Thursday, April 4, 2013

Truth and Soul Records

Preorder the Shirley Nanette Picture Sleeve 45 NowAvailable for preorder now – click HERE.

In the early seventies, Hank Swarn and Shirley Nanette came together to create Never Coming Back…

Swarn had been on the road for fi ve years, lending his guitar-backing talent to Earl Grant and his band. Swarn brought his material to the sessions, and with the support of some talented local musicians, the album was recorded in a little over a week. Truth & Soul & Magnetic recordings is proud to present the re-issue of this long forgotten gem that was released in 1973 by Satara, a tiny label in Portland, Oregon. Only 500 copies were originally released.

Side A, “All of Your Life,” is a psychedelic dance floor burner that sounds like Marlena Shaw singing over a lost Jimi Hendrix instrumental. Side B, “People Are Thinking” showcases Shirley Nanette’s jazzy vocals over an uptempo backing track with Ethiopian horn melodies on top of a robust soul beat.

Shirley Nanette is still extraordinary. She continues to sing and perform in Portland and people who hear her work for the first time are always touched by her passion, emotion,and skill.

Under License From Magnetic Recordings (Austin, TX)

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