Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Stand out track here for me is "Blue Lady" by The Soul Explosion Band which is well worth the price of the CD as the 45 will run you $70+ depending on condition. Other highlights include tracks by Vernon Steve Weakly, The Duponts, The Fourth Session and Donny Mann. More than a fair share of repeats, sound quality varies (likely due to use of compressed files).
5 out of 10
Blink and you will miss picking up these very limited release CD's. Sweet soul jams by The Magic Tones, First Class, Magic Touch, The New Creation, The Whatnauts and others. A very good addition to your soul music library. I kicked the rating down one due to the number of repeats.
7 out of 10
Solid sweet soul jams in this release make it highly recommended. Highlights include "Why Must I Cry" by 7 Days Unlimited, "I'm Glad" by Jimmy Jones, "Step Into My World" by Spaded Jade, "Be True To Me" by Clockwork, "Something Deep Inside" by The Beachers and "Some Very Hard Times" by The TNT Band. Sound quality varies on a few tracks.
8 out of 10
An impressive package with a book, DVD and 4 discs, tons of material! A great addition for those who love 70's slow jams. Highlights, besides the well known tracks by Barry White, are "What's Your Sign Girl" by Danny Pearson, "Have A Nice Weekend Baby" by Tom Brock, "How I Wish We Could Do It Again" by Black Satin, "I Belong To You" and "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love" by Love Unlimited and "Falling In Love Is A No No" by Westwing.
6 out of 10
A massive compilation of mostly old school / early rap tracks from the New York City area with few hidden sweet soul gems. Highlights include "Only September" by Wild Honey, "Hey Love, I'm For Real" by Me, You & Him, "You Gave Me Love" and "Why Can't Our Love Be Like It Was Before" by Oral Caress.
4 out of 10
When I was getting deeper into soul music having this collection on LP, The original East Side Story and the two Hey Love LP's set you in front of the soul pack. The CD here represents only the first LP from this collection. Standard, well known soul classics. I have not seen this one available for some years now.
4 out of 10.