The Only Way Is Up

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    PRE ORDER => 2022 11 18


    SIDE 1

    Smokie Norful - I've Got What You Need

    Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late To Turn Back Now

    The Independents - Lucky Fellow

    Jesse James - If You Want A Love Affair

    Jerry Butler - Stop Steppin' On My Dreams

    Wendell Watts - You Girl

    Katie Love and The Four Shades Of Black - It Hurts So Good

    SIDE 2

    Otis Clay - The Only Way Is Up

    The Jackey Beavers Show - We're Not Too Young To Fall In Love

    The Fantastic Puzzles - Come Back (Part 1)

    Alice Clark - Don't You Care

    Gloria Scott - (A Case Of) Too Much Love Makin'

    Chris Bartley - Tomorrow Keeps Shining On Me

    Sonny Turner and Sound Limited - Now That You're Gone


    The Modern Soul Collective “The Best Album So Far”

    First ever vinyl featuring the Motown Modern Soul Anthem “I’ve Got What You Need” by Smokie Norful

    First ever independent release of “Stop Steppin’ On my Dreams” by Jerry Butler

    Features Crossover and Modern Soul classics by Cornelius Brothers, Jesse James, Otis Clay, Alice Clark, Gloria Scott and more

    Pastor Smokie Norful, two-time Grammy award winner, leads proceedings with the FIRST EVER UK release of his Motown Modern Soul Anthem “I’ve Got What You Need”. DeeJay’s stand up and take note, if you subscribe to “OVO” (original vinyl only) this is your opportunity to pack the floor – 
Side 1, Track 1 – it couldn’t be simpler!

    You really don’t need any other reason to buy this album, but, how about our title track, the original version of “The Only Way Is Up” by the late great Otis Clay – Side 2, Track 1 – another guaranteed floorfiller. It is of course familiar to everyone for the chart-topping 1988 cover-version by Yazz and the Plastic Popualtion.

    Another sure fire winner is the Cornelius Brothers’ Gold Disc “Too Late Turn Back Now” which caught the imagination of the rare soul scene in the Nineties and remains a firm dance floor favourite today. We must also be grateful for the first ever independent license of Jerry Butler’s awesome “Stop Steppin‘ On My Dreams” which first came to light on his 1972 ‘Spice Of Life’ album. 

    And we haven’t even mentioned Jesse James, Jackey Beavers, 
Alice Clark, Gloria Scott and the original and best version of the ‘Cleopatra Jones’ song “It Hurts So Good” by Katie Love. 

    “The Only Way Is Up!”