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TBC
TBC (7")
Cat: CORD 7028. Rel: 25 Feb 22
 
Soul
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Malik
Malik (7")
Cat: CORD 7004. Rel: 22 Nov 17
Soul
  1. Malik (Difusion edit) (4:52)
  2. A Fool No Longer (4:56)
Review: Cordial have partnered with Afrodisia to reissue their sought-after album, 1980's Elephant Sunrise, in 2018, with an album of previously unreleased recordings to follow. To whet our appetite, they've decided to release the never-before-heard "Malik", a brilliant chunk of jazz-funk fusion that would have got jazz dancers hot under the collar had it appeared when it was originally recorded way back in 1982. On the B-side you'll find the similarly minded "A Fool No Longer", a dancefloor-focused chunk of blue-eyed soul that has previously only been available on obscure 1981 compilation album Rock Aus Der Alten Schule. Brilliant stuff all told.
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Sugar Free
Cat: CORD 7020. Rel: 11 Feb 20
Soul
  1. Sugar Free (4:39)
  2. Malcolm X (4:58)
Review: Back in 2017 Cordial Recordings mined the vaults of legendary German jazz-funk and off-kilter disco band Afrodisia and offered up a 7" single featuring a previously unheard track. They're at it again here, accompanying sought-after "Elephant Sunrise" album track "Sugar Free" - a delicious chunk of super-sweet jazz-funk rich in Pat Metheny style jazz lead guitar and scat vocals - with unreleased gem "Malcolm X". It's an up-tempo slab of Azymuth style jazz-funk laden with spacey synthesizer solos, quick-fingered bass guitar, punchy horns and a vibraphone part reminiscent of Roy Ayers. Excellent stuff!
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Elephant Sunrise
Cat: CORDLP 002. Rel: 19 Jul 18
Disco/Re-Edits
  1. TMFF (2:28)
  2. Elephant Sunrise (6:30)
  3. Psychic Summers (6:02)
  4. Could It Only Be Me (8:00)
  5. Sugar Free (5:19)
  6. Good Thang (6:53)
  7. Wild Turkey (5:36)
  8. Goin' Down To The Disco (3:10)
  9. Zugabe (encore) (4:15)
Review: Later this year, crate-digging specialists Cordial Recordings is set to release an album of previously unheard recordings by cult German jazz-fusion combo Afrodisia. To get us in the mood, the London-based label has decided to reissue the band;s sole previous album, 1980's Elephant Sunrise. While the album is best known for the impeccable jazz-funk sweetness of "Sugar Free" - recorded, like much of the rest of the album, by a mixture of locals and guest musicians from a nearby U.S army base - there's much to enjoy throughout, from the psychedelic heaviness of opener "TMFF" and elastic dancefloor workout "Psychic Summers", to the slap-bass-propelled funk-rock of "Wild Turkey" and intense, full-throttle closer "Zugabe (Encore)".
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Elephant Sunrise
Cat: CORDCD 002. Rel: 04 Sep 18
Disco/Re-Edits
  1. TMFF
  2. Elephant Sunrise
  3. Psychic Summers
  4. Could It Only Be Me
  5. Sugar Free
  6. Good Thang
  7. Wild Turkey
  8. Goin' Down To The Disco
  9. Zugabe (Encore)
Review: Later this year, crate-digging specialists Cordial Recordings is set to release an album of previously unheard recordings by cult German jazz-fusion combo Afrodisia. To get us in the mood, the London-based label has decided to reissue the band;s sole previous album, 1980's Elephant Sunrise. While the album is best known for the impeccable jazz-funk sweetness of "Sugar Free" - recorded, like much of the rest of the album, by a mixture of locals and guest musicians from a nearby U.S army base - there's much to enjoy throughout, from the psychedelic heaviness of opener "TMFF" and elastic dancefloor workout "Psychic Summers", to the slap-bass-propelled funk-rock of "Wild Turkey" and intense, full-throttle closer "Zugabe (Encore)".
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FORTHCOMING
Power & Soul
Cat: CORD 7031. Rel: 25 Feb 22
 
Soul
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Good Life
Cat: CORD 7026. Rel: 20 Sep 21
Funk/Reissues
  1. Good Life (3:57)
  2. Try Again (3:43)
Review: 'Good Life' remains an enduring soul classic that unites people of all ages on the dance floor. Well, now you can also enjoy it as reinterpreted by the Brassroots band, made up of leader and trombone man Jerome Harper with various other brass men alongside him. They keep the original's lead hook, which becomes a big, bold, tooting celebration up top while the fat bottom bass drives it along below. On the flip is the big, churning rhythm and more heft bass and bass work of 'Try Again.'
