Music is my Soul, Soul is their music too, Fallin of the reel, vol 2. Text by Heavy soul brutha Dave!

Huge thanx to Michelle McDevitt! :)

Just got another SUPER promo in this week from one of the finest labels around. Fallin' Off The Reel, Vol. 2 from Truth And SOUL is the second compilation of their strictly limited edition 45's. Check out the details:

Music from Volume 2 Includes Tracks Previously Only Available on Limited Edition 7" Singles Plus Brand New Tracks

Brooklyn-based record label Truth & Soul have released their Fallin' Off the Reel Vol. 2 compilation CD on March 11th. The compilation features a combination of tracks from a variety of funk and soul artists that had previously been exclusively available as 7" singles as well as new tracks from celebrated groups El Michels Affair and Bronx River Parkway. Truth and Soul's involvement with releases from Amy Winehouse and members of Wu-Tang Clan, as well as their reputation for releasing high quality soul and funk music, makes the release of this compilation highly anticipated.

Fallin' Off the Reel Vol. 2 follows the success of Truth and Soul's first edition of the compilation, Fallin' Off the Reel, released in the fall of 2006. The forthcoming second-edition Truth and Soul compilation boasts a varied roster of current-day and older funk and soul artists, including Timothy McNealy, El Michels Affair, Bronx River Parkway, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Tyrone Ashley's Funk Music Machine, Black Velvet, Quincy Bright and The Fabulous Three. From the laid-back, stripped-down soul tune "I'm So Glad You're Mind" by Timothy McNealy to the hip-hop influenced, Hispanic funk groove "La Valla" by Bronx River Parkway ft. Jose Parla, the compilation comprises a wide selection of contemporary music that has descended from the rhythm and blues, soul and funk music traditions. Fallin' Off The Reel Vol. 2 has every Truth & Soul 45 single presented in chronological order from 2006 until now (available for the first time on CD), including one previously unreleased bonus track.

About Truth & Soul: When Soul Fire Records officially retired in 2004, Soul Fire house musicians Leon Michels and Jeff Silverman started their own label, Truth & Soul, which has now become a label and production house based out of Brooklyn, NY that specializes in creating deep funk and soul music. They have released a slew of 7" and 12" vinyl releases by bands such as El Michels Affair, Bama & The Family, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Timothy McNealy, Asiko, Bronx River Parkway, and many more. Both Michels and Silverman produce, perform on, engineer, and mix all of the label's releases and productions.
Here's two tracks I really, REALLY dig:

Is It Me You Really Love - Black Velvet

My World - Lee Fields

And as a special bonus, here's an exclusive megamix from DJ Akalepse:
With the Truth & Soul Megamix, DJ Akalepse gives fans an intimate sneak peak sampling of what's to come with the upcoming CD and double LP release of Truth & Soul: Fallin off the Reel Vol. 2, which comes out next Tuesday, March 11th. This Fallin' Off the Reel Megamix seamlessly spans from the eclectic soul/funk/jazz/dub sounds of El Michels Affair "This One's For My Baby" to the more stripped-down, traditional funk and soul style of "My World" by Lee Fields & The Expressions, to the Hispanic-flavored groove of Bronx River Parkway's "La Valla." Other tracks featured on the Megamix include "What's Going On" by Timothy McNealy, "An Earthquake's Coming" by Black Velvet, Quincy Bright's "Big Black Hole," and "Just A While Longer" by Funky Music Machine, and others. Truth & Soul lets the music speak for itself, patiently transitioning from one track to another, placing the integrity of the compositions and performances at the forefront of the Megamix.

1. "This One's For My Baby" - El Michels Affair
2. "PJ's" - El Michels Affair feat. Raekwon
3. "What Going On" - Timothy McNealy
4. "I'm Glad You're Mine" - Timothy McNealy
5. "An Earthquake's Coming" - Black Velvet
6. "My World" - Lee Fields
7. "Love Comes and Goes" - Lee Fields
8. "Big Black Hole" - Quincey Bright
9. "Just A While Longer" - Funky Music Machine
10. "La Vall" - Bronx River Parkway
11. "Nora Se Va" - Bronx River Parkway
Fallin' Off The Reel, Vol.2 Megamix

Daptone has been getting loads of press lately, but Truth And SOUL stand right beside them in keeping this great music alive through original music and fabulous re-issues that spread the POWER of SOUL!!

Head on over to Dusty Groove and pick up the LP. It's a WINNER!

Peace and SOUL,

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1 comment:

HeavySoulBrutha DaveB. said...

Cheers for posting this Yann!

Peace and SOUL,