Sunday, February 28, 2021

VA - Rare Black Doo-Wop Sounds [2005-2007] (50 x CD's) PART 2 CD's 11-20

 

DOO WOP BONANZA

VA - Rare Black Doo-Wop Sounds [2005-2007] (50 x CD's)

Doo-wop (also spelled doowop and doo wop) is a genre of rhythm and blues music that originated among African-American youth in the 1940's, mainly in the large cities of the United States, including New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Newark, Detroit, and Washington, DC. It features vocal group harmony that carries an engaging melodic line to a simple beat with little or no instrumentation. Lyrics are simple, usually about love, sung by a lead vocal over background vocals, and often featuring, in the bridge, a melodramatically heartfelt recitative addressed to the beloved. Harmonic singing of nonsense syllables (such as “doo-wop”) is a common characteristic of these songs. Gaining popularity in the 1950's, doo-wop enjoyed its peak successes in the early 1960's, but continued to influence performers in other genres. (Wikipedia)

Here is a great collection of extremely rare doo-wop tunes from black artists/groups. There are 1490 tracks on 50 CD's and I am betting that there are hundreds of tracks you won't find anywhere else.The front cover indicates this was a limited production of only  200 CD's. The series started in 2005 (first 5 x CD's) and had 30 track per CD. By CD41 the tracks reduced to 28 per CD.  The entire series is a must for the serious doo-wop collector.  

These will be presented as 10 x CD's week day until complete. Enjoy!

