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VARIOUS ARTISTS Ace CDCHD 1001 The U.K. Sue Label - The World Of Guy Stevens ● CD $18.98
26 tracks, 69 mins, highly recommended For British music fans getting turned on to blues and R&B in the early 60s the newly formed Island subsidiary Sue was a Godsend. It was run by disc jockey and R&B fan Guy Stevens who sought out rare and exciting U.S. blues and R&B singles and reissued them on the distinctive orange and yellow Sue label for the British market. This is the first in a series of three albums tracing the history of the label and some of the great music it made available. Quite a few of the tracks here have been out before on other compilations but it's all great stuff and is a real trip down memory lane for Brits like myself who got their musical education in the 60s. Includes tracks by Inez & Charlie Foxx, Ike & Tina Turner, Harold Betters, The Daylighters, The Pleasures, Jimmy McGriff, O.V. Wright & The Keys, The Phil Upchurch Combo, Bobby Parker, Louisiana Red, The Olympics, Joe Tex, Elmore James and many more. 24 page booklet has extensive notes on the label and Guy's career (he died in 1981) plus photos, label shots, posters and other memorabilia. (FS)
ERNESTINE ANDERSON: Keep An Eye On Love/ HAROLD BETTERS: Do Anything You Wanna (part 1)/ Do Anything You Wanna (part 2)/ BIRDLEGS & PAULINE: Spring/ THE DAYLIGHTERS: Oh! Mom (teach Me How To Uncle Willie)/ DONNIE ELBERT: A Little Piece Of Leather/ INEZ & CHARLIE FOXX: Mockingbird/ LOWELL FULSON: Too Many Drivers/ WILBERT HARRISON: Let's Stick Together/ ELMORE JAMES: Dust My Blues/ CHRIS KENNER: Land Of 1,000 Dances/ J. B. LENOIR: I Sing 'um The Way I Feel/ LOUISIANA RED: I Done Woke Up/ THE MANHATTANS: I Wanna Be (your Everything)/ DEREK MARTIN: Daddy Rollin' Stone/ JIMMY MCGRIFF: All About My Girl/ THE OLYMPICS: The Bounce/ BOBBY PARKER: Watch Your Step/ THE PLEASURES: Music City/ BILLY PRESTON: Billy's Bag/ WILD JIMMY SPRUILL: Hard Grind/ JOE TEX: Yum, Yum, Yum/ IKE & TINA TURNER: I Can't Believe What You Say/ PHIL UPCHURCH COMBO: You Can't Sit Down (pt 1)/ BABY WASHINGTON: That's How Heartaches Are Made/ O. V. WRIGHT: That's How Strong My Love Is

VARIOUS ARTISTS Ace CDCHD 1008 The U.K. Sue Label - Volume 2 : Sue's Rock 'n' Blues ● CD $16.98
26 tracks issued in the 60s of the UK's first legendary specialist label featuring Bobby Hendricks, Big Al Downing, Willie Mabon, J.B. Lenoir, Freddy King, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Etta james, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Bob, Ronnie Hawkins, Otis Redding, Buster Brown, B.B. King and others.
BIG BOB: Your Line Was Busy/ BUSTER BROWN: Fannie Mae/ JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES: Why Does Everything Happen To Me/ LEE DIAMOND: Hatti Malatti/ BIG AL DOWNING: Yes, I'm Loving You/ DR HORSE: Jack, That Cat Was Clean/ GENE & AL'S SPACEMEN: Mercy/ RONNIE HAWKINS & THE HAWKS: Forty Days/ BOBBY HENDRICKS: Itchy Twitchy Feeling/ JOHN LEE HOOKER: Boogie Chillen/ LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: Mojo Hand/ ELMORE JAMES: It Hurts Me Too/ HOMESICK JAMES: Crossroads/ ETTA JAMES & THE PEACHES: The Wallflower (roll With Me Henry)/ B.B. KING: You Never Know/ FREDDY KING: Driving Sideways/ J.B. LENOIR & HIS AFRICAN HUNCH RHYTHM: I Feel So Good/ WILLIE MABON: I'm The Fixer/ THE MEGATONS: Shimmy Shimmy Walk (pt 1)/ THE BOBBY PETERSON QUINTET: Rockin' Charlie (pt 1)/ PROFESSOR LONGHAIR: Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand/ OTIS REDDING: Shout Bamalama/ PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS: Like Long Hair/ THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS: Little Latin Lupe Lu/ ROSIE & THE ORIGINALS: Give Me Love/ FRANKIE LEE SIMS: What Will Lucy Do (lucy Mae Blues)

