UK soul connoisseurs will be more than familiar with ERROL HENRY. In 1989 he founded the legendary Intimate Records. Throughout the 90s Errol enjoyed success working with major record labels such as Arista, BMG, Warner Music, Island, EMI and Atlantic Records while Intimate continued to issue quality UK soul. Mr H went on to work with the Jones Girls on their ‘Coming Back’ long player and he produced much of Lulu’s best ever album, the Dome-released ‘Independence’. Errol then went on to produce UK soul classics on artists like Anthony Drakes, The Affair, Chris Ballin, Richard Anthony Davis, Jaki Graham and Deni Hines.
In 1993 he set up THE SOUND PRINCIPLE as an outlet for his own music and he enjoyed especial success with the inspirational album, ‘Heaven’s Glory’, which is still held in high esteem by UK soul collectors.
Though the Sound Principle is still around, Mr H is working on a new imprint i2 which brought us the wonderful ‘First Night’ from Everett earlier this year. Now i2 hits us with a remarkable, properly soulful 4 track EP ‘THE LOVE MUSIC SAMPLER’. The lead track comes from that man Everett. The ex-Syndicate singer delivers an infectious ‘Your Side Of Love’ which, we’re told, comes form his upcoming album. We defy you to sit still through this one!
The EP’s other tracks are the old school ‘Bring Back The Love’ from Kansas-based Le Velle, ‘Nothing Like The Love Of A Woman’ by South Carolina’s wonderfully-named Carmichael Music Lover and the simple, jazzy ‘Love Song’ from Jorel “JFLY” Flynn. This one’s the cherry on this very special soul cake as it features input from a certain Frank McComb. His name guarantees excellence… this cut is absolute proof!
This 4 track ‘THE LOVE MUSIC SAMPLER’ is just that – a taste of soulful things to come from i2.