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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.

 

Chicago Soul Available Now

Part of the 'History of Soul' series but a pleasure in its own right, this CD bears witness to the creation of a distinctive, smooth soul sound made in Chicago in the early 1960s that we associate with such legendary figures as Curtis Mayfield, Betty Everett and McKinley Mitchell. Black music was transitioning between R&B and soul at this time, and vocal groups were introducing a new gospel sensibility into their songs.

The accompanying booklet is written by Robert Pruter, author of the acclaimed 'Chicago Soul'.

Disc One: 1950 - 1961

1. Hi Yo Silver Harold Burrage
2. Play It Cool The Spaniels
3. Could It Be You The Four Tops
4. For Your Precious Love Jerry Butler w The Impressions
5. Billy's Blues, Part 2 Billy Stewart
6. I'll Weep No More Betty Everett
7. Satisfied Harold Burrage
8. Never Felt This Way Before The Sheppards
9. Senorita I Love You The Impressions
10. I Want To Know Sugar Pie DeSanto
11. Crying For My Baby Harold Burrage
12. I've Got A Girl Major Lance
13. He Will Break Your Heart Jerry Butler
14. Tragic The Sheppards
15. These Tears Mary Johnson
16. If I Can't Have You Etta James & Harvey Fuqua
17. Say That You Love Me The Impressions
18. Where Is She Dobie Hicks
19. So Mean To Me Little Milton
20. Stop Giving Your Man Away Joyce Davis
21. Waiting For Charlie To Come Home Etta James
22. Better Tell Him No The Starlets
23. Gypsy Woman The Impressions
24. Your Friends Dee Clark
25. Oh Cindy The Vibrations
26. Forgotten The Sheppards
27. Oh What A Way To Be Loved The Daylighters
28. New Rockin' Baby The Chaunteurs
29. Be Ever Wonderful Ted Taylor
30. I Got To Get Away From It All Mitty Collier

Disc Two: 1962

1. The Town I Live McKinley Mitchell
2. I Got A Claim On You Baby Betty Everett
3. I'm The One Who Loves You The Impressions
4. I Don't Want To Suffer Walter Jackson
5. Ask Me Sugar Pie DeSanto
6. Can't Take No More Ted Taylor
7. Master Key Harold Burrage
8. I'm So Glad McKinley Mitchell
9. Your Love Is Important To Me Betty Everett
10. Make It Easy On Yourself Jerry Butler
11. Could This Be Love Cicero Blake
12. Mama Didn't Lie The Fascinations
13. Nite Owl The Dukays
14. Can't Work No Longer The Impressions
15. Something's Got A Hold On Me Etta James
16. Cool Breeze Gerald Sims & The Daylighters
17. Father Knows Best The Radiants
18. Message To Martha Jerry Butler
19. The Flea The Five Du-Tones
20. The Bird The Dutones
21. I Lost A Love Dorothy Prince
22. Pushover Etta James
23. Please Love Me Betty Everett
24. We Girls Jan Bradley
25. Little Young Lover The Impressions
26. Tear For Tear Gene Chandler
27. Please Change Your Mind The Five Du-Tones
28. Don't Let Her Take My Baby Mitty Collier
29. Why Not Tonight Dorothy Prince
30. One Day I'll Show You The Radiants
31. Fat Boy Billy Stewart
32. Delilah Major Lance

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Soul of New Orleans

New Orleans.... home of jazz, birthplace of the funk and, some would say, of rock'n'roll. No great controversy there, but The Big Easy's role in the history of soul music has been less well documented. Part of the 'History of Soul' series, this compilation of tracks illustrates the depth and breadth of music produced in the city between 1958 and 1962. Music that went way beyond R&B, taking into soul the joyous rhythms of funky second line parade bands, the gospel-based piano triplets of barrelhouse wizards and the tight horn sections of Allen Toussaint and Dave Bartholomew, whose arrangements from would later inform the classic Stax sound. The familiar names are all here: Irma Thomas, Aaron Neville, Eddie Bo, Bobby Marchan but so are the lesser known but fabulous Ray Washington, Berna Dean, Martha Carter and Chuck Carbo. So prepare to be blown away by some of the most exciting, deep and affecting sounds that ever came from Louisiana and made their way into soul as we know it.

DISC 1

1. She Put The Hurt On Me Prince La La
2. I'm Leaving You Today Al Robinson
3. We Are Just Friends Earl King
4. Fair Play Diamond Joe
5. Genevieve Huey 'Piano' Smith
6. One Man's Woman Martha Carter
7. Ruler Of My Heart Irma Thomas
8. Country Fool The Showmen
9. A Losing Battle Johnny Adams
10. I'm Waiting At The Station Aaron Neville
11. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Danny White
12. Pain In My Heart Al Robinson
13. Every Dog Got Its Day Eddie Bo
14. Trick Bag Earl King
15. Love You The Best Ernie K Doe
16. Willie Knows How Willie West
17. The World Keeps Changing Berna Dean
18. Sweet Jelly Roll Jessie Hill
19. All For One Willie Tee
20. Set Me Free Irma Thomas
21. I Just Can't Take It No More Cookie Gabriel
22. Do You Love Me Little Willie John
23. Booty Green Bobby Marchan
24. She's So Fine Big Boy Myles
25. There's A Will There's A Way Ernie K-Doe
26. Please Don't Leave Me Lee Diamond
27. I Waited Too Long Eskew Reeder
28. Lonely Evening Lee Dorsey
29. Picture Of You Chuck Carbo
30. Is It Too Late The Tick Tocks
31. Something You Got Chris Kenner

DISC 2

1. Down in New Orleans Vibrations
2. Com'n Home The Showmen
3. Boys Will Be Boys Joe Tex
4. I Won't Cry Johnny Adams
5. Ain't It The Truth Now Eddie Bo
6. Wake Up Al Robinson
7. Beating Like A Tom Tom Ernie K Doe
8. My Head Is Spinning Ford Eaglin
9. Times Are Getting Harder The Five Knights
10. Graveyard The Blenders
11. My Baby's Got Soul Larry Williams
12. Whip It On Me Jessie Hill
13. Out On A Limb Chuck Carbo
14. I Want To Go Home Charles Brown
15. Keep On Trying Guitar Ray
16. Money Tami Lynn
17. T'Ain't It The Truth Ernie K-Doe
18. Come Back To Me Prince La La
19. Don't Mess With My Man Irma Thomas
20. I Wanna Know Al Robinson
21. It's No Use To Try Willie West
22. So Fine, So Sweet Little Buck
23. Who Are You Johnny Adams
24. Then I'll Believe Martha Carter
25. I Want Somebody Tommy Taylor
26. The Sooner You Realize Eldridge Holmes
27. Moanin' and Screamin' Pt 1 Diamond Joe
28. I Need Money Lee Diamond
29. Cry On Irma Thomas
30. No Love Sweeter Than Mine Cookie Gabriel
31. Stubborn Old Me Al Adams

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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'.

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).

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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