Further to our recent posting on new releases from London-based boutique label  EPSILON RECORDS (see  https://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com/news/e-for-epsilon-part-1/ ) here’s an update on more of their current offerings .

The label has a new release on a band called PALS AND GALS – essentially a trio, Tim Williamson, Eileen Moore and Ron Foster and their offering is an uplifting  ‘Lil Bit Different’. Gospel-reared Eileen takes the lead vocal on a song written by her brother Ron Foster (who some will know as the former keyboard player with 70s group Ecstasy Passion and Pain). The disc’s B side is an instrumental version featuring the jazzy sax of Malcolm Cobb Jr. These recordings date from 1980 and this is the first time that they’ve been released!

Epsilon’s other current offering features two contrasting sides from a North Carolina vocal group. THE ESSENCE OF LIFE. The outfit consisted of Larry Graves, Towan Butler , Craig Young, Ken Lock and J Jerome Johnson and we’re told they shared stages with people like Blue Magic and the Whispers and that harmonic soft soul is the  flavour on the Epsilon 45’s A side… ‘You’re An Angel’. The B side is very different –  a loose, raucous, meandering ‘Walking In My Shadow’. The songs were originally released via Carolina label Sir Ran Rap in 1973 but are now good to go again via Epsilon. Learn more @ https://www.epsilonrecord.com/