Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Don't let the cover scare you away, this CD is jam packed with obscure soul. There is no track list published but trust me, you will be wishing and hoping for a follow up volume after listening to this one. Any oldies compilation with the name "Noriega" associated to it, pick it up! This guy lives and breaths music like few others, does his homework and has incredible knowledge of the history behind the music. Only a very limited quantity has been pressed so I highly recommend you visit @doowopnsoul on Instagram for info and to get your order in sooner than later. An absolute must have for any serious soul music fan.
10 out of 10
Underground promo mix with some standard and some rare soul tracks. Very light on packaging and all tracks taken from vinyl sources so expect some anomalies. No track list included so, here it is:
|1||And I Panicked||The Dramatics|
|3||Hurt So Bad||Signs Of The Time|
|4||Only In September||Wild Honey|
|5||Pretending Dear||The Lovelles|
|6||Maybe||The Three Degrees|
|7||Watcha Gonna Do||The Valdons|
|8||Danger! She's A Stranger||The Five Stairsteps|
|9||Love Brought You Here||Pat Johnson|
|10||Can't Get Over Losing You||Donnie Elbert|
|11||Tonight's The Nite||Sly, Slick & Wicked|
|12||Bring It Home To Daddy||Fred Parris|
|13||Darkness Of The Night||The Sharpees|
|14||Who Do You Love||The Sapphires|
|15||Goodbye My Love||Art Carey & Magnum Force|
|16||Why Can't We Live Together||Timmy Thomas|
|17||Why Can't We Be Lovers||Lamont Dozier|
|18||Thin Moon||Mayer Hawthorne|
|19||As Long As I Have You||The Charmels|
|20||Last love||Brothers By Choice|
6 out of 10
I nice deep look into the Carnival Records vault. Both released are double CD's so you get lots of tracks. This is close to impossible to find these days. Highlights by Lee Williams And The Cymbals, The Pretenders, The Three Reasons, The Manhattans, The Lovettes, The Tren-Teens and The Symphonies.
7 out of 10
The latest addition the the Manhattan Soul series counts with some fine soul cuts that make it a recommended pick up. Highlights include "Ooh Baby" by Harold Hopkins, "Does Love Believe In Me" by Melba Moore, "Nobody Made You Love Me" by The Charts and "Now That You're Gone" by Sonny Turner And Sound Limited.
5 out of 10
I had a quick preview of this release and at that time there were about three tracks that caught my attention. Now that I acquired the CD and have listened to it multiple times, the only track I truly enjoy is "Helpless Girl" by Little Mary Staten.
2 out of 10
"You're My Everything", by Joe King, "Out Love Used To be" by The Royal Esquires and "Never Walk Out On You" by Mitchell Mitchell - Gene King are the top tracks on this release. I skipped through the rest of the material rather quickly.
4 out of 10
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Promotional CD giving us a small sampling of the kind of rare soul that is played every other Saturday night on Sounds Of Soul Radio (refer to back cover for web address.) These guys stepped up, threw out the street politics and helped join record collectors throughout California with an emphasis on keeping rare soul music alive. If you enjoy rare soul CD's such as Prime Time Oldies, Gangsters Dedications, Gangster Soul Harmony etc. chances are pretty good that the people behind them have appeared on the show. Make sure to tune in for rare soul treats and interviews with special guest artists. Righteous vibes and love of soul music will keep you tuning in show after show.
Show one includes tracks by Kitty And Her Cats, The Specials, Soul Experience and Donny Mann to name a few.
If you are into 80's music, show two will drop you straight into freestyle paradise.
Make sure you order your CD before they sell out. Check out @doowopnsoul on Instagram for info. A must for the collection.
9 out of 10