Aretha's sister was a glorious singer, too, but her career was scuttled by label fiascos. Her 1969 Soul Sister LP (plus bonus cuts) will have you enthralled by the voice and appalled at the luck of this shoulda-been soul star: her hit Gotta Find Me a Lover plus Can't See My Way; You've Been Cancelled , and more. CD debut!
R&B singer Lorraine Ellison had exactly three entries in the R&B charts, but she was far more prolific than that would indicate. In addition to two 1965 Mercury singles, she recorded 48 sides and three albums for Warner Bros. Records between 1966 and 1973. With an incredible vocal power, range, and intensity that was perhaps too heavy for the record-buying masses, Ellison never made it big, except of course in the hearts of committed soul fans-and the occasional rock and pop buyer.
UK-only five CD collection containing a quintet of original albums from the Soul/Disco act housed in mini LP sleeves. Includes the albums Circle of Love (1975), Together (1977), We Are Family (1979), Love Somebody Today (1980) and All American Girls (1981).
Four CD set containing eight albums from the Jazz greats: 'Introducing The Three Sounds' (1958), 'Branching Out' (With Nat Adderly) (1958), 'Introducing The Three Sounds Vol. 2' (1958), 'Bottoms Up!' (1959), 'Moods' (1960), 'Hey There' (1961), 'Here We Come' (1960) and 'Blue Hour' (1960).
Alongside Willie Mae Ford Smith, Sister Rosetta Tharpe is widely acclaimed among the greatest Sanctified gospel singers of her generation; a flamboyant performer whose music often flirted with the blues and swing, she was also one of the most controversial talents of her day, shocking purists with her leap into the secular market – by playing nightclubs and theaters, she not only pushed spiritual music into the mainstream, but in the process also helped pioneer the rise of pop-gospel…
Vintage jazz in the tradition of the great girl groups of the 1930s and 1940s. Sister Swing does the classics of the Andrews Sisters in their own, upbeat modern style. Sister Swing is a fresh, exciting trio of singers which has captured the Big Band Swing era and brought it to the 21st century. Heavily influenced by groups like the Andrews Sisters, the Boswell Sisters, and Manhattan Transfer, Sister Swing brings a new sound to an old style. The three ladies, Leigh Hannah, Valerie Marston and Paula Chafey-Merrill, genuinely have a good time on stage and that transcends to their audience. An evening with Sister Swing will take you back in time to an era of glamour, romance and innocence.