PART 2 CD's 11-20

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Track lists

CD11

01 El Pollos Why Treat Me This Way 2:17

02 Minors Where Are You 2:10

03 Avalons You Do Something to Me 2:03

04 Drifters Honey Bee 2:57

05 Court Jesters Trial of My Love 2:54

06 Quadrells Come to Me 3:13

07 Vocaleers I Walk Alone 2:32

08 Solitaires I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance 3:05

09 Cleftones Masquerade is Over 3:17

10 Marquees Rain 3:04

11 Five Keys Cause You're My Lover 2:24

12 Aladdins Remember 2:21

13 Marvellos She Told Me Lies 2:30

14 Moodmakers Dream a Dream 2:18

15 Masters A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening 2:00

16 Marvells Miracle of Life 2:51

17 Ivies Sunshine 2:30

18 Maharajahs I Do Believe 2:52

19 Five Stars Let's Fall in Love 1:46

20 Jivers Cherie 2:23

21 Minors Jerry 3:00

22 Four Dukes Walking Alone 2:44

23 Coronets It Would Be Heavenly 2:36

24 Billy Mann A Million Heartaches Ago 3:00

25 Rhythm Cadets Dearest Doryce 2:36

26 Heartbeats Tormented 2:50

27 Demens You Broke My Heart 2:46

28 Hi-Lites Maybe You'll Be There 2:15

29 Kool Gents I Just Can't Help Myself 2:28

30 Larks My Reverie 2:23


CD12

01 Gus Gossert Clip #1 0:19

02 Mellows (Lillian Leach) Yesterday's Memories 2:48

03 Flairs Be Cool My Heart 3:02

04 Saucers Why Do I Dream 2:20

05 Tifanos It's Raining 2:16

06 Counts Waiting Round for You 3:01

07 Tangiers Tabarin 3:04

08 Versatiles My Autumn Love 2:51

09 Escorts It's Love to Me 2:19

10 C-Quins You've Been Crying 3:05

11 Chateaus The Masquaerade is Over 2:36

12 El Venos (Aka El Vinos) You Must Be True 2:35

13 Caribbeans Keep Her By My Side 2:22

14 Pretenders Daddy Needs Baby 1:49

15 Five J's (Aka Five Johnson Brothers) My Darling 2:26

16 Romancers No Greater Love 3:28

17 Radiants To Keep Our Love 3:01

18 Spinners Love (I'm So Glad) I Found You 2:25

19 Fascinations Midnight 2:21

20 Fabulous Pearls My Heart's Desire 2:55

21 Shantons Lucille 2:31

22 Fabulous Idols Baby 3:10

23 Mellows How Sentimental Can I Be 2:56

24 Romans You Are My Only Love 2:14

25 Casual Crescendos Wish That You Were Here 2:24

26 Velvets I-I-I 2:28

27 Echoes I'll Never Let You Go 2:26

28 Downbeats Someday She'll Come Along 2:49

29 Emeralds I Kneel at Your Throne 2:29

30 Squires Dangling With My Heart 2:00


CD13

01 Gus Gossert Clip #2 0:22

02 Rip-Chords I Love You the Most 2:50

03 Knightsmen Darling Why 2:26

04 Five Vets Right Now 2:28

05 Cadillacs You Are 2:27

06 Levee Songsters (Aka Mello-Harps-Aka Teentones) Our Love is a Vow 2:29

07 Lavenders The Bells 3:04

08 Johnny Golden & The Indexes Take a Chance 2:17

09 Heartbreakers Come Back My Love 3:27

10 Harptones What Will I Tell My Heart 2:26

11 Larks Forget Me 2:05

12 Rivals I Must See You Again 2:39

13 Blue Dots My Very Own 2:41

14 El Rays Darling I Know 2:55

15 Bee Jay & Group I'll Go On 2:17

16 Chips Oh, My Darlin' 1:46

17 Avalons You Can Count on Me 2:27

18 Capris My Promise to You 2:15

19 Gatorvettes If It's Tonight 2:26

20 Five Kings Here Comes My Baby 2:55

25 Squires Dreamy Eyes 2:03

22 Kings Five I Hear the Rain 2:06

23 Preludes Don't Fall in Love Too Soon 2:47

24 Marcels A Fallen Tear 2:39

25 Tempo-Tones Come Into My Heart 2:09

26 Alvans Love is a Game 2:15

27 Harptones Foolish Me 2:16

28 Penguins Devil That I See 2:58

29 Equadors A Vision 2:23

30 Rivileers Don't Ever Leave Me 3:12


CD14

01 Note Torials My Valerie 1:55

02 Royal Jokers Sweet Little Angel 2:27

03 Penguins My Troubles Are Not at an End 3:00

04 Jayhawks (Aka Vibrations-Aka Marathons) Counting My Teardrops 2:53

05 Velvets At Last 3:09

06 Rainbows If You See Mary Lee 2:17

07 Sonics This Broken Heart 3:04

08 Vilons Angel Darling 2:28

09 Cadets Love Can Do Almost Anything 2:20

10 Flaming Hearts I Don't Mind 2:21

11 Paragons Blue Velvet 2:32

12 Kool-Tones Forever 2:06

13 Mello-Tones I'll Never Fall in Love Again 2:47

14 Plants It's You 2:14

15 El Torros Love is Love 2:11

