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Various Artists Collections - Kent Label Soul & R&B - 2

 

VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 122 L.A. Happening ● CD $18.98
Collection of sides drawn from Vault, fat Fish and Autumn.
BOOKER T. AVERHART AND THE MUSTANGS: Honey/ CHUCK BRIDGES & THE LA HAPPENING: Head Over Heels/ La Happening/ THE CASUALAIRS: Mean Old World/ ANDY FISHER: A Wee Bit Longer/ My Heart's Beating Stronger/ BOBBY FREEMAN: I'll Never Fall In Love Again/ That Little Old Heartbreaker Me/ LEON HAYWOOD: Ain't No Use/ Baby Reconsider/ Soul Cargo/ JUDY HUGHES: Fine, Fine, Fine/ JESSE JONES: I've Been Crying/ BILLY KEEN: Cross My Heart/ Wishing And Hoping/ BOBBY KIMBLE: I Have Seniority Over Your Love/ NEAL KIMBLE: You're Flying High Now Baby/ BOBBY MANDOLPH: Got To Get You Back/ Tell Me Tomorrow/ BOBBY MONTGOMERY: I'm Your Stepping Stone/ Tender Tears/ TOMMY NEAL: Going To A Happening/ WOODEN NICKELS: More Than A Friend/ SLY: Out Of Sight/ LEE WASHINGTON: Little Girl/ THE WOODEN NICKELS: Nobody But You

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent KENCD 221 L.A.'s Super Soul - Lee Silver's Symphonic Productions ● CD $18.98
A collection of rare and unissued West Coast soul recordings from the 60s and 70s produced by Lee Silver.
21ST CENTURY: Coming Right Back/ Got No Reason/ Search The World Over/ THE CHESTERFIELDS: You Walked Away/ IKE AND THE VINES: Hey Hey Girl/ That Walk/ MINNIE JONES: Shadow Of A Memory/ You Get To Me/ THE JONES BROTHERS: Good Old Days/ Lucky lady/ Storyteller/ That's All Over Baby/ Without Your Love/ THE PENTAGONS: Gonna Wait For You/ THE PRIMERS: How Does It Grab You/ THE SOUL PATROL: Need Of Love/ Save Your Love/ THE THEMES: Bent Out Of Shape/ Do Yourself A Favour/ No Explanation Needed/ Reminds Me Of You/ NATHAN WILLIAMS: Reaching Higher/ What Price

 
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 Kent CDKEND 104 Living The Nightlife ● CD $18.98
24 tracks, 61 min., recommended
An energetic compilation of mostly up tempo soul numbers recorded for the Scepter/Wand group of labels between 1964 and 1968. Every track is by a different artist, with a good mix of groups and solo artists. Featured numbers include Carlena by the Just Brothers, the title tune by the Charts, It's Torture by Maxine Brown, Send My Baby Back by Freddie Hughes, Good Things Come to Those Who Wait by Chuck Jackson, and Yesterday's Kisses by Big Maybelle. A tasty cross section of the rare and obscure, with four photos, fine sound, and minimal notes. (DH)
BIG MAYBELLE: Yesterday's Kisses/ MAXINE BROWN: It's Torture/ THE CHARTS: Livin' The Nightlife/ JUDY CLAY: I Want You/ THE DIPLOMATS: Love Ain't What It Used To Be/ THE ESQUIRES: My Sweet Baby/ THE GENTLEMEN FOUR: You Can't Keep A Good Man Down/ BENNY GORDON: Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got/ SANDY HADLEY: Since I Found A Love/ FREDDIE HUGHES: Send My Baby Back/ TOMMY HUNT: The Pretty Part Of You/ THE IVORYS: Please Stay/ CHUCK JACKSON: Good Things Come To Those Who Wait/ WALTER JOHNSON: Love Keeps Me Crying/ THE JUST BROTHERS: Carlena/ BETTYE LAVETTE: Happiness Costs One Thin Dime/ THE MASQUERADERS: Do You Love Me Baby/ JACK MONTGOMERY: Dearly Beloved/ JIMMIE RAYE: You Must Be Losing Your Mind/ CLARENCE REID: I Refuse To Give Up/ THE SHIRELLES: Groovy Guy/ BILLY THOMPSON: Black Eyed Girl/ MAURICE WILLIAMS: Look My Way/ MEL WYNN: I Don't Want To Lose You

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 222 Masterpieces Of Modern Soul ● CD $18.98
A collection of 22 tracks of mainly 70s dance tracks that have proven consistently popular in modern soul rooms.
GIL BILLINGSLEY: I'm Me Just Me/ AL CHRISTIAN: I'm A Lonely Man/ THE FOUR TEES: One More Chance/ VERNON GARRETT: To Be A Part Of You/ GARLAND GREEN: Come Through Me/ THE HOUSTON OUTLAWS: Ain't No Telling/ MILLIE JACKSON: Don't Send Nobody Else/ DEBRA JOHNSON: To Get Love You've Got To Give Love/ JACQUELINE JONES: A Frown On My Face/ DENISE LA SALLE: Here I Am Again/ MARY LOVE COMER: Come Out Of The Sandbox/ THE MAYBERRY MOVEMENT: Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right/ THE MILLIONAIRES: I'm The One Who Loves You/ IDRIS MUHAMMAD: I'm A Believer/ SAM NESBIT: Chase Those Clouds Away/ THE PRETENDERS: I Call It Love/ LOU PRIDE: Bringin' Me Back Home/ JEAN SHY: What Can I Do, I'm So In Love With You/ TED TAYLOR: Fair Warning/ TENDER LOVING CARE: Love Me Baby/ LYNN VARNADO: Second Hand Love/ RONNIE WALKER: You've Got To Try Harder (times Are Bad)

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent 237 Mirwood Soul Story ● CD $18.98
Delayed for several months but finally available. Collection drawn from the famed Los Angeles soul label Mirwood including sides by Jackie Lee, The Olympics, Curtis Lee, Bobby Garrett and others.
THE BELLES: Don't Pretend/ Words Can't Explain/ BOB AND EARL: Baby, Your Time Is My Time/ EARL COSBY: Ooh Honey Baby/ THE DARLETTES: Lost/ BOBBY GARRETT: I Can't Get Away/ Keep It Coming/ My Little Girl/ CURTIS LEE: Is She In Your Town/ JACKIE LEE: Anything You Want, Any Way You Want/ Do The Temptation Walk/ Oh My Darlin'/ Whether It's Right Or Wrong/ THE MIRETTES: Now That I've Found You Baby/ Your Kind Ain't No Good/ THE OLYMPICS: Baby, Do The Philly Dog/ I'll Do A Little Bit More/ The Same Old Thing/ THE PERFORMERS: I Can't Stop You/ Set Me Free/ THE SHEPPARDS: Stubborn Heart/ RICHARD TEMPLE: That Beatin' Rhythm/ JIMMY THOMAS: Just Tryin' To Please You/ Where There's A Will

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 150 Mo'Mod Jazz ● CD $23.98
22 tracks from the Fantasy group of labels.
MOSE ALLISON: Eyesight To The Blind/ BOOKER T & THE MGS: Soul Jam/ THE BROWN BROTHERS OF SOUL: Cholo/ CHRIS COLUMBO: You Cant Sit Down/ JOHNNY GILLIAM: Mission Impossible/ JOHNNY GRIFFIN ORCHESTRA: Wade In The Water/ BILLY HAWKS: Got My Mo-Jo Working (But It Just Wont Work On You)/ RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES: Livin' Soul/ LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS: Got To Move Your Baby/ WILLIS JACKSON: Brother Ray/ BOOGALOO JOE JONES: Right On/ B.B. KING: Bad Luck Soul/ JOHNNY LYTLE TRIO: Blue Swing/ FREDDIE MCCOY: Spider Man/ MARK MURPHY: Senor Blues/ PUCHO & HIS LATIN SOUL BROTHERS: Georgia On My Mind/ GOOGIE RENE COMBO: Smokey Joes La La (Instrumental)/ FREDDIE ROACH: Money (Thats What I Want)/ MONGO SANTAMARIA ORCHESTRA: Get The Money/ MERL SAUNDERS: My Train/ LITTLE JOHNNY TAYLOR: You Win, I Lose/ JUNIOR WELLS: (I Got A) Stomach Ache

