Thursday, May 31, 2012
A few nice slow jams. Sound quality varies. "Don't Let Me Down" by The Creations, at least on my copy, skips and the disc does not have any scratches or damage. The Philly Devotions Cd has nearly all the same tracks but the sound quality is excellent.
4 out of 10.
Collectables Records was on a hot streak during the early to mid 90's releasing killer group soul. The Soul Generation falls right in with the sounds of much better known groups such as The Delfonics and The Stylistics. A very good addition to your collection.
8 out of 10.
If Doo Wop is your thing then, these two discs will definatley not dissapoint you. There are the expected uptempo Doo Wop tracks but then we have some nice slow Doo Wop by The Brightones, The Gallahads, The Stereos, The Superlatives and The Master Four among others.
8 out of 10.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Before picking up my first CD on Tony Allen I thought he has "Nite Owl" but what else?. Well, I was surprised to hear how many good slow tempo tracks he put out. Highlights include of course "Nite Owl", "Forgive Me" Tell Me", "I" and "Dreaming" among others.
9 out of 10.
The anthology release does a pretty good job of capturing all of The Dells' hits. I picked up the bottom two prior to the anthology release. The original Vee-Jay recording of "Stay In My Corner" in my opinion, is a better version than the Cadet release on the Chess CD (which stays too long). Both versions along with a third are included in the anthology release. The Jasmine double CD release give you all of their early material.
7 out of 10.