Thursday, October 30, 2014
It has been a while since I picked up a new CD and found so many new to CD, sweet soul cuts. Lynwood Soul 2 just raised the bar for all future soul compilations. Sweet tracks by The Young Dreamers. Sugar Bear & The Sensations, The Young Mods, The Capricorns and The Mansions. This is an absolute must have! Limited quantities pressed so hurry up and pick yours up.
10 of out 10
Recent re-release of The Fuzz's sole album. Killer female sweet soul! Highlights include "It's All Over", "Like An Open Door", "Leave It All Behind Me" and of course the classic "I Love You For All Seasons". A must have addition to your soul collection.
8 out of 10
One of the finest female soul groups ever with a much deserved CD release of their own. Highlights include "You've Hurt Me Now", "Betcha By Golly Wow", "I'm Not Like The Others" and "How Can I tell My Mom And Dad". A must for your soul collection.
8 out of 10.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I am a big fan of The Numero Group. When they pull a label compilation together they cut no corners. You get plenty of liner notes and best possible sound quality available. this release's highlights include "I'll Show You With Love" by The Young Divines, "Breaking My Heart" by Sonia Ross, "Love Is Gone" by Cherry Blend and "You Mean Everything To Me" by The Four Tracks.
7 out of 10
The first volumes contained some nice tracks but as you get to the last two it is all northern soul. Highlights include "Just A Bad Thing" by Janice Christian, "Two Lovers" by The Voice Masters, "This Love That I'm Giving You" by The Joytones and "Raining Teardrops" by The Rocketmasters. Top notch sound quality and liner notes.
4 out of 10
Some of the best Doo Wops that the Los Angeles area has to offer are include in this three CD set. Highlights include "Did I Do Wrong", "It's Too Late To Know" and "Guided Missiles" by The Cuff Links, "You're An Angel" by The Penguins, "You're Not Too Young" and "My Girl" by Charles McCullough & The Silks, "To Keep Our Love" by Cleve Duncan & The Penguins, "I've Had You" by The Creators and "Baby Doll" by The Crescendos. A must for the dedicated Doo Wop fan. Excellent sound quality and liner notes.
6 out of 10
Known best for their big, upbeat title track The Revingtons did manage to cut a few interesting ballads with a bluesy feel. Highlights include "Deep Water", "Waiting" and "My Reward". Unless you like their upbeat material I would not recommend you run out and pick this one up based on a few ballads.
3 out of 10
A few rare Doo Wop ballads sprinkled within these pop heavy discs. Highlights include "Darling, Why" by The Knightsmen, "Merchant Of Love" by Hal Davis, "Do Me A Favor" by Bette Watts and "Your Reason" by The Tads. A collection that is not for the casual oldies listener. Sound quality varies.
3 out of 10