16 Don Juans Delores 2:04

17 Valiants Flamingo 2:56

18 Moonglows Secret Love 2:49

19 Cleftones Red Sails in the Sunset 2:16

20 Continentals Soft and Sweet 2:34

21 Cuff Links My Love is With You 2:46

22 Suburbans I Remember 2:22

23 Four Fellows Loving You Darling 3:01

24 Monotones Soft Shadows 2:47

25 Flamingos I Know Better 2:34

26 Fi Tones Deep in My Heart 1:58

27 Channels My Heart is Sad 2:29

28 Dells Pain in My Heart 3:05

29 Parakeets Yvonne 2:30

30 Four Haven Knights (Aka Haven Knights) Why Go on Pretending 2:17


CD15

01 Shields The Girl Around the Corner 2:25

02 Squires Venus 2:36

03 Illusions Can't We Fall in Love 2:41

04 Embers Paradise Hill 2:16

05 Smoothtones Dear Diary 2:44

06 Joyettes Story of Love 2:25

07 Cleftones The Glory of Love 2:13

08 Four Fellows Fallen Angel 2:49

09 Monotones Dream 2:18

10 Fi-Tones Quintette Waiting for Your Call 2:41

11 Shields You'll Be Coming Home Soon 2:19

12 Four Fellows Please Play My Song 2:50

13 Valaints Listen to Your Heart 1:55

14 Dells (Aka El Rays) Why Do You Have to Go 2:36

15 Four Fellows In the Rain 2:52

16 Larados Now the Parting Begins 2:14

17 Masters Crying My Heart Out 2:09

18 Marquees Ecstasy 2:17

19 Rivieras El Dorado (Unrl Version) 2:33

20 Chimes A Faded Memory 2:25

21 Temples Whispering Campaign 2:18

22 Carnations Tree in the Meadow 2:32

23 Impressors Do You Love Her 2:21

24 Love Lords Burning Love 2:35

25 Vilons Wish She Was Mine 1:47

26 Dells Dry Your Eyes 2:23

27 Fi Tones It Wasn't a Lie 2:54

28 Four Fellows You Don't Know Me 2:52

29 Keynotes One Little Kiss 2:25

30 Jimmy Jones & the Pretenders I Love You So 2:19


CD16

01 Bop Chords I Really Love Her So 2:47

02 Parakeets Quintet I Have a Love 2:23

03 Four Haven Knights (Aka Haven Knights) I'm Just a Dreamer 2:06

04 Lovenotes (Aka True Loves) Never Look Behind 2:23

05 Leaders Stormy Weather 2:53

06 Hollywood Saxons Is it True 2:17

07 Shantons Triangle Love 1:56

08 Fi-Tones Quintette I Belong to You 2:33

09 Four Fellows Angels Say 3:01

10 Leaders Can't Help Lovin' That Girl of Mine 2:23

11 Velvetones Come Back 2:30

12 Parakeets Quintet My Heart Tells Me 2:29

13 Colts Sweet Sixteen 2:33

14 Four Fellows Soldier Boy 2:57

15 Senders Spinning 2:18

16 Stan Beverly & The Hollywood Saxons Diamonds 2:13

17 Leaders Nobody Loves Me 2:38

18 Jaguars I Wanted You 2:45

19 Colts Adorable 2:52

20 Earl Lewis & The Channels All Alone 2:27

21 Hollywood Saxons (Aka Saxons) It's You 2:14

22 Velvets I 3:22

23 Castaleers Hi Fi Baby 1:54

24 Drivers A Man's Glory 2:32

25 Viscaynes Stop What You Are Doing 2:11

26 Belvederes Buona Sera 2:12

27 Bentleys (Aka Vampires) Why Didn't I Listen to Mother 2:44

28 Georgia Harris & The Hy-Tones I Want to Kiss You 2:12

29 Yachtsmen Our Future 2:06

30 Strands Must You Go So Soon 2:06


CD17

01 Raindrops Little One 2:54

02 Hi Tensions (Aka Angels) Ebbing of the Tide 2:08

03 Four Fellows Darling You 2:45

04 Bud Johnson & the Voices Five (Aka Chanters) For Sentimental Reasons 2:28

05 Heartbeats One Million Years 2:50

06 Larks Fabulous Cars & Diamond Rings 2:17

07 No Names Love 1:58

08 Tony Allen God Gave Me You 2:16

09 Shells Sweetest One 2:08

10 Five Satins The Voice 2:45

11 Climbers My Darling Dear 2:23

12 Invincibles Mr Moonglow 2:42

13 Chanters Stars in the Sky 2:18

14 Dreamlovers While We Were Dancing 2:46

15 Earl Lewis & The Channels Stay as You Are 2:08

16 Parakeets Quintet The Rain Starts to Fall 2:35

17 Four Haven Knights Just to Be in Love 2:12

18 Five Satins A Million to One 2:29

19 Shep & The Limelites Remember Baby 2:39

20 Shells Baby Walk on In 2:27

21 Dreamlovers Zoom Zoom Zoom 2:22

22 Emeralds Please Don't Crush My Dreams 2:39

23 Vic Donna & The Parakeets Love Was a Stranger to Me 2:22

24 Morry Williams & The Kidds Time Runs Out 2:26

25 Five Satins A Night Like This 2:47

26 Dreamlovers Callin' Joann 1:56

27 Denny and The Lps Why Not Give Me Your Heart 3:03