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 236 Moaning, Groaning, Crying - A Galaxy Of Soul and R&B ● CD $23.98
Exciting collection of West Coast R&B and soul recorded in the mid 60s for Galaxy, Early Bird, Soul Clock and affiliated labels. Includes the classic hit She's Looking Good by Rodger Collins from the original master tape, the title track by The Fuller Brothers plus sides by Ozz & The Sperlings, The Casanova II, The Right KInd, Sonny Rhodes, The Ebonys, Lenny Williams, Gail Anderson, Little Ronnie & The Chromatics and more..
GAIL ANDERSON: I Can't Stop It/ My Turn Now/ HAROLD ANDREWS: You're A Winner/ CHARLES BROWN: Cry No More/ CASANOVA II: I Was A Fool/ Love's Philosophy/ Maybe They're Right/ RODGER COLLINS: Hands Off My Girl/ She's A Good Woman/ She's Looking Good/ BUDDY CONNER: Half Way Loving/ SUGAR PIE DESANTO: My Illusions/ THE EBONYS: Don't Knock Me/ THE FULLER BROTHERS: Moaning, Groaning And Crying/ CLAUDE HUEY: Didn't We Have Some Good Times?/ PAT HUNT: Super Cool (you're Just A Super Fool)/ LITTLE RONNIE & THE CHROMATICS: Get To Stepping (and Don't Come Back)/ I Was Wrong Part 1/ OZZ & THE SPERLINGS: Daddy Rollin' Stone/ SONNY RHODES: I Was Kiddin'/ You Better Stop/ THE RIGHT KIND: I've Been Changed/ The Right Kind Of Guy/ ISAIAH SMITH: As Long As You're In Circulation/ LENNY WILLIAMS: I Couldn't Find Nobody

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 139 Mod Jazz ● CD $23.98
25 tracks of funky jazz from the 60s from the Prestige catalog.
CANNONBALL ADDERLEY SEXTET: Tengo Tango/ Tengo Tango/ MOSE ALLISON: The Seventh Son/ The Seventh Son/ PAT BOWIE: I've Got Your Number/ I've Got Your Number/ RUSTY BRYANT: Soul Liberation/ Soul Liberation/ KENNY BURRELL: Kenny's Theme/ Kenny's Theme/ CHARLES EARLAND: Black Talk/ Black Talk/ BILLY HAWKS: Whip It On Me/ Whip It On Me/ WILLIS JACKSON: Pool Shark/ Pool Shark/ EDDIE JEFFERSON: Filthy McNasty/ Filthy Mcnasty/ BOOGALOO JOE JONES: Games/ BOOGALOO "JOE" JONES: Games/ FREDDIE MCCOY: Collard Greens/ Collard Greens/ BROTHER JACK MCDUFF: The Carpet Baggers/ The Pink Panther Theme/ Theme From The Carpetbaggers/ Theme From The Pink Panther/ THE MERCED BLUE NOTES: Mama Rufus/ Mama Rufus/ MARK MURPHY: Why Don't You Do Right/ Why Don't You Do Right/ NOMOS: Step Out And Git It/ THE NOMOS: Step Out And Git It/ MONGO SANTAMARIA: Watermelon Man/ Watermelon Man/ Yeh, Yeh!/ SHIRLEY SCOTT: Soul Shoutin'/ Soul Shoutin'/ JOHNNY HAMMOND SMITH: NYPD/ Theme From N.Y.P.D. (The ABC TV Series)/ OTIS SPANN: I'm Ready/ I'm Ready/ SONNY STITT: Soul Shack/ Soul Shack/ CAL TJADER: Evil Ways/ Evil Ways/ JIMMY WITHERSPOON: Love Me Right/ Love Me Right/ Money Is Getting Cheaper/ Money's Gettin' Cheaper

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 157 Music City Soul - From Nashville's Black Cats ● CD $18.98
26 tracks from late 60s/ early 70s (5 previously unissued) recorded for Ted Jarrett's Poncello, Ref-O-Ree and Spar labels.
GENE ALLISON: Almost Sundown/ LEVERT ALLISON: I Want To Give My Heart/ Love To You/ THE AVONS: I Need A Man/ Tell Me Baby (who Would I Be)/ The Precious Three/ LARRY BIRDSONG: I'd Like To Try It One More Time/ Sugar/ PEGGY GAINES: Just To Satisfy My Baby/ When The Boy That You Love (is Loving You)/ THOMAS HENRY: Is It Love/ Some Day/ HERBERT HUNTER: Happy Go Lucky/ Isn't It Wonderful To Dream/ Push Away From The Table/ The Sound Of A Crying Man/ RUFUS HUNTER: Hold On (a Little Bit Longer)/ Win Or Lose/ THE JADES: I Know The Feelin'/ My Loss, Your Gain/ ROSCOE SHELTON: These Are My People/ THE TEMPO RHYTHMS: Candy/ JIMMY TIG & THE ROUNDERS: Foolish Lover/ FREDDIE WATERS: It's A Little Bit Late/ Love Is A Two Way Thing/ Singing A New Song/ Nobody Knows/ WENDELL WATTS: You Girl

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 199 New Breed R&B - Soulful 60s Blues For Today's Dancers ● CD $18.98
ARTHUR K. ADAMS: Let Your Hair Down/ FRANK ARMSTRONG: Stuffed Peppers (aka Humpin')/ BOOKER T. AVERHART & The MUSTANGS: Take Your Shoes Off (part Ii)/ BOBBY "BLUE" BLAND: Love You Baby/ LARRY DAVIS: I've Been Hurt So Many Times/ LOWELL FULSOM: Lovin' Touch/ WILLIE HEADEN: Find Another Woman/ Z.Z. HILL: No More Doggin'/ LITTLE JOE HINTON: Tired Of Walkin'/ JIMMY HOLIDAY: The New Breed/ AL KING: Ain't Givin' Up Nothin'/ B.B. KING: Long Gone Baby/ KING SOLOMON: New Figure/ LARRY & TOMMY: You Gotta Bend A Little/ MARY LOVE: Move A Little Closer/ MARVIN & JOHNNY: Baby You're The One/ JIMMY McCRACKLIN: I Got Eyes For You/ THE NEWPORTS: Dixie Women/ JACKIE SHANE: Stand Up Straight And Tall/ TERRY & THE TYRANTS: Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea, Yea/ BIG MAMA THORNTON: Me And My Chauffeur/ IKE & TINA TURNER: He's The One/ VERNON GARRETT: You And Me Together/ VERNON and JEWEL: Just To Hold My Hand

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 149 New York Soul Serenade ● CD $18.98
Mid 60s New York soul from Scepter and Wand.
SAMMY AMBROSE: Welcome To Dreamsville/ BIG MAYBELLE: Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me/ MAXINE BROWN: Am I Falling In Love/ ED BRUCE: I'm Gonna Have A Party/ See The Big Man Cry/ BILLY BYERS: New Neighbourhood/ JUDY CLAY: Haven't Got What It Takes/ My Arms Aren't Strong Enough/ RAY CROSSEN: Would You Still Say That I'm The One That You Love/ TONY DRAKE: Let's Play House/ THE GENTLEMEN FOUR: It Won't Hurt/ ROOSEVELT GRIER: In My Tenement/ TOMMY HUNT: False Alarm/ CHUCK JACKSON: Don't Believe Him, Donna/ WALTER JACKSON: No Easy Way Down/ THE JIVE FIVE: Sugar Don't Take My Candy Away)/ WALTER JOHNSON: Not Now But Later/ MARIE KNIGHT: A Little Too Lonely/ JUNIOR LEWIS: The Man Who Has Everything/ LITTLE CHARLES & THE SIDEWINDERS: You Need Me/ JOHNNY MAESTRO & THE CRESTS: I'm Stepping Out Of The Picture/ FREDDIE NORTH: The Hurt/ BROOKS O'DELL: Soul Serenade/ THE PLATTERS: Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil/ PORGY & THE MONARCHS: If It's For Real Baby/ JIMMY RADCLIFFE: Forgotten Man/ LONNIE SATTIN: Who's Gonna Mention My Name/ THE TANGEERS: This Empty Place

