Fame Records was an off-shoot of the legendary FAME Studio, and this CD compilation looks at the very best of the labelís 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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