28 Copasetics Collegian 2:17

29 Mercurys Someone Touched Me 2:24

30 Isley Brothers Don't Be Jealous 2:27


CD18

01 Del Rios Just Across the Street 2:23

02 Swinging Hearts Please Say it Isn't So 2:49

03 Plurals Donna My Dear 2:27

04 Co-Eds Love You Baby All the Time 2:17

05 Ronnie Jones & The Classmates Little Girl Next Door 2:24

06 Berets Sonny Boy 1:58

07 Blends Music Maestro, Please 2:25

08 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Fortunate Fellow 1:47

09 Versatiles Lundee Dundee 2:36

10 Spotlighters Whisper 2:20

11 Mystics The Hoppy Hop 2:28

12 Florescents What Are You Doing Tonight 2:12

13 Shep & The Limelites Gee Baby, What About You 2:29

14 Chanters I Need Your Tenderness 2:53

15 Otis Williams & His Charms I'd Like to Thank You Mr. Dj 2:53

16 Co-Eds I Beg Your Forgiveness 3:00

17 Chanters Over the Rainbow 2:04

18 Five Satins Tell Me Dear 2:25

19 Berets The Bells 2:39

20 Ronnie Jones & The Classmates Lonely Boy 2:14

21 Versatiles Whisper in Your Ear 2:23

22 Del Vikings I Hear Bells 2:57

23 Tendertones Just for a Little While 2:04

24 Blend-Tones Lights Please 2:24

25 Spotlighters Please Be My Girlfriend 2:06

26 Chancellors (Aka Five Chancellors) My Thoughts to You 2:44

27 Chanters I Make This Pledge to You 2:45

28 Five Satins Skippity Doo 2:18

29 Channels Stars in the Sky 2:27

30 Frankie Ervin & The Spears Why Did it End 2:26


CD19

01 Shells What's in an Angel's Eyes 2:14

02 Dreamlovers If I Should Lose You 2:27

03 Marcels Two People in the World 2:18

04 Chanters Angel Darling 2:29

05 Five Satins You Must Be an Angel 2:31

06 Toledos This is Our Night 2:12

07 Hi-Fidelities Street of Loneliness 3:01

08 Lavenders Angel 2:46

09 Continentals This is Why 2:06

10 Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Love Put Me Out of My Head 2:05

11 Fascinations I'm Gonna Cry 2:42

12 Five Satins When Your Love Comes Along 2:16

13 Exclusives It's Over 2:21

14 Kents I Love You So 2:11

15 Blend-Tones She's Gone 1:53

16 Dreamlovers Together 2:53

17 Channels The Girl Next Door 2:58

18 Blue Jays Tears Are Falling 2:10

19 Leopards Valerie 3:08

20 George Jackson & The Unisons Watching the Rainbow 2:40

21 Pat Cordel & The Crescents My Tears 2:36

22 Little Freddie & The Gents Betty 2:18

23 Silhouettes I Am Lonely (Ember Version) 2:23

24 Sunbeams Tell Me Why 2:26

25 Uniques Silver Moon 2:31

26 Hi-Lites(4) Zoom Zoom Zoom 2:16

27 Paramounts Take My Heart 2:55

28 Adelphis (The Sun Will) Shine Again 2:23

29 Caribbeans Keep Her By My Side 2:23

30 Continentals Goodbye 2:31


CD20

01 Calveys The Wind 3:08

02 Charters Lost in a Dream 2:32

03 Storm, Billy (& Group) The Way to My Heart 2:09

04 Joylarks In the Rain 2:26

05 Gales (2) (Aka Marvels (2) Aka Senators) If I Could Forget 2:48

06 Wanderers (1) (Aka Singing Wanderers) Two Hearts on a Window Pane 2:19

07 Uniques Look at Me 2:41

08 Vel-Tones Broken Heart 2:58

09 Capris (Aka Jesse Belvin & Studio Group) Endless Love 2:35

10 Hi-Tones (Charles Andrea & The) Didn't We Have a Nice Time 2:29

11 Chantels (Ronnie Baxter) Is it Because 3:00

12 Electras You Know 2:15

13 Futuretunes I Know 2:33

14 Bel-Larks Getting Married in June 2:01

15 Whirlwinds Heartbeat 2:12

16 Hy-Tones I'm a Fool 3:03

17 Flaming Hearts Baby 2:26

18 Gay Knights The Loudness of My Heart 2:24

19 Philadelphians Love That I Lost 2:14

20 Sharptones Since I Fell for You 2:21

21 Crescendos Oh Julie 2:43

22 Jiving Juniors Moonlight Lover 2:25

23 Revels Talking to My Heart 1:55

24 Youngsters Shattered Dreams 2:30

25 Tremaines Heavenly 2:28

26 Renaults Ten Questions 2:15

27 Blendtones Lovers 2:07

28 Plurals Miss Annie 2:40

29 Intruders I'm Sold (On You) 2:03

30 Twilighters It's Been So Long 2:39

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Saturday, February 27, 2021

VA - Kent Carnival Of Soul Vol. 01, Vol. 02 & Vol. 03 [1994+1995]


CARNIVAL OF SOUL

VA - Kent Carnival Of Soul Vol.  01, Vol. 02 & Vol. 03 [1994+1995] 

