Monday, April 13, 2015

Rayfield Reid & The Magnificents / The Fabulous Waller Family

I nearly fell over when I spotted this one. It pays off to shop the small, independent record stores. Sadly, with many folks now opting for cheaper MP3 files these stores are quickly shutting down. MP3 can't compare with the sound a CD or vinyl record offers, any true collector will tell you the same. Highlights here are "Treat You Right", "I Ain't Gonna Quit" and "Our Alibi" by Rayfield Reid & The Magnificents. The Fabulous Waller Family gives us "How Long Will I Be A Fool?" "I Love You So" and "Without You Tonight".
6 out of 10

Sunday, April 12, 2015

* NEW * Shady Side Of Town Chapter Three

These guys really went deep into the vault to bring to light some of the rarest lost soul gems out there. Highlights include "I Can't Make You Stay" by The Loveletts, "Yes I'm Ready" by The Sounds Of Soul, "Wake Up Girl" by Image and "Love Foundation" by Peace On Earth. Sound quality varies as expected on rare vinyl compilations. I have to kick the rating down one due to repeats but still highly recommend picking this one up.
9 out of 10

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Hunt's Determination

Highlights here include "She's On My Mind", "Thinking Of You", "Loneliness" and "Tonight". Lots of funk for those fans.
6 out of 10


The "Time Won't Change Our Minds" CD is the same, but with less tracks, as the Resurrection CD which I posted earlier. On the "MidWestEast" release the highlights are "Weekend Lover" and "I'm In Love"
4 out of 10


Very hard to find CD with a couple of killer jams in "This Magic" and "Without Her". A real treat for the hardcore collector.
6 out of 10

Dyson 's Faces

A killer soul jam here in "Don't Worry About The Jones". Other notable tracks include "Try Me Baby", "Cry Sugar" and "You And Me". If you like late 70's soul ballads this will be a very good pick up.
5 out of 10

Moses Dillard & The Tex-Town Display

Here is one of those long lost soul groups that only the hardcore fans seem to know of. Highlight is "Won't Somebody Help Me" while "Bring Your Dreams To Me" is decent.
3 out of 10

Magnum Force

The title track "Share My Love" is the lone standout here. The rest is all upbeat material.
3 out of 10

Mellow Madness

Little known group with a couple outstanding ballads in "Love On My Mind" and "Going, Going, Gone".
5 out of 10

New York Port Authority

"Home On A Rainy Day" is a solid jam well worth the pick up. Only other notable track is "Guess I'm Gonna Cry".
4 out of 10

Carl "Sherlock" Holmes

"Think It Over" made this a must have for me. Hit the skip button through the rest.
3 out of 10

Ginji James

"You Hurt Me For The Last Time" and "Until You Return" are the gems on this release.
5 out of 10


The standout here is "I Just Want To Love You". The rest is upbeat. If you are a northern soul fan this might be a treasure for you.
3 out of 10

Brunswick Singles Collection - Soul Groups

A few nice soul jams in this release. Nothing out of the ordinary for the season collector but worth picking up for the excellent sound quality. Highlights include "I'm Gonna Stay" and "Until You Came Along" by The Visitors, "I'll Take You Just As You Come" by The Nialations and "Fall In Love" by The Complaments.
5 out of 10