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Pattie Austin

Are We Ready For Love / Didn't Say A Word

Patti Austin is from Harlem, New York, the goddaughter to Quincy Jones with whom she sang on “The Dude” (including “Razzamatazz”). She has released solo albums since 1976 and won a Grammy for her 2008 release. Her first singles were for the Coral label in the 60s from where she has popularity began with Northern Soul fans. In the early 70s she recorded for Columbia, a period from which the two songs re-released here are her most popular. “Are We Ready For Love” in its own right and “Didn’t Say A Word” as a highly regarded rendition of a classic first recorded by Yvonne Baker.

Betty Wright

The Movie

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    Grammy Award winning Betty Wright has been of the most well-known and respected female Soul singers in a career that spans 50 years. Her breakthrough million selling hit from 1971 ‘Clean Up Woman’ is an iconic Soul sister track. Betty recorded eight albums for the Miami based TK label between 1968 and 1979. Betty Wright remains extremely popular today and her 2011 CD ‘Betty Wright The Movie’ is considered among her best and lead to a UK TV appearance on the Jools Holland show. For RSD, Expansion brings you this album for the first time on vinyl as a 2LP double set. It is collaboration with triple Grammy winners The Roots. Guests include Joss Stone, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dog. Betty Wright still tours and her shows are considered the best among all soul artists still working. There will be 750 pressings only.

    Crystal Motion were from New Bedford, Massachusetts, formed in 1974 and released this soul gem the following year, originally on the Sound Gems label. The track has long since been a soul scene favourite, Jack Faith’s arrangement adding to its Philly flavour. Rare mint originals exchange hands for nothing less that £100.


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