Dusty Groove, the Chicago record store-turned-specialist reissue label, is unleashing another couple of hard-to-find collectors’ items on CD in September. First up is ‘S.O.B,’ a rare Chess album from 1970 recorded by the short-lived Windy City harmony vocal group, SHADES OF BLACK. Significantly, the album was written and helmed by Dells’ producer, Bobby Miller. Although it didn’t make any waves commercially and the group faded into obscurity, the quartet’s solitary LP is now highly sought after by collectors of vintage soul.
Also on Dusty Groove is a rare 1975 album by soul-jazz Hammond hero, REUBEN WILSON. After a famous five album stint at Blue Note during the years 1968-1971 Wilson eventually ended up at Chess for one album, where he cut ‘Got To Get Your Own,’ a richly varied set that finds the funky Hammond B-3 organ grinder surrounded by guest vocalists and supported by lush string and horn arrangements (courtesy of Brad Baker). For more information go to www.dusty groove.com