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Performer: Gloria Barnes
Genre: Funk / Soul
Album: Uptown
Released: 2017
Style: Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues
MP3 version ZIP size: 1498 mb
FLAC version RAR size: 1196 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1189 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 504

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Old Before My Time
Backing Band – The Hustlers
A2 I'll Call You Back Later
Backing Band – The Hustlers
A3 I Found Myself
Backing Band – The Hustlers
B1 Gotta Get Away
Backing Band – Ohio Players
B2 You Don't Mean It
Backing Band – Ohio Players
B3 Home
Backing Band – Lee Moses, Deciples*
B4 She Wants A Stand In
Backing Band – The Hustlers
B5 I'll Go All The Way
Backing Band – Lee Moses, Deciples*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Colemine Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Essential Media Group LLC
  • Copyright (c) – Essential Media Group LLC
  • Mastered At – Well Made Music
  • Published By – Pam-Cal Music – A1-A3, B3-B5
  • Published By – Cudda-Pane Music – B1-B2


  • Design – Chromo (Delude)*
  • Engineer – Curtis McTeer, Johnny Brantley, Michael Watson
  • Mastered By – CJIII*
  • Photography By – Johnny Brantley
  • Producer – Lewis* (tracks: A1, A3), Lewis* (tracks: A1, A3), Johnny Brantley (tracks: A2, B1-B5), Farmer* (tracks: A1, A3)
  • Vocals – Gloria Barnes
  • Written-By – Bobby Dixon (tracks: B3, B5), Lewis* (tracks: A1-A3, B4), Lewis* (tracks: A1-A3, B4), Farmer* (tracks: A1-A3, B4), Ohio Players (tracks: B1-B2)


Limited edition of 1000 gold foil stamped, numbered copies.
Includes download card.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout matrix): RNMD-12001-A CJIII WELL MADE MUSIC
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout matrix): RMND-12001-B CJIII WELL MADE MUSIC
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
M-6006 Gloria Barnes Uptown ‎(LP, Album) Maple Records M-6006 US 1971
none Gloria Barnes Uptown ‎(CD, Album, RM) Essential Media Group none US 2016

Looks like Colemine is trickling represses out. 24 copies up on the Colemine site right now.

Dammit, late to the party on this and now it's gone crazy in price. Wonder are there any plans for a further repress?

This is probably too late to be helpful but the repress just went up on the Colemine site and there are 20 copies left at the moment. Go go!

Do you know any details yet? Will it be limited again?

Yep, we should hopefully have one by mid to late summer.

Great reissue. Packaging highly detailed and mastered very well considering the audio source. "Scuffs marks etc" that don't affect play are punisher status. Poke your head into a record plant and realize what a goddamn miracle it is that any of them end up clean. My first introduction to Colemine and Reminded and will be exploring their back catalogue shortly.

Prince Persie
My copy has zero scuffs - whether or not it's vinyl sourced, it sounds better than the iTunes download or whatever is floating around. Ace reissue all the way!!

Edit:I wanted to add an update to my original review because Terry from Remined just sent me a refund for my purchase of this LP. He did this without asking and without provocation. He offered up a detailed and sincere response to my review of this release (see below). I definitely didn't expect either the response or the refund. His comments deserve to be read. Unfortunately, because of the way that the discogs interface works, you have to manually click the "See Reply" button. If you want to read our back and forth, please go there. It's worth a read if you own this LP or are interested about the process that Remined went through in making this repress a reality.Here's my original review:After receiving this a couple of days ago, I finally got around to giving this reissue a proper listen. I was really excited to hear this gem on my rig instead of streaming it off Youtube. I'm a fan of this record, but like most of you I can't afford the $3,000 originals seem to fetch these days. I was optimistic about the quality of this reissue after reading very positive things about Colemine, the parent label of Remined (the label that brought us this reissue). Most of all I was curious how this release would stack up against some really outstanding reissues from the past few years of long out of print and lesser known releases.For my money, the gold standard for how a reissue of a rare record should be done is Mr. Bongo's reissue of Arthur Verocai's eponymous debut. For the uninitiated, Arthur Verocai's first album is a highly sought after and oft-sampled slice of latin-jazz-funk perfection. Originally released in 1972, the record was long out of print when Mr. Bongo gave the album its first legitimate reissue in years in 2016. They remastered the album from the original tapes in sessions that were supervised by Arthur Verocai himself. The end result is a high quality reissue at an affordable price point. This reissue sells for about $25 USD, and it's really hard to imagine how the album could get a better pressing that would retail for anything less than $30.Mr. Bongo is far from the only label to give this deluxe treatment to overlooked and relatively obscure releases. This year Strut released a 3 LP version of classic ethio-jazz album Mulatu of Ethiopia. The reissue includes the original stereo release, a previously unavailable mono mix of the album, and an entire LP of unreleased studio outtakes. All material for this release was culled from 2" tapes. The work was fully remastered, and the LPs were pressed at Pallas. The price for this 3 LP reissue housed in a 6 panel jacket is right around $37 USD. This is a European import, meaning that in the EU this reissue is even cheaper.Needless to say, heading into my first listen of this reissue of Uptown my expectations for a $25-$35 LP reissue were pretty high. When it comes to packaging, Remined really did an outstanding job. The LP is housed in a heavy cardboard jacket. The finish is nice and glossy, the corners are crisp, and the gatefold is nice and sturdy. Thankfully the fine people at Remined opted to use poly-lined sleeves for this reissue. Nothing bugs me more than spending $30 on a record only to find my expensive and once pristine vinyl is sitting in some cheap, scratchy paper sleeve. The lettering on the cover is nice and sharp, but the photo of Gloria Barnes is a bit blurry. It's hard to say for sure, but my guess is that Remined used a high quality digital scan of an original jacket for the printing of this LP. If there's one complaint about the packaging for this reissue, that's it.If only the shoddy sourcing started and stopped with the images featured on the jacket then Remined would have an indisputable success on their hands. Unfortunately this reissue sounds little better than those Youtube clips I was hoping to leave behind. I have no idea where Remined got the audio they used for this reissue (the label doesn't say on their site or in the liner notes of the LP), but I can't help but suspect it was at best a high quality needle drop. It may in fact just be a rip from Youtube (yes, it's really that bad). The hype sticker on the shrink states that this release was "Remastered for Vinyl". I'm not sure what that means, but it damn sure doesn't mean it sounds good.If the poor sourcing for this LP wasn't bad enough, the pressing quality is abysmal. This LP came with more scratches and smudges than any new LP I've purchased since I bought Natalie Prass's debut LP. When it comes to a $30 reissue, I expect at the very least to get a clean, scratch-free record. After cleaning the record twice on my Clearaudio Smart Matrix, this LP did play quietly. The music still came across as flat and lifeless (likely a result of the poor sourcing), but at least it wasn't noisy.I'd rate the release the following way based on my years of collecting and basing my comparison releases on some of the nicer pressings in my 1,000+ LP collection:Packaging: 9/10Sound quality: 6/10Pressing quality: 2/10Ultimately I believe I would purchase this LP again. I think this is more a testament to how much I like this record than anything else. The hype sticker on this release exclaims in inch tall all-caps letters "INCONCEIVABLY RARE SOUL". This is certainly true, and in this case that rarity is enough to make me think twice about selling my copy, but sadly for Remined, I'm not sure there's enough inconceivably rare soul to justify the existence of this label. I'm hopeful that future releases will be better. Considering the stiff competition currently found in the reissue market, it's understandable that a new comer like Remined would slip. After all, labels like Soul Jazz, Numero, Mr. Bongo, and Strut have had years to hone their craft, but for Remined, next time I hope they put the work in because this time I think they just phoned it in and let the rarity of "Uptown" push sales. It worked for this reissue, but it won't work for all of them.

