Miles Away Records are proud to introduce our latest single to land on the label: the cosmic soul gem “Super Star” by Ruth Waters and the State of Mind Show Band.
A Texas native, Ruth “Silky” Waters was best known for her two disco-infused album’s “Never Gonna Be The Same” and “Out In The Open”- produced by the late, great John Davis (known for his incredible productions as John Davis Orchestra). It was however some of Ruth’s early material that caught our interest when we started the label as far back as 2018. “Super Star”, released on the tiny independent KMBA Recordings label in the late 1970s, draws from the wells of modern soul and gospel with a touch of cosmic synth-y goodness. An proper ear turner, it was like nothing we’d heard before. Flip it and “Super Star Pt.2” goes deeper into the cosmic essence of the track with extended guitar and synth solos making this a crackin’ little 45.
Safe to say, this re-release has been a long-time in the making having been on our list since we started Miles Away. For many years we had no luck at trying to track down Ruth. Countless emails, many dead ends and unanswered phone calls we felt like we’d properly hit the wall with this one. However we’re not one for giving in lightly so we kept plugging away and eventually, one late summers night last year one Ruth’s son responded to one of our messages and thankfully here we are today!
The single has been lovingly remastered by Phil Kinrade at the legendary AIR Studios and the lacquer was cut deep by Jukka at Timmion Records. It’s now presented in our custom teal green labels and house bag.
Side A - Super Star
Side B - Super Star Pt.2