VARIOUS ARTISTS Buried Treasures 002 Windy City Doo Wop To Soul, Vol. 2 ● CD $17.98
29 track of very rare Chicago doo-wop and early soul from the late 50s and early 60s - most making their first appearance on CD and including a number of unissued tracks - some by unknown performers. Includes The Eageaires (nice acapella versions of Honey Hush and Money Honey), The Sheltons, Upsetters, Fabulous Crys-tels, Calvin & The Twilites, Jackie Bee, The Amps, The Devotions, Cookie & The Dedications and others. Some fine music though some tracks show the effect of excessive digital processing.
THE AMPS: This Angel Of Mine (unrel)/ JACKIE BEE: Moments Of Infatuation/ CALVIN & THE TWILITES: Moments Like This/ THE CARDINALS: Chaney/ Chaney (unrel Alt Take)/ COOKIE & THE DEDICATIONS: Makin Eyes/ HAROLD CURINGTON: African Twist/ THE DEDICATIONS: Hey Young Lover/ THE DELTONES: Good Luck Charm/ THE DEVOTIONS: Can You Explain It/ Do Do De Dop/ THE EAGLEAIRES: Honey Hush/ Money Honey/ THE FABULOUS CRY-TELS: Ease The Pain (unrel)/ THE FOUR GENTS: Our Love (unrel)/ Stormy Weather (unrel)/ THE HUMMING TONES: Concentrate Baby/ Rain Drops Are Falling/ ROBIE KIRK & THE RUPPERT-AIRES: Romance Time/ THE KITTENS: Wait A Minute/ LARRY & THE DUDROPS: In The Still Of The Night (unrel)/ THE LINDREALS: The Waltz/ THE SHELTONS: Mama Don't Allow/ THE TWILITES: My Love/ No Greater Thing/ UNKNOWN GROUP: Bring Her To My Arms (unrel)/ I'm Gonna Love While I Can (unrel)/ No No Darling (unrel)/ THE UPSETTERS: We Belong Together (unrel)

VARIOUS ARTISTS Collectables 2884 The Very Best Of The King/ Federal/ Deluxe Years, Vol 2 ● CD $15.98
King was excellent in all sorts of genre recordings, but any label "best of" would only consist of a single genre. Everything's covered here but their straight country stuff, so you get R&B (Little Willie John- Fever),honkers (Todd Rhodes - Blues For Red Boy),shouters (Roy Brown - Long About Midnight), double entendre' both male (Wynonie Harris - Sittin' On It All The Time) & female (Dorothy Ellis - Drill Daddy Drill), blues (Texas Slim AKA John Lee Hooker - Moaning Blues), doo-wop (The Five Keys - Dream On), even rockabilly (Boyd Bennett - My Boy Flat Top), some tunes even appearing in rare early stereo! Liner notes with recording info by Victor Pearlin. (GM)
HANK BALLARD AND THE MIDNIGHTERS: Finger Poppin' Time/ BOYD BENNETT: My Boy Flat-top/ TINY BRADSHAW: Walkin' The Chalk Line/ ROY BROWN: Long About Midnight/ TOMMY BROWN: Goodbye I'm Gone/ THE CHECKERS: Flame In My Heart/ EDDIE CLEARWATER: Hey Bernadine/ THE DOMINOES: Have Mercy Baby/ DOROTHY ELLIS: Drill Daddy Drill/ THE FIVE KEYS: Dream On/ THE FIVE ROYALES: Dedicated To The One I Love/ WYNONIE HARRIS: Sittin' On It All The Time/ THE HURRICANES: Poor Little Dancing Girl/ BULLMOOSE JACKSON: I Want A Bowlegged Woman/ LITTLE WILLIE JOHN: Fever/ EARL (CONNELLY) KING: Big Blue Diamonds/ LITTLE ESTHER: Cherry Wine/ STICKS MCGHEE: Jungle Juice/ JOHNNY O'NEAL: Johnny Feels The Blues/ TODD RHODES: Blues For The Red Boy/ TEXAS SLIM (JOHN LEE HOOKER): Moaning Blues/ SONNY THOMPSON: Let's Call It A Day/ THE VALTONES: Tender Darling/ JOHNNY "GUITAR" WATSON: Gangster Of Love/ OTIS WILLIAMS & THE CHARMS: That's Your Mistake

VARIOUS ARTISTS Crime Dog 102 Bring Back Yesterday, Vol. 2 ● CD $17.98
A collection of 27 fine doo-wop rarities from the 50s and early 60s - many making their first appearance on CD. It's a shame that the remastering uses too much digital filtering to remove noise. Includes The Jewels, Unforgettables, Eddie Ringo & The Classics, The Regals (The Coasters flavored Run Pretty Baby with some nice bluesy guitar), The Four Dukes, Relations, Page Sisters, Lulu Reed & The Harmonaires, Helen Foster & The Rovers, Hal Davis & Group, The Montereys and others.

