A fine compilation of soul tunes, many never before released in any format. Excellent liner notes from Dean Rudland, who also compiled the disc. I couldn't find much information on many of these acts, sadly.
Unfortunately for my retirement accounts, this is the sort of disc that gets me scrambling for others like it.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart
Tracks: All tracks were new to me (and delightfully so), but I've marked a few favorites with a ✔.
(22 tracks, 67 minutes)
|Choice Of Colors||If She Wants To Go||1974||✔|
|The Entertainers IV||Just Ain't My Day||1968|
|Brenda George||What You See Is What You're Gonna Get||1971|
|Z.Z. Hill||Think People||1971|
|Little Johnny Hamilton & The Soul Pack||The Git Down (Part 1)||1967||✔|
|Little Johnny Hamilton & The Soul Pack||The Git Down (Part 2)||1967||✔|
|Calif. Soul Explosion||The Feeling||1973|
|Jesse & Anita||The Man (Y'all Keep On Watching You)||1973|
|Chucky Thurmon||Thank You For The Party||1976|
|The Soul Sensations||When I Had You, Baby||1973||✔|
|The Natural Resources Unpolluted||Funky With My Stuff||1971|
|Eddie Horan||I'm Gonna Speak Out||1973|
|Little Denise||Check Me Out||1975||✔|
|Warm Excursion (Terrible Three)||Hang Up (Part 1)||1970||✔|
|Johnny Talbot & De-Thangs||Pickin' Cotton||1970|
|Alvin Robinson||Tuned In, Turned On||1969|
|Eleanor Rigby||Is It Worth It All||1975||✔|
|The Douzer||The Sneak||1970|
|Vernon Green & The Medallions||You Don't Know (The Damage You've Done)||1973|
All this for $10.99? Such a deal.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I saw this ad on the television:
I was in the middle of a Northern Soul phase and was immediately captivated by the bassline and sparse but funky chorus. I spent hours online trying to figure out what the song was because my phone apps weren't recognizing it. Once I discovered it was "Check Me Out" by Little Denise (Stevenson), found it on this disc and immediately ordered it.