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2019-04-26
Kelly Finnigan: The Tales People Tell

Kelly Finnigan's debut solo album for Colemine Records represents the culmination of his 15 years of experience - in the studio as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, engineer, producer - and touring the US and Europe as a singer, musician, and band-leader. The content within reflects his dedication to expression through the rich American music traditions of soul, gospel, doo-wop, and R&B. The subject is love. Its ecstasies and heartaches. Love sought, found, betrayed, lost, and rediscovered. The result is a marvelous collection of songs and performances that run the gamut from whispering tenderness to roaring appeals; from lean and mean to lush and lovely. And always…always, manifestly honest, and undeniably soulful. With Finnigan guiding these songs from their conception all the way to the record pressing plant, the new release provides the singular voice missing from soul music: a visionary that writes, records, performs and produces his own material.

Jake Najor feat. Mixmaster Wolf: High Costa Living / Grab A Soda

A little two-sided mean machine here! Jake Najor (drummer of The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble) brings two heaters! Both sides features members of SFSE, but the A is graced by none other than west coast funk legend Mixmaster Wolf (Breakestra) and man is it a deadly combo! The B is just a funky, nasty, mean, dark instrumental with some insanely pocket drums and a killer fuzzed our chorus. DJs need doubles!

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2019-04-12
Soul Scratch: America

LA's Soul Scratch is dropping their first new material since their breakout LP Pushing Fire and they’re coming out with a bang! "America" is a tune that is driving by design because Soul Scratch is trying to drive the message clearly to the listener from the first lyric, "Hold up! Is This America??" While the A-side is sure to set dance floors on fire, the B-side is a slow burner calling for unity titled "We All Bleed The Same."

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2019-04-12
The Rugged Nuggets: Rugged Walk

Recorded in the San Fernando Valley just a stones throw away from the infamous Van Nuys Blvd. cruising scene, it’s no wonder from beat one "Rugged Walk" hits hard and demands to be turned up loud with the windows rolled down. On the flip side RN delivers west-coast cool at it's finest. With swooning strings, breezy guitars and tough as nails drums "Take Me With You" is the epitome of mellow mood.

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2019-03-22
Barbara Howard: On The Rise

Barbara Howard’s On The Rise is more than just another rare soul LP. It’s a love story. It’s a dream. It was an attempt to break through. And although Barbara certainly never became a star, one song did become a staple in rare soul and funk DJ sets, keeping interest in Barbara Howard just under the surface. And as fate would have it in 2016, a sealed copy of the LP would find its way into Plaid Room Records in Loveland, OH and kick start the revival of her story and her music.

In 1968, as an outgrowth of a community movement and talent search program called “Operation Step-Up”, Steven Reece wanted to take his community movement to the next level. This is when the idea of founding an independent label came to mind. The idea was to self-produce quality records and through successful sales attempt to land major label distribution. Steve identified Barbara Howard as the talent and set to producing her record. The idea was to produce an LP with a variety of tracks that could be marketed to a variety of radio formats and markets (gospel, pop, soul, jazz, etc.).

And while the record fizzled shortly after its release, Steve and Barbara ended up getting married shortly afterwards making this possibly the most romantic production of a record is soul music history. So via Colemine’s reissue imprint Remined Records, we are proud to present to you Barbara Howard’s On The Rise

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2019-03-01
Rudy De Anda: The Mirror

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There is a tidal wave of cross-cultural expression washing inland out of Long Beach and Rudy De Anda is at the forefront of this genre-bending, sonic re-definition of the musical melting pot. Young and softspoken, his is cutting and bringing a fresh sound to the west coast indie scene.

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2019-02-15
Durand Jones & The Indications: Don’t You Know

The lead single from the sophomore LP from Durand Jones & The Indications has everything you could ask for. Dual lead vocals from Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer, danceable beat, and super sweet soul harmonies that won’t soon leave your ear or turntable. It’s familiar yet modern and it’s truly beautiful seeing these guys push soul music forward with their second LP!

Kelly Finnigan: “I Don’t Wanna Wait” b/w “It’s Not That Easy”

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The first 45 release from Monophonics' lead singer Kelly Finngian puts his multitude of talents on full display! "I Don’t Wanna Wait" is a catchy, gritty soul tune that finds Kelly pleading for love! And with a voice like his, you could resist!

