Introducing Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays
(Marlow Records/Cosmic Groove, 2011)

Introducing Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays is the group's debut album, also featuring the fervent vocal stylings of the One Faith Gospel Singers. Meticulously recorded in the basement of Metropolitan Studios on a vintage eight-track tape machine, the album captures some of the baddest orchestral soul sounds ever to come out of the Great Canadian North. From the cinematic hues of "Cityscape" to the fuzzed-out psychedelia of "Reachin' Higher", from the sweet doo-wop harmonies of "Get Back Home" to the urban blues of Syl Johnson's 1970 classic "Is It Because I'm Black", the result is nothing short of breath-taking.

The album will be released worldwide on October 4th 2011, by Cosmic Groove in Europe and Japan, and by Marlow Records in the rest of the world.

CD Baby (USA)
Dusty Groove (USA)
Cosmic Groove (Europe)

Check out the new video for the single "How Long"!

Track Listing
01 - Slim's Theme
02 - Cityscape
03 - How Long
04 - Just Can't Get Ahead
05 - Is It Because I'm Black
06 - Mar-Kays' Theme
07 - Reachin' Higher
08 - Riverside Drive
09 - Steppin' All Over Me
10 - Help Me Now
11 - Get Back Home
12 - Cool Breeze
13 - Slim's Theme (Reprise)

Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays:
Slim Moore lead vocals
Nicholas Dyson trumpet, flugelhorn
Matt Cedricks alto & tenor saxophones, flute
Arland Ellis tenor saxophone
Johnny Tabana baritone saxophone, additional backup vocals
Thibeaux Toussaint guitar, bass, piano, organ, vibes, glock
Mary Caruso tambourine, maracas, claves, additional backup vocals
Phil Motion drums, congas, bongos

with the One Faith Gospel Singers:
Lisa-Gaye Pryce backup vocals
Debbie Braham backup vocals
Rev. Mark Gordon backup vocals
Anthony Betton backup vocals

and special guests:
Elisabeth St-Cyr violin
Edith Fitzgerald violin
Sarah Martineau viola
Camille Paquette-Roy cello
Steve Berndt trombone
Harry Beauclaire timpani, chimes, gong

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