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1977, East Hartford, Connecticut. Rahni Harris, a 21 year old reverend and multi-instrumentalist, and his band, Family Love, were not afraid to embrace their love of R&B and gospel. They laid down "A Different Drummer" LP - one of the most forward thinking LPs recorded during this period and arguably of all time.

"Syncopated Love", "He’s My Friend" and "Make It Easy" have been supported by DJs and collectors in the know for many years. Now, Rain&Shine give Rahni’s’ seminal record another lease of life for discerned collectors, DJs and music lovers worldwide!

Remastered with full original artwork.



Tasty reissue of Steve Elliott’s first album - "True Image" (1981). After failing to find musicians with the same direction and devotion to music he had acquired, Steve taught himself to play eleven different instruments and move from hometown of Pasadena, California to Denver Colorado.

Eager to express his musical ability, Steve became a DJ on KDKO radio, and would then go on to compose, arrange and perform "True Image" on September 20th 1981 with a collection of drum machines, synthesizers, and contributing musicians on Rhodes, flute, guitar and vocals.

Mr. Elliott’s philosophy is 'You hold in your hand a dream, a dream come true by a man whose only objective was to express the love he contains, the love we all contain within through music.'

On many collectors want lists, passing for a median price of $450 online. 


“Band looks for brighter days as Sunstreet” – was the headline from a 1980 Delaware newspaper archive that finally helped Rain&Shine connect the dots and between Minnesota band ‘Haze’ and Sunstreet. "Lovin" was recorded while the band (a subset of original Haze members, including the tight horns section and lead singer Sonny Knight, RIP) were signed to Bear Records in Delaware.
Their contract required them to shelve their already recorded (and incredible) 2nd album Haze album. 40 years later, officially licensed, re-mastered and cut @ 45RPM Rain&Shine give Sunstreet’s 'Lovin' another lease of life. 'Lovin' was included on Paul Phillips' 'Under The Influence' compilation on Z records, alongside being a favourite of Waxist. 

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Just in time for festival season, comes two explosive versions of this (now 40 year old) disco rocket. Certain to send Tarqs and Esme into a spin midway through Ruf Dug's headlining set at Gottwood this Summer, get on up on the rest of the masses and pack this heat NOW!

Rain & Shine present in 45 format, "Pray Again" and "Give Your Best To The Master" two certified dancefloor cuts from Shirley Finney’s 1979 LP.

Officially licensed and re-mastered from Savoy reel-to-reel tapes.

Shirley Finney is personally involved in this project, and is overjoyed to see her music hot in demand almost 40 years after the original recording. Limited copies - you know what to do. 


Rain & Shine give out a hefty holler of "Church!" and take us all a little bit higher with the first ever official re-release of The Nelson Family's Gospel classic from 1986. An enduring and seriously in demand LP, "Filled With His Spirit" is an essential purchase for any serious collectors of Gospel. Quality from end-to-end, the LP including the cuts "Thank You Lord" (firm favorite of Floating Points and Skymark), title track "Filled With His Spirit" and "Everlasting Love".


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