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 192 Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities ● CD $18.98
24 track collection of unreleased and very rare tracks.
KARMELLO BROOKS: Tell Me, Baby/ CLIFFORD CURRY: Ain't No Danger/ THE DELFONICS: You'll Get Enough/ THE DIPLOMATS: Cards On The Table/ DAN FOLGER: The Way Of The Crowd/ CLAUDE HUEY: Why Would You Blow It/ THE IMAGINATIONS: Strange Neighborhood/ DENITA JAMES: I Have Feelings Too/ THE JOYTONES: This Love That I'm Giving You/ CHARLES LAMONTE AND THE EXTREMES: I've Got To Keep Movin'/ LIL' BOB: My Heart's On Fire/ AUDREY MATTHEWS: I Have No Choice/ THE MILLIONAIRES: And The Rains Came/ MR SOUL: What Happened To Yesterday/ PAT POWDRILL: Do It/ BARBARA REDD: I'll Be All Alone/ CHARLIE RICH: Don't Tear Me Down/ THE ROCKMASTERS: Raining Teardrops/ JIMMY SEALS: The Yesterday Of Our Love/ JOE SIMON: I See Your Face/ BETTYE SWANN: I Think I'm Falling In Love (fast Version)/ UNIQUE BLEND: Yes I'm In Love/ EDDIE WHITEHEAD: Just Your Fool/ JOHNNY WYATT: I Wouldn't Change A Thing About You

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 132 Okeh - A Northern Soul Obsession ● CD $23.98
24 tracks, 58 min., recommended
A soulful accompaniment to the out of print R&B box set, this compilation features mostly dance floor stompers cut between 1963-69 by well known (Major Lance, The Vibrations, Ted Taylor, Little Richard) and obscure (Sandi Sheldon, The Chymes, The Carstairs, The Autographs, The Cheers, The Tangeers) OKeh tribe members. Still, a ballad somehow sneaked in, taking the form of Walter Jackson's smoldering It's An Uphill Climb To The Bottom, which closes the disc and gives dancers a chance to recuperate before someone hits the play button again. (JC)
THE ARTISTICS: This Heart Of Mine/ THE AUTOGRAPHS: I Can Do It/ BILLY BUTLER & THE CHANTERS: My Heart Is Hurtin'/ THE CARSTAIRS: He Who Picks A Rose/ THE CHEERS: Take Me To Paradise/ JIMMY CHURCH: The Hurt/ THE CHYMES: Bring It Back Home/ MAJOR HARRIS: Call Me Tomorrow/ WALTER JACKSON: It's An Uphill Climb To The Bottom/ MAJOR LANCE: You Don't Want Me No More/ THE LITTLE FOXES: So Glad Your Love Don't Change/ LITTLE RICHARD: I Don't Want To Discuss It/ THE OPALS: I'm So Afraid/ SANDRA PHILLIPS: Wish I Had Known/ JOHNNY ROBINSON: Gone But Not Forgotten/ THE SEVEN SOULS: I Still Love You/ SANDI SHELDON: You're Gonna Make Me Love You/ THE TANGEERS: What's The Use Of Me Trying/ TOMMY TATE: I'm Taking On Pain/ TED TAYLOR: Somebody's Always Trying/ THE TRIUMPHS: I'm Coming To Your Rescue/ THE VIBRATIONS: Gonna Get Along Without You Now/ KEN WILLIAMS: Come Back

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 142 Okeh - A Northern Soul Obsession, Vol. 2 ● CD $23.98
24 tracks recorded for Okeh between 1963 & 1970.
THE ARTISTICS: I'll Leave It Up To You/ THE BELGIANETTES: The Train/ BILLY BUTLER & THE CHANTERS: Can't Live Without Her/ BILLY BUTLER & THE CHANTERS: I Can't Work No Longer/ JOYCE DAVIS: Hello Heartaches, Goodbye Love/ JEAN DUSHON: Second Class Lover/ THE FUNDAMENTALS: Let Me Show It To You/ TAN GEERS: Let My Heart And Soul Be Free/ MALCOLM HAYES: I Can't Make It Without You/ COOKIE JACKSON: Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad/ WALTER JACKSON: After You There Can Be Nothing/ That's What Mama Say/ MAJOR LANCE: Rhythm/ MARLINA MARS: Just Another Dance/ AZIE MORTIMER: You Can't Take It Away/ THE OPALS: You're Gonna Be Sorry/ LITTLE RICHARD: A Little Bit Of Something (beats A Whole Lot Of Nothing)/ GERALD SIMS: Cool Breeze/ THE TRIUMPHS: Memories/ THE VARIATIONS: Yesterday Is Gone/ THE VIBRATIONS: End Up Crying/ JOHNNY WATSON: South Like West/ LARRY WILLIAMS: You Ask For One Good Reason/ Ain't Gonna Move

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 244 Old Town & Barry Soul Survey ● CD $18.98
Revamped version of long out of print Kent 111 features 26 drawn from the new York based old Town and Barry labels. This version includes many tracks not on the original issue.
BILLY BLAND: I Cross My Heart/ You Took My Love For Granted/ THE DIVINE MEN: Stop, Take Another Look/ THE EARLS: Over Again/ THE FIESTAS: Think Smart/ THE GYPSIES: It's A woman's World/ DONALD HEIGHT: Baby Set Me Free/ You Can't Trust Your Best Friend/ FREDDY HOUSTON: If I Had Known/ FRANK HOWARD & THE COMMANDERS: I'm So Glad/ BUDDY & ELLA JOHNSON: Keep On Loving You/ JESSE JOHNSON: Left Out/ THELMA JONES: Second Chance/ Souvenirs Of A Heartbreak/ KING ERNEST: Hold It Baby/ BOBBY LONG & THE DEALERS: I Gotta Have Love Too/ LORRAINE & THE DELIGHTS: Baby I Need You/ THE MARK IVS FEATURING SAM FAIN: The Tide Has Turned/ BEVERLY MCKAY: Say It With A Feeling/ BILLY PROPHET: Slowly I Turn/ IRENE REID: I Must Be Doing Something Right/ ROSCO & BARBARA: Could This Be Love/ PEGGY SCOTT: Things Have More Meaning Now/ THE SPARKELS: Try Love One More Time/ CHARLIE THOMAS: No One Home To Come Home To/ LESTER YOUNG: Let Your Love Shine

 
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.
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 195 Our Turn To Cry ● CD $23.98
26 soul ballads from the vaults of Atlantic.
JOHNNY ADAMS: I Wish It Would Rain/ N.A. ALLEN: No Easy Way Down/ JAMES CARR: Hold On To What We've Got/ ELVIS & THE ROADRUNNERS: May God Bless Our Love (pt 1)/ BILLY HARNER: A Message To My Baby/ BOBBY HARRIS: We Can't Believe You're Gone/ THE ISLEY BROTHERS: The Last Girl/ THE JENNINGS BROTHERS: Believe In Me/ LOU JOHNSON: Please Stay/ HOAGY LANDS: Baby Come On Home/ BENNY LATIMORE: I'm Just An Ordinary Man/ BETTY LAVETTE: Your Turn To Cry/ BOBBY MARCHAN: What Can I Do (pt 1)/ BILLY MASHBURN: Don't It Sound Good (pt 1)/ MIGHTY SAM: I've Got Enough Heartaches/ ALVIN ROBINSON: Let Me Down Easy/ ED ROBINSON: Temptation's 'bout To Get Me/ DEE DEE SHARP: Help Me Find My Groove/ THE SOUL BROTHERS SIX: What Can You Do When You Ain't Got Nobody?/ BETTYE SWANN: Today I Started Loving You Again/ NED TOWNS: How Can You Baby-sit A Man?/ DORIS TROY: He Don't Belong To Me/ DEE DEE WARWICK: She Didn't Know (she Kept On Talking)/ BABY WASHINGTON: Breakfast In Bed/ PERCY WIGGINS: Book Of Memories/ MIKE WILLIAMS: Lonely Soldier

