Welcome to MUCHO MUSIC
The No 1 shop for rare and collectible CDs – plus the odd dab of vinyl. Although we specialise in Old School soul, we love blues, R & B and rock ‘n’ roll very much as well. We aim to stock all the important reissue and new CDs of the styles of music from all over the world. This is the best music from the 50s to the 80s all under one roof, from hard to find out of print items to the latest re-issues. Our stock is expanding every month so check back here regularly for new releases.
DEEP SOUL DELIGHTS
The excellent Li-Jan label from Thailand kicks off what we hope will be a series of CDs with an absolute cracker. Deep Soul Delights has 20 tracks of top top quality music - not a dud anywhere to be seen. An absolutely unmissable release - a sure fire success. Wonderful!
WEST COAST WINNERS
Excellent selection of rare and obscure West Coast indie soul from 1962 - 1982. Really fine songs from artists including Vernon Garrett, Betty & Jay, Carl Underwood, Leon Haywood and Jesse James. This is Vol 18 in the first class SGTM catalogue. Another gem.
DEEP DIP INTO MISSISSIPPI SOUL VOL 2 GREENVILLE
As far as we are aware, this is the only ever retrospective of Mississippi music with the Greenville connection. As the notes state, this compilation is probably the first time these songs have been available since the records were pressed over 50 years ago. No big names here – no soul or blues superstars and no national hits either, but you will find a heartbeat of little label music – the backbone of Afro-American culture as it was heard in the juke joints and bars of the Mississippi Delta in the 60s.
HIDDEN GEMS FROM CHESS VOL 1
This really is a little gem of a CD. 24 of the rarest Chess sides of the 50s including some gospel from the wonderful Rev. Ballenger, some very tough blues from the likes of Calvin Bostick and Lou Sargent as well as group sounds from the 4 Cruisers. Chock full of lovely R & B! Highly recommended.
BROTHERS & SISTERS OF SOUL
The Red Onion label brings us another interesting compilation this time featuring a mix of male, female and mixed groups in their Relative Soul series. Obscurities abound and it would be a very committed collector who had these outstanding tracks on original 45 in their collection. So we thank Red Onion for making these rare tracks available to us all.
JAMES & BOBBY PURIFY
JAMES AND BOBBY PURIFY shot to fame in late 1966 with their debut single for Bell Records, ‘I’m Your Puppet’,which quickly became established as a soul classic. Written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, the song was a smash hit, reaching the US Top 10 Pop and R&B Billboard charts, and was nominated for a Grammy. Thereafter, the pair recorded two albums and several singles for Bell before eventually leaving Bell in 1968. Named after their biggest hit, I’M YOUR PUPPET includes all of James And Bobby Purify’s recordings during that dizzy two year period, including both LPs, all non-album tracks and a clutch of recordings which only surfaced in 2002. Many tracks are currently unavailable on CD.
SOUTHERN BRED VOL 6
Another fine release from those nice folks at Koko Mojo in Germany. This time the action moves to Texas for a Lone Star R & B collection full of those black rockers that are so much in vogue. 28 tracks inlude songs from the likes of Amos Milburn, Freddie King, Floyd Dixon and T-Bone Walker. Highly recommended.
SOUTHERN BRED VOL 7
The second dose of hard hitting black R & B from Texas from Koko Mojo. This time the artists who include Pee Wee Crayton, Smokey Hogg, Ray Sharpe and Lightnin' Hopkins might be rather better known that on Southern Bred Vol 6 - but rest assured the music is the same hi octane stuff. Play very loud!
DAVE GODIN DEEP SOUL TREASURES VOL 5
Ace UK's fifth and final (?) volume in their acclaimed series of Deep Soul Treasures from late guru Dave Godin. Some excellent tracks here as ever. Highly recommended. Previous CDs in this series can be ordered from us - contact us for details.
Gallant little Timmion Records from Finland has a growing reputation for it's new soul based recordings. Now the pick of some of their recent efforts has been put onto CD by another rather more established concern, Daptone of New York. This 10 track set includes several latin tinger performances as well as a peach from the great New Orleans star Willie West. If you thought new soul recordings didn't have the feel of 60s or 70s music this set might just change your mind.