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CHARLY CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY 2017

Small Faces - Itchycoo Park (picture disc)

To celebrate Record Store Day 2017 and the song's 50th Anniversary during the Summer Of Love, Charly Records in conjunction with BMG are proud to release an exclusive 10-inch picture disc edition of ‘Itchycoo Park’. Unlike many songs later associated with the Summer Of Love, the Small Faces’ most famous song was actually recorded during July 1967. Engineered by Glyn Johns with George Chkiantz and featured the latter’s revolutionary phasing effect which was heard for the first time anywhere on the single. 

Supervised by surviving Small Faces member Kenney Jones, the limited edition picture disc features the remastered original mono mix plus the 1967 stereo remix by Eddie Kramer with a longer end-fade and additional vocals by Steve. The new single features outtakes from Gered Mankowitz’s original photo session, while the colour insert reproduces the Olympic Studios master tape box.

TIME ZONE Featuring Afrika Bambaataa and John Lydon - World Destruction (white vinyl)

For the first time, Bill Laswell’s rare and highly-collectable mixes of his classic ‘World Destruction’ are gathered together on one 12-inch single. Recorded in 1984 in New York and released by the renowned Celluloid label in a myriad of individual mixes, this ground-breaking track is widely-regarded as being the first-ever hip-hop/rock crossover recording. With its incisive lyrics and powerful message just as relevant now as they were over thirty years ago, ‘World Destruction’ is where the punk rock sound of John Lydon spectacularly collided with the driving funk of Afrika Bambaataa.

Exclusively available for Record Store Day 2017, the single has been remastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy Studios and pressed on 180-gram white vinyl for an incredible sound! The custom picture sleeve and fully-printed inner sleeve feature photos and memorabilia from the original Celluloid promotional press kit.

Kevin Ayers - Champagne And Valium / My Speeding Heart (champagne-coloured 7" vinyl single)

Kevin Ayers, the hugely influential and much-loved British singer-songwriter, founder member of Soft Machine and free spirit, died on 18th February, 2013. Thirty years previously, Kevin released his controversial album Diamond Jack And The Queen Of Pain from which the two stand-out songs, the chillingly beautiful "Champagne And Valium" and the driving electronica of "My Speeding Heart" were released as a single by Charly Records.

Exclusively for Record Store Day 2017, both tracks have been cut directly from the recently discovered original Audiofilm Studios analogue master tape by Matt Colton at Alchemy Studios and pressed on “champagne” coloured vinyl and released as a strictly limited edition 7-inch single. The single features a full-colour picture label of Kevin while the picture sleeve adapts the original Charly sleeve with beautiful imagery from the singer’s home in Deià.



CLUB SOUL PRESENT THE: NORTHERN SOUL WEEKENDER

CLUB SOUL - IT’S WHERE IT’S AT

MUSIC & ARTISTS / PEOPLE & PLACES / FACTS & EPHEMERA

A 27 track CD featuring an all-star line up of fabled artists and iconic tracks collected from the playlist of the world’s most famous soul club by Mr Northern Soul himself... Russ Winstanley

Our 27 track DJ set blasts off with Sidney Barnes’ anthemic “I Hurt On The Other Side” in celebration of his return to UK shores for the largest Northern Soul gathering in Skegness (UK). In further tribute to the living legend we present The Ad Libs' previously unreleased version of Barnes’ “You’ll Always Be In Style”. The relentless stomping dance pace is propelled by Big Daddy Rogers and the uncompromising Ann Sexton with her newly discovered classic “I Still Love You” and Casino favourites from Joe Tex and the Ohio Players. Sam Dees delivers his unique “count in” version of “Lonely For You Baby”, a track originally released by Club Soul’s parent company Charly Records - another first!

The action continues with the incredible four-figure rarity “Gone With The Wind Is My Love” by Rita & The Tiaras - that’s a cool one thousand pounds per minute!!! And the rarities continue with the Valentines, Little Richie, Jerry Williams and the Ringleaders. Ellie Greenwhich makes a very welcome appearance with her current floor-packer “Baby” and MOD icon P. P. Arnold performs the evergreen “Everything’ Gonna Be Alright”.



Introducing SIGNATURE SEVENS…

Signature Sevens is a new Limited Edition Vinyl Series to showcase the very best sounds and finest recordings from the archives of Charly Records and the many labels under its umbrella, such as Sun, Immediate, International Artists, Curtom, Celluloid, BYG and many, many more.

