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Southern Soul: 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.

 


Where Southern Soul Began Available Now

The first very well received album in this series concentrated on the Houston productions of Duke / Peacock King Don Robey. And although a few tracks here follow on that path, the net is spread much wider taking in Dallas, San Antonio and Fort Worth as well. There are some very rare recordings featured here and none of these cuts have been included on a commercial CD before. Fans of R&B, blues and soul can buy with total confidence. Enjoy more of the best of Afro-American music from Texas in the 60s!

HOS6
£15.00 plus postage

Side 1
1. MR. SOUL - BUD HARPER
2. YOU MADE A MISTAKE - JAMES LYNN MARSH
3. SEVEN DOORS - VI CAMPBELL WITH JOE SCOTT ORCH
4. DON'T MAKE ME CRY - FRANKIE LEE
5. TAKE YOUR TIME - MR. LEE & CHEROKEES
6. I'VE BEEN TRUE - JANNIE WILLIAMS
7. SECURITY OF LOVE - JACKIE HUNT

Side 2
1. I'LL FOLLOW YOU - R L GRIFFIN
2. SEARCHING FOR MY BABY - JAMES LYNN MARSH
3. LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING - ERNIE K-DOE
4. LET ME LOVE YOU - BUD HARPER
5. FACE REALITY - OSCAR PERRY
6. GO AHEAD BABY - L C STEELS
7. YOUR TURN TO CRY - JAMES DAVIS


Where Southern Soul Began Available Now

The key area for post war R & B and soul in Texas was Houston of course, and the king of black music there was Don Robey. He was the first Afro-American to make a hugely successful entertainment business in the US, which at its height was a multi-million dollar enterprise covering record labels, clubs, a booking agency and a huge publishing empire. He was well known for a “robust” management style, using both legal and other means to enforce his will in an unforgiving world, and although many people got on his wrong side at the time, his legacy of gospel, blues and soul music is almost unparalleled, rich in variety and quality. This LP shines the spotlight on some of the lesser known artists associated with Robey from 1964.

None of the tracks included here has ever seen the light of day on vinyl since their 45s were originally issued.

The C&C Boys: Clarence Carter and Calvin Scott, two blind artists with soul to spare...Here they are in full flow singing in unison on the mid-tempo ‘My Life’ but it is the fantastic cover of the Valentinos’ It’s All Over Now’ that is the highlight of the LP. Clarence kicks off the song in fine style but when Calvin cuts in with his high pitched gospel wailing, the song reaches a whole new level. Where has this cut been all my life and why has it taken fifty years before a reissue? Believe me, it’s worth buying the LP just to hear this one track. One to grab while the grabbing’s good.
Fred Rothwell Blues & Rhythm

Complete with a nostalgic, vintage-feel sleeve, this delightful 14-track compilation is filled to the brim with obscurities that might even challenge a pub quiz team made up of Northern soul anoraks: all are deeply obscure. When the most famous names are new Orleans legend Ernie K-Doe and Clarence Carter, you know it’s not going to duplicate much of what’s in your library. marvellous stuff.
Ken Kessler Hi Fi News

HOS3
£15.00 plus postage

Side One

1. YOU WAITED TOO LONG - BOBBY WILLIAMS  (Schofield/Rice)
2. LET IT BE ME - BROTHER AND SISTERS OF SOUL  (Malone)
3. IT MAKES YOU WANT TO CRY - BUDDY ACE  (Malone)
4. PARTY TIME - MR. LEE & CHEROKEES  (Hightower)
5. MY LIFE - THE C & C BOYS  (Malone)
6. MY MOTHER-IN-LAW - ERNIE K-DOE  (K Doe)
7. I'M SO GLAD - DON FLETCHER  (Johnstone)

Disc Two

1. COME LET ME LOVE YOU - JACKIE VERDELL  (Malone)
2. CHAINS AROUND MY HEART - JAMES DAVIS  (Malone)
3. THE BEST PART OF ME - MISS LA-VELL  (Malone)
4. IT'S ALL OVER NOW - THE C & C BOYS  (Womack/Womack)
5. A CHANGE - THE MUSTANGS  (Bartle)
6. HEY GIRL - REUBEN & THE CHAINS  (Martin)
7. THE REST OF MY LIFE - OSCAR PERRY  (Perry)


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As Southern Soul reached its Golden Age around 1965-65, it was mining a rich seam of music that went back to blues gospel and country. In our third look at the music that went into Southern Soul, we have unearthed a shining array of rare gems from both male and female singers, who scream, cry and shout out their emotions. This elemental feel to the collection goes hand in hand with stunning arrangements and musicianship that will bring joy to anyone’s heart.

