Today 06:18 PM

Various Artists "Soul Voices: 60s Big Ballads" (Kent UK)

Male soul balladeers from the 60s are particularly admired and we have many A-listers here: Roy Hamilton, Walter Jackson, Lou Johnson, Kenny Carter and Jimmy Radcliffe to name a few.

The majestic sound grew out of the first soul records which were made in New York in the 60s – three quarters of the featured tracks were recorded there – and have a timeless quality, but one which is virtually impossible to replicate nowadays.

Four are previously unissued vintage recordings. The Kenny Carter is outrageously good and is a Larry Banks song. Clarence Pinckney is largely unknown but performs well on a great Billy Terrell song, while recognised, high-quality soul vocalists Junior Lewis and Billy Watkins add substantially to the oeuvre.

Rare releases by Brooks O’Dell, Herb Johnson and Al Hibbler complement known but expensive collector’s discs from Clyde McPhatter, Garrett Saunders, Jimmy Beaumont and Roy Hamilton. Overlooked CD-only old recordings have the spotlight shone on them, Walter Jackson’s ‘Forget The Girl’ and Tommy Hunt’s terrific male take on ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ being particularly noteworthy. Throw in great tracks by Freddie Scott, Tony Mason, Garnet Mimms, Ben E King and more and it really is a must-buy soul CD.

Compilation and notes by Ady Croasdell.

1. Forget The Girl - Walter Jackson
2. They Say I'm Afraid (Of Losing You) - Freddy Butler
3. Heartache (Hurry On By) - Roy Hamilton
4. Like A Big Bad Rain - Kenny Carter
5. (There's) No Place To Hide - Ben E King
6. Lonely People Can't Afford To Cry - Clyde McPhatter
7. Gloomy Day - Herb Johnson
8. Just Outside Of Lonely - Clarence Pinckney
9. Seeing Is Believing - Tony Mason
10. Don't Make Me Over - Tommy Hunt
11. Reach Out For Me - Lou Johnson
12. Now You Are Gone - Brooks O'Dell
13. You Got Too Much Going For You - Jimmy Beaumont
14. A Day Or Two - Garrett Saunders
15. Where Does Love Go - Freddie Scott
16. I Can't Stand To See You Cry - Chuck Jackson
17. Anytime You Want Me - Garnet Mimms
18. Can't Stand Your Fooling Around - Gene Burks
19. I Want To Be Loved - Billy Watkins
20. Lover's Competition - James Carr
21. You're A Lucky So And So - Sammy Sevens
22. Good For A Lifetime - Al Hibbler
23. Through A Long And Sleepless Night - Jimmy Radcliffe
24. I Love You So Much - Junior Lewis

Release Date-3/27/2020

Amazon USA

Amazon UK

Today 04:51 PM

Happy 80th Birthday to Smokey Robinson

Happy 80th to a "True Miracle", William "Smokey" Robinson!
Today 06:19 PM

Whitney Houston 35th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set release

Coming in May from Vinyl Me Please. Nothing really new in this 2 LP set (the second LP is the Japan-only 'Dancin' Special' release) but it is being remastered from the analogue masters (impressive). It looks quite lovely in terms of the presentation and comes with a 40 page hardback book, housed inside an embossed box. You can also use the following discount code to get 25% off of your pre-order: VMQW87AJDKJ7

Today 05:09 PM

Seeking Parliaments Revilot Signing Photo

I am trying to track down a press or promo photo of the Parliaments signing to Revilot featuring George Clinton. We thought we saw it posted on a British UK music blog a couple years back but we can't seem to find it. Anyone with any leads?
Today 05:06 PM

Hologram tours.........

Pass me a paper bag quick.

Would you go and see a show with a hologram on stage?

I'm confused. Who is the intended audience for this type of thing?
(Is there something I'm missing or didn't get yet???)
And a dreaded question: ............Is this ''the future''...somehow....?



Ralph Terrana

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