Garry J. Cape’s Wakefield-based Soulscape label – which specialises in cult, vintage, and hard-to-find Stateside soul – continues to add to its already impressive catalogue with a new collection from Florida-born soul man, TOMMY TATE, this month. ‘When Hearts Grow Cold’ is a massive 20-track CD that brings together sides that the Mississippi-raised singer cut at Malaco and Muscle Shoals in the ’80s and ’90s and includes Tate’s ultra-soulful-interpretations of songs previously cut by the likes of CANDI STATON, BOBBY ‘BLUE’ BLAND, OTIS CLAY, DOROTHY MOORE and LITTLE MILTON.
Also recently out on Soulscape is a superb retrospective called ‘Malaco Soul Brothers’ featuring the mid-’70s work of soul men, CHUCK BROOKS, JOE WILSON and ace tunesmith, GEORGE SOULE. It features rare 45s from the trio plus a wealth of previously unissued material unearthed from the Malaco vaults. Aficionados of deep and obscure Southern soul should also look out for ‘Nobody Has To Tell Me,’ a terrific collection by the raw-voiced LATTIMORE BROWN, which features his seminal Stax-like ’60s recordings for the Sound Stage Seven, Seventy Seven and Renegade labels.
For more information on these and other releases by Soulscape, go to: http://www.garryjcape.com