Soul 002 & 017 Where Southern Soul Began 1 & 2
'These two 2-cd volumes are a fine way to trace the roots of what we now call 'southern soul', beginning back in 1954 through to 1962,.I immediately want to deliver a 'star pick' rating to the first volume., ultimately, its clear that the two sets are highly complimentary, excellently presented and really should be sitting together on the record shelves.'
STAR PICK***** x2. Bob Cole Basement Group Review

'Listening to the impressive tracks on these 2 CDs, and reading through the full colour 28 page booklet that accompanies it, these influences are mostly easy to identify and associate with. The overall standard of these 54 tracks is amazingly high and there are hours of fun to be had here, in the unlikely event that you ever tire of this collection, there is always the rest of the series to catch up with!'
Red Lick Records

Designed by connoisseurs for connoisseurs, these amazing collections of rare sides have notes written by John Ridley, that great treasure hunter of soul music. Once you’re on the train it moves at breakneck speed. Houston, Nashville, New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago, the stations parade by, never stopping more than three minutes on the same artist, the time it takes to listen to one side of a 45. Some well-known faces sit alongside a genuine crowd of forgotten heroes of soul and rhythm and blues. Perfectly delightful and surprisingly varied.
Julien Cure – Soul Bag (France)

S0UL022
£9.00 each disc set plus postage

Disc One

1. Baby Come And Get It The Adorables
2. Laughing At Me Nellie Rutherford
3. That's The Way It Is With Me Barbara Stephens
4. I'll Have To Let You Go Sally Stanley
5. Heartaches And Troubles Roosevelt Nettles
6. Everybody's Talking Bob & Peggy
7. Velma Roland Dice
8. If You Love Me Willie Mays
9. Goodbye Fred Lowery
10. Mary Lou Doing The Popeye Shelton Dunaway
11. Stay A Little Longer Gene Allison
12. Better To Give Than To Receive Joe Hinton
13. Push A Little Harder Clarence Reid
14. I Wonder Why The Largos
15. Baby You're Right Joe Tex
16. The State Song Eddie Taylor
17. Never Come Back Larry Seibert
18. Home Is Where You Come Little David
19. Goodbye My Love Oscar Perry
20. Homework Otis Rush
21. Baby It's True Love Roscoe Shelton
22. What's In The Heart The "5" Royales
23. Come On Home Louis Jones
24. I Can Learn The Chains
25. Misery Loves Company Johnny Stewart
26. I'm Calling My Baby Gene Vell
27. Hey Hey Baby Otis Redding
28. Don't Mess With My Man Margo White

Disc Two

1. The Wash The Varios
2. So Many Times Levenia Lewis
3. Be Your Own Judge Joe Tex
4. A Fool's Tears Claude Shermack
5. Go Home Girl Arthur Alexander
6. Stealing Joe Medwick
7. If This Is Goodbye Harry & The Keyavas
8. Don't Make Me Cry Frankie Lee
9. Morning Train Chuck Edwards
10. You're Everything Carolyn Corley
11. Please Wait Charles James
12. Rocking All the Time Roy Brown
13. Wait a Minute Barbara Stephens
14. Bad Boy Fontella Bass
15. Time Brings About A Change Grover Mitchell
16. Somebody Better Come Here Quick Clarence & Calvin
17. How Long Can This Go On? Little Junior Parker
18. Keep On Trying Guitar Ray
19. I Don't Care Sherman Evans
20. The Biggest Fool Emorise Kelley
21. Can It All Be Love Oscar Toney Jr
22. You're Something Else Al "TNT" Braggs
23. Lonely No More Little Milton
24. Why Not Give Me A Chance Jackie Verdell
25. I Lost The Best Things I Ever Had Ted Taylor
26. Search No More Jimmy Dotson
27. Every Night In The Week Larry Birdsong

 

