You may have discovered some difficulty in acquiring the handful of singles issued by R. Jose William’s New Directions label, even if you happen to dwell in the District of Columbia where they were theoretically distributed. Distribution problems will hamper you no longer… East Coast Connection’s “Summer In The Parks” and Promise’s “I’m Not Ready For Love”, alongside 17 other songs emerging out of Jose Williams’ production laboratory, will be available at your local record vendor and played by any discerning disc jockey in your town.
A Red Black and Green Production is a unique presentation of soul recordings between 1971 and 1975 that emerged from the fecund Washington D.C. soul scene. They are not linked because they were distributed by the same record label or feature the same artist, or recorded at the same studio, or even pressed at the same plant. They are linked because the same magician established their sound. R. Jose Williams moved from studio to studio and label to label, but his brilliant skills were the only necessary ingredient in the extraordinary recordings he produced. 041 Eccentric Soul: A Red Black Green Production is the missing link between the greatest sessions produced in America’s capitol city.
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