The first of 3 volumes, features the story of Joe Evans, who started out playing jazz saxophone (he played first alto to Charlie Parker's third alto in the legendary Jay McShann band of 1942!) and wound up with his own 60s and 70s soul label Carnival. Always at the cutting edge of Black music, Joe filled the years in between working as a support musician with Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton and Sil Austin, acting as National Promotions Director for Ray Charles' outfit Tangerine Records and becoming a record producer for the tiny Cee Jay label. Seeing the future in soul music (long before many of his contemporaries), he set up Carnival in 1962. The label attracted a red-hot 'house' band of young talent - guitarists Eric Gale and 'Snaggs' Allen, drummer Bernard Purdie and bassist Jimmy Tyrell (later a vice president of Columbia Records), among them - and together they forged a distinct new sound. One of the singers Joe recorded was Barbara Brown and she was instrumental in bringing The Manhattans to Carnival. Joe shaped the group's raw talent and by their third single I Wanna Be, they had charted high (the song leached No 12 R&B, No 68 Pop, and was to be the label's biggest hit). They would chart another 8 times for the label and this CD (and Volumes 2 & 3, KENT 118 &124) tell their story, as well as that of Joe Evans and all the other fine soul talent he recorded.

Two record companies, Collectables and Kent, have taken it upon themselves to reissue everything cut by Joe Evans' Carnival Record label. Collectables has the best idea musically -- it includes six or eight tracks by one known artist and fills the rest of the CD with cuts by the real unknowns. However, Collectables doesn't include songwriters' credits, and the liner notes and artist information are either skimpy or missing. Kent's discs have more than 20 cuts each and extensive annotation, but no more than two or three tracks by any artist, so you get a potpourri of unfamiliar tracks that are average at best. Carnival of Soul, Vol. 1: Wishes, the first volume of Kent's Carnival Records compilations, consists of 24 tracks and one lone R&B hit: Lee Williams & the Cymbals "I Love You More." Two Manhattans tunes made the cut -- the unreleased "Til You Come Back to Me" and "All I Need Is Your Love," an obscure album track. Northern soul fans will love the inclusion of Phil Terrell's "Love Has Passed Me By"; the song went unnoticed in the States, but is considered a collector's item Europe. A female group called the Pets has the most interesting track here, an early production by George Clinton titled "I Say Yeah," originally released and forgotten in 1965. Tracks by the Metrics, the Topics, and the Lovettes are interesting, and the Pretenders cuts always demand attention, but the rest is mediocre at best. (AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton)

Volume One of this Carnival Records anthology contained one lone R&B hit; this second volume doesn't include any at all. The Manhattans' second record, "There Goes a Fool," is a good little number, but nothing special. Lee Williams & the Cymbals' second-biggest record, "Peepin' Through the Window," still sounds good, and was one of the few Carnival Records releases to get played outside of New Jersey. The Symphonies' "That's What Love Will Do" is a heart-rending girl group ballad and a bonafide tear-jerker, while The Lovettes' "I'm Afraid (To Say I Love You)" is another good slice of female group soul. The Metrics and the Topics sides are always interesting; Joe Evans (Carnival Records' owner) should have taken them in the studio more. Sides by Barbara Brown and Norma Jenkins may have been recorded in New Jersey, but they're deep soul. (AllMusic Review by Andrew Hamilton)

Many labels and label owners have been given unofficial sainthood by fans (all petitions to the Vatican are pending), but in the world of independent soul perhaps one of the most deserved of this massive praise is Joe Evans and his Carnival imprint. Spanning most of the '60s and taking occasional forays into the '70s and even the indie soul tundra of the '80s, Carnival quietly issued soul-blues rockers, somber ballads, northern classics, disco anthems, and crossover classics before most of those designations had been invented. Among the legends here are Lee Williams & the Cymbals' classic "I Need You Baby" (imagine Marvin Gaye singing lead with the Impressions), Phil Terrell and his fantastic "I'll Erase You (From My Heart)," Wilber Bascombe's bona fide funk anthem "Groove in G," and the sophisticated '80s surprise of New Jersey Connection's "Love Don't Come Easy." This is the third and final volume in Kent Records' reissue series that presents the entire catalog of Carnival, including previously unissued material. (AllMusic Review by Wade Kergan)

If you really want the whole story, though, you'll have to check out all three volumes.