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2018-12-07
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio: Live At KEXP!

The Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio may have this KEXP session to thank for much of the notoriety they have received since it first premiered. Since then, they've secured a record deal, a world renowned booking agent, a publishing deal, international sponsorships, and will be embarking on a national tour this spring. This session was released on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day 2018, marking the first full KEXP session ever to be pressed on vinyl. Now it's available once again on black vinyl, CD, and cassette.

Ghost Funk Orchestra: Walk Like A Motherfucker / Isaac Hayes

Ghost Funk Orchestra are a mystery. Plain and simple. Dirty, soulful production, verbed and fuzzed out guitars, mysterious vocals that feel like a lost score to a Quentin Tarantino film. The brainchild of one-man producer/musician/arranger Seth Applebaum, GFO is forging new territory and blurring the line between soul and psychedelic.

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2018-11-09
Ikebe Shakedown: Assassin / View From Above

The latest and greatest from Ikebe Shakedown! "Assassin" is pulled from Ikebe Shakedown's most recent LP The Way Home (CLMN- 12017) with a B-side that is exclusive to this 45. Brooklyn's Ikebe Shakedown explores a wide variety of instrumental soul, touching on afro-funk, R&B, and even psych at times.

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2018-11-09
The Gripsweats: Gripsweats Theme / Intermission

The nastiest, sweatiest instrumental funk on Colemine is back with a second helping. This time coming through with some fuzzed out funk on the A-side with "Gripsweats Theme" and some mellow library vibes on the B-side. DJs are going to need doubles of this bad boy as this one has the vibe to get the party started right.

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2018-10-19
Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos: Rockstone

Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos' sophomore effort Rockstone is more than just a love letter to the roots of Jamaican music. It's an actual love letter. Tom McDowall aka Jr. Thomas explains, "I could write a musical love letter to all things I loved: my wife, my family, my friends, my band mates. I could write a song to tell me to Chin Up when times got tough. I could give gratitude to the Jamaican artists that paved the way for the beautiful music we now call reggae. I could write a song about what it's like to lose someone important to you. Or write a song to invigorate me spiritually. Music is healing and that's the best therapy there is for me." Rockstone isn’t just another throwback record to an era gone by. It's a record that takes risks within the genre, but more importantly it's a genuinely honest record. "I called the album Rockstone because true love cannot be defeated. It lives forever. We write tributes on our tombstones because they live on beyond our lives as a remembrance of something special and important to us."

Nico Collins & The Soul Chance: Give Love A Try / The Sole Chance

Bakersfield, CA duo The Soul Chance are steeped in early reggae. Lo- fi recording techniques and sweet reggae performances are the order of the day. The A-side features a cover of the classic “Give Love A Try” by Delroy Wilson, while the B-side is a sweet soul instrumental that serves as the group’s theme.

Wesley Bright & The Honeytones: Happiness / You Don't Want Me

Fresh, sweet soul from Akron's Wesley Bright & The Honeytones. After going through some changes in both personnel and sound, Wesley and the guys have found their groove. This tune represents a new direction for the band, produced by Colemine Records' in-house producer Leroi Conroy at their Loveland, OH studio, these tunes are rough and tough, yet super sweet as well. Maybe that because lead singer Wesley Bright is also a beekeeper. That's right. He's a sweet soul singer that makes honey. You can't make that up.

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2018-09-21
Ben Pirani: How Do I Talk To My Brother?

"It'd be easy to mistake this release for yet another soul revival album made by a dude who wasn't there the first time around - but it'd be the listener's mistake to make. What kind of record is a man with a punk past going to make when he's been a mod, a rocker and a rare soul collector in between? One that draws on a familial history of activism, sacrifice and earnest hustling - the very same things we're all being called upon to conjure as a society in this present moment. This is a body of work that lets neither performer nor listener off the hook, yet still understands the need for care and cause in the spaces between. Consider it: A band of fighters meant for the clear-eyed lovers of the world. Ben Pirani is not fooling around, and neither are the working musicians who agreed to make this record with him." - Jocelyn Brown Colemine Records is proud to present the debut LP from Ben Pirani. A record that feels so very easy and familiar, but at the same time fresh and relevant. Like the hype sticker