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A comprehensive series of double CDs chronicling the evolution of soul from its beginnings in the churches of the southern states
through the dance halls of the chittlin' circuit to the sophisticated supper clubs of the urban centres.

 

Instrumentals Soul-Style

Club Sounds, a bit of funk, a Latin groove, a slow jazz walk, uptown dancers, late night smoochers. Plenty of organ. Plenty of soul. No twangy guitar. No swing jazz. No frantic honkin’ and screamin’. Just Instrumentals Soul-Style.

The blues instrumental record stretches back to 1940s jazz, and with the introduction of funky, Latin bass lines in the 50s, things got a little more interesting. In 1956, Ernie Freeman reached top ten R&B with Jivin’ Around and Bill Doggett’s Honky Tonk went gold. Bill Justis kicked off the twangy guitar craze with Raunchy in 1957. But it was Doggett’s 1958 hit Hold It with Billy Butler’s slinky guitar figures that really laid the ground for the soul instrumental. 1960 saw top 10 R&B slots for James Booker’s Gonzo and Ray Bryant’s Little Susie. But if you’re looking for the record that defines the genre, take a pick between The Mar-keys Last Night, Phil Upchurch’s You Can't Sit Down (1961), James Brown’s Night Train and Booker T & the M G’s Green Onions (1962).

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Side One

1. WASTED CHUCK BERNARD & THE SATELLITE BAND
2. THE HAWK FREDDY ROBINSON
3. CLOSER WALK JIMMY RIVERS COMBO
4. HOW ABOUT IT (PT. 2) BIG BO THOMAS & THE ARROWS
5. BESAME MUCHO (PT. 1) JOHNNY HARTSMAN & HIS BAND
6. BABY DUMPLINS EDDIE & THE DE-HAVELONS
7. MISS DOLORES FUNK LEON FERGUSON
8. LB'S PLACE THE GAYTONES

Side Two

1. DOMINO YORK WILBORN
2. SOUL (PTS. 1 & 2) AL BROWNE'S BAND
3. BEAT THE NU-TRONS
4. SKIPPIN' HAROLD SMITH
5. KINDA GROOVY RAY JOHNSON
6. SOUL THE WRECKING CREW
7. HOT FUDGE BILL DOGGETT
8. THE SQUASH HANK MARR

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Instrumentals Soul-Style

Club Sounds, a bit of funk, a Latin groove, a slow jazz walk, uptown dancers, late night smoochers. Plenty of organ. Plenty of soul. No twangy guitar. No swing jazz. No frantic honkin' and screamin'. Just Instrumentals Soul-Style.

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Disc One

  1. Beat The Nu-Trons
  2. I Can Never Find Out The Ramrocks
  3. Wasted  Chuck Bernard & The Satellite Band
  4. Brother Jack Jack McDuff
  5. Miss Dolores Funk Leon Ferguson
  6. The Squash Hank Marr
  7. The Hog Phil Upchurch
  8. Baby Cakes Pancho Villa
  9. Slausion Shuffletime Round Robin
  10. Runky Charles Wright & The Malibus
  11. Besame Mucho (Pt. 1) Johnny Hartsman & His Band
  12. Moon Walk In La La Wilson Band
  13. Closer Walk Jimmy Rivers Combo
  14. Shake It Up Fay Simmons & Her Royals
  15. David's Mood (Pt. 3) Dave Lewis
  16. Harlem Nocturne Oliver Sain
  17. Shimmy Shimmy Walk The Megatons
  18. Scratch That Itch Elliot Shavers & His Blazers
  19. Late Freight  Dave Hamilton
  20. Hallelujah H.B. Barnum
  21. Red Pepper (Pt. 2) Roosevelt Fountain
  22. Getting Right Dave 'Baby' Cortez
  23. Jivin' Around (Pts. 1 & 2) Ernie Freeman
  24. Hot Fudge Bill Doggett
  25. Soul (Pts. 1 & 2) Al Browne's Band
  26. Big Soul John Lee Hooker
  27. Soul Motion Don & Dewey

 