VARIOUS ARTISTS Crystal Ball 1056 Rarest Of The Rare - The Girl Groups, Vol. 1 ● CD $17.98
Excellent collection of female group doo-wop from the late 50s/ early 60s. As far as I can tell, all these tracks are making their first appearance on CD. 25 tracks by The Orientals, Yvonne & The Violets, The Fashionettes, Velvettes, Ultimates, Fabulous Chimes, Gaytones, Kents, Dorelles, Roberta, The Teardrops, Dottie Dooley and others. Includes the previously unissued Tell Me by an unknown artist.
DOTTIE DOOLEY: I'll Always Have My Memories Of You/ THE DORELLES: Good Luck To The Lucky Girl/ THE ESKERETTES: Love Is A Many Splendored Thing/ THE FABULOUS CHIMES: Faithful To Me/ THE FASHIONETTES: I Got Love/ THE GAYTONES: Once He Loved Me/ Strange As It Seems/ THE HILL SISTERS: Oh My Love Sweet Love/ THE HONEY BEES: Love Love I Can't Get Over It/ THE JOBBETTES: What You Gonna Do/ THE KENTS: Your Graduation/ LITTLE RITA: Dear Love/ THE ORIENTALS: A Letter To Melvin/ THE PEPPERMINTS: My First Love/ ROBERTA: I'll Try/ THE ROCHELLES: Please Hear My Plea/ THE SYDELLS: You Are The One/ THE TANGERINES: The Answer Is Always You/ THE TEARDROPS: Wait For Me/ THE TRUELEERS: Waiting For You/ THE ULTIMATES: Why I Love/ UNKNOWN: Tell Me (previously Unreleased)/ THE VELVETTES: I Like To Know/ RUBY YATES AND THE SWINGIN RODS: Your Turn/ YVONNE & THE VIOLETS: Show Me The Way

VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo-Wop 009 30 Candy Coated Doo-Wops ● CD $17.98
Doo-wop fans on a diet beware! This fine collection includes Candy Coated Kisses/ Candy Doll/ Candy Queen/ Kiss Me Sugar Plum/ Sugar Baby/ Lollipop/ Sugar Lips/ Candy Store Blues/ Chocolate Bar/ sugar Cookie and more high calorie treats from the likes of The Monitors, Rhythm Kings, Four Graduates, Four Dots, Treys, Avalons, Hal Page & The Whalers and others. Happy and sad songs but how can anything be sadder than I Left My Sugar In The Rain? About half of these sucrose laden gems are new to CD. Swe-e-e-et!
THE AVALONS: Sugar Sugar/ JESSIE BELVIN: Sugar Doll/ THE BEY SISTERS: Sugar Cookie/ CAROL BLADES: Candy Store Romance/ THE BLUE DIAMONDS: Honey Babe/ THE CAPERS: Candy Store Blues/ THE CHESTERFIELDS: Meet Me At The Candy Store/ THE DELLS: Hey Sugar/ THE FIVE CHANCES: Sugar Lips/ THE FOUR DOTS: Kiss Me Sugar Plum/ THE FOUR GRADUATES: Candy Queen/ EDDIE HUDSON: She's Sugar Sweet/ THE JACKS: Sugar Baby/ LITTLE JOE & THE MORROCCOS: Trouble In The Candy Store/ THE MILLER SISTERS: Sugar Candy/ THE MONITORS: Candy Coated Kisses/ THE ORIOLES: Sugar Girl/ HAL PAGE & THE WHALERS: Sugar Babe/ THE PROPHETS: Sugar Lump/ THE RHYTHM ACES: That's My Sugar/ THE RHYTHM KINGS: Candy Doll/ BILL ROBINSON & THE QUAILS: Oh Sugar/ THE SOPHOMORES: I Left My Sugar In The Rain/ THE TENDERFOOTS: Sugar Ways/ THE THREE PLAYMATES: Sugah-wooga/ THE TREYS: Sugar Baby/ THE UNIQUES: Chocolate Bar/ THE UNTOUCHABLES: Raisin' Sugar Cane/ THE VALCHORDS: Candy Store Love/ MAURICE WILLIAMS & THE ZODIACS: Lollipop

VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo-Wop 0012 28 Doo-Wop Teen Prayers ● CD $17.98
Another thematic collection.
RAY AGEE & FOUR KINGS: Pray For Me/ THE CHARMS: My Prayer Tonight/ THE CHECKERS: My Prayer Tonight/ THE CORVETTS: Lover's Prayer/ THE DEBONAIRES: Say A Prayer For Me/ THE DREAM TONES: Praying For A Miracle/ THE FIVE BLUE NOTES: My Special Prayer/ THE FIVE ECHOES: Fool's Prayer/ CELL FOSTER & AUDIOS: I Prayed For You/ THE FOUR PHAROAHS: Pray For Me/ BILLY JAMES & STENOTONES: My Prayer/ THE LARKS: Let's Say A Prayer/ THE MAGIC TONES: When I Kneel Down To Pray/ TEENA MAGIN & THE BYSTANDERS: Power Of A Prayer/ ARTHUR LEE MAYE & THE CROWNS: A Fool's Prayer/ THE MEDALLIONS: Lover's Prayer/ THE ORIOLES: The Lord's Prayer/ THE PICCADILLY PIPERS: A Lonely Lover's Prayer/ JOE POTITO & SATELLITES: Say A Prayer/ THE PREMIERS: I Pray/ THE RAINDROPS: I Prayed For Gold/ CARL SPENCER: Prayer/ THE SPIRALS: My Humble Prayer/ THE SYNCOPATES: Praying For A Miracle/ TINY TIP & THE TIP TONES: I Said A Prayer/ THE TWILIGHTERS: My Silent Prayer/ THE VELVETEENS: Teen Prayer/ TONY WILLIAMS: My Prayer

