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.....
We love amazing soul singers at Expansion so are delighted to bring you her much anticipated debut album Desire. It includes UK Soul Chart No.1 The Answer Is No and Free from Tom Glide and brand new music produced by Nils and Lew Laing from the smoother side of the soul/jazz world. Already Candace has received Billboards Most Added designation and a Best International Artist nominee
Be There In The Morning is such an amazing song Renee Geyer co-wrote she recorded it twice! While the 1976 original is smooth and classy, it is the more upbeat funky 1977 version of the song she sang thatâ€™s the definitive and re-released here. It was first reissued by Expansion on 2003s Soul Togetherness compilation, and the 1979 version of the song recorded by Norman Connors was reissued as a 7 inch by Expansion in 2016. For this 7 inch the track has been re-mastered to its ultimate best and coupled, for the first time on 7inch, with a superb version of It Only Happens (When I Look At You), a song best known by Aretha Franklin and also known by Jackie Wilson. The version is a duet with fellow Australian Doug Williams of The Rockmelons.
One Way featuring Al Hudson are back! #New Old School is their first for over 25 years in this 40th Anniversary year of You Can Do It and their debut album in 1979. Prior to this event, Al Hudson had a solo career and recorded as Al Hudson & The Soul Partners prior to the transition to One Way. #New Old School has all the elements of their 80s funk jams with steppers and ballads all here in the mix. Still with Al co-writing and producing is Dave Maestro D Roberson at their Detroit studio.
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.