Monday, November 30, 2015
Not well known within the low rider crowd, The Classic Example counts with a few tracks that would fit right in with many sweet soul comps out there. Highlights include "I Found A Girl", "My Friend Heartaches" and "Without You". Digitally remastered but sound quality still falls a bit short.
4 out of 10
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
A solid start to this CD with "Stay Away" by The Turn Arounds. Other notable tracks include "I Love You More" by Lee Williams And The Cymbals, "Nobody But You" by The Exotics and "Everybody Knows" by Peggy Gaines. Usual excellent sound quality and liner notes that Ace Records brings to their releases.
5 out of 10
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Post # 1000 goes to one of my personal all time favorite soul groups. Back in the mid 80's I borrowed a mix tape put together by Toker of Toker's Oldies fame and got my first taste of The Mad Lads. Not very long after that I was picking their 45's, cassettes and the "In Action" LP, pretty much anything I spotted before CD's came out. There is a huge empty spot in your collection if it does not include The Mad Lads.
8 out of 10
A long time favorite among soul music fans The Intruders are an essential part of any soul music collection. Pick up the 2 CD set and if you can the Super Hits release out of Japan with bonus tracks and you will be set with most of their material that is out on CD format.
8 out of 10
If you have to choice which one to pick up here go with the Jamie Guyden release as it counts with a killer slow jam not on the Collectables release and overall better sound quality. Highlights include "Not Enough Love", "Tell Me", "That's The Way Love Goes" and "Sad Sad Story". A must have for your soul collection.
6 out of 10