Release Date: 21st August 2020
Following the incredible response we received to the debut single Harder landing on digital services last month, we decided to press a limited edition 45 to celebrate this new band arriving on Acid Jazz Records.
Soul Revivers are reggae veteran Nick Manasseh, returning to Acid Jazz for the first time since the 1998 album 'Shining', and David Hill formerly of the Ballistic Brothers and founder of Rootikal.
The single has a hard-hitting rhythm topped with Ranglin’s fluid guitar, and has already garnered praise from Gilles Peterson who said, ‘This is special, return of the great Ernest Ranglin’, while David Rodigan excitedly commented, 'This is superb, so refreshing and so unique. Ernest Ranglin on top form’. The track has also been getting heavy rotation on Jazz FM having stayed in the playlist for the last 4 weeks.
a1. Soul Revivers - Harder ft Ernest Ranglin
b1. Soul Revivers - Harder Dub ft Ernest Ranglin
Release Date: 7th May 2021
When we released Jazz On The Corner 2 last year Eddie Piller chose a fantastic track by Emmanuel K Rahim & The Kahliqs called ‘Al- Alim (The Knower)’ from his 1972 Cobblestone LP “Total Submission”.
We were then alerted to the fact that Emmanuel had recorded the song as a sublime slice of spiritual soul two years earlier on his own Golden Three Records under the unwieldy name of The Tom – The Emmanuel & Ron Experience. In fact it was the flip of the crossover soul masterpiece ‘When You Lose You Groove’ which really sold it to us. Both sides were so good that we knew we had to track down the rights and on May the 7th Acid Jazz will reissue both on pristine 7-inch vinyl.
a1. The Tom - Emmanuel and Ron Experience - Why (The Knower)
b1. The Tom - Emmanuel and Ron Experience - When You Lose Your Groove
Release Date: 5th March 2021
Got to Live is a vintage-style, roots reality song, featuring veteran reggae vocalist Earl 16. Earl started his recording career in 1975 as lead vocalist for the Flaming Phonics, a group he formed while still a schoolboy in Kingston, Jamaica.
Earl went on to record for Lee Perry, Augustus Pablo, Derrick Harriott, Joe Gibbs and Roy Cousins, before moving to the London in 1985. Here he worked with Mad Professor amongst others, but also stepped outside of reggae to work with Leftfield, who he still tours with.
Soul Revivers' Nick Manasseh has recorded with Earl for thirty years now, while David Hill has known him for fifteen years – Sixteen being a regular crowd-pleasing guest at his long-running Rootikal dance in London.
Got to Live features Adrian McKenzie on the drum kit, with Jonah Dan on repeater drum and Spry on percussion. Add a three-part horns section and Manasseh's artful live-desk-mixdown, and this majestic tune is guaranteed to drop heavy.
The flip holds Living Version, a instrumental track that is less about the dubwise, but is built for MCs.
Entering 2021, it’s a good time to be reminded that we’ve all got to live.
a1. Soul Revivers - Got to Live ft Earl 16
b1. Soul Revivers - Living Version
Release Date: 23rd April 2021
After the stunning successes of the two previous singles by The Kevin Fingier Collective, the Argentinian producer has discovered a new talent - Jo Ann Hamilton.
Jo Ann Hamilton from Georgia - USA, was born and raised around Soul and R&B music. Calling this single a ‘Double Sider’ wouldn’t be enough two heartbreaking tunes with that 60’s sound we’re getting use to receiving from Fingier Records. ‘September’ is a monster Northern Soul track which could have been made in the 60’s and become a classic in the Wigan Casino days. On the B-side we have ‘I Love Without A Love’ - killer R&B; obscure, exotic and very funky.
Richard Searling: ‘Both tracks are excellent. Anything you see from this label with Kevin Fingier via the UK-based Acid Jazz Group comes highly recommended from myself’
Jo Ann Hamilton’s debut single with The Kevin Fingier Collective will be out April 23rd and the release is limited, so get yours before it’s too late!
a1. Jo Ann Hamilton & The Kevin Fingier Collective - September
b1. Jo Ann Hamilton & The Kevin Fingier Collective - I Love Without A Love
Release Date: 26th March 2021
For the first time on 7-inch vinyl, Acid Jazz present short versions of both Get The Music Now & Africa, taken from the super rare self-titled album by Ipa-Boogie.
Originally released in 1978 these tracks are some of the only known recordings by this obscure band and present the listener with some of finest afro-boogie and afro funk there is.
This release launches the Albarika 45 series on Acid Jazz, with many rare singles and unknown versions due throughout the year.
Mastered and lacquer cut by Frank Merritt at The Carver.
a1. Ipa-Boogie - Get The Music Now
b1. Ipa-Boogie - Africa