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Malik (7")
Cat: CORD 7004. Rel: 22 Nov 17
  1. Malik (Difusion edit) (4:52)
  2. A Fool No Longer (4:56)
Review: Cordial have partnered with Afrodisia to reissue their sought-after album, 1980's Elephant Sunrise, in 2018, with an album of previously unreleased recordings to follow. To whet our appetite, they've decided to release the never-before-heard "Malik", a brilliant chunk of jazz-funk fusion that would have got jazz dancers hot under the collar had it appeared when it was originally recorded way back in 1982. On the B-side you'll find the similarly minded "A Fool No Longer", a dancefloor-focused chunk of blue-eyed soul that has previously only been available on obscure 1981 compilation album Rock Aus Der Alten Schule. Brilliant stuff all told.
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Elephant Sunrise
Cat: CORDCD 002. Rel: 04 Sep 18
  1. TMFF
  2. Elephant Sunrise
  3. Psychic Summers
  4. Could It Only Be Me
  5. Sugar Free
  6. Good Thang
  7. Wild Turkey
  8. Goin' Down To The Disco
  9. Zugabe (Encore)
Review: Later this year, crate-digging specialists Cordial Recordings is set to release an album of previously unheard recordings by cult German jazz-fusion combo Afrodisia. To get us in the mood, the London-based label has decided to reissue the band;s sole previous album, 1980's Elephant Sunrise. While the album is best known for the impeccable jazz-funk sweetness of "Sugar Free" - recorded, like much of the rest of the album, by a mixture of locals and guest musicians from a nearby U.S army base - there's much to enjoy throughout, from the psychedelic heaviness of opener "TMFF" and elastic dancefloor workout "Psychic Summers", to the slap-bass-propelled funk-rock of "Wild Turkey" and intense, full-throttle closer "Zugabe (Encore)".
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Sugar Free
Cat: CORD 7020. Rel: 11 Feb 20
  1. Sugar Free (4:39)
  2. Malcolm X (4:58)
Review: Back in 2017 Cordial Recordings mined the vaults of legendary German jazz-funk and off-kilter disco band Afrodisia and offered up a 7" single featuring a previously unheard track. They're at it again here, accompanying sought-after "Elephant Sunrise" album track "Sugar Free" - a delicious chunk of super-sweet jazz-funk rich in Pat Metheny style jazz lead guitar and scat vocals - with unreleased gem "Malcolm X". It's an up-tempo slab of Azymuth style jazz-funk laden with spacey synthesizer solos, quick-fingered bass guitar, punchy horns and a vibraphone part reminiscent of Roy Ayers. Excellent stuff!
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Power & Soul
Cat: CORD 7031. Rel: 25 Feb 22
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Making Love Together
Cat: CORD 7002. Rel: 22 Jun 17
  1. Making Love Together (vocal) (4:40)
  2. Making Love Together (instrumental) (4:39)
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Atomic Soul (Tom Funk Mix)
Atomic Soul (Tom Funk Mix) (hand-stamped numbered 7" limited to 150 copies)
Cat: CORD 7022. Rel: 30 Sep 20
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz/Nu Soul
  1. Atomic Soul (Tom Funk mix) (4:33)
  2. Atomic Soul (instrumental) (4:32)
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Amen Brothers
Cat: CORDLP 007. Rel: 30 Sep 20
  1. Afro Flame (3:43)
  2. Lightning Doesn't Strike Twice (4:45)
  3. Lucky (3:40)
  4. Real Fake Diamonds (3:59)
  5. Atomic Soul (5:45)
  6. Freshly Glazed (3:49)
  7. You Were My Queen (4:44)
  8. Set It Down (5:57)
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I Like Your Style
Cat: CORD 7014. Rel: 20 Nov 18
  1. I Like Your Style (3:24)
  2. The Love I Found In You (feat Chuck Edwards) (4:15)
Review: During the 1970s, San Francisco-based family band The Edwards Generation released a handful of obscure singles that are now sought by funk and soul collectors the world over. These very same collectors should enjoy this tidy seven-inch on Cordial, which offers up two previously unheard recordings from the Chuck Edwards-helmed outfit. A-side "I Like Your Style" is a breezy and laidback dancefloor mover, with a sweet lead vocal, rubbery slap bass, jangling guitars, fuzzy horns and unfussy but floor-ready drums. Chuck Edwards sings lead on the loved-up, West Coast style goodness of "The Love I Found In You", a sunshine-ready number that's arguably the stronger of two killer cuts.