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Where Southern Soul Began Available Now
The Golden Age of southern soul lasted from about 1964 to 1975, when disco ripped the heart out of it. Although it may seem as if the blend of country, gospel and R & B that emerged from the great studios in Memphis and Muscle Shoals in that decade was entirely new, like any other genre, southern soul absorbed influences from a whole variety of sources. Part of the 'History of Soul' series, these CDs reveal the musical antecedents that gave southern soul its inspiration. A good few of the artists here, represented in their early attempts at creating an individual style, went on to become some of the biggest stars of the '60s. Others, perhaps less famously, provided ideas and techniques that became stylistic standards. If you ever wondered what musical forms anticipated the southern soul explosion, the answer is in these tracks. If you thought that secularised gospel started with Sam Cooke and Ray Charles, think again as you listen to vocalists who pioneered this many years before them. And if you imagined that the producers at Royal Studios, or Fame or Cosimo's in New Orleans invented something completely unprecedented, you were missing something. The accompanying booklet is written by John Ridley. The music here will tell you the real story – and it will knock your socks off too!

'Listening to the impressive tracks on these 2 CDs, and reading through the full colour 28 page booklet that accompanies it, these influences are mostly easy to identify and associate with. The overall standard of these 54 tracks is amazingly high and there are hours of fun to be had here, in the unlikely event that you ever tire of this collection, there is always the rest of the series to catch up with!'
Red Lick Records

Soul 002 & 017 Where Southern Soul Began 1 & 2
'These two 2-cd volumes are a fine way to trace the roots of what we now call 'southern soul', beginning back in 1954 through to 1962,.I immediately want to deliver a 'star pick' rating to the first volume., ultimately, its clear that the two sets are highly complimentary, excellently presented and really should be sitting together on the record shelves.'
STAR PICK***** x2. Bob Cole Basement Group Review

S0UL002
£10.00 each disc set plus postage

Disc One

1. I've Been Wrong For So Long Bobby "Blue" Bland
2. Room In Your Heart Gladys Knight & The Pips
3. You Don't Have To Cry Little Bob & The Lollipops
4. I Wanna Be Free Joe Tex
5. Your Lonesome Now Charles Perrywell
6. You Gotta Go Bobby Hebb
7. Please Think It Over Roscoe Shelton
8. Teach Me Gorgeous George
9. I Don't Want No Woman Bobby "Blue" Bland
10. If (I Could Be With You) Miss La-Vell
11. I Got To Know The 5 Royales
12. I Found True Love Oscar Perry
13. If I Don't See You Again Ted Taylor
14. I've Just Got to Forget You Bud Harper
15. Close Up The Back Door Cookie and The Cupcakes
16. Sally Sue Brown Arthur Alexander
17. Phoney Lover Clyde Shelby
18. Somebody Somewhere Gene Allison
19. Somebody, Somewhere Larry Birdsong
20. Wait And See Fred Lowery
21. Slave To Love Charles Walker & The Daffodils
22. Too Many Tears Roy Lee Johnson
23. Hurts Me To My Heart Rudy Ray Moore
24. The World is Yours Johnny Wright
25. What Can I Do For You Elmore Morris
26. The Thrill Of Yesterday Donel Austin
27. You Don't Miss Your Water William Bell

Disc Two

1. I Cried Joe Medwick
2. Frozen Love Gay Meadows & The Yobyalps
3. Blessed Are These Tears Joe Tex
4. Tend To Your Business Arthur K. Adams
5. Everything Will Be Alright Gene Allison
6. I'm Leaving You Ted Taylor
7. That's A Good Idea Grover Mitchell
8. Give Me Your Love Delores Johnson
9. I Need Somebody Little Milton
10. I'll Learn To Love Again Little Junior Parker
11. I'm Not Gonna Leave Joe Perkins
12. Come Into My Heart Little Clarence
13. Give Us Your Blessings Ruth White
14. Am I Losing You Little Ike
15. That's Cuz I Love You Louis Jones
16. You're Gonna Miss Me Shirley Raymond
17. Shout Bamalama Otis Redding
18. Sooner Or Later Larry Birdsong
19. Best Of Luck Baby Earl Gaines
20. Can't Stand To See You Cry Tony Borders
21. I Say! That's All Right Roosevelt Jones
22. Help Yourself Steve Dickinson
23. I Woke Up Screaming Bobby "Blue" Bland
24. My Love Belongs To You Sam & Dave
25. Backtracking Little Junior Parker
26. I Don't Hurt Anymore Fontella Bass
27. Please, Please, Please James Brown