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Kent Carnival Of Soul Vol.  01 [1994] Wishes

01 Metrics Wishes 2:53

02 Topics She's So Fine 2:38

03 Manhattans All I Need is Your Love 3:00

04 Norma Jenkins Me Myself and I 2:45

05 Lovettes I Need a Guy 2:50

06 Barbara Brown Forget Him 3:08

07 Harry Caldwell Nobody Loves Me (Like My Baby) 2:26

08 Lee Williams & the Cymbals I Love You More 3:11

09 Kenneth Ruffin I'll Keep Holding On 2:52

10 Jimmy Jules Nothing Will Ever Change (This Love of Mine) 2:27

11 Turner Brothers My Love is Yours Tonight 2:54

12 Lee Williams & the Cymbals It's Everything About You (That I Love) 3:10

13 Pretenders I Wanna Be (Your Everything) 2:45

14 Phil Terrell Love Has Passed Me By 2:43

15 Pets I Say Yeah 2:20

16 Leon & Metronomes & Kool Kings Band I'll Catch You on the Rebound 2:20

17 Phil Terrell Can I Come In 2:14

18 Curby Goggins Come Home to Daddy 2:48

19 Little Royal I Can Tell 2:55

20 Rene Bailey I'm Gonna Be Missing You 2:59

21 Tren-Teens My Baby's Gone 2:39

22 Pretenders I Call it Love 2:15

23 Manhattans Till You Come Back to Me 2:41

24 Three Reasons Go Right On 2:39


VA - Kent Carnival Of Soul Vol.  02 [1995] Feelin' Good

01 Phil Terrell I'm Just a Young Boy 2:24

02 Barbara Brown So in Love 3:00

03 Topics Hey Girl (Where Are You Going) 2:47

04 Manhattans There Goes a Fool 2:27

05 Harry Caldwell Please Come Back 2:58

06 Lee Williams & the Cymbals Peeping Through the Window 3:05

07 Metrics I Found You 3:27

08 Symphonies That's What Love Will Do 3:11

09 Pretenders I'm the One Love Forgot 3:21

10 Barbara Brown Sometimes I Wonder 2:17

11 Jimmy Jules Don't Let Yourself Go 3:05

12 Harold & Connie Bugaloo Party 2:34

13 Lovettes Little Miss Soul 2:20

14 Manhattans Love is Breaking Out All Over 2:16

15 Pretenders Broken Heart 3:03

16 Rene Bailey Warm and Tender Love 3:24

17 Phil Terrell Don't Run Away 3:08

18 Norma Jenkins Need Someone to Love 3:14

19 Topics I Don't Have to Cry 2:46

20 Lovettes I'm Afraid (To Say I Love You) 2:46

21 Harry Caldwell A New World is Just Beginning 3:04

22 Lee Williams & the Cymbals Lost Love 2:51

23 Curby Goggins Leave Me If You Want To 3:08

24 Carnival Kings Feelin' Good 2:34


VA - Kent Carnival Of Soul Vol.  03 [1995] I Wanna Be

01 Lee Williams & The Cymbals I Need You Baby 3:03

02 Phil Terrell I'll Erase You (From My Heart) 2:24

03 Manhattans I Wanna Be (Your Everything) 2:42

04 Pretenders I Call It Love 3:56

05 Topics If Love Comes Knockin' 2:52

06 Barbara Brown Send Him To Me 2:44

07 Turner Brothers I'm The Man For You Baby 3:09

08 Jimmy Jules Just One More Time 3:18

09 Lee Williams & The Cymbals I'll Be Gone 2:58

10 Dolores Johnson What Kind Of Man Are You 2:37

11 Curly Mays Oh Why 2:27

12 Little Royal You Made Me Love You 2:17

13 Maurice Simon & The Pie Men The Git Go 2:49

14 Pretenders Just Be Yourself 3:41

15 James Perry April Lady 4:16

16 Three Reasons Take Me Back 3:08

17 Lovettes Lonely Girl 2:54

18 Kenneth Ruffin Cry Cry Cry 2:15

19 Leon & The Metronomes Buy This Record For Me 2:52

20 Trenteens Your Yah-Yah Is Gone 2:02

21 Dolores Johnson Try Me One Time 2:29

22 Rene Bailey It's Too Late For Tears 2:52

23 Manhattans I Don't Wanna Go 2:42

24 Wilbur Bascomb & Blue Zodiacs Groove In G 2:43

25 New Jersey Connection Love Don't Come Easy 3:21

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Friday, February 26, 2021

MUSIC MOVIE DOCUMENTARY #3 Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World [2017]


MUSIC MOVIE  DOCUMENTARY 3

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World [2017] Music Doco

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World is a Canadian documentary film directed by Catherine Bainbridge and co-directed by Alfonso Maiorana, released in 2017. The film profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the United States on the development of rock music. Artists profiled include Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jesse Ed Davis, Stevie Salas, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, Jimi Hendrix, Taboo and others. The title of the film is a reference to the pioneering instrumental "Rumble", released in 1958 by the American group Link Wray & His Ray Men. The instrumental piece was very influential on many artists.

