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Intro review by Dusty Groove Main Reviews from Amazon Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Wonderfully smooth soul from Evelyn Champagne King, one of her real standouts from the early days, and a tremendous collaboration with producer/arranger T Life! The sound here is upbeat and catchy, but never too poppy, done with a slight hint of that groove that King would hit more famously in the 80s, but served up here with a deeper sense of warmth, and a slightly more laidback feel. King is classy without being cloying – just like a sip of the right sort of champagne – and T Life’s backings often have a slight undercurrent of funk. Tracks A1 Smooth Talk 5:29 A2 Don’t Know If It’s Right 4:17 A3 Till I Come Off the Road 2:38 A4 Dancin’, Dancin’, Dancin’4:13 B1 Shame 6:35 B2 Nobody Knows 4:31 B3 We’re Going to a Party 3:48 B4 The Show …
Intro reviews by SoulStrut Main Reviews by AvidOldiesCollector Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos The Mirettes got their start as the back-up singers for the Ike & Tina Turner Show, better known as the Ikettes. In the late 1960s they left and renamed themselves the Mirettes. Under their new name they recorded two records, In The Midnight Hour, their first, and this, their second entitled Whirlpool. They have a fine mix of funky Soul numbers like “Sister Watch Yourself“, “Whirlpool“, the midtempo “Heart Full Of Gladness“, and more traditional Soul cuts such as “Something’s Wrong“, “At Last (I Found A Love)” with a nice repeating breakdown, and a stripped down cover of “Stand By Your Man”. The ladies also break out with the Gospel influenced “If Everybody’d Help Somebody“. No matter what the style, the three singers deliver some fine group vocals always backed by a strong horn section. Tracks A1 Sister …
Intro reviews by Dusty Groove Main Reviews by Allmusic Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A seminal bit of seventies soul from Switch, and a record that really helped set the tone for countless others to come in the 80s – no surprise, given that the group’s got members from both the DeBarge and Ingram families! There’s a warmth here that few others can match – an earnest, honest quality that never gets lost, even amidst the well-crafted instrumentation and tight production of the record – almost an updated legacy of the early 70s east coast scene, but never polished up too much at all! There’s some wonderful harmonies that work perfectly on both the upbeat and mellower numbers – warming things up beautifully. Tracks A1 I Wanna Be With You 3:51 A2 There’ll Never Be 5:22 A3 I Wanna Be Closer 4:14 A4 We Like to Party…Come On 3:46 B1 Fever …
Intro by Dusty Groove – Main Review by Derek Anderson Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos Sandra’s a heck of a singer – and even though she only got a chance to cut this one album, it’s more than enough to make her tops in our book! Jerry (Swamp Dogg) Williams produced, and the set’s got a sweet southern style that puts it right up there with the best work of Ann Sexton, Tommie Young, or other obscure southern females from the same generation – a great mix of heartbreaking soul and more righteous modes – definitely enough to show that despite her deep feelings, Sandra’s no pushover! Williams wrote most of the songs as well – but they’re quite different from his usual fare, quite sensitive stuff without any of the Swamp Dogg jokes or political moments you might expect. Tracks A1 Rescue Song 2:40 A2 It’s Been Down So …
Review by Dusty Groove Rip, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A great little groover from LTD, and perhaps their most perfectly realized LP! The album features arrangements by Philly Soul maestro Bobby Martin – and in a way, Martin’s style works better for the group than most of their other arrangements. He mixes together funk, club grooves, and smooth soul with a sophistication that matches that many talents of the group without spreading them too thin. Jeffrey Osborne’s vocals really shine on this one, too. Something to Love is the fourth album release for the Los Angeles, California -based band, L.T.D.. On their fourth release, L.T.D. was on fire with a number-one album on the R&B chart and number-one R&B single (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again also charting number 4 on the pop chart. Tracks A1 Age Of The Showdown 5:41 A2 (Won’t Cha) Stay With Me 3:59 A3 (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In …
Rip by King Poppa Review by Groovegirl Posting and additional info’s by Nikos We come across myths in the real world of music every time we stroll next to a crate of our Local Salvation Army. Οh my god, you don’t know the value until they tell you so. That’s a place where this LP was found. Too bad that SA in Greece doesn’t have crates like those. Supposedly, you just picked it up with your bare groovy hands. It was sitting humbly in a fat pile ,you flip it on the back and you read “members of the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra string arrangements”. Thus you can imagine bells , angelic ring a ling a dings and shoo waps, hooting as a hell of a million killers and can’t wait for an introduction to The Topics. Fascinated that you are dealing with a rare private pressed LP from a soul group so hard to find the …
Intro by Dusty Groove Main Review by RDTEN1 Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Eddie’s masterpiece LP of late sixties soul, with the classic “Hey There Lonely Girl“, the title cut, and a lot of other great original compositions. The sound on here is perfect, and nearly every cut shines. There’s almost no filler, and Eddie’s voice is strong, beautiful, and has a raspy edge that sounds great! We love this one to death, and it’s a surprisingly great album all the way through by a star that you might mistake for a one-hit wonder. Tracks A1 I Love You 3:11 A2 It’s All In The Game 3:13 A3 Since My Love Has Gone 2:38 A4 I Cried 2:45 A5 I’ll Be Forever Loving You 2:50 A6 Since I Don’t Have You 3:10 B1 Hey There Lonely Girl 3:19 B2 Let Me Into Your Life 2:20 B3 Four Walls 2:25 B4 …
