COVER IMAGE
CD released: Feb 15, 2019

Tracklisting:
1. Light My Fire
2. My Song
3. You've Made Me So Very Happy
4. I Need You
5. Welcome Home
6. Save Your Love For Me
7. Oh My Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby)
8. The Man Above
9. It's Not Unusual
10. For Once In My Life
BARBARA HOWARD
ON THE RISE
Label: COLEMINE RECORDS
Cat No: RMND12002CD
Barcode: 674862654062
Packaging: CD Regular

Barbara Howard's On The Rise is more than just another rare soul LP.
It's a love story. It's a dream. It was an attempt to break through. And
although Barbara certainly never became a star, one song did become
a staple in rare soul and funk DJ sets, keeping interest in Barbara
Howard just under the surface. And as fate would have it in 2016, a
sealed copy of the LP would find its way into Plaid Room Records in
Loveland, OH and kick start the revival of her story and her music.
In 1968, as an outgrowth of a community movement and talent search
program called "Operation Step-Up", Steven Reece wanted to take his
community movement to the next level. This is when the idea of
founding an independent label came to mind. The idea was to selfproduce quality records and through successful sales attempt to land
major label distribution. Steve identified Barbara Howard as the talent
and set to producing her record. The idea was to produce an LP with a
variety of tracks that could be marketed to a variety of radio formats
and markets (gospel, pop, soul, jazz, etc.).
And while the record fizzled shortly after its release, Steve and Barbara
ended up getting married shortly afterwards making this possibly the
most romantic production of a record is soul music history. So via
Colemine's reissue imprint Remined Records, we are proud to present
to you Barbara Howard's On The Rise.

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