Yesterday 02:52 PM

A Cellarful Of Motown Vol 5

FINALLY ten years on from the last volume and coming in the first two weeks of September the much awaited latest volume of Cellarful Of Motown. I make no excuses for the fact that unusually it has tracks that have been released previously. Most of these have appeared in downloads or on other compilations but luckily in most of those cases I am bringing you new mixes. This is being released by Caroline Records part of the Universal Group and all I can ask (for it is looking unlikely) that if you want to see more releases like this that you support it and if possible drop the record company a line telling them how much you appreciate it - I should be able to supply a track list later this morning.Attachment 18038
Yesterday 05:20 PM

'producer' Barry Gordy was a final Jeopardy answer

most people who know who Berry Gordy Jr. is do not think of him as a producer; he is known for being the founder/ CEO of the earliest,most successful black owned label in America.. it should be thrown out as factually incorrect.. yes, one person wrote "Barry" and was disqualified; the question should have been disqualified because most who know him know him as CEO/ label czar, not as a producer
Today 06:28 AM

Various Artists "This Is Fame 1964-1968" (Kent UK) 10/30/2020

Fame Records was an off-shoot of the legendary FAME Studio, and this CD compilation looks at the very best of the label’s work during its first four years.

Helmed by owner Rick Hall, aided and abetted by his team including Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham and the Swampers house band, this is some of the very finest music from the birth of Southern soul.

It features hits by Clarence Carter and Jimmy Hughes, Northern soul classics from James Barnett and Art Freeman, recordings by Dann Penn and Spooner Oldham, as well as the choicest unreleased at the time cuts that we have unearthed during our trawls of the tape vault.

The full colour booklet includes an in-depth sleeve note and many beautiful photographs sourced from the Fame Studio archive.

1. Steal Away - Jimmy Hughes
2. It Tears Me Up - James Barnett
3. She Ain't Gonna Do Right - Clarence Carter
4. I Can't Stop (No, No, No) - Arthur Conley
5. That Kind Of Lovin' - Otis Clay
6. Fortune Teller - The Del-Rays
7. Slippin' Around With You - Art Freeman
8. Keep On Talking - James Barnett
9. Hi Heel Sneakers - Jimmy Hughes
10. Long Ago - Ben & Spence
11. Don't Make Me Hate Loving You - Jeanie Greene
12. (Take Me) Just As I Am - Dan Penn
13. Back In Your Arms - George Jackson
14. Feed The Flame - Billy Young
15. You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy - Ralph "Soul" Jackson
16. Thread The Needle - Clarence Carter
17. A Piece Of My Heart - Art Freeman
18. Wish You Didn't Have To Go - Spooner & The Spoons
19. Almost Persuaded - June Conquest
20. I'm Gonna Forget About You - Arthur Conley
21. Take A Good Look - James Barnett
22. Come On Home - Herman Moore
23. Blind Can't See - Richard Earl & The Corvettes
24. I Worship The Ground You Walk On - Jimmy Hughes

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09-15-2020 03:29 PM
Today 06:22 AM

Loleatta Holloway "Loleatta/Cry To Me" expanded twofer remaster (Kent UK) 10/30/2020

Loleatta Holloway was a tremendous soul singer who came naturally to the genre following her years with the famed gospel group the Caravans in her home city of Chicago. She was persuaded to move into R&B by local jazz guitarist, songwriter and producer Floyd Smith, who she would go on to marry. Though her first two 45s were cut in that city, it was her signing to the newly formed Aware label, by gangster owner Michael Thevis, which started her career in earnest.

With excess ready cash from his nefarious activities, Thevis took the pair and Detroit executive Marlin McNichols to his home base of Atlanta and proceeded to work the music business wholeheartedly. In July 1973, aided by a generous advertising budget, their second Aware 45, ‘Mother Of Shame’, charted and they were quickly into the studios to cut the debut LP “Loleatta”. Showcasing her vocal talents, they kicked off the album with ‘The Man I Love’, a Gershwin standard that Loleatta handled well. The rest of the record was soul music, a mixture of covers such as ‘Can I Change My Mind’ but mainly new songs from Floyd, Sam Dees and other respected writers.

With only the one lesser R&B hit 45, and being a debut artist, the LP did not sell in any quantity. However, in early 1975 the exquisite Sam Dees-penned love ballad ‘Cry To Me’ went to number 10 in the R&B chart, thereby giving the second LP a title to hang its hat on. Four other top-notch Sam Dees songs were featured and there were two Chicago reworkings of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Just Be True’ and a scintillating cover of Ruby Andrews’ hit ‘Casanova’.

Loleatta was developing her own writing and the excellent ‘I’ll Be Gone’ was included. She also cut several of her own songs that did not come out at the time; maybe they were lined up for the next stage of her career which was interrupted when Thevis’ finances faltered and the law caught up with him. We have included three of the best of these songs, which were previously dotted around different Kent CDs, as well as ‘For Sentimental Reasons’ from her first solo single.

1. The Man I Love
2. We Did It
3. Our Love
4. Can I Change My Mind
5. Part Time Lover, Full Time Fool
6. So Can I
7. Only A Fool
8. Love Woke Me Up
9. Mother Of Shame
10. Remember Me
Cry To Me:
11. Cry To Me
12. I Know Where You're Coming From
13. The Show Must Go On
14. The World Don't Owe You Nothing
15. Just Be True To Me
16. Something About The Way I Feel
17. I'll Be Gone
18. I Can't Help Myself
19. Casanova
20. Help Me My Lord
Bonus Tracks:
21. Merrily
22. What Are You Gonna Do About Tomorrow
23. For Sentimental Reasons
24. This Man's Arms

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Ralph Terrana

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