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent KENCD 217 Pounds Of Soul ● CD $18.98
Diverse collection of soul sides from the 60s and 70s drawn from the vaults of Modern and Kent.
JOHNNY ADAMS: Your Kind Of Love/ ARTHUR AND MARY: Is That You/ JIMMY BEE: Funky Way/ BETTY BIBBS: Everyone But Me/ First Come First Served/ Pounds Of Soul/ JOHNNY COPELAND: Dear Mother/ Old Man Blues/ JACKIE DAY: Without A Love/ JOHNNY DURAIN: Better Days/ MILLIE FOSTER: Fill My Needs/ VERNON GARRETT: Keep On Loving You/ Satisfied Woman Satisfied Man/ Things Are Looking Better/ BRENDA GEORGE: What You See Is What You're Gonna Get/ JOE HAYWOOD: I Wanna Love You/ Z.Z. HILL: When Something Is Wrong With My Baby/ FREEMAN KING: Georgie Woman/ JIMMY ROBINS: It's Real Pt 2/ THE SIMS TWINS: Bring It On Home To Where You Belong/ JEB STUART: I Just Love Your Work/ TOMMY YOUNGBLOOD: For The Love Of A Woman/ Tobacco Road/ Who Will You Favor

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 141 Rare Collectable And Soulful ● CD $18.98
24 RCA tracks from the mid 60s.
H B BARNUM: It Hurts Too Much To Cry/ THE BARONS: Since You're Gone/ THE BOBBETTES: Having Fun/ KENNY CARTER: What's That On Your Finger/ THE CAVALIERS: Ooh It Hurts Me/ LORRAINE CHANDLER: Mend The Torn Pieces Of My Heart/ What Can I Do/ CAROLYN COOKE: Take Me Away/ DEAN COURTNEY: Today Is My Day/ FAYE CRAWFORD: What Have I Done Wrong/ THE DYNAMICS: Love Sick/ ROY HAMILTON: Crackin' Up Over You/ Let The Music Play/ THE INSIDERS: I'm Just A Man/ WILLIE KENDRICK: Change Your Ways/ She'll Be Leaving You/ TONY MASON: Don't You Know (a True Love When You See One)/ THE METROS: I'll Never Forget You/ Push A Little Bit Harder/ JOHNNY NASH: I'm Leaving/ SHARON SCOTT: (putting My Heart Under) Lock And Key/ It's Better/ PERCY WIGGINS: It Didn't Take Much (for Me To Fall In Love)/ NANCY WILCOX: Come On Strong

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 156 Rare, Collectable & Soulful, Vol. 2 ● CD $18.98
Uptempo Northern soul from RCA - some previously unissued.
THE BOBBETTES: Happy Go Lucky Me/ KENNY CARTER: I've Got To Find Her/ THE CAVALIERS: Dance Little Girl/ It's Guaranteed/ THE CELESTRALS: Chain Reaction/ LORRAINE CHANDLER: I Can't Hold On/ You Only Live Twice/ THE CHANNELS: Anything You Do/ DEAN COURTNEY: Love Is So Wonderful/ THE DYNAMICS: The Girl's Got Soul/ THE EXCITERS: Movin' Too Slow/ THE GEMINIS: Can't Let You Go/ ROY HAMILTON: Reach Out For Me/ WILLIE KENDRICKS: American Dollar/ She's Foolin' You (watch Yourself)/ RUFUS LUMLEY: Stronger Than Me/ TONY MASON: (I Made A Mistake)/ THE METROS: Losing You Again/ My Imagination/ JOHNNY NASH: Three Rooms With Running Water/ What Kind Of Love Is This/ SHARON SCOTT: Don't Wait Too Long/ I'm Not Afraid/ Let Me Correct Myself/ SONNY TIL: Tears And Misery

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 180 Sanctified Soul ● CD $23.98
26 tracks, 79 mins, highly recommended
Terrific collection featuring 26 slabs of gospel inflected soul featuring some of the genre's finest exponents. It opens with That's How It Feels, the slower and more soulful flipside of the Soul Clan's hit Soul Meeting Who are the Soul Clan? An all star group of Arthur Conley, Ben E.King, Solomon Burke, Don Covay and Joe Tex! Among the other highlights are the brilliant James Carr with I'll Put It To You, Jackie Moore's gorgeous Cover Me, the powerful anti-drug song Signed, Miss Heroin by Sam Dees, Ted Taylor's Feed The Flame, Judy Clay with The Greatest Love, the doo-wop flavored Love Have Mercy by Mike Williams & The Tempest Band and more goodies from great names like Don Covay, Otis Clay, Solomon Burke and Wilson Pickett and superb obscurities like Fern Kinney, J.P. Robinson, Jeff Dale, Walter Rhodes and others. 12 page booklet has notes by deep soul expert Dave Godin. (FS)
BEN & SPENCE: Get It Over/ SOLOMON BURKE: He'll Have To Go/ JAMES CARR: I'll Put It To You/ JUDY CLAY: The Greatest Love/ OTIS CLAY: Is It Over?/ ARTHUR CONLEY: You Don't Have To See Me/ DON COVAY AND THE GOODTIMERS: I Stole Some Love/ JEFF DALE: A Suffering Pain/ SAM DEES: Signed, Miss Heroin/ HERMAN HITSON: Too Much For A Human Heart/ LEE JACKSON: Ad For Love/ FERN KINNEY: Your Love's Not Reliable/ RUDY LEWIS: I've Loved You So Long/ THE MAD LADS: You Mean So Much To Me/ RUDY MOCKABEE: Cheer Up (Daddy's Coming Home)/ JACKIE MOORE: Cover Me/ WILSON PICKETT: For Better Or Worse/ WALTER RHODES: Message To My Woman/ J.P. ROBINSON: George Jackson/ ROSCOE ROBINSON: Leave You In The Arms (Of Your Other Man)/ THE SOUL BROTHERS SIX: Can't Live Without You/ THE SOUL CLAN: That's How It Feels/ BETTYE SWANN: Time To Say Goodbye/ TED TAYLOR: Feed The Flame/ PERCY WIGGINS: They Don't Know/ MIKE WILLIAMS & THE TEMPEST BAND: Love Have Mercy

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 119 Serious Shades Of Soul ● CD $18.98
25 tracks, 70 min., good
If they haven't reached the bottom of the Kent/Modern barrel yet, they can sure hear it from where they are. This hodgepodge of soul styles (1962-71), mostly from people you've never heard of, offers a few quality cuts (The Sweethearts' Beauty Is Just Skin Deep, Pat Hunt's You Are My First Love, Ruth Davis' ruthless I Need Money, Mary Love's Think It Over Baby), piles of mediocre ones, and a couple that are just plain painful to hear. All five previously unissued tracks, including Jimmy Holiday's Would You Like To Love Me offer very little. Let the "For Collectors Only" subtitle serve as a warning. (JC)
ARTHUR ADAMS: I'm Lonely For You/ You Make Me Cry/ JOHNNY COPELAND: I Was Born To Love You/ RUTH DAVIS: I Need Money/ JACKIE DAY: Long As I've Got My Baby/ THE FOUR TEES: One More Chance/ VERNON GARRETT: Running Out/ JOHNNY GILLIAM: You Make Me Feel Like Someone/ CLAY HAMMOND: You Brought It All On Yourself/ Z.Z. HILL: Baby I'm Sorry/ JIMMY HOLIDAY: I've Been Done Wrong/ Would You Like To Love Me/ PAT HUNT: You Are My First Love/ THE INTENTIONS: My Love She's Gone/ BOBBY JOHN: I'm Coming Home/ STACY JOHNSON: Remove My Doubts/ MARY LOVE: Think It Over Baby/ THE OTHER BROTHERS: It's Been A Long Time Baby/ Nobody But Me/ ROBERT RAMSEY: Like It Stands/ LARRY SAUNDERS: I'm In Love/ JACKIE SHANE: You Are My Sunshine/ THE SWEETHEARTS: Beauty Is Just Skin Deep/ THE WINDJAMMERS: All That Shines Isn't Gold/ EARL WRIGHT: Them Love Blues

