Ann Sexton Loving You, Loving Me

    • Ann Sexton – You're Letting Me Down
    • Ann Sexton – You've Been Gone Too Long
    • Ann Sexton – Come Back Home
    • Ann Sexton – I Still Love You
    • Ann Sexton – Have A Little Mercy
    • Ann Sexton – It's All Over But The Shouting
    • Ann Sexton – You're Gonna Miss Me
    • Ann Sexton – You're Losing Me
    • Ann Sexton – Love, Love, Love
    • Ann Sexton – Keep On Holding On
    • Ann Sexton – Let's Huddle Up And Cuddle Up
    • Ann Sexton – Loving You, Loving Me
    • Ann Sexton – You Can't Win [BONUS TRACK]
    • Ann Sexton – If I Work My Thing On You [BONUS TRACK]
    • 1. You're Letting Me Down
    • 2. You've Been Gone Too Long
    • 3. Come Back Home
    • 4. I Still Love You
    • 5. Have A Little Mercy
    • 6. It's All Over But The Shouting
    • 7. You're Gonna Miss Me
    • 8. You're Losing Me
    • 9. Love, Love, Love
    • 10. Keep On Holding On
    • 11. Let's Huddle Up And Cuddle Up
    • 12. Loving You, Loving Me
    • 13. You Can't Win [BONUS TRACK]
    • 14. If I Work My Thing On You [BONUS TRACK]

    First ever UK reissue of this cult and mega rare soul album from Ann Sexton! Features her legendary northern soul floorfiller 'You've Been Gone Too Long' plus the club classics 'I Still Love You' and 'You're Losing Me'!

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    • – You've Been Doing Me Wrong For So Long
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        Ann SextonThe BeginningCharly

        Reissue of this wicked, funky, female, Memphis southern soul album from 1977!

        • – I Had A Fight With Love
        • – I'm His Wife (You're Just A Friend)
        • – Who's Gonna Love You
        • – You Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use
        • – You Got To Use What You Got
        • – Color My World Blue
        • – Be Serious
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        • – You've Been Doing Me Wrong For So Long
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        • – He Girl's Alright With Me
        • – Don't Let Me Lose The Feeling
        • – No Sad Songs
        • – Help Yourself (To All My Lovin')
        • – Just A Dream
        • – The Chokin' Kind
        • – Farther On Down The Road
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        • – You'Ve Hurt Me Now
        • – I Don'T Wanna Cry
        • – Good Bye, Cruel World
        • – Come On Home To Me Baby
        • – Shy Boy
        • – Mama, I Wish I Stayed At Home
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          Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Rasta Family’s long lost reggae album ‘Man From Higher Heights’ (originally released in 1983), digitally remastered and with full original artwork.

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          Count Ossie and the Group’s Man From Higher Heights remains one of the most elusive of his highly progressive Rastafarian inspired recordings, the final release in Count Ossie’s career.

          Also available:

          Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Tales of Mozambique (SJR LP/CD235)

          Rastafari – The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 (SJR LP/CD312)

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          • – Mystic Memories
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