VF Live: Symphonical Records

Featuring Black soul and funk artists from the ’60s-’80s.

In VF Live, artists take you inside their homes, record shops, and studios for intimate sets and mixes.

For Symphonical Records first instalment, the label unearths little known funk and soul gems by Black artists that were self-released during the sixties through the eighties.

Watch and listen to the set above, find out more about it and check out the tracklist below.

“Predominantly, these are the B-sides to uptempo soul & funk tracks, forming the basis to a genre known as ‘oldies’ – coined by radio personality Art Leboe. These singles are on the rarer side, pressed in small quantities and distributed locally, generally recorded with limited resources – with one or two takes laid down by groups in their teens or early 20s. Their messages are sincere, and have also inspired a recent resurgence of international ‘sweet soul’ groups.

Symphonical Records & Publishing was created to highlight these independent groups and solo artists from the ’60s-’80s. We have recently launched a project called The Key To Our Love, which shares the sounds, stories & imagery of all the artists involved.”

Tracklist:

1. Sambo – I Am Tired Of Going On
2. Dell And The Sensations – Lonesome Night
3. Disciples Of Soul ‎– Peek-A-Boo
4. Elois Scott ‎– Broadway Love
5. Andre & Zero Plus ‎– Sparkle In A Woman’s Eye
6. Brief Encounter – Where Will I Go
7. Bobbi Row And The English Men – Why’d You Put Me On
8. Darius – Hello Stranger
9. Step By Step – She’s Gone
10. Taste Of Love – Cindy
11. Larry Craig and Third Addition ‎– Do It Again
12. Total Unity – I’m Takin’ A Stroll
13. Love, Warmth & Affection ‎– Expression Of Affection

Head here for more information on Symphonical Records’ releases.

Original Resource is The Vinyl Factory