Tokyo-based Sweet Soul Records Announces Latest Album Release, "Soul Over The Race Vol. 2"

Top Quote "SOUL OVER THE RACE VOL. 2," the third compilation album in the "SOUL OVER THE RACE" series recorded in Tokyo featuring all Japanese singers and musicians, offers a rare groove sound that evokes the golden age of organic soul! End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 26, 2012 - Tokyo, Japan: Today, Tokyo-based SWEET SOUL RECORDS announced the official release of their latest album, "SOUL OVER THE RACE VOL. 2," a collection of 70's and 80's soulful rare groove classics. "SOUL OVER THE RACE VOL. 2" is the third compilation album from the "SOUL OVER THE RACE" series and based on the concept that soul music transcends all races and cultures.

    "SOUL OVER THE RACE VOL.1," has seen sales reach more than 5,000 copies worldwide, and also has received overwhelming support from top soul websites such as SoulTracks and Soulchoonz, and individuals such as Jocelyn Brown, and Phil Driver.

    Barry Towler of The Vibe Scribe commenting on Vol. 1, "Donny Hathaway/J R Bailey's gorgeous "Love, Love, Love" is really given the red carpet treatment and a splendid job is done here. Again, a splendid working of The Five Stairsteps' "Ooh Child" cannot be beaten. Dreamy, soulful and totally excellent in many ways this song sums up the ambiance and atmosphere of the album. Not your run of the mill covers album, this is a really worthwhile purchase."

    For Vol.2, Nobuo Miyamae, owner & DJ of the renown "Little Soul Café" in the hip Tokyo suburb of Shimokitazawa, was in charge of song selection while appearing musicians have played with top Japanese artists, and with international artists such as Stevie Wonder and John Legend. As with all albums in the series, to find the best talent possible, SWEET SOUL RECORDS organized an audition in which four singers were selected from more than 100 participants.

    This release contains 12 tracks, including "I Wouldn't Change a Thing" (Coke Escovedo), "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (Michael Jackson), "Funkin' for Jamaica" (Tom Browne), "Changin'" (Sharon Ridely), "Thinking of You" (Chic), "Lucky Fellow" (Leroy Hutson), and others.

    Appearing singers include: Kaori Sawada of lifesound Records who has recently released "Affectionately Yours," her debut album, the talented Emi Hinouchi who has worked extensively with the popular J-hip hop group M-Flo, Sayumi, young and gifted, shares her talent for the first time on the world stage, and fasun, a veteran of the Tokyo soul music scene, are soul lights burning bright.

    "SOUL OVER THE RACE VOL. 2" is distributed Japan-wide in partnership with the highly-respected BBQ Records, long-time players in the global music industry, and is in stores from January 25, 2011.

    SWEET SOUL RECORDS, parent company lifesound, Inc., is based in Tokyo and our main goal is to promote soul music in Japan in all its forms. We are doing this by creating our own brand of soul music, and at the same time, promoting international artists who we feel can help us increase the number of loyal Japanese followers by "spreading real music."

    SWEET SOUL RECORDS: info ( @ ) sweetsoulrecords dot com
    Phone: +81 3 6416 8690

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