The US reissue label, Reel Music, adds to its small but growing catalogue by re-releasing two rare and collectable Motown albums this month.
First up is ‘Soul Sounds,’ the 1967 debut long player by CHRIS CLARK, the 6-foot tall vanilla-hued blond-haired singer that Berry Gordy controversially added to Motown’s roster (she later got nominated for an Academy Award for co-writing the screenplay to the Diana Ross-starring Billie Holiday biopic ‘Lady Sings The Blues’). Reel Music’s first-time reissue includes an interview with Ms. Clark in the set’s extensive liner notes as well as a raft of previously unpublished photos.
The second new release from Reel Music is ‘Share My Love,’ a long-forgotten 1973 Motown album by singer/songwriter GLORIA JONES (whose best remembered in the UK for her Northern Soul favourite, ‘Tainted Love,’ as well as being the former wife of Glam-Rock icon, Marc Bolan). Reissued for the first time ever, ‘Share My Love’ includes a non-album bonus cut while the liner notes feature the singer’s recollections of her time at Motown. Look out for reviews of both albums soon at www.soulandjazzandfunk.com. For more information go to: www.myreelmusic.com