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Making Love Together
Cat: CORD 7002. Rel: 22 Jun 17
Soul
  1. Making Love Together (vocal) (4:40)
  2. Making Love Together (instrumental) (4:39)
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Atomic Soul (Tom Funk Mix)
Atomic Soul (Tom Funk Mix) (hand-stamped numbered 7" limited to 150 copies)
Cat: CORD 7022. Rel: 30 Sep 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
  1. Atomic Soul (Tom Funk mix) (4:33)
  2. Atomic Soul (instrumental) (4:32)
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Amen Brothers
Cat: CORDLP 007. Rel: 30 Sep 20
Soul
  1. Afro Flame (3:43)
  2. Lightning Doesn't Strike Twice (4:45)
  3. Lucky (3:40)
  4. Real Fake Diamonds (3:59)
  5. Atomic Soul (5:45)
  6. Freshly Glazed (3:49)
  7. You Were My Queen (4:44)
  8. Set It Down (5:57)
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FORTHCOMING
I Like Your Style
Cat: CORD 12005.
 
Disco/Re-Edits
  1. I Like Your Style (AL Kent remix)
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Get Up Get Up
Cat: CORD 7025. Rel: 20 Sep 21
Soul
  1. Get Up, Get Up (4:12)
  2. Get Out On The Dancefloor (3:20)
Review: Chuck Edwards (real surname Edwins) is the man behind his family band The Edwards Generation. He formed it after moving his family to the San Francisco Bay area, where they all lived in a motel to start with. By the time of the mid-70s, they had started realising and even put out a full length as well as appearing on TV. Here, Cordial serves up two of their best on a tidy 7". 'Get Up, Get Up' is the funk fuelled and soul-drenched opener with nice lo-fi production and deep drums. 'Get Out On The Dancefloor' is another lo-fi beauty with stomping kicks married to big horn stabs and a characterful vocal.
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Dynasty
Dynasty (LP)
Cat: CORDLP 005. Rel: 07 Oct 19
Soul
  1. The Love I Found In You (4:07)
  2. Choosing You (3:30)
  3. Do What You Wanna Do (4:34)
  4. You Can Do It (3:33)
  5. Get Out On The Dancefloor (3:16)
  6. Runaway (5:01)
  7. Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me (4:19)
  8. Falling (3:19)
  9. Stop All Your Fooling (2:57)
  10. Space Case (5:31)
  11. Ain't It Funny (4:33)
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Dynasty
Dynasty (CD)
Cat: CORDCD 005. Rel: 04 Oct 19
Funk/Reissues
  1. The Love I Found In You
  2. Choosing You
  3. Do What You Wanna Do
  4. You Can Do It
  5. Get Out On The Dancefloor
  6. Runaway
  7. Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me
  8. Falling
  9. Stop All Your Fooling
  10. Space Case
  11. Ain't It Funny
  12. I Like Your Style
  13. Get Up, Get Up
  14. I Like Your Style (2018)
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I Like Your Style
Cat: CORD 7014. Rel: 20 Nov 18
Soul
  1. I Like Your Style (3:24)
  2. The Love I Found In You (feat Chuck Edwards) (4:15)
Review: During the 1970s, San Francisco-based family band The Edwards Generation released a handful of obscure singles that are now sought by funk and soul collectors the world over. These very same collectors should enjoy this tidy seven-inch on Cordial, which offers up two previously unheard recordings from the Chuck Edwards-helmed outfit. A-side "I Like Your Style" is a breezy and laidback dancefloor mover, with a sweet lead vocal, rubbery slap bass, jangling guitars, fuzzy horns and unfussy but floor-ready drums. Chuck Edwards sings lead on the loved-up, West Coast style goodness of "The Love I Found In You", a sunshine-ready number that's arguably the stronger of two killer cuts.
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Living From Day To Day
Cat: CORD 7019. Rel: 30 May 19
Soul
  1. Living From Day To Day (3:21)
  2. Where Are You (4:37)
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Family Album
Cat: CORDLP 006. Rel: 11 Feb 20
Soul
  1. Everybody Must Pay (3:27)
  2. The Girls Alright With Me (3:53)
  3. When Tomorrow Comes (4:03)
  4. Set You Free (short version) (5:08)
  5. Sad Lonely Feeling (70s version) (3:38)
  6. Life (3:59)
  7. I Got To Move On (4:01)
  8. Living From Day To Day (3:51)
  9. Sad Lonely Feeling (80s version) (4:11)
  10. Where Are You (4:37)
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Set You Free
Cat: CORD 12003. Rel: 27 Oct 20
Funk/Reissues
  1. Set You Free (long version) (11:51)
  2. Mellow (6:08)
  3. Life (4:00)
Review: Earlier in the year, rare and unissued soul specialists Cordial Recordings offered up a fine album of previously unreleased recordings by Family of Swede, an obscure Oakland, California-based band who were briefly active in the mid 1970s. The label has now decided to follow this up by releasing the full, near 12-minute recording of album highlight 'Set Me Free', a deliciously spacey, slow-motion cosmic soul number that sounds like a Californian stoner's take on some of Cymande's most laidback and intergalactic work. It's rather brilliant all told, as is flipside opener 'Mellow', a synth-laden trip through up-tempo space-funk territory that's as infectious as Covid 19 at a student house party. 'Life', a funky slab of blue-eyed soul brilliance, completes a must-have EP.
