2021 Introduction: Honouring the anniversary of her passing in 2004, we remember R&B Foundation Pioneer Awardee Doris Troy, known as ‘Mama Soul’ (and the inspiration for the musical “Mama, I Want To Sing” in which she appeared for many years) and for classic hits such as the timeless classic “Just One Look” and her work with legendary artists such The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Dusty Springfield among many others. David Nathan, a longtime friend, recalls an in person interview with Doris in London….
CARLA THOMAS: LET ME BE GOOD TO YOU -The Atlantic & Stax Recordings (1960-1968), 4CD Box Set (SoulMusic Records/Cherry Red)
SoulMusic Records is proud to present a first-of-its-kind complete collection of all of the Atlantic and Stax recordings by Carla Thomas, released between 1960-1968. With a total of 94 tracks, “Let Me Be Good To You” celebrates ‘The First Lady Of Stax Records’ whose 1961 classic hit ‘Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)’ led to the Memphis-based label’s distribution with Atlantic Records. Sequenced by session, the deluxe 4-CD set includes tracks from Carla’s four solo albums, plus the famed 1967 “King & Queen” LP of duets with the late Otis Redding.
BARBARA LEWIS: DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME – The Atlantic & Reprise Recordings 3CD (SoulMusic Records/Cherry Red)
SoulMusic Records is proud to present a first-of-its-kind compilation of recordings by renowned singer/songwriter Barbara Lewis spanning her six years with Atlantic Records (1962-1968) and her brief one-year tenure with Reprise Records (1972). Known the world over in particular for her timeless classics, ‘Hello Stranger’ and ‘Baby, I’m Yours’, the Michigan-born chanteuse’s distinctive brand of sweet soul brought her much acclaim in the mid-60s, resulting in a total of five Atlantic albums...
This 3-CD SoulMusic Records’ set celebrates the recordings that Solomon Burke made for the legendary Atlantic Records label between 1960 and 1968. Solomon is generally acknowledged as one of the greatest soul singers to emerge during the genre’s golden days. He signed to Atlantic before ‘soul music’ became a bona fide sub-genre of African-American music and he was, in fact, one of the first artists to use ‘soul’ to describe his music. He would eventually be known the world over as ‘The King of Rock and Soul’.
Produced by SoulMusic Records founder David Nathan (who first met Esther in 1965), “Brand New Day – The Lenox/Atlantic & Roulette Recordings” is a sumptuous first-of-its-kind 5-CD box set, consisting of (102) tracks of the legendary Esther Phillips' work in a variety of different musical settings, with a number of previously unreleased tracks and the first reconstruction of her 1970 live LP, "Burnin'"....