Classic tracks and hits from every genre of popular music will mix with rare and previously-unreleased songs from iconic artists, including:

P.P. ARNOLD - "Everything's Gonna Be Alright / (If You Think You're) Groovy"

It all began in 1964 when she joined the Ike & Tina Turner Revue as an Ikette and found herself in swinging London at the height of the Mod/Psych boom. Here we showcase her 1967 Northern Soul classic “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” co-written by label owner Andrew Loog Oldham and the Steve Marriott/Ronnie Lane song “(If You Think You’re) Groovy”.

SAMMY DAVIS JNR - "I've Gotta Be Me / Bein' Natural Bein' Me"

The 1968 hit "I've Gotta Be Me" is now delighting a whole new generation of listeners hearing Sammy Davis Jr.'s music for the first time. The picture sleeve 7-inch single is coupled with its original B-side: "Being' Natural Bein' Me". His incredible career was formally recognised in 2001 when he was posthumously awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

ANN SEXTON - "You've Been Gone Too Long / I Still Love You"

Ann Sexton's debut disc ‘You’ve Been Gone Too Long’ was originally released on the local Impel label before being picked up by John Richburg for his Seventy 7 imprint. It was quickly adopted by the UK Northern Soul clubs, notably Blackpool Mecca and Wigan Casino, and has remained a perennial dance floor favourite. Club Soul are proud to feature ‘You’ve Been Gone Too Long’ coupled with her follow-up 45’ ‘I Still Love You’, penned by the husband and wife team and also gaining in popularity over recent years.

THE RINGLEADERS - "Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love / I'd Like To Win You Over"

The Ringleaders were a 4-piece vocal group from Saginaw, Michigan. Their debut release "Let’s Start Over", a gorgeous teen ballad, was a local hit and later won the hearts of the UK Northern Soul scene for its up tempo flip side "Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love" which remains a popular dance floor record today. Here, for the very first time, Club Soul proudly present “I’d Like To Win You Over”, a stunning finger clicking dancer recorded at the same session as “Baby!” and available in pristine “Superior Sound”.

JERRY WILLIAMS - "If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) / Just What Do You Plan To Do About It"

Jerry Williams enjoyed a prolific career as an artist, writer and producer scoring hits for Gene Pitney, Doris Duke, Dee Dee Warwick, Freddie North and Johnny Paycheck. It is his self-penned “If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)” that catapulted him into the Northern Soul hall of fame and remains a much cherished and in demand dance floor filler. We also feature another favourite Calla Recording written and produced by Williams: “Just What Do you Plan To Do About It”.



Celebrating 60 years of Johnny Cash with 8 CDs and deluxe 60-page hardback book!

EVERY CLASSIC ALBUM RELEASED BY SAM PHILLIPS’ LEGENDARY SUN RECORDS BETWEEN 1957 – 1964

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the release of Johnny Cash’s first LP in 1957, Sun Records and Charly Records are proud to present for the first time ever, all 7 classic Sun albums in one deluxe collection. 83 songs as they appeared on the original LPs plus a bonus disc of alternate versions, rare recordings and outtakes, all newly remastered from the original Sun master tapes!

Also included are every Johnny Cash 7-inch single a & b side originally released on Sun Records, including the hits: "I Walk The Line", "Cry! Cry! Cry!", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen", "Home Of The Blues", and many, many more.

Deluxe 60-page hardback book reproduces original album artwork, liner notes and labels and includes rare photos and memorabilia from the Sun Records archives plus Johnny Cash career retrospective, in-depth album sleeve notes, rare recordings track-by-track, discography, Sam Phillips’ recollections, and introduction by Sun Entertainment Corporation President John A. Singleton:

"We applaud and congratulate Charly Records for creating this extraordinary package that showcases the seven Johnny Cash albums that were originally released by Sun Records in the late fifties and early sixties.”

Also released by Sun and Charly is Cash's 'I Walk The Line’ / ‘Get Rhythm’ facsimile 7-inch single.

I Walk The Line has the measured dignity of absolute conviction. Lyrically perfect in every detail, this wonderfully-realised metaphor weds the wanderlust world of transcontinental railroads with the moral strictures of the straight and narrow. A definitive statement on the tie that binds, it really doesn't invite cover versions….

Coupled with its original b-side Get Rhythm, which Cash allegedly wrote for Elvis Presley.

AVAILABLE IN ANY GOOD RECORD STORE.



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