Friday, September 20, 2013
Shopping For Records: Wolfmoon and Sandra Phillips reissues...
1970s soul singer Swamp Dogg (Jerry Williams Jr.) is still active and currently reissuing a series of relatively obscure soul and blues albums from the 1970s as part of a collection called Swamp Dogg's Soul & Blues Collection. A very unimaginative title, but it looks like it's worth checking out. The first two reissues featured in the collection are from Wolfmoon (or, Little Tommy) and Sandra Phillips. Check out some singles and then read the info provided to you by Pavement PR.
NEWLY RE-RELEASED & REMASTERED VERSIONS OF WOLFMOON'S SELF-TITLED ALBUM & SANDRA PHILLIPS' TOO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE BED OUT OCT. 1ST AS PART OF ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS' ONGOING SWAMP DOGG SOUL & BLUES COLLECTIONAVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL SINCE THEIR ORIGINAL RELEASES IN THE EARLY 1970S!
FREE MP3S OF WOLFMOON'S "MY KIND OF PEOPLE"
AND SANDRA PHILLIPS' "MY MAN AND ME"
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO & SHARE WOLFMOON'S SONG "MY KIND OF PEOPLE"
WOLFMOON - WOLFMOON
FIRST REISSUE EVER, ON ANY FORMAT of this sought after collectors’ album of Southern Soul and pop gospel. Wolfmoon, aka Little Tommy, hails from Richmond, VA and is without a doubt one of the most talented performers Swamp Dogg has worked with and produced. This terrific album includes great cover songs of “People Get Ready,” "If I Had A Hammer" and “Proud Mary,” along with originals penned by The Dogg. The album art is a beautiful psychedelic illustration reminiscent of the '70s. Ltd. ed. color vinyl with original gatefold jacket available from Bomp-mailorder.
"Wolfmoon … what can I say about Wolfmoon that hasn’t already been said about Idi Amin. He’s a treacherous, lying, two-faced song thief; with possible cannibal tendencies. With all that said, he was and still may be one of the greatest singers and entertainers that I’ve known in my career. On top of that, he was a drummer’s drummer. He was the best. That’s how I fell into his trap. This album is timelier today than it was in ‘69. Forget the taste I have in my mouth and listen to a bad motherfu**er sing some great Swamp Dogg songs." – Swamp Dogg
WOLFMOON TRACK LISTING:
01. Cloak Of Many Colors
02. If He Walked In Today
03. My Kind Of People
04. If I Had A Hammer
05. People Get Ready
06. Proud Mary
07. God Bless
08. That's My Hope For Heaven
09. Treasures I Have Found
10. The Artist
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO & SHARE SANDRA PHILLIPS' "MY MAN AND ME"
SANDRA PHILLIPS - TOO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE BED
Never officially released by Canyon (the label went belly-up just after shipping the first copies in 1970), this album was meant to be a follow-up to the Doris Duke hit record “I’m A Loser." Produced by Swamp Dogg in Macon, GA this is Deep Soul at its best. Sandra Phillips (a/k/a Sandra Reeves-Phillips) has become a star on Broadway, movies and TV, winning awards and appearing in movies such as “Round About Midnight” and “Lean On Me,” and on TV Shows such as “Law And Order.” Ltd. ed. color vinyl available exclusive from Bomp-mailorder.
"I signed Sandra Phillips to Wally Roker’s Canyon label and then took her to Macon, Georgia, where I had a magic lantern that produced a band consisting of Johnny Sandlin (drums), Robert Popwell (bass), Pete Carr (guitar), Paul Hornsby (organ & piano) and me, also on piano. My genie wouldn’t let me do wrong. I had a production deal with Wally for as many albums as I wanted to do, with complete autonomy. I’m damn sorry he went belly-up. The album that you are drooling over was never officially released. Canyon shipped it and then Canyon bought the farm. I gave Sandra an unconditional release and we have remained friends." – Swamp Dogg
TOO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE BED TRACK LISTING:
01. Rescue Song
02. I've Been Down So Long
03. My Man And Me
04. To the Other Woman (I'm the Other Woman)
05. Now That I'm Gone (When Are You Leaving)
06. Someday We'll Be Together
07. After All I Am Your Wife
08. Ghost of Myself
09. If You Get Him (He Never Was Mine)
10. She Didn't Know (She Kept on Talking)
11. Please Don't Send Him Back To Me
12. Some Mother's Son
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