Soul Bank Music Inks Comprehensive Catalog Deal with Famed Hammond B3 Organist/Keyboardist Brian Auger


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British-born musician, famed Hammond B3 organist and heralded keyboard master Brian Auger recently linked up with !K7 Label Group label Soul Bank Music for a comprehensive catalog deal encompassing Auger’s incredible career, dating back to his earliest work in the 1960s.

Said Greg Boraman of Soul Bank Music of the deal, and the opportunity it affords Auger:

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fully re-issue nearly everything Brian has released, but to also finally unleash the vast number of musical gems from Brian’s own archive that have never been heard before, including live concerts and radio sessions, special collaborative projects with equally legendary artists, alternate versions and out-takes – it’s a goldmine of sounds from across his entire 60 year career.”

Click here for more information and pre-order details for this new career-spanning Auger Incorporated compilation.

Very happy to announce that my music has a new home with Greg Boraman at Soul Bank Music. My entire catalogue will be…

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Reflected Brian Auger himself:

“It is a great pleasure to partner with Soul Bank Music and !K7. I’m delighted to be working with some of my best friends across the music industry, from Bill Smith’s (United Archiving, LA) diligent work on transferring my original master tapes, to Mark Ashfield (Cosmic Audio) who is making it all sound fantastic for the 21st century. Jaffa (The Unknown Partnership) is doing amazing work to ensure all the artwork is a dynamite package. And that Greg Boraman, who knows my music better than I do, is overseeing all this puts a huge smile on my face, I can barely wait for all these incredible new releases to hit the marketplace!”

Accompanying news of the deal was a track from Auger’s personal archives, “Jeannine,” featuring Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity:

More about Brian Auger and his contributions to music, per a feature story from 2020:

Loved by everybody from Herbie Hancock to Mose Allison to the Beastie Boys, Brian Auger’s stellar career includes Brian Auger & The Trinity featuring singer Julie Driscoll from 1966-1970. Then in 1970, Auger founded the jazz-fusion ensemble Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express, which, through the years, has welcomed an array of A-list members including lead singer Alex Ligertwood, drummers Steve Ferrone and Lenny White, bassists Derek Frank, Travis Carlton, Jimmy Haslip, Dan Lutz, and Les King, Guitarist Frank Gambale, and all three of Brian’s children: his son Karma Auger on drums, percussion and background vocals, and daughters Ali Auger and Savannah Auger on lead vocals.

In June of 2020, Auger released Introspection (click here to pick up a copy) — a box set featuring three full-length CDs that catalog his diverse works from the 1960s through today, spanning 35 tracks recorded in London, Germany, Switzerland, San Francisco, and Venice (Los Angeles), California. The compilation, Introspection, was created for Sunset Boulevard Records and produced by Auger. Featuring some of his personal favorites, Auger states, “the album is a catalog of some of my most popular tunes and some that didn’t get a lot of air play, but definitely worth a listen.” A portion of the sales will be donated to Operation Smile (www.operationsmile.org), a non-profit organization with 35 years of expertise dedicated to providing life-saving reconstructive cleft surgeries to children in 34 countries worldwide.



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