SOCIETY HILL THREESOME…

Philly throwback label, SOCIETY HILL RECORDS have just released three new singles that merit investigation by those with a penchant for grown up soul music.

First up there’s a welcome return for KAT FONTAINE. As well as her own solo work, Ms F has  worked with people like Norman Harris, Bunny Sigler, Billy Paul, The Trammps, and The Temptations’ Ron Tyson) and last year she impressed with her cover of Norman Connors’ ‘I Am Your Melody’. Her new single is another cover – her spin on Phyliss Hyman’s ‘No One Can Love You More’. Kat packs plenty of emotion into the track which also features some sensual sax work.

The second new Society Hill track is another cover of a 24 carat soul classic – the Delfonics’ ‘La La Means I Love You’. The artist is Washington DC’s RON QUEEN who has a sweet falsetto that suits the song perfectly while producer Butch Ingram provides a contemporary music setting – a little less lush than the original but still effective.

Very different is the label’s third “newie” – ‘These Guns’ from THE REAL RAUL, best known these days as O.S.O.R. (Old School Original Rasul). The singer is a social activist  and the song was written for the Philadelphia “Stop The Violence” rally. The message is clear  while the groove is funkier and much more sparse from the usual Society Hill Sound.

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