VARIOUS ARTISTS Doo-Wop 014 Doo-Woping The Blues ● CD $17.98
24 doo-wop songs with the word "blues" in the title even though many of them are not actually blues songs. Includes Crying The Blues by The Moonbeams, My Heart's Got The Blues by The Five C's, Blue In A Letter by The Flamingos, Cying The Blues Over Me by The Criterions and other "blue" songs from The RObins, Capers, Carlo & Supids, Gayle Fortune & The Terry Tones, The Emanon Four, Arist-O-Kats, Billy Perry & The Starlites, The Phaetons and others.

VARIOUS ARTISTS Dynamite DGS 136 Dynamite Group Sounds, Vol. 36 ● CD $17.98
26 vocal group rarities form the 50s and early 60s. Not too much is making its first appearance on CD but most of the tracks excellent.
NICKY ADDEO & THE UNIQUES: Over The Rainbow/ GLORIA BROWN & GROUP: Happy Birthday/ BILLIE BUNN & HIS BUDDIES: That's When Your Heartaches Begin/ THE C-NOTES: Last Saturday Night/ JO ANN CAMPBELL & GROUP: Donnie/ THE CASHMERES: There's A Rumor/ THE CHAMPIONS: Mexico Bound/ THE CRYSTALIGHTS: The Bells/ THE DON JUANS: Girl Of My Dreams/ THE DOZIER BOYS: Hey Jack/ THE FABULEERS: I Had A Feeling This Morning/ THE JUBILITES: Why Oh Why/ THE LOLLYPOPS: Believe In Me/ THE MAGIC-TONES: Cool Cool Baby/ How Can You Treat Me This Way/ THE MAR-VELLOS: Boyee Yoing/ THE MARYLANDERS: Make Me Thrill Again/ PEPPER & THE SHAKERS: Need Your Love/ THE ROBINS: (now And Then) There's A Fool Such As I/ THE STARGLOWS: Let's Be Lovers/ THE STRANDS: How Will I Know/ THE SUBURBANS: Mississippi Mud/ THE TREMAINES: Moon Shining Bright/ THE UNIVERSALS: Think/ THE VISTONES: It's Nice/ LOS ZAFIROS: Dichoso Mar

VARIOUS ARTISTS El Toro 103 Too Late To Be Good - Vocal Harmony Vanguard, 1937-1952 ● CD $15.98
26 track collection of vocal group sounds from the early days to the birth of the popular R&B doo-wop sound of the mid 50s. Includes a numbers of tracks making their first appearance on CD.
GENE AMMONS & GROUP: Sweet Jennie Lou/ THE BACHELORS: Weekend Blues/ THE BEAVERS: Big Mouth Mama/ CHARLES BROWN WITH JOHNNY MOORE'S THREE BLAZERS: Gloria/ THE CATS & FIDDLE: Blue Skies/ THE COLEMANS: I Ain't Got Nobody/ THE DELTA RHYTHM BOYS: What Would It Take?/ THE DRIFTERS: And I Shook/ THE FIVE BREEZES: Minute And Hour Blues/ HOLLYWOOD THE FOUR FLAMES: W-i-n-e/ EDDIE GORMAN & GROUP: Telephone Blues/ MADELINE GREEN & THE MAGICHORDS: I've Got A Right To Be Blue/ THE HAMPTONES WITH LIONEL HAMPTON'S ORCH.: Turkey Hop (parts 1 & 2)/ MAGGIE HATHAWAY & HER BLUESMEN: Too Late To Be Good Blues/ THE JAMES QUINTET: I'm Just A Fool/ Paw's In The Kitchen/ BILL JOHNSON & HIS MUSICAL NOTES: Pretty-eyed Baby/ LITTLE ESTHER & THE ROBINS: Mainliner/ THE NORFOLK JAZZ QUARTET: Suntan Baby Brown (suntan Lady)/ KING ODUM FOUR: Lover Come Back To Me/ SY OLIVER WITH RAY CHARLES SINGERS: My Friend Told Me/ THE ORIOLES: Happy Go Lucky Local Blues/ THE ROBINS: Around About Midnight/ GENE SMITH & FOUR NOTES: I Didn't Mean To Be So Mean/ THE SULTANS: Blues At Dawn/ THREE DOTS & A DASH: Don't Cry Baby