Disc Two

  1. Big Bo's Iron Horse Big Bo & The Arrows
  2. Stokin' Leon Ferguson & The Groove Tones
  3. The Huckster Man The Derbys
  4. Sugar Ronnie Woods
  5. Baby Dumplins Eddie & The De-Havelons
  6. Groovin' Along David Rockingham Trio
  7. Bo-Time The Mar-Keys
  8. Poco Loco L.B. Wilson
  9. Snake Hips Johnny Brown
  10. Peaches & Cream Walter Hamilton Combo
  11. Purple Tigers The Parkays
  12. That's It Man The Valentines
  13. Bucket Head James Davis
  14. Sticky James Brown
  15. The Square Stevie Wonder
  16. Shake Loose Eddie Willis & The Starmakers
  17. Over Drive Freddie King
  18. Bossa Baby Googie Rene
  19. Jellybread Booker T. & The MG's
  20. Snake Eyes King Curtis
  21. Kinda Groovy Ray Johnson
  22. Skippin' Harold Smith
  23. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers Clifford Davis
  24. The Buzzard Freddy Robinson
  25. African Mailman (edit) Nina Simone
  26. LBs Place Pt 1 The Gaytones
  27. Little Susie Pt 4 Ray Bryant Trio
  28. The Crown Earl Forest

 


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Birth of the Beat LP

Late night, swinging soul and rockin' blues...  
Tracks that not only accompanied the dance crazes of the time, but also showcase the essential elements that inspired them. The strong recurring bass riff, four-to-the-floor beat, and blasting horns all influenced the tight choreography of The Temptations in Detroit through to the improvised moves of the dancers in the soul clubs of the midlands and north of England

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Side One

  1. One Day Girl Harold Curington
  2. I'm Looking For My Baby Eddie Sull
  3. Soul Mate-cr Ramona King
  4. Ain't That Funny Gerri Granger
  5. My Leading Lady Tommy Frontera
  6. Wanted-cr Larose Phillips
  7. Listen My Children And You Shall Hear The Quotations
  8. Have No Teardrops Lorece Thompson & The Largos

Side Two

  1. I Wanna Dance The Salvadors
  2. From Friday Evening Til Saturday Nite-cr Sam Reese
  3. Sooner or later-cr Clarence Reed
  4. What A Thrill-cr Millie Foster
  5. Good Gracious Baby-cr Sharon Robbins
  6. Noble The Bargain Man Maurice & The Radiants
  7. I've Had It Robin Rice
  8. Come On And Tell Her Benny Freeman

 


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Birth of the Beat

Late night, swinging soul and rockin' blues...  
Tracks that not only accompanied the dance crazes of the time, but also showcase the essential elements that inspired them. The strong recurring bass riff, four-to-the-floor beat, and blasting horns all influenced the tight choreography of The Temptations in Detroit through to the improvised moves of the dancers in the soul clubs of the midlands and north of England

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Disc One

  1. Mambo Joe Houston
  2. In Paradise The Cookies
  3. Senorita I Love You The Impressions
  4. Do You Know Donoman & The Lakettes
  5. Irrestistible You Bobby Peterson
  6. Nervous The Fabulous Playboys
  7. Let The Show Begin J.J. Jackson & The Jackaels
  8. One Of These Days Little David Bush
  9. The Birds Is Coming Louis (Blues Boy) Jones
  10. Stolen Love Miss LaVell
  11. So Good Ruben Fort
  12. Fever Bobby Freeman
  13. Pot Luck Don & Juan
  14. Instant Love The Fabulous Dino's
  15. Stop Running Around Gladys Knight & The Pips
  16. So Disappointing Johnny & Jackey
  17. Tears On My Face Little Junior Lewis
  18. I Don't Know About You Lloyd Nolan
  19. Walking On The Royal Play Boys
  20. Big Joe Moe Singin' Sammy Ward
  21. Come On And Tell Her Benny Freeman
  22. Here I Am Billy Guy
  23. The Roach Stomp Gene & Wendell With The Sweethearts
  24. You're Going To Miss Me Chuck Bradford
  25. Who Do You Love Clydie King & Mel Carter
  26. Help Yourself Diamond Joe
  27. Baby I'm Wise Eddie Bo
  28. Twin Brother  Eddie Holland
  29. Undivided Love Eskew Reeder
  30. Sixteen Tons Eugene Church
  31. Ain't That Funny Gerri Granger
  32. One Day Girl Harold Curington

 