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 178 Shreveport Southern Soul ● CD $18.98
26 sides recorded for Shreveport's Murco, Peermont & Hy Sign labels in the late 60s and early 70.
ABRAHAM & THE CASANOVAS: Everyday (Part 1)/ ANN ALFORD: Got To Get Me A Job/ If It Ain't One Thing (It's Another)/ REUBEN BELL: Action Speak Louder Than Words/ Too Late/ You're Gonna Miss Me/ It's Not That Easy/ Another Day Lost/ MARCUS BROWN: I'm Comin' Home/ CHARLES CRAWFORD: A Sad Sad Song/ MARION ESTER: Not Guilty/ ABE & MARION ESTER & THE CASANOVAS: Let Me Be The Fool/ ABE & MARION ESTER AND THE CASANOVAS: That's Why I'm So Sad/ EDDY "G" GILES: Ain't Gonna Worry No More/ Happy Man/ EDDY GILES: Losin' Boy/ EDDY "G" GILES: Love With A Feeling/ EDDY GILES: So Deep In Love/ That's How Strong My Love Is/ EDDY "G" GILES AND THE JIVE 5: While I'm Away (Baby Keep The Faith)/ DORI GRAYSON: Be Mine Sometime/ Got Nobody To Love/ I Can Fix That For You/ Never Let Go/ Sweet Lovin' Man/ Try Love

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 160 Shrine - The Rarest Soul label ● CD $18.98
24 tracks from this very obscure Washington, DC label which was active in the mid-60s recreating the Motown sound.
JIMMY ARMSTRONG: Mystery/ J.D. BRYANT: I Won't Be Coming Back/ THE CAIROS: Stop Overlooking Me/ THE CAUTIONS: Fall Guy/ Watch Your Step/ THE CAVALIERS: Do What I Want/ LES CHANSONETTES: Don' t Let Him Hurt You/ THE COUNTS: My Only Love/ THE D.C. BLOSSOMS: I Know About Her/ EDDIE DAYE & THE 4 BARS: Guess Who Loves You/ BILL DENNIS: I'll Never Let You Get Away/ SHIRLEY EDWARDS: Dream My Heart/ THE ENJOYABLES: I'll Take You Back/ THE EPSILONS: I'm So Devoted/ Mind In A Bind/ SIDNEY HALL: The Weekend/ LINDA & THE VISTAS: She Went Away/ LITTLE BOBBY PARKER: I Won' t Believe It Till I See It/ RAY POLLARD: No More Like Me/ THE PROPHETS: Huh Baby/ LEROY TAYLOR & THE FOUR KAYS: I'll Understand/ TIPPIE & THE WISEMEN: Let Me Walk Away/ Wait Till I Get There/ TRACI: Take It From Me

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 190 Shrine, The Rarest Soul Label, Vol. 2 ● CD $18.98

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 003 Slow 'n' Moody Black And Bluesy ● CD $18.98
14 tracks from Kent/Modern, with an emphasis on the slow stuff.
ANGELS OF JOY: Mr President/ ARTHUR & MARY: Let's Get Together/ YVONNE BAKER: A Woman Needs A Man/ JOHNNY COPELAND: Every Dog's Got His Day/ JACKIE DAY: If I'd Lose You/ WILLIE GAUFF AND THE LOVE BROTHERS: Farewell/ Whenever I Can't Sleep/ CLAY HAMMOND: You Messed Up My Mind/ JOE HAYWOOD: The Last One To Know/ Z.Z. HILL: Nothing Can Change This Love/ JIMMY HOLIDAY: Everybody Needs Somebody/ I Can't Stand It/ STACY JOHNSON: Consider Yourself/ JEANETTE JONES: Darling I'm Standing By You/ B.B. KING: Ain't Nobody's Business/ LITTLE HENRY AND THE SHAMROCKS: (Baby) Come To Me/ LITTLE RICHARD: Directly From My Heart/ MARY LOVE: Baby I'll Come/ THE MIGHTY HANNIBAL: I'll Come Back To You/ JIMMY ROBBINS: It's Real/ JEB STUART: Can't Count The Days/ TERRY & THE TYRANTS: Weep No More/ TAMI YOUNG: I Don't Wanna Lose You/ TOMMY YOUNGBLOOD: Why Should I Be The One

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 175 So Soulful 70s ● CD $23.98
Collection of 24 soul sides from the period 1969 through 1983 issued on Atlantic, Atco and Cotillion.
N.A. ALLEN: Thanks For Nothing/ BRIDGE: Baby Don't Hold Your Love Back/ SAM DEES: Fragile, Handle With Care/ THE DYNELLS: Call On Me/ THE ENTICERS: Calling For Your Love/ DARROW FLETCHER: The Rising Cost Of Love/ GARLAND GREEN: Just My Way Of Loving You/ MAJOR HARRIS: Loving You Is Mellow/ MARGIE JOSEPH: Come On Back To Me Lover/ BEN E. KING: Supernatural Thing Part 1/ BETTY LAVETTE: You'll Wake Up Wiser/ BARBARA LYNN: (Daddy Hotstuff) You're Too Hot To Hold/ RONN MATLOCK: You Got The Best Of Me/ PRINCE PHILLIP MITCHELL: I'm So Happy/ THE PATTERSON SINGERS: That's Understanding/ PATTI & THE LOVELITES: Love Bandit/ THE PERSUADERS: Thin Line Between Love And Hate/ VIVIAN REED: Save Your Love For Me/ MOSES SMITH: Come On, Let Me Love You/ THE SONS OF ROBIN STONE: Got To Get You Back/ BETTYE SWANN: Kiss My Love Goodbye/ THE T. S. U. TORONADOES: What Good Am I/ DEE DEE WARWICK: Suspicious Minds/ LARRY WU: Let Me Show You

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 151 Soul Of Spring ● CD $18.98
23 soulful cuts recorded for the New York based Spring labels in the 60s and 70s.
ACT ONE: It's The Same Old Story/ You Didn't Love Me Anyhow/ CLARE BATHE: C'Mon And Give It Up/ JOCELYN BROWN: If I Can't Have Your Love/ THE DETERMINATIONS: But Not For Me/ RAY GODFREY: I'm The Other Half Of You/ GARLAND GREEN: Come Through Me/ Please Come Home/ THE INTERNATIONALS: Lead Me On/ LOU JACKSON: I Can't Believe You Said You Love Me/ MILLIE JACKSON: House For Sale/ Love Doctor/ LUV CO: Things Are Not The Same/ THE MAYBERRY MOVEMENT: I Think I'm In Love/ What Did I Do Wrong/ PHILLIP MITCHELL: There's Another In My Life/ WINFIELD PARKER: 28 Ways (She Loves Me)/ SONNY ROSS: Alakazam/ JOE SIMON: The Mirror Don't Lie/ STREET PEOPLE: I Wanna Get Over/ JACKIE VERDELL: Can I Get A Witness/ RONNIE WALKER: No One Else Will Do/ DON WILLIAMS & THE EXCHANGE: Time

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 243 Southern Soul Showcase ● CD $18.98
First in depth look at Shelby Singleton's SSS and Silver Fox label featuring great Southern soul recorded in Memphis, Nashville and Muscle Shoals in the late 60s and early 70s. Includes classic sides like Cryin' In The Streets by George Perkins, Cummins Prison Farm by Calvin Leavy and reconsider Me by Johny Adams as well as great sides by Bettye LaVette, Big John Hamilton, Sam Dees, Eddie Giles and others.
JOHNNY ADAMS: I Want To Walk Through This Life With You/ In A Moment Of Weakness/ Reconsider Me/ DORIS ALLEN: A Shell Of A Woman/ REUBEN BELL: Too Late/ SAM DEES: Lonely For You Baby/ DOUBLE SOUL: Blue Diamonds/ I Can't Use You/ JOHNNY DYNAMITE: Everybody's Clown/ EDDY GILES: So Deep In Love/ BIG JOHN HAMILTON: How Much Can A Man Take/ I Have No One/ I'm Getting It From Her/ OSCAR IRWIN: My Pillow Stays Wet/ BETTYE LAVETTE: He Made A woman Out Of Me/ CALVIN LEAVY: Cummins Prison Farm/ CLARENCE MURRAY: Dancing To The Beat/ Poor Boy/ MICKEY MURRAY: Mama's Got The Wagon/ GEORGE PERKINS AND THE SILVER STARS: Cryin' In The Streets (Part 1)/ GABLE REED: I'm Your Man/ PEGGY SCOTT: You Can Never Get Something For Nothing/ ‘Til The Morning Comes/ JOHNNY SOUL: Lonely Man/ DANNY WHITE: One Way Love Affair

