Congratulations to Victor Haynes, No.1 in the UK Soul Chart this May 2019. With the nice weather we head to the summer with a limited edition 12 inch reissue of Leos Sunshipp Give Me The Sunshine. There are only 500, all hand numbered. If this is the first time you have visited us at expansionrecords.com, welcome! If you like real soul music, you have come to the right place. Based in the UK, we endeavor to provide the level of quality soul largely abandoned by the American major companies many years ago. Our purpose is to offer artists, both new and veteran, a platform for their music on the UK soul scene, and where helpful, an international stage through our vast network of music fans and business affiliates. There is a real passion for what we do here and this is what keeps us going through sunshine and rain especially through these ever more changing and challenging times. Below are links to our current releases. A combination of CD, vinyl and digital releases. All are amazing soul, funk, jazz recordings that we know you will love. Why not check out THE EXPANSION RECORDS VAULT and see what other music you can explore.....
A signature track for Expansion, and first re-issues of this double header with I'm Back For More for 33 years. These copies are on yellow vinyl with only 500 hand numbered copies pressed.
Ronnie McNeir has been associated with Expansion for over 30 years through his own Setting Sun label. Now on 7inch for the first time in the UK Expansion bring something special for Record Store Day, 500 hand numbered copies of the 1981 Detroit soul single My Baby. An original copy will set you back Â£100 and these limited edition RSD pressings will become sought after too. Hold On comes from the 1989 Expansion album Life & Love, and is released for the first time here on 7inch single. Ronnie currently tours as a member of The Four Tops and is back to perform a rare solo concert in June 2019 as part of Blackpool International Soul Festival this year.
Rockie Robbins is back with a brand new album. Robbins is from Minneapolis but moved to Los Angeles in 1979 when signed to A&M Records. From his work with Skip Scarborough, Leon Ware, Richard Evans, Bobby Martin & Jerry Peters came a legacy of timeless quality music including the global hit You & Me, rare groove We Belong Together and the celebrated interpretation of the Earth Wind & Fire song Be Ever Wonderful. The title track single reunites Rocky with producer Ricky Peterson (George Benson, Chaka Khan, Rosie Gaines), Good Life the track remixed in the UK by Boogie Back for the 7 inch release â€“ and for the first time in the UK, Rockie performs live with band at the Jazz CafÃ© on 10th March.
Coming on iTunes, 19th April the album by Victor Haynes/ â€œTake It To The Topâ€ is a mixture of styles from classic soul to jazz and some uptempo floor fillers. It includes â€œSpend Some Timeâ€, currently a feature in UK Soul Charts, â€œJazz Streetâ€ as played by Jeff Young on Jazz FM and â€œWho Do You Loveâ€ as supported by Ralph Tee on Solar. All songs are original, written and produced by Victor Haynes and Pete May.