The monumental debut of BT Express, an excellent funk album that often gets overlooked by fans of the music because of the band’s bigger fame as a disco group! This first record has the combo grooving hard and instrumentally – in the mode of a tight blacksploitation soundtrack, with plenty of tight wah wah guitar riffing, conga beats, and funky flute and sax – topped off by just the right amount of strings to make the set soar even more! The album’s best known for the title track “Do It (Til You’re Satisfied)” – which was a big hit, but is still an excellent groover – and the set also includes loads of other great cuts too – like “Express”, which was the original song that the created the JBs’ response track “Monorail”; “This House is Smokin’”, which has lots of funky descending horn bits; Tracks A1 Express 5:03 A2 If …
Main Review by Soulmakossa Rip, posting and additional info’s by Nikos Recorded in 1969 and released the following year, Only for the Lonely was one of the best LPs Mavis Staples ever recorded. Staples’ energy, delivery, timing, and technique were consistently awesome. Unfortunately, only a few of these songs got much attention outside R&B circles, but their quality shows Staples’ greatness as a soul vocalist. On Only The Lonely, Mavis Staples hits a newly sophisticated groove that’s set up in full arrangements from the great Horace Ott, and produced with a nicely sweet touch from Don Davis! The sound is a great example of the changes going on at the new Stax at the end of the 60s – a more mature, adult sort of sound that goes way beyond simple soul – especially the too-sweet style that sometimes dominated female acts during the Stax/Atlantic years. Ott’s backings have never sounded better, and at points Mavis almost brings …
If you only want one CHRISTMAS cd in your collection,you simply must choose this one.NAT and CHRISTMAS are linked together.This cd was beautifully remastered in 1999 and will pass the test of time forever.You may have listened to many CHRISTMAS albums in your lifetime,but very few have this overall quality of singing with a nice display of harmony behind it.What distinguished NAT is his great sensibility that always transpired in his best recordings.You’ll want to comeback to it year after year.Only FRANK SINATRA’s 1957 offering comes close in matching this classic for the ages.A big mistake for you would be to listen to it alone after many drinks.The tears just might come to you. Singing traditional Christmas songs with dignity and feeling, this Nat King Cole holiday album gloriously captures the spirit of the season. Without fireworks, improvisations, catchy rhythms, or unusual variations, Cole gives us songs full of love …
It can’t get much classier than toasting the holidays with soul music. The elegant sleigh bells and brass arrangements compliment each other almost as perfectly as presents and loved ones. Bring SOUL CHRISTMAS to your holiday gatherings, and you’ll be sure to please. Booker T & The MGs’ jumping versions of favorites like “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Jingle Bells” bring back the childlike joy of the holiday season. To hear Otis Redding and Ray Charles wrap themselves around “White Christmas” and “Christmas Time” makes it only better. SOUL CHRISTMAS is the hippest, most soulful Christmas album on the market. These timeless soul renditions of holiday classics will please even after the last snowfall. Tracks 1. Clarence Carter – Back Door Santa 2:08 2. King Curtis – The Christmas Song 2:55 3. Otis Redding – White Christmas 3:06 4. Joe Tex – I’ll Make Everyday Christmas (For My …
Main Review by Soulmakossa Rip, Research, Posting and additional info’s by Nikos A rare set from Detroit soul legend JJ Barnes! Although Barnes originally started as a lighter, groovier northern soul singer, this “comeback” album from the early 70s has him singing in a very heavy, full-on righteous style, with lots of slow soulful tracks. Surprisingly, this style works well – and uncovers a side of Barnes that we wouldn’t expect. Patrick Adams, Deodato, and Tony Bell handled the arrangements. Tracks A1 Can’t See Me Leaving You 3:24 A2 Time Is Love 3:29 A3 Good Men Don’t Grow on Trees 3:17 A4 You Are Just a Living Doll 4:30 A5 Wishful Thinking 4:34 B1 You Owe It to Yourself (Part 1) 4:13 B2 You Owe It to Yourself (Part 2) 4:12 B3 No Ifs and Buts 3:38 B4 I Just Make Believe (I’m Touching You) 3:43 J.J. …
Rip & Research by Raphy, Main Review by RDTEN1 Posting and additional info’s by Nikos One of the greatest albums by this sweet east coast vocal group – also known to folks as the Golden Apples album, because of the crate full of gold-covered apples on the cover. The album’s got a wonderful mellow harmony sound, arranged and produced by Van McCoy, much more in the style of his early uptown soul work than some of his other more overblown mid 70s work. Features the sublime stepper “When You’re Young & In Love“, the hit “I’m Gonna Walk Away From Love“. Like Detroit, Memphis, and Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. had a vibrant 1960s/early-1970s musical scene with more than its share of talented soul outfits. The difference is that D.C.’s scene wasn’t as well as organized as some of the former locales. As a result, much of the city’s talent has been forgotten over the years. …
Damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he’d really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, “Southern Nights“, is a perfect illustration of this fact – as it was written by Toussaint, but became a big hit for Glen Campbell, who recorded a very soppy version of the number. Yet here, Allen turns it into a weird trippy tune – produced with great Sansu production, and backing by New Orleans legends like Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, and Art Neville – all of whom help the tune bristle with new energy, and a really sinister groove. The rest of the record continues in a similar vein – with a spacey LA mellow sound that actually works great for Toussaint’s vocals, and gives them a wild flanged-out …