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FORTHCOMING
Life
Life (7")
Cat: CORD 7029. Rel: 25 Feb 22
 
Soul
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Ain't Nothing Too Good For My Woman
Cat: CORD 7011. Rel: 09 Jul 18
Soul
  1. Ain't Nothing Too Good For My Woman (5:03)
  2. Hustlin' (acoustic version) (3:10)
Review: Famed for his classic slinky soul disco 1981 bomb "Don't Send Me Away" and his tenure in the Delphonics live band, Garfield Fleming returns to vinyl after almost 40 years thanks to Cordial. And he does so with brand new material. Taken from his eponymous six track mini album "Ain't Nothing Too Good For My Woman" is a shiny 80s soul gem with stacks of space for Garfield's signature soaring vocals and the purring female backing vocals while "Hustlin'" gets a lean strip-back to bare guitars, flutes and Fleming's naked vocals. What a comeback.
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Traveling Through The Land
  1. Traveling Through The Land (3:51)
  2. Stop This Fussing & Fighting (3:25)
Review: Cordial Recordings has dug deep for this third release. It comes from the Arthur Goodjoin-helmed Singing Tornados, a band that emanated in the 1950s and are still performing locally in South Carolina today. The two songs showcased here naturally come from their most hard-to-find 7" (an original copy would set you back a four-figure sum). "Travelling Through The Land" is an impassioned soul number that sits somewhere between the stomping sound of Detroit and the more orchestral Philadelphia International sound. Typically, B-side "Stop This Fussing & Fighting" is a more laidback - if no less impassioned - affair, with Goodjoin pleading for World peace over a sumptuous, slow and groovy backing track.
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FORTHCOMING
Space Walkin
Cat: CORD 7030.
 
Funk/Reissues
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I Knew It Wouldn't Last
Cat: CORD 7024. Rel: 01 Jul 21
Soul
  1. I Knew It Wouldn't Last (Midtempo) (3:34)
  2. How I Feel For You (Ourra mix) (4:40)
Review: Jimmy Ponder, Walter Moreland, "Lucky" Antomattei and Lawrence Jones formed the r&b and soul warted Mark IV in the early seventies. They put put just one self titled album but it was packed with timeless singles such as the ones pressed up on this new 45rpm. 'I Knew It Wouldn't Last' is the sort of life-affirming, heart melting soul jam that will always resonate with its perfect harmonies and honeyed rhythms. On the flip, things get more party starting with the hip swinging claps, retro-future synth work and silky disco grooves of 'How I Feel For You.' A perfect 7".
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I Knew It Wouldn't Last
Cat: CORD 7017. Rel: 25 Apr 19
Soul
  1. I Knew It Wouldn't Last (Uptempo version) (3:15)
  2. I Got Everything (3:59)
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Celestial Skies
Cat: CORDCD 008. Rel: 19 Jan 21
Soul
  1. Sunshine (Come Back To Me)
  2. Down In Love
  3. Keepin' In Line
  4. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  5. When The Morning Comes
  6. Celestial Skies
  7. Love Song
  8. Us
  9. Rainbow Rider
  10. Darlin' Darlin'
  11. Power To See
  12. If I'm Not Crazy
  13. You Gotta Rock N' Roll
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Dance Your Blues Away
Cat: CORD 7010. Rel: 04 Aug 20
Disco/Re-Edits
  1. Dance Your Blues Away (4:15)
  2. Dance Your Blues Away (The Mighty Zaf edit) (4:32)
Review: Originally released in 1979 as a B-side to The Neville Brother's "Sweet Honey Dipper", "Dance Your Blues Away" saw Ivan go solo for the first time on this sultry modern soul jam. Laced with a plucky bass and just the right smattering of sleaze, it set the foundations for Ivan's extensive solo career. It also provides the perfect groove tools for The Mighty Zaf to work his editor craft and beef up the vibe with subtlety. Keep on dancing!
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Familiar To Me
Cat: CORD 7012. Rel: 20 Nov 18
Soul
  1. Familiar To Me (3:18)
  2. Lucky (3:42)
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Say Whats On Your Mind (Ourra Mix)
Cat: CORD 7023. Rel: 30 Sep 20
Disco/Re-Edits
  1. Say Whats On Your Mind (Ourra mix) (3:47)
  2. Say Whats On Your Mind (Stripped Back version) (3:46)
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Is That Enough?