The idea for the film came from Stevie Salas (Apache) and Tim Johnson (Mohawk), two of the film's executive producers. They created an exhibit for the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian about the indigenous influence on American music, titled “Up Where We Belong: Native Musicians in Popular Culture”.

The film features many influential musicians who discuss the musical contributions of indigenous artists, including commentaries from Quincy Jones, George Clinton, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Marky Ramone, Slash, Iggy Pop, Buddy Guy and others. The film premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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VA - Dylan in Jazz (A Jazz Tribute to Bob Dylan) [2018]

 


BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE

VA - Dylan in Jazz (A Jazz Tribute to Bob Dylan) [2018]

Although there’s been several tributes to Bob Dylan over the years, there’s never been a jazz tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters in the history modern music. That was until Wagram Music released Dylan In Jazz-A Jazz Tribute To Bob Dylan in 2018. Wagram, France is one of the best tribute albums you will find. There’s an eclectic selection of jazz artists on Dylan In Jazz-A Jazz Tribute To Bob Dylan, ranging from Ben Sidran and Abbey Lincoln to The Neville Brothers, The Keith Jarrett Trio, Eric Bibb, Stanley Turrentine, Howard Tate, Bill Frisell, and Louisa Bey. In total, there’s fifteen artist on Dylan In Jazz-A Jazz Tribute To Bob Dylan who take familiar songs in a new direction. Each of these have their own way of paying tribute to Bob Dylan. Not all of the songs on Dylan In Jazz-A Jazz Tribute To Bob Dylan can be described as jazz. Especially Howard Tate’s soulful hidden gem Girl From The North Country, and Jef Lee Johnson’s moody, rocky version of Ballad Of A Thin Man. (Exerpts from dereksmusicblog.com)

This set should be welcomed by both long-term Dylan fans and anyone who loves the esoteric genre that is jazz.

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Track lists

01 Ben Sidran Knockin' on Heaven's Door 3:46

02 Abbey Lincoln Mr Tambourine Man 6:54

03 Joshua Redman The Times They Are A-Changin’ 5:07

04 Neville Brothers The Ballad of Hollis Brown 5:43

05 Keith Jarrett My Back Pages 5:14

06 Eric Bibb Masters of War 3:18

07 Stanley Turrentine Blowin' in the Wind 5:53

08 Howard Tate Girl From the North Country 3:44

09 Hudson, Jack Dejohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield Lay Lady Lay (Feat. Jack Dejohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield) 8:12

10 Ben Sidran Gotta Serve Somebody 4:49

11 Bill Frisell Just Like a Woman 4:47

12 CaeCilie Norby Like a Rolling Stone 3:46

13 Jef Lee Johnson (feat. Yohannes Tona & Charlie Patierno) Ballad of a Thin Man (Feat. Yohannes Tona & Charlie Patierno) 4:43

14 Olivier Hutman, Alice Ricciardi Don't Think Twice, It's All Right 4:55

15 Louisa Bey Everything is Broken 4:45

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

VA - You Made Me Cry, Sad Soul Songs (A Butterboy Compilation) (3 x CD's)

 

SAD SOUL SONGS

VA - You Made Me Cry, Sad Soul Songs (A Butterboy Compilation) (3 x CD's)

What do you listen to when your feeling down, disappointed, lonely, suffering, grief ridden or other sad emotions. Whether its a relationship bust up, lost love, sadness of a death of a friend, being lost or simply reminiscing you need to connect with someone who sympathises and really understands. st people will say it will be alright, but it wont always. I bet at times you will need to  listen to sad soul music to help you realise you are not alone. 

If you feel like you need to just sit in your room and cry, go right ahead, it's for your own good. Its a proven fact that crying along to sad songs is guaranteed to make you feel better, so put on your favorite music and sob.  your favorite sad music may be different to mine but I assure you Soul music by its nature can not only move you it can help you through your pain. That feeling that the African American voice can convey in a sad song is often heartbreaking and reflective of a specific moment of sadness or pain in your heart. 

I have presented sad song compilations previously but not one dedicated to black American soul artists. Here are 75 tracks of emotionally draining heartfelt tearjerkers, so unwind and feel better faster. The music contains only great singing by artists that have felt your pain. Enjoy!