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SouthernSoul2

The music that led to southern soul is just too good to cram into one volume, so Part 2 of Where Southern Soul Began, showcases many more artists who contributed to the birth of the genre. The songs come from all parts of the south of the US: from New Orleans via Miami and from Mobile, Alabama to Memphis and Nashville. Many of these then unsung heroes such as Ted Taylor, Joe Tex, Otis Redding and William Bell, went on to have highly successful careers, and this set gives a valuable insight into the music they were making before the big hits started coming. Other artists featured are more obscure as they made only a few recordings before fading from view. Yet singers such as Steve Dixon, George Hughley and Prince Conley made just as valid a contribution to the beginnings of southern soul.

The music here inspired the giants of black American music in the sixties. It combines elements of country, R & B, doo-wop, gospel and blues, and retains the ability to move listeners some 50 years on with its emotional intensity and musical power.


Soul 002 & 017 Where Southern Soul Began 1 & 2
'These two 2-cd volumes are a fine way to trace the roots of what we now call 'southern soul', beginning back in 1954 through to 1962,.I immediately want to deliver a 'star pick' rating to the first volume., ultimately, its clear that the two sets are highly complimentary, excellently presented and really should be sitting together on the record shelves.'
STAR PICK***** x2. Bob Cole Basement Group Review


S0UL017
£9.00 each disc set plus postage


Disc One

  1. Cigarettes & Coffee-Al 'TNT' Braggs
  2. I Let Her Get Away-Joe Tex
  3. Since You're Home-Ted Taylor
  4. They Say-Rodge Martin
  5. Yesterday's Mistake-Roscoe Shelton
  6. I Need Love-Sam and Dave
  7. My Baby's Got It-Tabby Thomas
  8. She Did Me Wrong-The 5 Royales
  9. The Girl That Radiates That Charm-Arthur Alexander
  10. I'll Be Your Friend-Arthur K. Adams
  11. Don't Cry No More-Bobby "Blue" Bland
  12. Screaming Please-Buddy Ace
  13. Be My Baby-The Chellows
  14. It Hurt Me Too-George Hughley
  15. Stop These Teardrops-Lavelle White
  16. Before I Leave You-Steve Dickinson
  17. Atlanta, GA-Bobby Hebb
  18. Another Man-Maxine Davis
  19. Any Other Way-William Bell
  20. Untie Me-The Tams
  21. I'm Going Home-Prince Conley
  22. Dr. Feel-Good-Herbert Hunter
  23. You're Gonna Need Me-Barbara Lynn
  24. I Found You-Yvonne Fair
  25. I Don't Know School Girl-Calvin & Clarence
  26. So Long-Sam Baker
  27. If Things Don't Change-Little Jimmy Griffin

 

Disc Two

  1. Honey Bee-Fontella Bass
  2. Baby Tell It Like It Is-Donald Hines
  3. Be Ever Wonderful-Ted Taylor
  4. Show Me-The 5 Royales
  5. Down The Aisle-Bud Harper
  6. Emmitt Lee-Carol Fran
  7. A Fool For You-Ray Charles
  8. These Arms Of Mine-Otis Redding
  9. Hey Mama-Carl Greenstreet
  10. We've Been Wrong-Roscoe Shelton
  11. I Didn't Believe-Rufus Thomas
  12. I'll Never Leave You-Willie Harper
  13. I Wanna Be The Only One-Kip Anderson
  14. It Won't Be This Way Always-Larry Birdsong
  15. Just Ask For What You Want-Finnimo
  16. Loan A Helping Hand-Bobby "Blue" Bland
  17. No More Pain future noise-Sam and Dave
  18. Soldier Of Love-Arthur Alexander
  19. Everywhere I Go-Grover Mitchell
  20. Until You Were Gone-Joe Perkins
  21. You Ain't Treating Her Right-Joe Medwick
  22. Hoodoo Party-Tabby Thomas
  23. Ninety-Pound Woman-Freddie North
  24. I Don't Think I Can Make It-Al 'TNT' Braggs
  25. I'm Standing By-Rodge Martin
  26. Thief In The Night-Charles James
  27. The Same Thing-Arthur K. Adams
  28. Meet Me in Church-Joe Tex

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