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I Like Your Style: Disco Special 12 Inch Mix
Cat: CORD 12005. Rel: 18 Nov 21
  1. I Like Your Style (Al Kent remix) (12:24)
  2. I Like Your Style (Ourra remix) (5:08)
  3. I Like Your Style (Mark Grusane remix) (7:00)
Review: The Edwards Generation 'I Like Your Style' first came on Cordial Recordings in 2018 and instantly become something of a modern funk and soul classic. Now it gets remixed by a trio of top talents for this new 12" version. The one and only Al Kent reimagines it first and takes us on a magnificent, 12 minute plus disco journey to the stars. After his love fulled and blissful rework, Ourra heads back to the 80s for a nostalgic sound with boogie bass and big horn action. Last of all, Chicago man Mark Grusane takes a more subtle and sympathetic approach, tweaking the originally only slightly, but in all the right ways. Super stuff.
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Dynasty (LP)
Cat: CORDLP 005. Rel: 07 Oct 19
  1. The Love I Found In You (4:07)
  2. Choosing You (3:30)
  3. Do What You Wanna Do (4:34)
  4. You Can Do It (3:33)
  5. Get Out On The Dancefloor (3:16)
  6. Runaway (5:01)
  7. Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me (4:19)
  8. Falling (3:19)
  9. Stop All Your Fooling (2:57)
  10. Space Case (5:31)
  11. Ain't It Funny (4:33)
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Dynasty (CD)
Cat: CORDCD 005. Rel: 04 Oct 19
  1. The Love I Found In You
  2. Choosing You
  3. Do What You Wanna Do
  4. You Can Do It
  5. Get Out On The Dancefloor
  6. Runaway
  7. Girl Don't Take Your Love From Me
  8. Falling
  9. Stop All Your Fooling
  10. Space Case
  11. Ain't It Funny
  12. I Like Your Style
  13. Get Up, Get Up
  14. I Like Your Style (2018)
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Family Album
Cat: CORDLP 006. Rel: 11 Feb 20
  1. Everybody Must Pay (3:27)
  2. The Girls Alright With Me (3:53)
  3. When Tomorrow Comes (4:03)
  4. Set You Free (short version) (5:08)
  5. Sad Lonely Feeling (70s version) (3:38)
  6. Life (3:59)
  7. I Got To Move On (4:01)
  8. Living From Day To Day (3:51)
  9. Sad Lonely Feeling (80s version) (4:11)
  10. Where Are You (4:37)
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Living From Day To Day
Cat: CORD 7019. Rel: 30 May 19
  1. Living From Day To Day (3:21)
  2. Where Are You (4:37)
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Life (7")
Cat: CORD 7029. Rel: 25 Feb 22
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Set You Free
Cat: CORD 12003. Rel: 27 Oct 20
  1. Set You Free (long version) (11:51)
  2. Mellow (6:08)
  3. Life (4:00)
Review: Earlier in the year, rare and unissued soul specialists Cordial Recordings offered up a fine album of previously unreleased recordings by Family of Swede, an obscure Oakland, California-based band who were briefly active in the mid 1970s. The label has now decided to follow this up by releasing the full, near 12-minute recording of album highlight 'Set Me Free', a deliciously spacey, slow-motion cosmic soul number that sounds like a Californian stoner's take on some of Cymande's most laidback and intergalactic work. It's rather brilliant all told, as is flipside opener 'Mellow', a synth-laden trip through up-tempo space-funk territory that's as infectious as Covid 19 at a student house party. 'Life', a funky slab of blue-eyed soul brilliance, completes a must-have EP.
