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Billy Paul - War Of The Gods (1973) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0184}

Billy Paul - War Of The Gods (1973) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0184}
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© 1973, 2012 Sony Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0184
R'n'B / Soul / Philly Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Soul Jazz

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records. To mark this, and following our reissue of some of the labels other acts such as the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and the O’Jays, we are pleased to present another album from one of the most identifiable voices of the Philly Sound. WAR OF THE GODS reached R&B #12 and Pop #110 upon its release in 1973. Some of the artists backing Billy on this album are Bobby Eli, Bunny Sigler, Norman Harris, Leon Huff and Ron Baker.
Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0175}

Billy Paul - 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0175}
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© 1972, 2012 Sony Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0175
R'n'B / Soul / Philly Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Soul Jazz

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records. To mark this, and following our reissue of some of the labels other acts such as the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and the O’Jays. We are pleased to present another album from one of the most identifiable voices of the Philly Sound. Billy Paul is a Grammy Award winning soul singer, most noted for his R&B and Pop #1 ME AND MRS. JONES from this 1972 album 360 DEGREES OF BILLY PAUL.
Heatwave - Current (1982) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0010}

Heatwave - Current (1982) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0010}
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© 1982, 2010 Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0010
R'n'B / Disco / Post Disco / Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

With four successful albums behind them in nearly as many years, and despite the fact that they were in the beginning throes of the bitter end of the band, Heatwave brought their fifth album, Current, to bear in 1982 and scored another Top 30 U.S. hit to boot. With producer Barry Blue again at the helm and with another clutch of Rod Temperton-penned songs behind their substantial R&B chops, Heatwave was able to add one final feather to a cap that history continues to seriously underrate.
Heatwave - Candles (1980) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0024}

Heatwave - Candles (1980) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0024}
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© 1980, 2010 Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0024
R'n'B / Disco / Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

During their most commercially successful years, Heatwave were a band that crossed many borders, laying claim to such international hits as Boogie Nights, Too Hot To Handle, The Groove Line, Eyballin’, and Always And Forever, all having a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic. Heatwave’s fourth album, Candles, saw Johnnie Wilder Jr take on the producers role alongside James Guthrie, best known for his work with Pink Floyd, returning to work with Heatwave since serving as an engineer on both Too Hot To Handle and Central Heating.
Heatwave - Hot Property (1979) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0021)

Heatwave - Hot Property (1979) {2010 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0021)
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© 1979, 2010 Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0021
R'n'B / Disco / Soul / Funk / Quiet Storm

During their most commercially successful years, Heatwave were a band that crossed many borders, laying claim to such international hits as Boogie Nights , Gangsters Of The Groove, Too Hot To Handle, The Groove Line and Always And Forever, all having a huge impact on both sides of the Atlantic. The members of Heatwave hailed from all over the Globe, making this group a truly international act in every sense and contributing to their unique and highly influential sound.
Linda Lewis - Lark (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0092}

Linda Lewis - Lark (1972) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0092}
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© 1972, 2012 Reprise / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0092
R'n'B / Soul / Soft Rock

Few artists can fuse genres as effortlessly as Linda Lewis. Gifted with an incredible 5 octave vocal range, her unique sound contains elements of Folk, Soul, Pop and Rock and has won the admiration of artists from Stevie Wonder to Paul Weller, Jamiroquai and Noel Gallagher, who Linda recently recorded backing vocals for.
Billy Paul - Going East (1971) {2013 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0203}

Billy Paul - Going East (1971) {2013 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0203}
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© 1971, 2013 Sony Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0203
R'n'B / Soul / Philly Soul / Psychedelic Soul / Soul Jazz

Born and raised in North Philadelphia, PA, Grammy Award Winner, BILLY PAUL began singing at the age of 12 and sometimes performed on local radio shows. Drawing inspiration from his family’s collection of 78’s, BILLY PAUL would incorporate Jazz, R&B and Pop into his style, resulting in a unique sound that became synonymous with Philadelphia International Records.
Billy Paul - Ebony Woman (1970) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR 0142}

Billy Paul - Ebony Woman (1970) {2012 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBR0142}
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© 1970, 2012 Neptune Records / Sony Music / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBR 0142
R'n'B / Soul / Philly Soul / Vocal Jazz / Quiet Storm

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the hugely influential Philadelphia International Records. To mark this, and following our reissue of some of the labels other acts such as the Three Degrees, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and the O’Jays, we are pleased to present an album from one of the most identifiable voices of the Philly Sound. Billy Paul is a Grammy Award winning soul singer, most noted for his R&B #1 "Me & Mrs Jones”. EBONY WOMAN is a delightful Gamble & Huff produced 1970 album, which was later re-released in 1973. This BBR reissue sees the original artwork being used for a CD release for the first time.
Sister Sledge - Circle of Love (1975) {2016 Special 40th Anniversary Edition Big Break Records WCDBBRX0344}

Sister Sledge - Circle of Love (1975) {2016 Special 40th Anniversary Edition Big Break Records WCDBBRX0344}
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© 1975, 2016 ATCO / Cotillion Records / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | WCDBBRX0344
R'n'B / Disco / Soul / Smooth Soul / Quiet Storm

BBR are thrilled to present the 40th Anniversary Edition of Circle of Love in a deluxe super jewel case, expanded and remastered, featuring a new interview with Kathy Sledge and ten bonus tracks. The disco era’s most famous “family”, Sister Sledge went from promising success in Europe to phenomenal mainstream success in 1979 with the platinum-selling Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards-helmed (Chic) album WE ARE FAMILY. ‘He’s the Greatest Dancer’, ‘Lost in Music’ and ‘We Are Family’ remain classic anthems in disco’s final years before sustaining respectable hits through to the mid-80s.
Gloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor (1982) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBRX0197}

Gloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor (1982) {2014 Remastered & Expanded - Big Break Records CDBBRX0197}
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© 1982, 2014 Atlantic / Big Break Records / Cherry Red Records | CDBBRX0197
R'n'B / Soul / Disco / Funk

RARE GLORIA GAYNOR ATLANTIC ALBUM DEBUTS ON CD IN ORIGINAL FORM! Grammy Award winner and Hall of Famer, GLORIA GAYNOR was born on the 7th of September 1949 in Newark, N.J. and sang as a young girl in her school choir, mixed chorus and her school’s girl glee club. While she knew she one day wanted to have a career in music, GLORIA GAYNOR still went to school with the aim of having something to fall back on and studied beauty and business courses.