The Sunday Times on our True Soul Anthology: Must Have Reissue

Now-Again | Aug. 8, 2011 | News |

The Sunday Times just declared our True Soul: Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax anthologies as “Must Have Reissues.” An excerpt from the review by:

“… Arkansas’ True Soul is a label worth discovering. It favoured a rough-and-ready sounds and artists who were not destined to become household names. Thomas East (No? Me neither) gets four tracks – all gems.”

Download Thomas East’s “Slipping Around” below, and then read the full review. And, if you didn’t know, both CD/DVD volumes – and our deluxe 4 LP box set – are in stock and shipping at Stones Throw’s webstore and available everywhere good music is sold/

Read: The Sunday Times on True Soul: Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax.
Buy: True Soul, Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax
Download: Thomas East “Slipping Around” (45 Version).

The Times and The Guardian on our True Soul anthologies: 4 Stars!

Now-Again | Jul. 22, 2011 | News |

We have to admit that our Friday is off to a good start – two of the UK’s biggest dailies gave our True Soul: Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax anthologies four stars. An excerpt from The Times’ review by Will Hodgkinson:

“… what amazing tunes they are: party instrumentals, hard luck tales and tender love songs all held together by a raw but tight funk sound.”

Both CD/DVD volumes – and our deluxe 4 LP box set – are in stock and shipping at Stones Throw’s webstore; Vol. 2 and the 4 LP box set are out everywhere good music is sold next Tuesday.

Read: The Guardian on True Soul: Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax.
Read: The Times on True Soul: Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax.
Buy: True Soul, Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax Vol. 1
Download: Thomas East “Slipping Around” (45 Version).
More Info/Pictures: True Soul, Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax Vol. 1.

True Soul Vols. 1 and 2 Get Five Stars In Record Collector: “…every song…is a real blast.”

Now-Again | Jul. 14, 2011 | News |

In their latest issue, the UK’s Record Collector review a series of great 70s Stax recordings, and then make their way left, towards Little Rock – where they give our True Soul: Deep Sounds From THe Left Of Stax anthologies five stars… Thanks guys!

More: Record Collector on True Soul: Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax

Audio: Lee Anthony and Egon talk True Soul on WNYC’s Soundcheck

Now-Again | Jul. 12, 2011 | News |

Lee Anthony and Egon sat in on WNYC’s Soundcheck today. From the WNYC website:

“If you were a soul and funk musician living in Little Rock, Arkansas, during the 1960s and ‘70s, there was one guy you needed to know: Lee Anthony. He opened Little Rock’s first black-owned record store, and later, launched a record label called True Soul Records. That label is the subject of a new two-volume compilation of rare funk and soul songs called “True Soul: Deep Sounds From the Left of Stax.” Joining us to talk about the new release is Lee Anthony himself, along with Eothen Alapatt of Now Again records, which released the new set.”

Listen (Link): Lee Anthony and Egon talk True Soul on WNYC’s Soundcheck.

Photos: True Soul Record Release Party In Los Angeles…

Now-Again | Jul. 5, 2011 | Photographs |

We told you it was going to be a good one…. On Sunday, June 26th, the funk converged at palate food + wine in Los Angeles. Palate’s chefs smoked up some Arkansas-style BBQ; their sommelier explained the subtle differences between the different 40 ounces on their tasting menu; Cut Chemist, J.Rocc, Breakestra’s Miles and Egon’s played the True Soul hits; Lee Anthony – straight off the plane from Little Rock – held court with those fans enthralled by his forty year stint with one of America’s best-kept-secrets of a soul label.

If you were there, you had ‘cue stained hands and bunch of Wonderbread in your gut to prove it. If you weren’t – well, don’t miss our next throw down.

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