The month’s selection in our Record of the Month Club will include:
1.) The debut album from Durand Jones & The Indications (officially released on July 1st) on limited, blue vinyl
2.) A new 7″ single from The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble pressed on clear, green wax
3.) A copy of the Colemine Singles CD compilation we mentioned above.
With a stellar background in gospel, Durand Jones got his start in the church, singing in the choir of his hometown in rural Louisiana. When his music career took him to Bloomington, Indiana, he was selected to join the legendary Indiana University Soul Revue, and it was through his involvement that he met writer/producer duo Aaron Frazer and Blake Rhein. The three began writing original soul music, recording themselves straight to tape in the basements of Bloomington, and now they’re releasing their debut album. For fans of Charles Bradley and Leon Bridges.
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a heavy, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. They draw influence from the masters of the style from the past and modern day, including: Quincy Jones, Jimmy McGriff, Mulatu Astatke, Isaac Hayes, The Poets of Rhythm, and for fans of that deep groove funk.