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Garfield Fleming
Cat: CORD 12001. Rel: 25 Jul 18
  1. Ain't Nothing Too Good For My Woman (5:04)
  2. Daddy's Home (3:40)
  3. Is That Ok? (4:25)
  4. Grass Ain't Greener (Daft Funk Funktion Creep Rub) (6:00)
  5. Is That Ok? (4:22)
  6. Hustling (3:12)
Review: Cordial Recordings in partnership with Pilier Records are proud to announce the return of Philadelphia's legendary Mr Garfield Fleming, with this mini album of new productions. Fleming only released about three singles sporadically between 1981, 1984 and 1991 - but he's an incredibly under appreciated artist, we know that much. All female vocals are performed by fellow Pilier recording artist Mz. Nina. Featuring the sexy deep-funk of "Ain't Nothing Too Good For My Woman" - this one is a true diggers delight for those in the know! The late night boogie-down vibes of "Daddy's Home" or "Is That OK" takes things down slo-mo territory and of course we've just got to mention that terrific Daft Funk Funktion Creep Rub (yep!) of "Grass Ain't Greener".
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Traveling Through The Land
  1. Traveling Through The Land (3:51)
  2. Stop This Fussing & Fighting (3:25)
Review: Cordial Recordings has dug deep for this third release. It comes from the Arthur Goodjoin-helmed Singing Tornados, a band that emanated in the 1950s and are still performing locally in South Carolina today. The two songs showcased here naturally come from their most hard-to-find 7" (an original copy would set you back a four-figure sum). "Travelling Through The Land" is an impassioned soul number that sits somewhere between the stomping sound of Detroit and the more orchestral Philadelphia International sound. Typically, B-side "Stop This Fussing & Fighting" is a more laidback - if no less impassioned - affair, with Goodjoin pleading for World peace over a sumptuous, slow and groovy backing track.
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Signs Of A Dying Love
Cat: CORD 7006. Rel: 25 Jan 18
  1. Signs Of A Dying Love (unreleased version) (4:07)
  2. Signs Of A Dying Love (unreleased version MKII) (3:37)
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Celestial Skies
Cat: CORDCD 008. Rel: 19 Jan 21
  1. Sunshine (Come Back To Me)
  2. Down In Love
  3. Keepin' In Line
  4. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
  5. When The Morning Comes
  6. Celestial Skies
  7. Love Song
  8. Us
  9. Rainbow Rider
  10. Darlin' Darlin'
  11. Power To See
  12. If I'm Not Crazy
  13. You Gotta Rock N' Roll
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The Dream
Cat: CORD 7028. Rel: 02 Dec 21
  1. The Dream (Without intro) (3:47)
  2. Say What's On Your Mind (3:05)
Played by: Soul Music
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Is That Enough?
Cat: CORD 7007. Rel: 26 Apr 18
  1. Is That Enough? (5:09)
  2. Country Girl (3:22)
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Breezy (LP)
Cat: CORDLP 009. Rel: 18 Oct 21
  1. Breezy (demo version) (4:04)
  2. Without You (3:10)
  3. Is That Enough? (5:09)
  4. Only Love Spoken Here (6:16)
  5. Mountain Man (version 1) (3:22)
  6. Love Song (3:32)
  7. Don't Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream) (2:47)
  8. You Want Me (3:11)
  9. Time (3:02)
  10. Country Girl (3:51)
  11. Mountain Man (version 2) (3:14)
Review: Ruby & the Mudflaps were a funk group active throughout the seventies. Many of their best tunes have never before been pressed to vinyl and that is what motivates this new collection. Breezy. It is a superb collection of the band's best studio cuts alongside a number of live recordings, all made back in the seventies. These tunes are exclusive to the Cordial Recordings label and are new to vinyl aside from 'Is That Enough?' which the label put out on a 7" in 2018. The glorious title tune is a great one to kick off with and the funk levels do not dip from there.