Disc Two

  1. Come Summer Jay Dee Bryant
  2. If It Wasn't For Pride Jimmy Dee & The Universals
  3. She Belongs To Me Jimmy Phillips
  4. I'm Movin On Johnny Nash
  5. Dearest One Lamont Dozier
  6. My Baby Has Gone Little Miss Jessie
  7. Another Man Maxine Davis
  8. No Love Like My Love McKinley Mitchell
  9. I Won't Come Crawling Back To You Melvin Davis
  10. What A Thrill Millie Foster
  11. The Broken Hip The Olympics
  12. I Said No Pat Clayton
  13. Keep On Lovin' You Pistol
  14. Listen My Children And You Shall Hear The Quotations
  15. Soul Mate Ramona King
  16. Nobody But Me  Sam Chatmon & Sparks
  17. From Friday Evening Til Saturday Nit Sam Reese
  18. Putty In Your Hands The Shirelles
  19. My Leading Lady Tommy Frontera
  20. Love Must Be Taboo Tony Clarke
  21. Rise Up And Walk Troy Dodds
  22. I'm Looking For My Baby Eddie Sull
  23. Noble The Bargain Man Maurice & The Radiants
  24. Fell By The Wayside  Pat Powdrill 
  25. Sooner Or Later Clarence Reed
  26. I've Had It Robin Rice
  27. Wanted Larose Phillips
  28. All Of My Life The Ringleaders
  29. Good Gracious Baby Sharon Robbins
  30. I Wanna Dance The Salvadors
  31. Have No Teardrops Lorece Thompson & The Largos
  32. My Fault The Passionettes

 


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Instrumentals Soul-Style From The Sixties

Instrumentals Soul-Style? What do you mean Soul Instrumentals? How can an instrumental be soul? Hold on a minute - what's the line-up? James Brown, Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, Junior Walker, Booker T & the MGs, King Curtis, Ike & Tina Turner. What have we got here? Club Sounds. A bit of funk, a Latin groove, a slow jazz walk, uptown dancers, late night smoochers. Instrumentals Soul-Style. Got it?

Now here’s a crackerjack of a compilation with a lot of relatively rare instrumentals of a soul bias alongside many genre classics. It’s February as I write these notes but already this must be a contender for best compilation of the year.
Davy Peckett New Gandy Dancer

This is a wisely selected, carefully sequenced and beautifully presented collection of late 50s/early 60s instrumentals with a soulful feel and fronts an informative and attractive 28-page booklet. You’re really going to enjoy this. And the great thing is that apart from making several wonderful new finds, this is such a superb album for listening right through. Anyone who has any of the History of R&B or History of Soul label releases will be well aware of their quality and the care that goes into them and Instrumentals Soul-Style is a real gem for instrumental hounds – I love it!
Alan Taylor Pipeline


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Disc One

  1. Red Pepper Roosevelt Fountain
  2. Pig Eyes (Pt 1) Nat Kendrick
  3. Grinding Doc Bagby
  4. Rockhouse Ray Charles
  5. (Can You) Feel It (Pt 1) James Brown
  6. (Can You) Feel It (Pt 2) James Brown
  7. The Party Stomp The Egyptians
  8. Sack Of Woe Ray Bryant Combo
  9. The Hawk Mike Hanks
  10. Mercy Gene & Al's Spacemen
  11. I've Got A Woman (Pts 1 & 2) Jimmy McGriff
  12. Snake Walk (Pt 1) The Swinging Tigers
  13. Jay Walk The Barons
  14. Gonzo James Booker
  15. Whirlaway Allen Toussaint
  16. Twist Lackawanna Junior Walker
  17. What's Happenin' Tonight The Mar-Keys
  18. So Far Away Hank Jacobs
  19. Soul City Ray Johnson
  20. Say Yeah Porgy & The Polka Dots
  21. Bee Dee David Rockingham Trio
  22. Leap Frog The Magnificent Seven
  23. Loco Limbo Sonny Thompson
  24. Texas Oil Freddie King
  25. Behave Yourself Booker T. & the MG's
  26. The Git Back (Pt 1) Joe 'Guitar' Morris
  27. Hot Stuff The Ohio Untouchables