VARIOUS ARTISTS El Toro 105 Lovin' Time Blues - Great Jump And R&B Duets ● CD $15.98
Another fine R&B compilation from this excellent Spanish label. 27 male/ female duets from the early 50s including Annie Laurie & Paul Gayton, Jimmy Ricks & Nancy Reed, Little Caesar & Rusty, Floyd Dixon & Mari Jones, Little Esther & Mel Walker, Little Willie Littlefield & Little Lora Wigggins, Edna McRaney & Eddie Johnson and others. Some tracks have been out on CD before but not in this context and quite a few tracks are making their first CD appearance. Superb sound and 8 page booklet includes notes by Dave Penny plus photos, label shots and ads.

VARIOUS ARTISTS El Viente 801 Rock & Roll Party, Vol. 1 ● CD $18.98
27 tracks, 72 min., recommended Available again. A generous program of mostly sax-led, mostly uptempo, numbers from the 1950's, including many instrumentals, featuring Don't Be Angry by Nappy Brown, Deacon's Hop by Big Jay McNeeley, T'Ain't What You Say by Little Esther, Rock Socks by Paul Williams, Hip Hop by T. J. Fowler, Bumpin' by Heywood Henry, Hot Rod by Hal Singer, The Grinder by the Rockin' Brothers Orchestra, You Gotta Rock and Roll by Bob Oakes, Give It Up by H-Bomb Ferguson, and My Gal's a Jockey by Joe Turner. Not exactly music to relax to, but if you're looking for some killer bluesy dance music for a vintage rock 'n' roll party, this disc would certainly do the trick. (DH)

VARIOUS ARTISTS Freddie 1001 Rarest White Groups According To Kreiter, Vol. 1 ● CD $17.98
First of two volumes featuring some of the rarest recordings by white vocal groups based on values in Jeff Kreietr's book "Vocal Group Record Guide". In spite of their rarity quite a few of the tracks here have appeared on previous vocal group compilations.
THE BARONS: Remember Rita/ BILLY & THE ESSENTIALS: Remember Me Baby/ PAT CORDELL & THE CRESCENTS: Darling Come Back/ VILAS CRAIG & GROUP: Walkin' Down The Avenue/ JOEY DEE & THE STARLIGHTERS: Lorraine/ THE DEL RIOS: Vines Of Love/ THE DEL-RONS: This Love Of Ours/ PHIL DEMARCO & VALIENTS: Lonely Guy/ THE DEMILES: Cry And Be On Your Way/ THE EBBTIDES: Star Of Love/ THE EMBERTONES: I Remember/ TONY EVANS & GROUP: I'm Lookin' Over/ THE FOUR LOVERS: My Life For Your Love/ THE GOTHICS: Marilyn/ THE IDEALS: Do I Have The Right/ JOEY & OVATIONS: I Still Love You/ THE JOKERS: I Do/ JOHNNY MAESTRO & GROUP: Besame Baby/ TONY MARESCA & THE DYNAMICS: Betty My Own/ THE PADDLES: You're My Love/ LENNY ROCCO & GROUP: Sugar Girl/ THE SPIRALS: Please Be My Love/ TOMMY & THE DEL ROYALS: Trust In Love/ TONY & THE RAINDROPS: Tina/ STAN VINCENT & THE DEL-SATINS: He's So Wonderful

VARIOUS ARTISTS Freddie 1002 Rarest White Groups According To Kreiter, Vol. 2 ● CD $17.98
25 more rarities.
ANASTASIA: Every Road/ BARRY & THE HIGHLIGHTS: The Wonderful Years/ BOBBY & THE COUNT: 3 Signs Of Love/ THE BROOKS FOUR: I'll Be Faithful/ THE CLASS-AIRS: My Tears Start To Fall/ THE CLEE-SHAYS: My Dream/ THE CREATIONS: Strolling Through The Park/ THE DEMOLYRS: Rain/ THE ECHOES: Angel Of Love/ ERIC & THE PLAZAS: I Wish/ TOMMY FRONTARA: After Tonight/ THE JADES: Walking All Alone/ BOBBY LONGO & GROUP: A Night To Remember/ DONNIE MARCHAND: Round In Circles/ THE MEMORIES: Love Bells/ NICK & THE NACKS: The Night/ THE NOTATIONS: Chapel Doors/ THE PRETENDERS: Answer To My Prayers/ MIKE PRISCO & GROUP: I Love You Baby/ THE QUARTER NOTES: Baby/ THE ROYAL BOYS: Darling Angel/ THE SINCERES: Do You Remember/ THR TEMPOS: Why Don't You Write Me/ THE VALAIRS: Launie My Love/ THE VOCAL-LORDS: At Seventeen

VARIOUS ARTISTS FTR 0013 A Soldier's Plea ● CD $17.98
Like Kent 226 "A Soldier's Sad Story" this is a collection of soul songs from the 60s and early 70s about the African-American experience in the army and particular the Vietnam war experience. Includes (Greeting) This Is Uncle Sam by The Monitors, He'll Be Back by The Players, A Soldier's Prayer by Archie Bell & The Drells, Lights Out by Zerben R. Hicks & The Dynamics, Wish You Were here With Me by The Fawns plus tracks by The Dells, Nathan McKinney & The Valleyites, The Impressions, Mel & Tim, The Superbs, Auditions, Curtis Mayfield and others.

VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 225 The Goldwax Story, Vol. 2 ● CD $18.98
Complementing Kent 203 this presents another 24 tracks from the mid late 60s from this revered Southern soul label including five previously unissued tracks.
JAMES CARR: A Woman Is A Man's Best Friend/ GEORGE & GREER: Good Times/ EDDIE JEFFERSON: When You Look In The Mirror/ THE LYRICS WITH THE TOPNOTES: The Side Wind/ O.B. MCCLINTON: A Man Needs A Woman/ PERCY MILEM: Crying Baby Baby Baby/ I Don't Know What You've Got (but It's Got Me)/ I'm Crying Over You/ GENE (BOWLEGS) MILLER: Toddlin'/ OBOE WITH THE KEYS: She's Better Than You/ THE OVATIONS: Happiness/ Peace Of Mind/ BARBARA PERRY: Merry Go Round Of Love/ Say You Need It/ Welcome Home Baby/ PHILLIP & THE FAITHFULS: Love Me/ TIMMY THOMAS: It's My Life/ UNKNOWN: If You're Not With The One You Love/ THE VEL TONES: Darling/ WEE WILLIE WALKER: I Ain't Gonna Cheat No More/ I Don't Want To Take A Chance/ SPENCER WIGGINS: I Never Loved A Woman (the Way I Love You)/ DOROTHY WILLIAMS: Country Style/ O.V. WRIGHT WITH THE KEYS: There Goes My Used To Be

VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 227 Once Upon A Time In Wigan ● CD $18.98
24 of the most popular Northern soul tunes - all used in the new British play based on the lives of four teenagers who spend their adolescence growing up the shrine to Northern Soul - the Wigan Casino in 1970s. Includes tracks by The Steve Katman Big Band, Fats Domino, Mel Williams, World Column, Sam Fletcher, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Jackie Lee, Herbert Hunter, The Incredibles, The Sequins, Bobby Garrett, Otis Redding and more.
J.J. BARNES: Sweet Sherry/ ALICE CLARK: You Hit Me (right Where It Hurt Me)/ FATS DOMINO: It Keeps Rainin'/ SAM FLETCHER: I'd Think It Over/ TONY GALLA & THE RISING SONS: In Love/ BOBBY GARRETT: My Little Girl/ EDDIE HOLMAN: I Surrender/ HERBERT HUNTER: I Was Born To Love You/ THE INCREDIBLES: There's Nothing Else To Say Baby/ HANK JACOBS: Elijah Rockin' With Soul/ STEVE KARMEN BIG BAND FEATURING JIMMY RADCLIFF: Breakaway Pt 1/ JACKIE LEE: Oh, My Darlin'/ DEAN PARRISH: I'm On My Way/ LOU PRIDE: I'm Com'un Home In The Morn'un/ OTIS REDDING: Loving By The Pound/ THE SEQUINS: A Case Of Love/ RICHARD TEMPLE: That Beatin' Rhythm/ CARLA THOMAS: I'll Never Stop Loving You/ TONI AND THE SHOWMEN: Try My Love/ FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS: The Night/ PERCY WIGGINS: It Didn't Take Much (for Me To Fall In Love)/ MEL WILLIAMS: Can It Be Me/ WORLD COLUMN: So Is The Sun/ TIMI YURO: It'll Never Be Over For Me

VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 228 Land Of 1,000 Dances - Special Soul & Funk Edition ● CD $18.98
A collection of dance songs from the soul and funk era of the 60s and 70s including the title song by Rufus Thomas plus tracks by Willie Bell, Don Covay, Jerry Williams, Gypsies, Billy Butler, Lee Williams and others. Here you can learn about such dances as The Tonkey, The Boomerang, The Philly Dog, The Duck, The Sissy, The Popcorn and more. Many of the tracks here are making their first appearance on CD.
WILLIAM BELL: Monkeying Around/ EDDIE BO: Hook And Sling Parts 1 & 2 (Re-Edit)/ JAMES BROWN: Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn/ BILLY BUTLER: Boston Monkey/ DONALD BYRD: Change (Makes You Want To Hustle) Part 1/ ALBERT COLLINS: Do The Sissy/ DON COVAY: The Boomerang/ THE ENTERTAINERS IV: Temptation Walk (People Don't Look No More)/ THE FATBACK BAND: (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop (Single Version)/ GARLAND GREEN: Bumpin' And Stompin'/ THE GYPSIES: Jerk It/ MAJOR LANCE: The Matador/ JACKIE LEE: The Chicken/ THE OLYMPICS: Baby, Do The Philly Dog/ THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW: The Watts Breakaway/ PARLIAMENT: Breakdown/ HARVEY SCALES AND THE SEVEN SOUNDS: Broadway Freeze Parts 1 & 2/ JOE SIMON: Moon Walk Parts 1 & 2/ JEB STUART: The Greasy Frog/ RICHARD TEMPLE: That Beatin' Rhythm/ RUFUS THOMAS: Land Of A Thousand Dances/ THE TNT BAND: The Meditation/ THE TRIUMPHS: Walkin' The Duck/ THE WHISPERS: The Dip/ JERRY WILLIAMS: The Push, Push, Push/ LEE WILLIAMS AND THE CYMBALS: Shing-A-Ling Usa

VARIOUS ARTISTS Krypton 6002B Fine And Dandy Doo-Wops, Volume Two ● CD $17.98
22 vocal group rarities from the 50s and early 60s - quite a few making their first appearance on CD. Includes The Intruders, Buddy & The Premiers, The Corvells, Bel Aires, Wildwoods, Stringbeans, Willows, Shytones, Ban Lons, Nicky & The Nobles, Joey & The Ovations and others.
THE BAN LONS: Hey Good Lookin/ THE BEL AIRES: Rockin & Strollin/ BUDDY & THE PREMIERS: I'll Always Love You/ THE CLIPPERS: I'm For You Baby/ THE CORVELLS: We Made A Vow/ THE CRYSTALTONES: Debra Lee/ The Girl I Love/ THE DELFONICS: There They Go/ THE DYNAMICS: Eenie Meenie/ THE HI-TONES: I Don't Know Why/ THE INTRUDERS: Come Home Soon/ Goodnight/ JOEY & THE OVATIONS: I Still Love You/ THE MERIDIANS: Lonely/ Mixed Up Woman/ NICKY & THE NOBLES: School Bells/ THE SENIORS: May I Have This Dance/ THE SHYTONES: Just For You/ THE STRINGBEANS: Starlight/ THE TOPS: Walking With My Baby/ THE WILDWOODS: Heart of Mine/ THE WILLOWS: Now That I Have You

VARIOUS ARTISTS Mighty Mick 701 East Coast - West Coast, Vol. 1 ● CD $17.98
Nicely put together compilation. The first 12 tracks features East Coast groups (mostly New York) - one for each year between 1950 and 1961 and the second 12 features West Coast groups (mostly Los Angeles) also year by year. The insert discusses some of the differences between East Coast and West Coast styles and it might have made more sense to alaternate the East Coast and West Coast sides. Includes sides by The Blenders, Mello Moods, Solitaires, Legends, Tremaines, Holidays, The Nic Nacs, Four Flames, Flairs, Crescendos, Six Teens, Crowns, etc. Many of the tracks have been out before but the concept here makes it worthwhile and sound quality is excellent.
THE BLENDERS: I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over/ THE BLUENOTES: If It's Our Destiny/ THE CABINEERS: My My My/ THE COBRAS: Sindy/ THE CONCORDS: Candlelite/ THE CRESCENDOS: Baby Doll/ THE CROWNS: Why Did You Go Away/ THE DON JUANS (UNISSUED): Weeping Over You/ THE FABULOUS PEARLS: I Laughed So Hard/ THE FLAIRS: This Is The Night For Love/ THE FOUR FLAMES: Wheel Of Fortune/ THE GLADIATORS: Girl Of My Heart/ THE HOLIDAYS: The Stars Will Remember/ THE LEGENDS: The Eyes Of An Angel/ THE MASTERS: A Man Is Not Supposed To Cry/ THE MELLO MOODS: I'm Lost/ THE NIC NACS: I Found Me A Sugar Daddy/ THE ROBINS: My Hearts The Biggest Fool/ That's What The Good Book Says/ THE SIX TEENS: Oh It's Crazy/ THE SOLITAIRES: South Of The Border/ THE TREMAINES: Jingle Jingle/ THE VELVETS: I/ THE YOUNG HEARTS: Do Not Forsake Me