Cat: CORD 7007. Rel: 26 Apr 18
Soul
  1. Is That Enough? (5:09)
  2. Country Girl (3:22)
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FORTHCOMING
Breezy
Breezy (LP)
Cat: CORDLP 009.
Soul
  1. Breezy (demo)
  2. Without You
  3. Is That Enough
  4. Only Love Spoken Here
  5. Mountain Man (version 1)
  6. Love Song
  7. Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)
  8. You Want Me
  9. Time
  10. Country Girl
  11. Mountain Man (version 2)
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FORTHCOMING
Visions Of My Love
Cat: CORDLP 010. Rel: 29 Oct 21
 
Funk/Reissues
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Music Is The Message
Music Is The Message (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: CORDLP 003. Rel: 25 Apr 19
Soul
  1. Show Me Tell Me (4:29)
  2. Get Your Thing Together (5:23)
  3. Save The Children (3:54)
  4. Spirit (3:50)
  5. Music Is The Message (4:18)
  6. Funky Music (part One) (3:39)
  7. Breakout (4:56)
  8. Running (4:13)
  9. Funky Music (part Two) (3:21)
Played by: Andrea passenger
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Music Is Message
Cat: CORD 7015. Rel: 29 Oct 18
Soul
  1. Music Is Message (4:21)
  2. Show Me Tell Me (4:32)
Review: Cordial Recordings continues to unearth previously unheard gems from the past and make them available to the public for the very first time. Soon, the London-based label will be releasing a previously unheard album from former Stax and Gamma act Sons of Slum, who were once said to be Chicago's finest live act of the 1970s. The seven-piece ensemble are in blistering form on "Music Is Message", a life-affirming anthem built around thrilling horn lines, great group vocals and the kind of driving, bass-heavy disco-funk groove that makes you want to throw some serious shapes. In contrast, "Show Me Tell Me" is an altogether more relaxed affair, with the group singing a song of love over a deeper and groovier backing track.
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This Could Be
Cat: CORD 7027. Rel: 01 Jul 21
Hip Hop/R&B
  1. This Could Be (4:11)
  2. After Hours (4:34)
Review: Thanks to a run of four fantastic albums between 1986 and 2002, Tashan is regarded as one of modern soul music's great voices. His Def Jam classic 'Chasin A Dram' is one of his best for the way it fused soul with hip hop, while his last in 202 showed he had lost none of his magic over the years. That one never made it to vinyl but now, in partnership with Tashan two songs from the album in the form of 'This Could Be' and 'After Hours' get their vinyl debuts. They're both proper smoochers for romantic dance floors.
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Played by: I Love 45's!
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Ride The Gospel Train
Cat: CORD 7008. Rel: 26 Apr 18
Funk/Reissues
  1. The Tolbert Family Singers - "Ride The Gospel Train" (feat Brother O C Tolbert) (3:36)
  2. O C Tolbert - "Give It To Glory" (5:46)
Review: With Cordial Recordings, LoveVinyl's Roual Galloway is doing a terrific job in making rare, sought-after tracks available to a wider audience. In truth, you'll struggle to find a more rare and expensive gospel killer than The Tolbert Family Singers' "Ride The Gospel Train", a drum machine driven chunk of gospel-boogie with crunchy funk guitars that's been changing hands for hundreds of pounds online. Andrew Weatherall is a fan and it's easy to see why. Flipside "Give it Glory", a solo cut by Tolbert Family patriarch Brother OC Tolbert, is a sweeter and breezier slab of gospel-soul that has never before been released on vinyl. Two killer cuts for the price of one: nice one, Roual!
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Hoochie Coo Strut
Hoochie Coo Strut (12" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: CORD 12004. Rel: 01 Jul 21
Disco/Re-Edits
  1. Hoochie Coo Strut (Al Kent version) (5:42)
  2. Hoochie Coo Strut (Andy Smith Reach Up Disco Wonderland remix) (5:25)
  3. Hoochie Coo Strut (3:34)
Review: UK based production team Weekend Sun is made up of Phil Smith and Chris Tarn. Here their loose and inviting 'Hoochie Coo Strut' tune gets presented on a limited edition 12" with a pair of killer mixes. The original is all deep cut, slow motion disco grooves, spangly guitar riffs and big horns. It is a cacophony of sound that gets dialled right back by Al Kent. His take is a low slung groover with jazzy chords given plenty fo room to breath and neat little riffs filing in the spaces beyond. Andy Smith Reach Up Disco Wonderland remix is a big one for full floors.
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Played by: Roual Galloway
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