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 169 Still Paying Our Dues ● CD $23.98
25 track compilation of Northern soul.
THE AMBASSADORS: (I've Got To Find) Happiness/ THE ASTORS: Candy/ DARRELL BANKS: Angel Baby (Don't You Ever Leave Me)/ ARCHIE BELL AND THE DRELLS: Here I Go Again/ THE COASTERS: Crazy Baby/ THE CROSSROADS: Coming Home To You Baby/ THE DRIFTERS: You Got To Pay Your Dues/ THE INNOCENT BYSTANDERS: Frantic Escape/ BEN E. KING: What Can A Man Do/ LINDA LYNDELL: Bring Your Love Back To Me/ BARBARA LYNN: Take Your Love And Run/ AL PERKINS: Nothing Is Impossible/ ESTHER PHILLIPS (WITH THE DIXIE FLYERS): Catch Me I'm Falling/ THE POINTER SISTERS: Send Him Back/ MARK PUTNEY: Today's Man/ VALA REEGAN AND THE VALARONS: Fireman/ WENDY RENE: Bar-B-Q/ DEE DEE SHARP: Bye Bye Baby/ SISTER SLEDGE: Love Don't You Go Through No Changes On Me/ THE SOUL BROTHERS SIX: Thank You Baby For Loving Me/ TONY & TYRONE: Please Operator/ LESLIE UGGAMS: Don't You Even Care/ MARY WELLS: Can't You See (You're Losing Me)/ BOBBY WILSON: Feels Good/ JIMMY WISNER: Choppin' Around

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 166 Stone Soul - San Francisco's Loadstone Label ● CD $18.98
24 tracks from the 60s and 70s.THE CALIFORNIA PLAYBOYS: Just Say A Four Letter Word (Love)/ She's A Real Sweet Woman (edited version)/ THE CALS: Get To Stepping/ THE CHANDELIERS: Double Love/ Fading Day/ It's A Good Thought/ Stop Dragging My Heart Around/ EDDIE & ERNIE: Indication/ It's A Beautiful World/ CELESTE HARDIE: Thank You Love/ You Touched The Inner Part Of Me/ HERMAN H HARPER II: Headed For The Streets/ Inseparable/ EUGENE JEFFERSON: A Pretty Girl Dressed In Brown/ PETER JOHNSON: Fading Day/ JACQUELINE JONES: A Frown On My Face/ My Sweet Lover/ You Make My Life A Sunny Day/ JEAN KNIGHT: Rudy Blue/ PAULA LAMONT: One Monkey Can't Stop The Show/ Swimming Partners/ CURTIS LAWSON AND THE UNFORGETTABLES: Too Much Trouble/ CHARLES LEONARD: A Funky Driver On A Funky Bus (Part I)/ LEE ROGERS: Love Bandit

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 112 Sweet Sound Of Success ● CD $18.98
28 tracks, 74 mins, recommended
28 sweet soul ravers from the vaults of Scepter/Wand . The price of admission is worth it just for the last tracks, Timmy Shaw's Gonna Send You Back To Georgia, perhaps better known by The Animals' cover as Gonna Send You Back To Walker, & Lenny Miles' classic Don't Believe Him Donna, where Lenny sings of his undying love for Donna while the girl background singers chant "Don't believe him/ He's lying"!. But the other tracks are no slouches either, including Theola Kilgore's The Love Of My Man later covered by Delaney & Bonnie, Bessie Banks (of Go Now fame) Do It Now, Jackie Ross's great The World's In A Hell Of A Shape, more greats by such greats as Maxine Brown, Chuck Jackson, The Esquires, Tammy Montgomery (better known as Tammy Terrell), & L.C.Cooke. (GM)
BESSIE BANKS: Do It Now/ BIG MAYBELLE: The Same Old Story/ MAXINE BROWN: Ask Me/ One Step At A Time/ CANDY AND THE KISSES: Keep On Searchin'/ JUDY CLAY: Lonely People Do Foolish Things/ L.C. COOKE: Half A Man/ THE DIPLOMATS: There's Still Tomorrow/ NELLA DODDS: Come See About Me/ Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers/ THE ESQUIRES: You've Got The Power/ FREDDIE HUGHES: He's No Good/ TOMMY HUNT: The Door Is Open/ CHUCK JACKSON: Hand It Over/ Look Over Your Shoulder/ Baby Take Me/ Can't Let You Out Of My Sight/ THEOLA KILGORE: The Love Of My Man/ LENNY MILES: Don't Believe Him Donna/ Invisible/ TAMMY MONTGOMERY: It's Mine/ BROOKS O'DELL: If I Had You/ ROSCOE ROBINSON: How Much Pressure/ That's Enough/ JACKIE ROSS: The Whole World's In A Hell Of A Shape/ TIMMY SHAW: Gonna Send You Back To Georgia/ If I Catch You/ THE SHIRELLES: Don't Say Goodnight And Mean Goodbye

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent KENCD 212 The Arock/ Sylvia Soul Story ● CD $18.98
28 tracks, 70 min, recommended
This set spotlights the fruits of Arock, Serock & Sylvia labels, based in NY & owned by long time Ellingtonian tenor saxist Big Al Sears. No real big hits here (the only hit from these labels, Theola Kilgore's The Love Of My Man isn't even here), but there's plenty of fine early - mid 60s soul. Though the names aren't big, The Diplomats had a few hits, & The DC Playboys is actually Van McCoy, who also did production work. Sterling McGee is today better known as the latter half of Harlem blues duo Adam & Satan! Half the tracks are excellent demos that were never released, with one of the demo singers being Marie Knight, who, as Sister Marie had a wonderful duo with Sister Rosetta Tharpe in the 50s. One of her demos here, Come Tomorrow (just her & piano - amazing cut!) were later done by her on OKeh & may be best known by it's cover by Manfred Mann. (GM)
GENE BURKS: Can't Stand Your Fooling Around/ THE CORVAIRS: A Victim Of Her Charms/ THE D. C. PLAYBOYS: Too Much/ THE DIPLOMATS: Hey, Mr. Taxi Driver/ I Am A Witness/ SAM HAWKINS: Just To Make Me Cry/ Where The World Begins/ TUTTI HILL: Handful Of Memories/ He's A Lover/ CHET "POISON" IVEY: LOVE/ THEOLA KILGORE: As Long As You Need Me/ MARIE KNIGHT: Come Tomorrow/ Better Wait And See/ THE LARKS: For The Love Of Money/ JUNIOR LEWIS: And I Never Knew/ My Life/ Tears On My Face/ Two Seconds Of Love/ STERLING MAGEE: Keep On/ You're Supreme/ JOAN MOODY: Don't Do Me That Way/ Lend A Helping Heart/ We Must Be Doing Something Right/ GARRETT SAUNDERS: A Day Or Two/ UNKNOWN ARTIST: Deep Down Inside/ Where The River Meets The Sea/ BILLY WASHINGTON: Later For Romance

