Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
10 out of 10
Hard hitting slow jams in "It's So Hard To Say So Long" by The Vee Gees, "I Can Feel My Love Growing" by Bobby O'Brown, "Haven't We Been Good" by The Four Wonders and "I'll Be What You Want Me To Be" by Charles Brinkley make this a must for the 70's soul music aficionado. Very good sound quality.
7 out of 10
This volumes has it's highlights but does not shine as bright as the first volume. Highlights include "Vibrations" by Eric And The Vikings, "Just A Part Of Life" by The Five Crowns and "The Thought Of Me Losing You" by the 21st. Some of the tracks had too much of a modern sound for my tastes.
5 out of 10.
When first released this CD was more of a true west coast Latino favorites compilations than others with the same name. Pretty much every track now is on the many compilations out there. Highlights include tracks by The Jives, The Suspects, The Emotions (male soul group), The Royal Jesters and The Notations. Sound quality varies.
6 out of 10
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Nice release on the Kent Soul Label featuring San Francisco's Freddie Hughes. Plenty of liner notes to get a glimpse of this artist's history. Usual great sound quality. Highlights include "Station L-O-V-E", "Every Night I See Your Lovely Face", "I Gotta Keep My Bluff In" and the title track "Send My Baby Back".
6 out of 10
Standout track on this one for me is "Nobody Knows" by Freddie Waters And Thomas Henry. Other notable tracks are "Just To Satisfy My Baby" by Peggy Gaines, "My Loss Your Gain" by The Jades, "Win Or Lose" by Rufus Hunter and "Foolish Lover" by Jimmy Tig And The Rounders.
5 out of 10
You will require a strong love for Doo Wop to appreciate this series. Most casual oldies fans will not truly enjoy. Highlights include "I'll Be The One" by The Equadors, "Lie" by Don Julian And The Meadowlarks, "Pray For Me" by The Four Pharaohs, "Wherever You May Be" by Joe And Ann and a couple of beauties in "Teardrops Are Falling" by The Five Wings and " Boo-Hoo-Hoo" by The Vikings. Sound quality varies but not too much.
4 out of 10.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
I never thought I would see this album reissued on CD. Very short play list with mainly upbeat numbers. There is however, one big exception in "I've Got To Find Myself Another Girl". This track is a beauty and alone makes this CD highly recommended. Don't let this one get away, It is also reissued in vinyl.
8 out of 10
Promotional CD featuring all female soul cuts. Mostly repeats but helping to contribute to soul collectors who help spread the soul music scene is something I am all for. Up and down California new appreciation for this music genre is being seen. Hardcore vinyl collectors are uncovering long lost gems for our listening pleasure, Let's show some appreciation and support. Sound quality varies.
6 out of 10