Disc Two

  1. You Can't Sit Down Phil Upchurch
  2. Whole Lotta Nothin' The Merced Blue Notes
  3. The Freedom Riders Harold Jackson
  4. Prancing Ike And Tina Turner
  5. The Groove The Magnificent Seven
  6. Last Night The Mar-Keys
  7. Hot Chile Nat Kendrick
  8. Burnt Biscuits The Triumphs
  9. A Night With Daddy G (Pt 1) The Church Street Five
  10. Hold It James Brown
  11. Jaywalking The Upsetters
  12. All About My Girl Jimmy McGriff
  13. Brainwasher (Pt 2) Junior Walker
  14. Aw' Mercy Booker T & The MG's
  15. Sahara Mac Rebennack
  16. Dawn David Rockingham
  17. Mo-Self Eugene Blacknell
  18. Green Door Eskew Reeder
  19. Congo (Pt 1) The Twistin' Kings
  20. One Mint Julep Ray Charles
  21. Wash Board The Poor Boys
  22. All Nite Long (Pt 2) Robert Parker
  23. Jookin' Noble Watts
  24. Workout Ohio Untouchables
  25. Side Track Googie Rene
  26. Wiggle Wobble Les Cooper
  27. The Stranger King Curtis

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Let's Soul Dance Available Now

The Dance Craze era was at its height in the years 1960-1961-1962 but by 1963 it was beginning to fizzle out. It came at a time when rhythm and blues was losing its appeal amongst black music buyers, who were being attracted more towards the proto-soul sounds coming from Detroit, New York, Chicago and the deep South. But dance music sold records and the nascent soul stars of the era were not slow to pick up on the trend. This CD, part of the ‘History of Soul’ series, set puts a spotlight on dance records predominantly by early soul artists, some of whom went on to bigger things and some of whom didn’t. The accompanying booklet is written by Robert Pruter, author of the acclaimed 'Chicago Soul'.

'First off I must say that having discovered your compilations earlier this year - both r'n'b and soul - I am completely blown away by the breadth and depth, quality and value of these compilations. They immediately became 'must buys' until your release rate caused me to slow down before I bankrupted myself. Keep up the good work.'
Malcolm Beattie (Rnb and Soul fan)

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Disc One

1. Shake A Tail Feather The Five Du-Tones
2. Shake Sherrie The Contours
3. Mashed Potatoes U.S.A. James Brown
4. Do Wa Diddi Frank Ballard
5. Carl's Dance Party Carl Lattimore
6. Teach Me How To Shimmy The Isley Brothers
7. Stupidity The Van Dykes
8. The Greasy Chicken Andre Williams
9. Foot Stomping Pt 1 The Flares
10. Now Let's Popeye Pt 2 Eddie Bo
11. The Chicken Scratch J.C. Davis
12. A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues Arthur Alexander
13. Booty Green Bobby Marchan
14. The Wah-Watusi Dee Dee Sharp
15. The Slop The Olympics
16. The Roach George Hudson
17. Do The Camel Walk Magic Sam
18. The Climb The Coasters
19. Slow Twistin' Chubby Checker
20. Hitch Hike Marvin Gaye
21. The Bird The Dutones
22. The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist Freddie King
23. (Do The) Mashed Potatoes Pt 1 Nat Kendrick
24. The Snake Maximilian
25. The Chicken Back Pt 2 The Gay Jays
26. Do The Hully Gully King Coleman
27. Pass The Bug Gene the Hat
28. The Hunch Bobby Peterson
29. The Hully Gully Twist Bill Doggett
30. Let's Pony Again The Vibrations
31. The Stomp The Olympics
32. The Crawl Willie Mitchell

Disc Two

1. Shout and Shimmy James Brown
2. Mashed Potato Time Dee Dee Sharp
3. Bacon Fat Andre Williams
4. The Flea The Five Du-Tones
5. The Twist Hank Ballard
6. Twist It Up Herbert Hunter
7. Pony Time Don Covay
8. Sloppy Twist Thomas Cannaday
9. Dish Rag Pt 1 Nat Kendrick
10. Waddle Waddle The Bracelets
11. (Baby) Hully Gully The Olympics
12. Camel Walk Benny Gordon
13. Let's Shimmy King Coleman
14. The Continental Walk The Rollers
15. Hush Puppy Gene the Hat
16. Dance The Boomerang The Canjoes
17. The Fly Chubby Checker
18. The Horse Wilbert Harrison
19. The Popeye Lonnie Brooks
20. The Splib Pt 1 J.C. Davis
21. The Squat Big Jay McNeely
22. Shake Shout & Soul Lil Ray
23. Do The Bug George Hudson
24. Twistin' With The King King Curtis
25. The (Bossa Nova) Bird The Dells
26. The Watusi The Vibrations
27. The Drag The Isley Brothers
28. Let's Do The Slop Little Joe Cook
29. The Madison Pts 1 & 2 Al Brown's Tunetoppers
30. Cha-Cha Twist Brice Coefield
31. Twist and Shout The Top Notes