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 191 The Beat Goes On ● CD $23.98
25 classic dance tunes from the 50s to the 70s from the vaults of Atlantic Records.
LAVERN BAKER: You'd Better Find Yourself Another Fool/ ARCHIE BELL: (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown/ RUTH BROWN: Mambo baby/ SOLOMON BURKE: Maggie's Farm/ CLARENCE CARTER: Take It Off Him And Put It On Me/ RAY CHARLES: It Should've Been Me/ THE CLOVERS: One Mint Julep/ THE COASTERS: Shoppin' For Clothes/ ARTHUR CONLEY: Funky Street/ KING CURTIS: Instant Groove/ BOBBY DARIN: Irresistible You/ DR. JOHN: Right Time, Wrong Place/ THE DRIFTERS: One Way love/ ARETHA FRANKLIN: (Sweet Sweet Baby), Since You've Been Gone/ DEON JACKSON: Nursery Rhymes/ BEN E. KING: What Is Soul?/ THE MAR-KEYS: Philly Dog/ JACKIE MOORE: Time/ WILSON PICKETT: I'm Gonna Cry/ OTIS REDDING: Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/ SAM AND DAVE: You Don't Know What You Mean To Me/ PERCY SLEDGE: You've Got That Something Wonderful/ SONNY AND CHER: The Beat Goes On/ SOUL BROTHERS SIX: You Better Check Yourself/ THE SPINNERS: Love Or Leave

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEN2 223 The Dial Records Southern Soul Story ● CD $23.98
Two CD set featuring 51 tracks of classic Southern Soul recorded for Buddy Killen's Dial label in Nashville between 1962 and 1975. Joe Tex was the most popular Dial artist and is featured on 10 tracks - some hits and some lesser known singles B-sides. Among the other fine artists here are Bobby Marchan (8 tracks including an unissued song and two alternate Takes), Clarence Reid (3 tracks), Paul Kelly (6 tracks), Clarence Frogman Henry (2 tracks) and others.
THE DIALTONES: Don't Let The Sun Shine On Me/ KING FLOYD: Can You Dig It/ Learning To Forget You/ CHRIS HARRIS: Dr Funky/ Tell 'Em I Am Who I Am/ You Really Fooled Me/ CLARENCE "FROGMAN" HENRY: Hummin' A Heartache/ That's When I Guessed/ This Time/ PAUL KELLY: Call Another Doctor (On The Case)/ Can't Help It/ Chills And Fever/ Only Your Love/ Since I Found You/ We're Gonna Make It/ FREDERICK KNIGHT: I Know Where I've Been/ Throw The Switch/ JEAN KNIGHT: Dirt/ Jesse Joe (You Got To Go)/ LITTLE ARCHIE: All I Have To Do/ I Am A Carpet/ I Need You/ You Can't Tie Me Down/ BOBBY MARCHAN: Ain't Nothin' Wrong With Whitey/ Get Down With It/ Half A Mind/ I Gotta Sit Down And Cry/ I Just Want What Belongs To Me/ I've Got A Thing Going On/ Just Be Yourself/ Sad Sack/ CLARENCE REID: Gimmie A Try/ I Refuse To Give Up/ Somebody Will/ ANNETTE SNELL: Footprints On My Mind/ Get Your Thing Together/ I'll Be Your Fool Once More/ Just As Hooked As I've Ever Been/ Love Connection/ You Oughta Be Here With Me/ JOE TEX: A Sweet Woman Like You/ Be Your Own Judge/ Hold What You've Got/ I Gotcha/ I Let Her Get Away/ I Wanna Be Free/ I Want To (Do Everything For You)/ Say Thank You/ Skinny Legs And All/ The Love You Save (May Be Your Own)/ LEN WADE: It Comes And It Goes

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 186 The Girls Got Soul ● CD $23.98
From the vaults of Atlantic - a great collection of soul by female vocalists recorded in the 60s.
LAVERN BAKER: Bumble Bee/ Go Away/ RUTH BROWN: Here He Comes/ ARETHA FRANKLIN: Ain't No Way/ Save Me/ THE IKETTES: I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)/ ROZETTA JOHNSON: It's Nice To Know/ That Hurts/ PATTI LABELLE: I'm Still Waiting/ BETTY LAVETTE: My Man, He's A Lovin' Man/ LAURA LEE: Separation Line/ BARBARA LYNN: (Until Then) I'll Suffer/ Take Your Love And Run/ Unloved, Unwanted Me/ You'll Lose A Good Thing/ ANN MASON (FEATURING LITTLE MAC & THE BOSS S: You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)/ LITTLE ESTHER PHILLIPS: Hello Walls/ THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS: Let It Be Me/ Sweet Inspiration/ DORIS TROY: But I Love Him/ Whatcha Gonna Do About It/ BABY WASHINGTON: I Can't Afford To Lose Him/ MARY WELLS: (Hey You) Set My Soul On Fire/ Dear Lover/ Me And My Baby

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 203 The Goldwax Story, Vol. 1 ● CD $18.98
24 tracks from this revered soul label.
BEN ATKINS & THE SECOND HAND: I've Been Loving You Too Long/ JAME CARR: I Don't Want To Be Hurt Anymore/ JAMES CARR: Pouring Water On A Drowning Man/ The Dark End Of The Street/ THE FIVE C'S: Love Is A Tricky Thing/ GEORGE GREER: You Didn't Know It, But You Had Me/ EDDIE JEFFERSON: Some Other Time/ THE LYRICS: Darling/ PERCY MILEM: Call On Me/ GENE (BOWLEGS) MILLER: Here It Is Now/ THE OVATIONS: Don't Cry/ It's Wonderful To Be In Love/ Rackin' Chair/ I'm Living Good/ BARBARA PERRY: Unlovable/ JEB STEWART: Will I Ever Be Free/ TIMMY THOMAS: Liquid Mood/ WEE WILLIE WALKER: There Goes My Used To Be/ SPENCER WIGGINS: He's Too Old/ I'll Be Tru To You/ The Power Of A Woman/ Uptight Good Woman/ DOROTHY WILLIAMS: The Well's Gone Dry/ O. V. WRIGHT WITH THE KEYS: That's How Stong My Love Is

 
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.
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 234 The Renfro Soul Story - Priceless Los Angeles Northern ● CD $18.98
24 tracks of uptown soul from Los Angeles recorded in the mid 60s for the highly collectable Renfro label.
THE ATTRACTIONS: Destination You/ New Girl In The Neighbourhood/ Why Shouldn't A Man Cry/ MORRIS CHESTNUT: Too Darn Soulful/ You Don't Love Me Anymore/ SAM COX: Life Is Love/ LUKE DAY: Love Line/ VIOLA EDWARDS: Love Me Baby/ CARL HENDERSON: I'm Screaming/ See What You've Done/ That Girl/ LITTLE TONY: The Tears/ BUDDY MCKNIGHT: Everytime Part 1/ HELEN MOORE: Get Away Blues/ RONALD SAUNDERS: The Skate Part 1/ THE SEQUINS: A Case Of Love/ He's A Flirt/ That Boy/ THE STUNNERS: Nobody But Me/ Without You/ TENDER LOVING CARE: My World Is Falling/ JOHN WESTLEY: Just Believe/ BOBBY WISDOM: Handwriting On The Wall/ THE YOUNG BROTHERS: What's Your Name

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent 209 The Soul Of Money Records ● CD $18.98
24 track collection of R&B and soul recorded in the 60s and early 70s for for John Dolphin's Money label in Los Angeles. Most of these tracks have never been issued on CD and five are previously unreleased.
JOHNNY ADAMS: Don't Wait Too Long/ Put Your Weight On It/ BOBBY ANGELLE: It's Just Gotta Be That Way/ There Goes My Baby/ Too Much For You/ WILLARD BURTON & THE PACIFIERS: Let Me Be Your Pacifier/ TED "SOUL" HAWKINS: Baby/ SONNY HERMAN: What About Me?/ HANK JACOBS: Elijah Rockin' With Soul (full Version)/ KING SOLOMON: Separation/ THE LARKS: (ooh Baby) I Love You/ Come Back Baby/ M&M'S & THE PEANUTS: Lil' Valley/ The Phillie/ MOON and MARS & THE SOUL PRODUCERS: I'll Go Back/ DELILAH MOORE: I'll Just Walk Away/ THE QUESTION MARKS: Don't Drop It (that's My Love You've Got)/ GWEN STEWART: You Took Me For A Fool/ BETTYE SWANN: You Gave Me Love/ THE LARKS (aka THE PRETENDERS): The Temptation Walk/ THE TKOS: Dancing With My Baby/ TONI and the SHOWMEN: Try My Love/ TED WALTERS: If We All Were Rich/ ERIC WILLIAMS: Goodbye My Love

