Truth & Soul to Release Second Volume of Fallin’ Off the Reel Series

Critically Lauded Label Truth & Soul to Release Second Volume of Fallin’ Off the Reel Series

Music from Volume 2 Includes Tracks Previously Only Available on Limited Edition 7" Singles Plus Brand New Tracks

(Brooklyn, NY -February 25, 2008) Brooklyn-based record label Truth and Soul will release their Fallin’ Off the Reel Vol. 2 compilation CD on March 11th. The compilation features a combination of tracks from a variety of funk and soul artists that had previously been exclusively available as 7" singles as well as new tracks from celebrated groups El Michels Affair and Bronx River Parkway. Truth and Soul’s involvement with releases from Amy Winehouse and members of Wu-Tang Clan, as well as their reputation for releasing high quality soul and funk music, makes the release of this compilation highly anticipated.

Fallin’ Off the Reel Vol. 2 follows the success of Truth and Soul’s first edition of the compilation, Fallin’ Off the Reel, released in the fall of 2006. The forthcoming second-edition Truth and Soul compilation boasts a varied roster of current-day and older funk and soul artists, including Timothy McNealy, El Michels Affair, Bronx River Parkway, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Tyrone Ashley’s Funk Music Machine, Black Velvet, Quincy Bright and The Fabulous Three. From the laid-back, stripped-down soul tune "I’m So Glad You’re Mind" by Timothy McNealy to the hip-hop influenced, Hispanic funk groove "La Valla" by Bronx River Parkway ft. Jose Parla, the compilation comprises a wide selection of contemporary music that has descended from the rhythm and blues, soul and funk music traditions. Fallin’ Off The Reel Vol. 2 has every Truth & Soul 45 single presented in chronological order from 2006 until now (available for the first time on CD), including one previously unreleased bonus track.

About Truth & Soul: When Soul Fire Records officially retired in 2004, Soul Fire house musicians Leon Michels and Jeff Silverman started their own label, Truth & Soul, which has now become a label and production house based out of Brooklyn, NY that specializes in creating deep funk and soul music. They have released a slew of 7" and 12" vinyl releases by bands such as El Michels Affair, Bama & The Family, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Timothy McNealy, Asiko, Bronx River Parkway, and many more. Both Michels and Silverman produce, perform on, engineer, and mix all of the label’s releases and productions.

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