VARIOUS ARTISTS Philips 4001 Philips Doo-Wop, Volume #1 ● CD $17.98
First of three CDs devoted to vocal group recordings made in the early and mid 60s for the Philips label. This is the period when doo-wop started to become soul and many of the cuts are on the border between doo-wop of soul. 24 tracks including sides by The Flamingos, Bluerays, Wilmar Walker (the fine blues track Somebody Will and the rocker Stompin' Roaches), The Frontiers, Vic Thomas, New Concepts and Ace Kennedy & The Candies.
THE BLUERAYS: Come On Baby/ Who Will I Be Today/ THE FLAMINGOS: Boogaloo Party/ Brooklyn Boogaloo/ Call Her On The Phone/ Do It, Do It/ It Keeps The Doctor Away/ Itty Bitty Baby/ Koo Koo/ Since My Baby Put Me Down/ Temptation/ The Nearness To You/ THE FRONTIERS: Don't Come Crying/ I Just Want You/ I Only Have Eyes For You/ I Still Love You/ ACE KENNEDY & THE CANDIES: Never Never Never/ THE NEW CONCEPTS: Give Me Another Chance/ Over The Rainbow/ VIC THOMAS: Marianne/ Napoleon Bonaparte/ Village Of Love/ WILMAR WALKER: Somebody Will/ Stompin' Roaches

VARIOUS ARTISTS Philips 4002 Philips Doo-Wop, Volume #2 ● CD $17.98
The second volume adds in some girl groups and pop sounds into the doo-wop and soul mix.
THE DELTAS: My Own True Love/ The Work Song/ THE FLAMINGOS: She Shook My World/ THE FOUR BUDDIES: Lonely Summer/ Slow Locomotion/ TOMMY HAYES: Glistening Lights/ Trance/ CATHY JEAN & ROOMMATES: I Only Want You/ CATHY JEAN & THE ROOMMATES: Believe Me/ Double Trouble/ My Heart Belongs To Only You/ THE LOVERS: Do This For Me/ Someone/ THE SECRETS: He's The Boy/ Here He Comes Now/ Learning To Forget/ On Donnie/ The Boy Next Door/ THE TEAMMATES: Never Believed In Love/ Once There Was A Time/ KENNI WOODS: Back With My Baby/ Can He Take A Hint/ Do You Really Love Me/ That Guy Is Mine

VARIOUS ARTISTS Philips 4003 Philips Doo-Wop, Volume #3 ● CD $17.98
THE CHESTERFIELDS: A Dream Is But A Dream/ You Walked Away/ THE CREATORS: I Stayed Home New Years Eve/ Shom Ba Doo/ Yeah, He's Got It/ GEORGE DAVIS & THE CREATORS: One Of A Million Girls/ Soft Touch/ THE DIALS: At The Start Of A New Romance/ These Foolish Things/ THE EMERALD CITY BANDITS: Come On Oz/ Full Blown Caddy/ ACE KENNEDY & THE CANDIES: As Time Goes By/ Down Where The Gang Hangs Out/ ACE KENNEDY & CANDIES: Tel-a-woman/ THE RAMADAS: Lonely Tears/ My Angel Eyes/ Summer Steady/ Teenage Dream/ THE ROOMATES: Answer Me My Love/ Gee/ Please Don't Cheat On Me/ The Nearness Of You/ THE WHIRLWINDS: At The Party/ Heartbeat

VARIOUS ARTISTS Recorte 401 The Best Of Recorte Records ● CD $17.98
24 tracks recorded for the New York based Recorte label in the late 50s. Mostly doo-wop along with some rock 'n' roll and pop.
LENNY DEAN & THE ROCKIN' CHAIRS: Girl Of Mine/ Memories Of Love/ THE GEMS: Please Change Your Mind/ Waiting/ BIG GEORGE HARDIN: Blue/ Up The Harlem Way/ NINO & THE EBB TIDES: Don't Look Around/ I Love Girls/ NINO & THE EBBTIDE: I'm Confessing (that I Love You)/ NINO & THE EBB TIDES: Puppy Love/ Tell The World I Do/ The Real Meaning Of Christmas/ Two Purple Shadows In The Snow/ You Make Me Wanna Rock And Roll/ THE ROCKIN' CHAIRS: A Kiss Is A Kiss/ Come On Baby/ Please Mary Lou/ Rockin' Chair Boogie/ DANNY WINCHELL: Beware, You're Falling In Love/ Come Back My Baby/ Don't Say You're Sorry/ I've Chosen You/ Jeannie/ We're Gonna Have A Rockin' Party

VARIOUS ARTISTS Varese 66467 25 Beach Music Classics ● CD $17.98
25 tracks, 67 min, recommended Lets NOT go surfin' now - this isn't West Coast, this is the stuff found on East Coast beach-town jukeboxes with plenty of great music to do the shag to (I got to witness this 1st hand visiting cousins in Charlotte NC summer of '69!). With an easy-going rhythm, most of these tunes were actual national hits, but there are still a few regional hits too, the best being the Embers' I Love Beach Music that manages to name-check many of the important groups & songs (where else are The Tams considered superstars?). Of the many hits you'll know includes The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Betty Everette, Get On Up - The Esquires, Cool Jerk - The Capitols, Hey Baby - Bruce Channel, Color Him Father - The Winstons, & such regional fare as The Tams' Untie Me, The Intrigues In A Moment & The Corsairs' Smoky Places. (GM)


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