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 Clark in the set’s extensive liner notes as well as a raft of previously unpublished photos.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 For more information go to: