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Don't Sell Your Soul

by Mike James Kirkland

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    Before the release of his seminal, socially-conscious, 1972 soul album, Hang On In There, a young Mike James Kirkland released a number of singles as Mike and The Censations. Despite being offered a record deal by Curtis Mayfield, eventually making a deal with MCA, and selling in excess of 50,000+ singles, Mike and the Censations never released an album and never fully realized their potential. Here for the first time are all of his early-releases, along with some unreleased gems discovered on tapes as this project was being researched. Pigeon-holed as a doo-wop group by one of their early labels, Mike and The Censations fought to battle that image. In doing so they made a unique blend of soul, funk, and even jazz-influenced tunes, occasionally sneaking in an up-tempo number on a B-side. Their doo-wop tunes were pretty damn amazing too, dripping in soul and becoming big favorites of the low-rider scene. ... more

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Hang On In There, Doin' It Right, and Don't Sell Your Soul. , and , .

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  • Double LP (Triple Gatefold Jacket)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited number of repressed Don't Sell Your Soul double LP's housed in a triple-gatefold printed jacket with extensive liner notes and unreleased tracks exclusive to this vinyl release.

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  • Double LP & Digital + Don't Sell Your Soul Tee Bundle
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    This package includes a Don't Sell Your Soul Double LP and your choice in black or white Don't Sell You soul tee.

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  • Don't Sell Your Soul DLP + Soundsational LP Package
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    This package includes Mike James Kirkland's Don't Sell Your Soul Double LP and Hip-Hop group, Soundsci's Soundsational LP. All the music on Soundsational was inspired from the Don't Sell Your Soul record.

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released October 18, 2011

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