Thursday, October 18, 2012
A very good set put together by Sequel Records featuring some of the 70's best soul groups. Excellent sound quality and a good bit of liner notes.
You will find a few outstanding sweet soul ballads on each volume. A must for your collection.
9 out of 10.
1970's soul from Oakland's Natural Four. These two reissues are from their work on the Curtom Records label. Highlights include "Heaven Right Here On Earth", "Can This Be Real", "Love That Really Counts" and "While You're Away". No liner notes but top notch sound quality.
6 out of 10.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A mix of 60's and 70's soul ballads. A few nice rare tracks such as "Baby Hang Up The Phone" by Carl Graves", "When You're Giving Love" by Voices Of East Harlem, "It's Gotta Be Love" by The Trumains, "Look At Me" by The Moments (Not the same track as "Look At Me (I'm In Love)") and "Friends Or Lovers" by Act 1. Sound quality varies.
8 out of 10.
Standard Doo Wops by The Velours, The Jesters, The Dubs, The Charts and many others. More hard to get tracks include "If You Want To" by The Carousels and "The Reason" by The 5 Chanels. Usual excellent sound quality and liner notes from Ace Records.
6 out of 10.
Not much on this compilation as far as slow ballads are concerned. To me the majority of the tracks have more of a pop than soul sound. The good tracks are: "Why Didn't I Listen To Mother" by The Bentleys, "Let Love Be True" by The Naturals and "That Other Guy" by Little Ellen & Group.
3 out of 10.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Knowing what the late Barry White was capable of producing when I spotted this disc at a good price I quickly picked it up. A real nice solid jam, "Have A Nice Weekend Baby" was well worth it for me. If you like Barry White's material pick this one up.
5 out of 10.
I usually do not pick up northern soul CD's but this one had a track that I had to have, the original "Count To Ten" by Derek Martin. Other decent tracks include "Any Other Way" by Jackie Shane and "She Blew A Good Thing" by the Poets.
4 out of 10.