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And now, some good news for fans of vintage soul music.  A new label called Purpose Music Vaults has started up and it is issuing its first pair of CD reissues this month, Pieces by Bobby Womack and One Man Band by Ronnie Dyson.  The former is a lost gem from the late 1970’s that includes cameos from David Ruffin and Candi Staton while the latter pairs a classic sweet soul singer with Philly Soul producer Thom Bell (in his early 1970’s prime, no less).  Each disc will feature a new set of liner notes with interviews, fresh remastering and a variety of bonus tracks.  Read on for all the R&B revival details…

BOBBY WOMACK- PIECES
EXTRA TRACKS VERSION

Considered one of the premier soul writers, performers and vocalists of all time. Bobby Womack at his finest with producer Don Davis (Johnnie Taylor) and guest vocalists the legendary Candi Staton and the incomparable classic soul vocals of Mr. David Ruffin. Songs by Leon Ware, Allee Willis and Ronnie McNeir. Guest musician appearances by Michael Henderson and Roger Hawkins.

First time on CD as a complete album with original and enhanced artwork and Four extra tracks not available before in CD format.

Transferred from the original 2-track master tapes and remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios.

Bobby Womack has a new album for 2012, this CD reissue is the perfect classic and timeless companion to that current project from Bobby Womack, The Bravest Man In The Universe!

Deluxe package features newly commissioned interviews with Bobby Womack and Candi Staton by Darnell Meyers-Johnson.
Limited to 1500 copies worldwide .

  1. It’s Party Time
  2. Trust Your Heart
  3. Stop Before We Start
  4. When Love Begins, Friendship Ends
  5. Wind It Up
  6. Is This the Thanks I Get
  7. Caught Up in the Middle
  8. Never Let Nothing Get the Best of You
  9. Wind It Up (Single Edit) (Columbia single 3-10732, 1979)
  10. Trust Your Heart (Single Edit) (Columbia single 3-10672, 1978)
  11. When Love Begins, Friendship Ends (Single Edit) (Columbia single 3-10672, 1978)
  12. Trust Your Heart (12-Inch Promotional Extended Version) (Columbia AS-438, 1978)

RONNIE DYSON – ONE MAN BAND

EXTRA TRACKS VERSION

Influential. Legendary. Unsung Soul Hero Ronnie Dyson’s best and most fondly remembered album. Posessed of an extremely powerful and supple, yet pure falsetto- Ronnie influenced an entire generation of singers- Rahsaan Patterson, (the late) Curtis Hairston and Al Green. Tracks produced by Philly Soul Legend Thom Bell and Northern Soul legends Billy Jackson and Stan “The Man” Vincent.

First time on CD as a complete album with original and enhanced artwork and Six extra tracks not available before in CD format. Prime Philly Soul, and a perfect release in this- the 40th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records.

Transferred from the original 2-track master tapes and remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios. Deluxe package features newly commissioned interviews with Melba Moore and Stan Vincent and Vinnie Barrett by Kevin “Soul-Ninja” Goins.

Limited to 1500 copies worldwide .

  1. One Man Band (Plays All Alone)
  2. I Think I’ll Tell Her
  3. Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely
  4. Give in to Love
  5. When You Get Right Down to It
  6. A Wednesday in Your Garden
  7. Something
  8. Girl Don’t Come
  9. Point of No Return
  10. The Love of a Woman
  11. We Can Make It Last Forever
  12. Just a Little Love From Me
  13. Life and Breath
  14. The Captain of Your Soul
  15. Lady in Red
  16. Cup (Runneth Over)

Tracks 11-12 from Columbia single 4-46021, 1974
Tracks 13-14 from Columbia single 10071, 1974
Tracks 15-16 from Columbia single 3-10211, 1975