Colemine makes beautiful records. Very few labels put this kind of love and attention to quality and customers. Thank you Colemine/Plaidroom!

Terry,Thanks for the quick response, and congrats on getting the first full length out on your new imprint. I also want to thank you for the refund. I didn't expect it. I'm going to use the funds to buy the next LP Remined puts out. I'd love to give the label another shot. You guys have taste, there's no doubt about that, and when it comes to running a label good taste is about the one thing you can't buy.I also appreciate your info about the sourcing for this LP. I get it. Sometimes the best sources are the best sources, and that's all there is to it. There's an untold number of limited release/private press LPs for which the best available material is a needle drop.As for the pressing quality, I swear I'm not just being some record snob jerk, the quality control really wasn't there. I don't say that to be rude, but I'd want to know if I were in your position. I'm sure you guys spent a premium on this pressing (those jackets are don't look cheap). The issues with my pressing were 1) scuffs and scratches throughout; 2) oily smears from one end to the other of side a and about 25% of side b; and 3) about a couple dozen pock marks on sides a and b (I'm guessing either from air pockets or debris present during manufacture). Again, I'm not trying to be overly critical or shake you down for a replacement copy; I just wanted to let you know in case this issue comes up again.Thanks for sending me your number too. I promise I won't bug you; sounds like you guys have enough on your hands as it is. The next time I'm up that way I'm going to drop into your store. I really want to check it out.Lastly, I wanted to add a brief explainer about why I posted my initial review. I usually keep critical reviews off discogs. My comment history (save for two exceptions) is full of nothing but positive reviews for labels and specific pressings. However, when I saw this pressing start to inch up in price (the cheapest copy available right now is already $50), I thought I should post an honest review. There have been a lot of people asking on various sites and message boards about the quality of this pressing, and I thought anyone paying $50 to a record flipper for this LP deserves an honest assessment of the pros and cons of owning this LP.Again, thanks for everything. I'll be following your label in the future. I was serious about getting the next release you guys put out. I'm looking forward to it.Jan

Hi Jan,As co-owner of Colemine and Remined, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. I can shed some light on the audio source as well as the general process and philosophy behind what we do.We operate a record store (Plaid Room Records) and our soul label (Colemine Records) here in beautiful Loveland, OH and have now started a reissue imprint Remined. Some of the reissues we are attempting to do have little to no quality source material. The master tapes for Uptown do not exist, so the best source was a transfer from the rights owners that we had JJ Golden denoise and remaster for vinyl. We feel JJ did a wonderful job of removing the sibilance distortion we were hearing on the delivered audio and truly brought it to life. So while the source material for this was obviously not ideal, we think we did as good of a job as anyone could do given the situation.With regard to the cover photo being blurry, if you've ever seen the original you'll note that the photo is blurry, so we tried to represent that cover art as accurately as we could here.With regard to the pressing, bad pressings do happen from time to time, that's unfortunately the nature of physical records. We love the work that Gotta Groove does for us, but things can happen. If you think you received a bad pressing, we are more than happy to replace it. We certainly don't want this to leave a bad taste in your mouth with regard to our company.Finally, with regard to us phoning it in, I can promise you that is not the case. Both my brother and I (owner/operators of both our shop and label) work tirelessly to deliver quality music and a quality product to all our customers.If you have any additional inquiries, please call us at our shop anytime. 513-583-1843. We both work about 85-95 hours a week so one of us is almost always here :)Best,Terry