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Played by: Dynamite Cuts
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Visions Of My Love
Cat: CORDLP 010. Rel: 18 Oct 21
  1. Loving (2:49)
  2. Visions Of My Love (3:23)
  3. Don't You Know (4:00)
  4. Life (2:47)
  5. Check On You (2:06)
  6. Oh Your Love (3:01)
  7. Seaquence (3:20)
  8. Good Better Best (2:52)
  9. Graveyard Walk (2:12)
  10. Milkman (3:08)
Review: It is to San Diego in California that we go with this album from Sequence. The story is that the music featured here was originally on a reel-to-reel that was then placed in an auction by California Soul. It was made up of five previously unreleased tunes and five from their Mix Faze release, three of which are slightly different versions. Cordial Recordings entered the bidding and won, then made contact with Ron from the band who gave his blessing for the music to be released. He also agreed on the title, Visions Of My Love, and relayed that the music was recorded back in 1976. All these years later, it still bangs.
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Music Is The Message
Music Is The Message (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: CORDLP 003. Rel: 25 Apr 19
  1. Show Me Tell Me (4:29)
  2. Get Your Thing Together (5:23)
  3. Save The Children (3:54)
  4. Spirit (3:50)
  5. Music Is The Message (4:18)
  6. Funky Music (part One) (3:39)
  7. Breakout (4:56)
  8. Running (4:13)
  9. Funky Music (part Two) (3:21)
Played by: Andrea passenger
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Funky Music Parts 1 & 2
Cat: CORD 7021. Rel: 11 Feb 20
  1. Funky Music (part 1) (3:41)
  2. Funky Music (part 2) (3:23)
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Music Is Message
Cat: CORD 7015. Rel: 29 Oct 18
  1. Music Is Message (4:21)
  2. Show Me Tell Me (4:32)
Review: Cordial Recordings continues to unearth previously unheard gems from the past and make them available to the public for the very first time. Soon, the London-based label will be releasing a previously unheard album from former Stax and Gamma act Sons of Slum, who were once said to be Chicago's finest live act of the 1970s. The seven-piece ensemble are in blistering form on "Music Is Message", a life-affirming anthem built around thrilling horn lines, great group vocals and the kind of driving, bass-heavy disco-funk groove that makes you want to throw some serious shapes. In contrast, "Show Me Tell Me" is an altogether more relaxed affair, with the group singing a song of love over a deeper and groovier backing track.
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Ride The Gospel Train
  1. The Tolbert Family Singers - "Ride The Gospel Train" (feat Brother O C Tolbert) (3:36)
  2. O C Tolbert - "Give It To Glory" (5:46)
Review: With Cordial Recordings, LoveVinyl's Roual Galloway is doing a terrific job in making rare, sought-after tracks available to a wider audience. In truth, you'll struggle to find a more rare and expensive gospel killer than The Tolbert Family Singers' "Ride The Gospel Train", a drum machine driven chunk of gospel-boogie with crunchy funk guitars that's been changing hands for hundreds of pounds online. Andrew Weatherall is a fan and it's easy to see why. Flipside "Give it Glory", a solo cut by Tolbert Family patriarch Brother OC Tolbert, is a sweeter and breezier slab of gospel-soul that has never before been released on vinyl. Two killer cuts for the price of one: nice one, Roual!
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Hoochie Coo Strut
Hoochie Coo Strut (12" limited to 300 copies)
Cat: CORD 12004. Rel: 01 Jul 21
  1. Hoochie Coo Strut (Al Kent version) (5:42)
  2. Hoochie Coo Strut (Andy Smith Reach Up Disco Wonderland remix) (5:25)
  3. Hoochie Coo Strut (3:34)
Review: UK based production team Weekend Sun is made up of Phil Smith and Chris Tarn. Here their loose and inviting 'Hoochie Coo Strut' tune gets presented on a limited edition 12" with a pair of killer mixes. The original is all deep cut, slow motion disco grooves, spangly guitar riffs and big horns. It is a cacophony of sound that gets dialled right back by Al Kent. His take is a low slung groover with jazzy chords given plenty fo room to breath and neat little riffs filing in the spaces beyond. Andy Smith Reach Up Disco Wonderland remix is a big one for full floors.
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Played by: Roual Galloway
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