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10/15/2012

Do the (Salsoul) Hustle: Big Break Celebrates Salsoul Records Legacy with Four Reissues

"All four titles feature comprehensive new essays, as well. Rico 'Superbizzee' Washington has annotated Ten Percent , J. Matthew Cobb has done the honors for Instant Funk and Delusions, and Christian John Wikane has handled The Salsoul Orchestra. Liner notes are always an integral part of the BBR package, and the work by these gentlemen lives up to the label's usual high standards. Their superlative work is even more valuable because information on the Salsoul legacy isn't as readily available as that of, say, PIR." - Second Disc

9/2012

Review: James Brown/Aretha Franklin (bbr)
Two soul greats tried to get to grips with changing times in the 1980s.

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7/5/2012

Release Tuesday: July 3, 2012

"Kudos to J. Matthew Cobb, of HiFi Magazine and SoulTracks.com fame, for doing such great work on them. This is the kind of stuff we wish more labels would put more thought into, and thankfully BBR is doing just that." - Record Racks

 

7/2/2012

Review: Aretha Franklin and James Brown, Reissued by BBR

"J. Matthew Cobb contributes liner notes to the expanded Jump to It as well as to its follow-up, Get It Right. Cobb's notes offer particular insight on the often stormy relationship between Vandross and Franklin and the heightened emotions at play when they clashed." - Second Disc

6/16/2012

Aretha Franklin: Jump to It

"And yes, the set, doesn't reach the soulful majesty of some of Aretha's Atlantic masterpieces but it's still a quite excellent collection enhanced in this reissue by five bonus cuts (singles and 12" versions of the singles) and a thoughtful essay from American soul writer J Matthew Cobb." - SoulandJazzandFunk

 


 

IN STORES NOW

THREE DEGREES • MAYBE (w/SO MUCH LOVE)
(Originally released on Roulette Records, 1970, 1975)

2-CD expanded reissue of the 1970 LP Maybe and the 1975 LP So Much Love. Features the Top 40 hit "Maybe," "I Do Take You" and amazing covers of "You're the One," "Trade Winds" and "Ebb Tide." Includes 23 bonus tracks including two previously unreleased Roulette tracks. Features new interview with Valerie Holiday and liner notes by J Matthew Cobb.

PURCHASE YOUR COPY AT
Dusty Groove (Chicago)Amazon Cherry Red/BBR

 

IN STORES NOW

YARBROUGH & PEOPLES • GUILTY
(Originally released on Total Experience Records, 1985)

Expanded reissue of Y&P's magnum opus. Features the No. 2 r&b smash hit "Guilty," the Top Ten r&b hit "I Wouldn't Lie" and "Wrapped Around Your Finger." Features six bonus tracks including two vault tracks ("Don't Stop the Feeling" and "Special"). Includes brand new interviews with Cavin Yarbrough and Alisa Peoples. Liner notes by J Matthew Cobb

PURCHASE YOUR COPY AT
Dusty Groove (Chicago)AmazonBBR

 

 
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