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Gloria Jay - Know What You Want
Gloria Jay
Know What You Want
7" | 1977 | EU | Reissue (Melodies International)
13,99 €*
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Melodies International proudly moves forward with an elusive piece of mid-tempo Chicago soul originally performed by Gloria J. Jennings in 1977. Gloria was signed to Stage Productions as a gospel singer with pure and raw talent she had developed in the choir of her father"s Southern Baptist Church. She was 16 years old at the time. To tutor her for R&B vocals, Willie C. Nance of Stage Productions spent 3 months taking the artist back and forth for vocal training 25 miles each way, 3 days per week. At the time, Mr. Nance had made plans to work with singer and songwriter Theresa Eagins to record “Know What You Want". However, two days before the recording was set to begin, Ms. Eagins refused to move forward with the recording as she chose to take her religious faith more seriously and forgo the singing of secular music. Hence, Stage Productions turned to Gloria Jay to perform a song that would go on to move people thousands of miles away, many years later. One of them was Patrick Forge: “Back around 1990 I had a residency upstairs at the Wag Club on a Friday night alongside Paul Martin (he was Gilles P"s A&R right hand man at Talkin" Loud), the night was called Respect and we played mainly Soul, Boogie and Jazz-Funk. Many years later I bumped into Paul at a record shop and he quizzed me about a tune I used to play at the end of the night at Respect. He described it as being an independent Soul seven inch on a red label, slow to mid-tempo… and more to the point a bullet of a record. It piqued my curiosity so much I burrowed through my seven inches and even made Paul a compilation of likely contenders; his response was “lovely selection, but it"s not on there!".
Maurice Moore And Family Affair Band - Everything That Shines Ain’t Gold
Maurice Moore And Family Affair Band
Everything That Shines Ain’t Gold
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Melodies International)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A few years ago, Melodies family members Floating Points and DJ Red Greg got their hands on a couple of original 70s obscurities. While these standout records shone brightly in their own right, the two DJs saw the potential to create their own edits behind the scenes, finely attuning the original versions to modern-day dancefloor standards. Of these new recordings, they cut only five copies for themselves and a few DJ friends of theirs. Today, Melodies International is very proud to bring you MEL006 and MEL007. Fully licensed, lovingly mastered to the highest possible standards and carefully edited to dial up that dancefloor enjoyment, these two ‘You’re A Melody’ classics weren’t originally meant to get official releases. But due to popular request, they are now available to play and share in very special moments at parties around the world.
Aged In Harmony - You're A Melody
Aged In Harmony
You're A Melody
3x7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Melodies International)
25,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Melodies International are happy to announce the long-awaited reissue of three of the most desired records from the 'modern soul' scene. Privately recorded in the Detroit area between '73 and '78, and scarcely distributed since, the rare 'Aged In Harmony' 7"s have become highly sought after and much revered by soul enthusiasts around the world. The unique vibrations emanating from these very special records have resonated at the heart of the Melodies label since it's conception, originally prompting the birth of the internationally acclaimed "You're A Melody" party and forever inspiring generations of soul collectors to dig that little bit deeper. All originally written, arranged and produced by Arnold Moore, the six recordings bring together Strings, Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Horns and Drums for the perfect marriage of textures; each track contributing it's own individual energy to the warming aura which surrounds the whole collection. There's something about these compositions that draws you closer to anyone in your vicinity - trust me. After lovingly remastering these gems in conjunction with their creator, Melodies are proud to present the masterpieces together as a set for the very first time, accompanied by the second edition of the label's very own Melozine, which features an exclusive interview with Arnold himself, amongst much, much more…
Yaron Gershovsky - Disco Baby
Yaron Gershovsky
Disco Baby
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Melodies International)
11,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A few years ago, Melodies family members Floating Points and DJ Red Greg got their hands on a couple of original 70s obscurities. While these standout records shone brightly in their own right, the two DJs saw the potential to create their own edits behind the scenes, finely attuning the original versions to modern-day dancefloor standards. Of these new recordings, they cut only five copies for themselves and a few DJ friends of theirs. Today, Melodies International is very proud to bring you MEL006 and MEL007. Fully licensed, lovingly mastered to the highest possible standards and carefully edited to dial up that dancefloor enjoyment, these two ‘You’re A Melody’ classics weren’t originally meant to get official releases. But due to popular request, they are now available to play and share in very special moments at parties around the world.MEL6 arrives as a 7-inch, with the original version and the edit on the flip. First released in 1979 as a three-minute up-tempo library recording, “Disco Baby”, one of 10 tracks off a record available to license for film, radio, television and other media, held some hidden magic that would only get uncovered almost four decades later. Informed by years of combined dancefloor experience, Floating Points and Red Greg have slightly tweaked the original material, realising that played in the right context, it can become a true disco anthem.
Tomorrow's People - Open Soul
Tomorrow's People
Open Soul
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Melodies International)
24,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The next big coup on Floating Point's imprint Melodies International!Deep in South Chicago, a band of four brothers raised on doo-wop and flea-market instruments made a record during the mid 70s that did not only mark a seminal point in their youthful careers, but would go on to become a true collector’s favourite. Open Soul is quite simply one of the best examples of raw, stripped down soul in its purest form, and for this reason has become a highly sought after rarity. The album has been carefully reproduced and will be officially available for the first time in 40 Years, this time accompanied by an interview with one of the original brothers, various Tomorrow's People memorabilia and a number of other contributions from Melodies' friends around the world.This reissue by Tomorrow's People is released in collaboration with Timothy Burton. The master and multitrack tapes were destroyed over 20 years ago and so this LP has been restored and mastered from multiple copies of the original pressing.
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