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Launch of the Cultures of Soul Podcast!

Launch of the Cultures of Soul Podcast!

We've finally launched our Cultures of Soul Podcast! We'll be sharing the stories, history, and culture behind many of our releases. Episodes feature interviews from the artists, musicians, producers, DJs, record collectors, compilers of our compilations, as well as many interesting characters that make these releases happen. Our first few episodes include interviews with Brother Cleve, Greg Belson, Eze Rockcliffe of the Yoruba Singers, Themba 'T-Rex' Mzwakali of the Space Cats and many others! Enjoy! https://culturesofsoulpodcast.simplecast.com/

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Cultures of Soul at Do617 Pop-Up Shop for Record Store Day

Cultures of Soul at Do617 Pop-Up Shop for Record Store Day

April is here and that means one thing - Record Store Day! Love it or hate it there's an abundance of releases and vinyl to buy. As we have done in the past we are participating in an event called Do617 Pop-Up Shop. It's an event in Boston that gives a platform for small independent labels to sell their releases on Record Store Day. This gives labels like ours who don't always get accepted for Record Store Day a chance to sell their new releases! This year we'll have copies of our highly acclaimed Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae...

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Record Store Day Exclusive - Greg Belson's Divine Disco Vol. 2

    Record Store Day is coming soon! Don't forget to check out our promo video and pick up Greg Belson's Divine Disco 2 - Obscure Gospel Disco - 1979 to 1987 at all fine retailers in the United Kingdom and across Europe. Here is the tracklisting and some words on the release: 1. Converters - I've Been Converted2. Harrison Jones & The Voices of Harmony - On That Other Shore3. Wisdom - Change4. Johnson Family Gospel Singers – Imitations5. Calvin B. Rhone - I Believe6. Psalms - Praise The Lord7. Mr. Jesse R. McGuire – Jesus Is On The...

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Premiere of Take Us Home - Boston Roots Reggae Video

Here's the premiere for our video for our Boston Roots Reggae compilation Take Us Home in stores now and also available in our shop.Boston‐based music journalists/historians Noah Schaffer and Uchenna Ikonne have teamed up with Cultures of Soul to compile an overview of some of the most crucial cuts to emerge from Boston during the height of the reggae boom in the 1980s. Formatted on CD or 2LP set both configurations come with a 28‐page book documenting the rich history of this music scene with in‐depth analyses and photos of the reggae artists involved. Credits: Filmed and Produced by Thomas...

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Space Cats Coming March 31st

Space Cats Coming March 31st

The final LP in our LP Subscription Series is the killer Space Cats LP - Something New -  a different take on disco that was stripped-down, raw, rugged and inspired by afro-rock groups like Harari and Hedzoleh Soundz.  After the phenomenal response to our previous survey of disco and boogie sounds from early eighties South Africa, we decided to wade a bit deeper into the pool to focus on one of the most compelling acts to emerge from that theater, the Space Cats. Hailing from the small, insular music scene in the coal-mining city of Witbank, the Space Cats were a...

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