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 235 The U.K. Sue Label, Vol. 3 - The Soul Of Sue ● CD $18.98
25 tracks, highly recommended
The third volume devoted to reissuing recordings originally issued by pioneering British reissue label Sue run by British disc jockey and R&B fan Guy Stevens. This one focusses on the R&B and soul recordings released between 1961 and 1967 and helped turn many British music fans on to the music and introduced names that were new to many. It includes tracks that were U.S. R&B hits along with some choice obscurities and includes Bob & Earl (their classic Harlem Shuffle from the recently discovered master tape), Inez Foxx, Donnie Elbert, Irma Thomas (her wonderful Don't Mess With My Man), Ernestine Anderson, Jackie Daly, Justine "Baby" Washington, O.V. Wright, The Kelly Brothers, The Soul Sisters, The Intentions, James Carr, Bobby Bland and others. It includes 16 page booklet with notes and loads of photos, label shots, ads, etc. (FS)
ERNESTINE ANDERSON: Continental Mind/ THE ANGLOS: Incense/ BOBBY BLAND: That Did It/ BOB & EARL: Harlem Shuffle/ JAMES BROWN & THE FAMOUS FLAMES: Night Train/ JERRY BUTLER: Believe In Me/ RUSSELL BYRD: Hitch-hike Pt I/ JAMES CARR: You Don‘t Want Me/ JACKIE DAY: Before It‘s Too Late/ LEE DORSEY: Do- Re-mi/ DONNIE ELBERT: Your Red Wagon (you Can Push It Or Pull It)/ INEZ FOXX: Hurt By Love/ LOWELL FULSON: Talkin‘ Woman/ Z.Z. HILL: Gimme, Gimme/ THE INTENTIONS: Dancing Fast, Dancing Slow/ THELMA JONES: Stronger/ THE KELLY BROTHERS: Cryin‘ Days Are Over/ THE MANHATTANS: Searchin‘ For My Baby/ JIMMY MCGRIFF: The Last Minute/ SHADES OF BLUE: Oh How Happy/ THE SOUL SISTERS: I Can‘t Stand It/ IRMA THOMAS: Don‘t Mess With My Man/ IKE & TINA TURNER: Am I A Fool In Love/ JUSTINE "BABY" WASHINGTON: I Can‘t Wait Until I See My Baby‘s Face/ O.V. WRIGHT: What Did You Tell This Girl Of Mine

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 121 Uptown Down South ● CD $23.98
24 soul sides from the 60s and 70s recorded for Excello and its subsidiary A-Bet.
THE AVONS: I Would If I Could/ Since I Met You Baby/ BITS 'N' PIECES: Keep On Running Away/ LEE BRACKETT: Save A Foolish Man/ SHIRLEY BROWN: Even If The Signs Are Wrong/ ROGER HATCHER: Sweetest Girl In The World/ Z. Z. HILL: Our Love Is Getting Better/ FRANK HOWARD: Judy/ THE HYTONES: Bigger And Better/ MARION JAMES: That's My Man/ BESSIE JONES: No More Tears/ THE KELLY BROTHERS: Cryin' Days Are Over/ Crystal Blue Persuasion/ SKIP MAHONEY & THE CASUALS: Running Away From Love/ LUCILLE MATHIS: I'm Not Your Regular Woman/ FREDDIE NORTH: I've Got To Hold Back/ Just Another Guy/ BOBBY POWELL: Childhood Days/ BENNIE SHAW: What Price For Love/ JOHNNY TRUITT: Just The Other Day/ THE WALLACE BROTHERS: Thanks A Lot/ JERRY WASHINGTON: Set Your Soul On Fire/ MARVA WHITNEY: Don't Let Our Love Fade Away/ PERCY WIGGINS: That's Loving You

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 176 When A Man Cries ● CD $18.98
26 track collection of soul from the Scepter and Wand labels.
KENNY BALLARD AND THE FABULOUS SOUL BROTHERS: I'm Down To My Last Heartbreak/ JUDY CLAY: He's The Kind Of Guy/ BENNY CONN: Satisfy My Hunger/ L.C. COOKE: Let's Do It Over/ JOHNNY COPELAND: You're Gonna Reap Just What You Sow/ BENNY GORDON: Crying Man/ TOMMY HUNT: The Complete Man/ KATIE LOVE AND THE FOUR SHADES OF BLACK: It Hurts So Good/ THE MASQUERADERS: Let's Face Facts/ Sweet Lovin' Woman/ LEE MITCHELL: You And You Alone/ (MISS) JACKIE MOORE: Loser Again/ JOHNNY MOORE: Falling In Love Again aka Love Makes Good Things Unwise/ MURGE: How Long Must This Fool Pay/ WINFIELD PARKER: I'm Wonderin'/ MARVIN PREYER: Don't Stop Loving Me This Time/ What Can I Call My Own/ You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Love Her/ LLOYD PRICE: Mr And Mrs Untrue/ CLARENCE REID: Somebody Will/ BILLY THOMPSON: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye/ J.B. TROY: Every Man Needs A Woman/ I'm Really Thankful/ CHARLIE WHITEHEAD: How Can I Forget/ The Story Of Mr Pitiful/ JOE WILSON: Let A Broken Heart Come In/ When A Man Cries

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 173 Where It's AT - Soul In The Midnight Hour ● CD $23.98
A great collection of 60s recordings from the label that is synonymous with soul - Atlantic. Mostly familiar tracks along with a few obscurities.
THE BAR-KAYS: Soul Finger/ ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS: Tighten Up (Part 1)/ SOLOMON BURKE: Down In The Valley/ Stupidity/ CLARENCE CARTER: Looking For A Fox/ Slip Away/ Snatchin' It Back/ KING COLEMAN: Do The Hully Gully (Part 1)/ ARTHUR CONLEY: Sweet Soul Music/ DON COVAY: See Saw/ You've Got Me On The Critical List/ ARETHA FRANKLIN: Chain Of Fools/ The House That Jack Built/ THE ISLEY BROTHERS: Your Old Lady/ THE KILLER JOE ORCHESTRA (AKA KING CURTIS &: My Girl Sloopy/ LITTLE MAC & THE BOSS SOUNDS: In The Midnight Hour/ HERBIE MANN: Philly Dog/ CHARLIE PALMIERI: Uptight (Everything's Alright)/ ESTHER PHILLIPS: Release Me/ WILSON PICKETT: In The Midnight Hour/ Land Of 1000 Dances/ SAM & DAVE: You Don't Know Like I Know/ PERCY SLEDGE: Warm And Tender Love/ When A Man Loves A Woman/ CARLA THOMAS: Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)/ THE VIBRATIONS: My Girl Sloopy

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Kent CDKEND 184 Yet Mo Mod Jazz ● CD $18.98
26 track collection.
MOSE ALLISON: The Foolkiller/ Wild Man On The Loose/ LAVERN BAKER & JIMMY RICKS: You're The Boss/ RAY CHARLES: Get On The Right Track Baby/ Heartbreaker/ KING CURTIS: Memphis Soul Stew/ JOHNNY GRIFFIN & MATTHEW GEE & THEIR SOUL GROOV: Twist City/ EDDIE HARRIS: Listen Here/ When A Man Loves A Woman/ JACKIE IVORY: Do It To Death/ TAMIKO JONES WITH HERBIE MANN: The Sidewinder/ HUBERT LAWS: Bloodshot/ BYRON LEE & THE SKA KINGS: Watermelon Man Ska/ THE CHARLES LLOYD QUARTET: Love-in/ Sombrero Sam/ GENE LUDWIG: Sticks & Stones (part I)/ HERBIE MANN: It's A Funky Thing-right On (part 1)/ Memphis Underground/ MARK III TRIO: Tres Lobos/ LES MCCANN: Burnin' Coal/ Compared To What/ THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET WITH LAURINDO ALMEID: One Note Samba (part 2)/ ESTHER PHILLIPS: Fever/ DAVE PIKE: Jet Set/ TOMMY RIDGLEY: Jam Up Twist/ MEL TORME: Right Now

 

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