Kim herself
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Songs Of Love
Anita Ward hails from that hotbed of Southern Soul music Memphis, TN, and unsurprisingly started her association with music from an early age. Having honed her strong soprano voice singing Gospel in Memphis, Anita recorded with the Rust College A Capella Choir before going on to record with her own Gospel quartet. Anita then concentrated on a career as a teacher but her vocal talents could not be denied so before long her manager had turned her on to song-writer/producer Frederick Knight (who himself had a substantial R&B crossover hit in 1972 with ‘I’ve Been Lonely For So Long’ on the Stax imprint) and Knight was so impressed with Anita’s talents that the initial session progressed into a full albums worth of material.
The result of those sessions produced Anita’s debut LP SONGS OF LOVE (R&B #2 /Pop #8) and a deal with the legendary label T.K. Records was struck. The majority of the tracks on the album are mid-tempo grooves and stunning ballads which Anita owns with her warm soprano voice. Anita’s performance on this record strongly compliments the very assured song-writing and production from Knight with the stand out tracks being ‘Spoiled By Your Love’ and ‘There’s No Doubt About It’.
Despite having a very strong set of songs it was decided that the album was missing a final track so Knight re-worked a song he had written for a previous project and presented it to Anita. She was initially sceptical about the track but the song was recorded with Knight being one of the first to use synth-drums at that time. That track was the now legendary ‘Ring My Bell’, which became the albums only US single. ‘Ring My Bell’ was an instant hit and up-tempo disco classic which eclipsed the success of Donna Summer’s ‘Hot Stuff’ and Sister Sledges ‘We Are Family’ in the summer of 1979 by reaching the pinnacle across all of the main Billboard singles charts, securing an R&B, Pop and Disco #1 and selling over a million copies in the process, propelling Songs Of Love into the Billboard top ten. The song also topped charts internationally reaching #1 in New Zealand, Norway and the UK.
BBR is very proud to bring you SONGS OF LOVE, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content.
SONGS OF LOVE is essential for all R&B, Soul and Disco fans out there!

Release Date: 25/03/2013

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MFSB
M.F.S.B. (Mother Father Sister Brother) was the house band for Philadelphia International Records and worked very closely with the production team of Gamble & Huff. They backed up groups such as Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The O’Jays, The Stylistics, The Spinners, Wilson Pickett and Billy Paul and are probably best known in their own right for providing the theme music for the legendary TV show Soul Train with ‘T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia)’. With the rise of the Philly soul sound at the beginning of the '70s, business was booming at GambleandHuff's Philadelphia International imprint and as a result M.F.S.B. were kept very busy in the studio providing backing for the aforementioned artists and leaving little time for the groups own recording sessions. It wasn’t until 1973 that the group had a chance to record material in its own name and released their self-titled debut album to high acclaim later that same year. MFSB features extended Funk-Soul-Jazz work-outs as on the seven-minute cover of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Freddie's Dead’ that opens the set. The group also re-interpreted Sly Stone's ‘Family Affair’ to great effect while emphasising the flute as the driving force for their version of their label mates The O’Jays ‘Back Stabbers’ R&B chart topper from the previous year. The lush Disco/Pop sounds that informed the majority of the group’s later recordings, both in their own right and as the PIR house band, are featured on the other notable tracks on the album, in particular "Poinciana" which also features jazz-blues piano and guitar interjecting the soaring strings. ‘Something For Nothing’ (sampled by Groove Armada) also fits that description with a beautiful string led section that leads to an incredible motif on the horns which blasts through at just the right time, propelling the track forward. BBR is very proud to present MFSB, fully re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes and bonus tracks. MFSB is a must for all R&B, Soul, Funk and Jazz fans out there!

Release Date: 27/05/2013
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Law & Order
LOVE COMMITTEE started life as The Ethics, forming in 1967 with members Ron Tyson, Joe Freeman, Carl Enlow and Andrew Collins. The Ethics recorded for a number of independent labels and working along the way with people such as Vince Montana Jr. and Thom Bell. As the group underwent various changes in line up, so too did their home to record spending time at Philadelphia International Records, TSOP, Ariola and Gold Mind Records where they would finally settle under the name LOVE COMMITTEE.
LOVE COMMITTEE now comprised of Ethics members Ron Tyson and Joe Freeman with the addition Norman Frazier and Larry Richardson and it was under this assemblage that two albums would be released on the Baker-Harris-Young led Salsoul subsidiary and together with the musical guidance of Baker-Harris-Young and songsmith Ron Tyson Love Committee cut their debut album: Law And Order.
Prior to the release of Law And Order, Gold Mind Records prepared the single offerings, the first of which was Cheaters Never Win, which achieved an impressive top 60 spot on the US R&B charts while the title track Law And Order, became a huge dance floor hit making it into the R&B top 100 and rocketing all the way to #2 on the US Dance charts. Other notable tracks include the third and final single Tired Of Being Your Fool and funky cut Pass The Buck.
BBR is very proud to present the debut album from Love Committee. This fully expanded edition of Love Committee – Law And Order comes complete with extensive liner notes featuring interviews with Rev. Joe Freeman and Ron Tyson along with added bonus content making this BBR Remaster a must have item for any Disco, Funk, Soul, R&B, Philly Soul and Salsoul fan out there!

Release Date: 24/06/2013
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