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Soul Hits the Charts

Soul Music Hits The Charts 1955-1962

Some might think that soul music’s days of chart glory came later, but by the time Ray Charles was anointed High Priest of Soul in 1961, black America’s airwaves were habitually using the term soul to describe a gospelized R&B style that had been producing reliable hits since the late 50s. This collection represents the emergence of that fabulous sound in the charts in New York (the centre of the country’s recording industry), the Midwest (Cincinnati, Detroit, Chicago), the South (Georgia, Memphis, New Orleans, Texas), and the West (Los Angeles).

'First off I must say that having discovered your compilations earlier this year - both r'n'b and soul - I am completely blown away by the breadth and depth, quality and value of these compilations. They immediately became 'must buys' until your release rate caused me to slow down before I bankrupted myself. Keep up the good work.'
Malcolm Beattie (Rnb and Soul fan)

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Disc One

  1. Lookin' For A Love-The Valentinos
  2. Way Over There-The Miracles
  3. I'm Movin' On-Ray Charles
  4. Hurt-Timi Yuro
  5. Two Lovers-Mary Wells
  6. Soothe Me-The Sims Twins
  7. Mama Said-The Shirelles
  8. Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go-Hank Ballard
  9. Let Me Go the Right Way-The Supremes
  10. A Lover's Question-Clyde McPhatter
  11. Baby (You've Got What It Takes)-Brook Benton & Dinah Washington
  12. Let Them Talk-Little Willie John
  13. Nothing Can Change This Love-Sam Cooke
  14. Save The Last Dance For Me-The Drifters
  15. You Got What It Takes-Marv Johnson
  16. Trust in Me-Etta James
  17. Am I The Man -Jackie Wilson
  18. Nobody But You-Dee Clark
  19. Baby It's You-The Shirelles
  20. You'll Lose A Good Thing-Barbara Lynn
  21. Mother-In-Law-Ernie K-Doe
  22. Lead Me On-Bobby "Blue" Bland
  23. You've Got The Power-James Brown
  24. Come Tomorrow-Marie Knight
  25. Stagger Lee-Lloyd Price
  26. Raindrops-Dee Clark
  27. Letter Full Of Tears-Gladys Knight & The Pips
  28. All Around The World-Little Willie John
  29. Funny-Maxine Brown
  30. Reet Petite-Jackie Wilson

Disc Two

  1. Untie Me-The Tams
  2. At Last-Etta James
  3. Tra La La-Ike & Tina Turner
  4. There Goes My Baby-The Drifters
  5. I Don't Want To Cry-Chuck Jackson
  6. All In My Mind-Maxine Brown
  7. Every Beat Of My Heart-Gladys Knight & The Pips
  8. Duke Of Earl-Gene Chandler
  9. I Love The Way You Love-Marv Johnson
  10. Gee Whiz-Carla Thomas
  11. Them That Got-Ray Charles
  12. Dedicated To The One I Love-The 5 Royales
  13. Just For Your Love-The Falcons
  14. Just Because-Lloyd Price
  15. Lost Someone-James Brown
  16. It's Raining-Irma Thomas
  17. Twistin' The Night Away-Sam Cooke
  18. For Your Love-Ed Townsend
  19. Will You Love Me Tomorrow-The Shirelles
  20. Pretty Girls Everywhere-Eugene Church
  21. Human-Tommy Hunt
  22. A Little Bit Of Soap-The Jarmels
  23. Lover Please-Clyde McPhatter
  24. A Hundred Pounds Of Clay-Gene McDaniels
  25. Please Stay-The Drifters
  26. Jamie-Eddie Holland
  27. Beechwood 4-5789-The Marvelettes
  28. You Can Have Her-Roy Hamilton
  29. You Send Me-Sam Cooke
  30. Stand By Me-Ben E King
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