Monday, April 13, 2015
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
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
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