|By Rob Moss (188.8.131.52) on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 05:42 pm:|
Hayley Records in the UK has just released a previously unknown killer 7" single of JJ Barnes'original version of "Love at first sight"b/w "Think I got a good chance". This is the same song that came out by Sweet James Epps on Motorpool Records.
Also on Hayley are previously unreleased singles by Charles Brimmer, Lyn Varnado ( both Clay McMurray productions ), The Just Brothers,Lorretta Kendrick (strings arranged by Marvin Gaye),Thunderbird Sound and a 15 track cd featuring Karen Pree, Clarence Jackson and The Masqueraders amongst others.
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|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206) on Monday, December 02, 2002 - 05:56 pm:|
If it wasn't for the fact that the music sounds quite mouth-watering, and is right up my street, I'd say this thread was sailing dangerously close to being a free advert...
But, if you could fill us in on the story behind your "Hayley" label, and how you came by the recordings. I'm sure we'd all like to know the background. That way, we could all benefit. I'd certainly like to hear more about it. :o)
|By Rob Moss (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 12:05 pm:|
Thanks for your interest.When you're as small as me you need all the help you can get!!
I've been a massive fan of the music for decades and when I got the chance to meet producers,arrangers,musicians and artists on successive trips to Detroit couldn't believe how much superb material hadn't been released.I guess my obsession turned into an expensive hobby and Hayley was born!People like Clay McMurray, the brilliant Don Mancha, Frank Bryant plus many more were very supportive and helped supply some great material as anyone who's heard our stuff will testify!
At the risk of sailing even closer to the advertising wind (!) the second cd,provisionally titled "Ain't that something" will be out soon, and will feature unreleased goodies from the likes of Deon Jackson,Van McCoy,Lorretta Kendrick, JJ Barnes,Melvin Davis plus many more.
Hope this is helpful,
|By Ralph (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 01:00 pm:|
Rob, In my opinion, anything that has to do with real R&B is not considered advertising and is welcome on this forum. Best of luck with this latest release.
|By Eddie Hubbard (22.214.171.124) on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 02:21 pm:|
Having bought copies of every release on Haley , I have to say that the music is every bit as good as Rob describes .My personal faves are the Deep Soul gem by Loretta Kendrick " My Feelings Keep Getting In The Way " , which is a must for my all time Deep Soul top 10 , along with Tim Carter's brilliant tribute to Marvin Gaye " Thank You Marvin " where Tim manages to sound amazingly like Marvin himself .Both of these tracks are on the "Haley presents 15 Soulful Serenades" ,and Loretta is also available on a '45 [ backed with her great version of Glady's " Neither One Of Us " ] .The whole CD is chock full of brilliant Detroit unissued outings and I can't wait for the next one !! Also love the Thunderbird Sound single ,which although an instruemental ,has all the hallmarks of the best in Detroit musicianship .Just heard the JJ Barnes track on UK Solar radio Rob , every bit as good as Sweet James Epps version , so can't wait for that .Best ,Eddie.
|By Ritchie (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 02:24 pm:|
Rob - sorry, I just wanted to be sure it wasn't one of those hit-and-run postings! The more you tell us about the goodies you have, the more interesting it all sounds. Good luck indeed. PS - Expect an email from me in the near future ;o)
|By Heikki (188.8.131.52) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 12:30 pm:|
There's also an albumful of unreleased material by Sweet James Epps from the 80s available. If you're interested, please contact me off-list.
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 12:37 pm:|
SPEAKING OF JJ...CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT HIS TALENTED SISTER ORTHEA IS DOING THESE DAYS? I USED TO GO TO "DOUGS BODY SHOP" IN FERNDALE TO HEAR HER GROUP PERFORM. NICE LADY!!!...STU
|By Rob Moss (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 01:55 pm:|
Great to hear from you - would I!!!
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|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 02:39 pm:|
Have you heard Ortheas cuts on the coral label and the Mickays label.
And not forgetting the magical Watch out boy (un-issued)track that has one of the most superb rasping Sax breaks on it.
|By STUBASS (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 02:47 pm:|
MEL; I KNEW THAT ORTHEA DID SOME RECORDINGS, AND I PROBABLY HEARD THEM AT SOME POINT, BUT UNFORTUNATLY...NOT SIGNIFICANT COMMERCIAL SUCCESSES. SHE DOES, HOWEVER, HAVE AN OUTSTANDING VOICE...STU
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 02:52 pm:|
an outstanding voice(andthensome).