Soul Music.com Records was initially formed in 2008 as a logical outgrowth
of the website bearing its name, considered one of the top sites for classic and contemporary R&B and soul music. The site was originally
created in 2000 by David Nathan, renowned R&B historian, author, sleeve notes writer and music journalist (with Blues & Soul from its founding
year in 1967 through the 1000th edition in 2007) with a mission to educate, inform, inspire and connect with music lovers the world over.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Soul Music.com – often rated No. 1 by Google and Yahoo for the genre – now contains artist interviews (in
both text and audio form), music reviews and artist features and tributes
for hundreds of legendary, contemporary and emerging R&B artists.
The label bowed with initial releases by such classic artists as Dionne Warwick, Angela Bofill and Phyllis Hyman. Through its association with Expansion Records, Soul Music.com Records released an expanded edition of Thelma Houston’s much-loved “Sunshower” album in July 2010.
In October 2010, Soul Music.com Records will begin a new and exciting association with Cherry Red with slate of great reissues extending through November by such renowned artists as Mtume, Esther Phillips, The Dynamic Superiors, The Chi-Lites and The Stylistics.
Speaking on behalf of the owners of Soul Music.com, founder David Nathan says, “Our new deal with Cherry Red represents a virtual re-launch of the label. We’re tremendously invigorated and energized by working with the great staff at Cherry Red; in the two months of releases for 2010, we will essentially double the number of titles in the Soul Music.com Records catalogue. We are already planning 2011 as a bumper year for Soul Music.com Records and we remain constantly committed to providing our loyal supporters at the website and music lovers everywhere with the very best in classic soul reissues.”