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Track lists


CD1

01 Ann Peebles Trouble, Heartaches and Sadness 2:38

02 Charles Bradley Changes 5:46

03 Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 5:26

04 Bill Withers In My Heart 4:20

05 Otis Redding Just One More Day 2:59

06 Sam Cooke A Change is Gonna Come 3:13

07 Aretha Franklin My Song 3:31

08 Lee Fields & the Expressions Wish You Were Here 4:11

06 The Commodores Still 5:51

10 Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song 4:47

11 George Jackson & Dan Greer I Can See Sadness Ahead for Me 3:50

12 Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings These Tears (No Longer for You) 3:35

13 Tony Owens The Letter That Broke My Heart 4:11

14 Lattimore Brown It's Such a Sad, Sad World 2:25

15 Stevie Wonder They Won't Go When I Go 5:59

16 Bobby Womack If You Think Your Lonely Now 5:28

17 Jimmy Ruffin What Becomes of the Broken Hearted 2:52

18 Ray Charles Georgia on My Mind 3:40

19 Al Green How Can You Mend a Broken Heart 6:21

20 Manhattans Kiss and Say Goodbye 3:32

21 Dorothy Moore Misty Blue 3:34

22 Ural Thomas & the Pain Smoldering Fire 3:41

23 Mable John You Made a Fool Out of Me 2:23

24 Dicky Williams In the Same Motel 4:02

25 Syl Johnson It Ain't Easy 5:06


CD2

26 Betty Harris What a Sad Feeling 2:24

27 Sade King of Sorrow 4:53

28 Donny Hathaway Someday We'll All Be Free 4:10

29 Toni Braxton Un-Break My Heart 4:32

30 Brenda and the Tabulations Who's Lovin' You 3:13

31 John Williams & the Tick Tocks Blues, Tears and Sorrows 3:05

32 Bettye Lavette Let Me Down Easy 2:50

33 Nolan Porter If I Could Only Be Sure 3:21

34 George Perkins & the Silver St Crying in the Streets 3:23

35 O.V. Wright Everybody Knows (The River Song) 3:03

36 Black Velvet Is it Me You Really Love 3:23

37 Beryl Marsden; Lynn Jackson Sad Songs 3:19

38 Luther Vandross A House Is Not a Home 7:08

39 Billy Preston Sad Sad Song 2:30

40 Prince Sometimes it Snows in April 6:49

41 Jeb Stuart A Whole Lot of Tears 2:41

42 Jimmy Tate Please Come Back 2:34

43 Supreme Jubilees It’ll All Be Over 3:04

44 Ted Ford I Can't Give You Up 3:33

45 Bobby "Blue" Bland Sad Feeling 3:09

46 Tommy Hunt Parade of Broken Hearts 2:10

47 Nelson Sanders I'm Lonely 2:48

48 Geater Davis Why Does it Hurt So Bad 2:31

49 Otis Clay Children Gone Astray 5:15

50 Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine 2:05


CD3

51 Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind 2:34

52 Carl Hall You Don't Know Nothing About Love 4:02

53 Four Tops Darling, I Hum Our Song 2:43

54 Aaliyah The One I Gave My Heart To 4:32

55 Carol Anderson Sad Girl 3:48

56 Eddie Lang The Sad One 2:46

57 Robbin Ray (Sad Feeling) It's a Lonesome Old World 2:29

58 Gas Head Why Do You Treat Me Like a Tramp 2:54

59 Larry Coney More Time (To Explain) 3:16

60 Nina Simone Wild is the Wind 7:00

61 Little Richard I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me Parts 1 & 2 4:08

62 James Brown Try Me 2:30

63 Isaac Hayes By the Time I Get to Phoenix (Single Edit) 6:46

64 Irma Thomas Anyone Who Knows What Love is (Will Understand) 2:56

65 Lenny Williams Cause I Love You 7:07

66 Doris Duke I Don't Care Anymore 3:12

67 Teddy Pendergrass Love Tko 4:59

68 Lavinia Lewis So Many Times 2:23

69 Dee Dee Warwick Down So Low 4:30

70 Lorraine Ellison No Relief 3:11

71 Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman 2:56

72 Barbara & the Browns Pity a Fool 2:51

73 Little Willie John You Hurt Me 3:00

74 Diamond Joe Moanin' and Screamin', Parts 1 & 2 6:22

75 Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World 3:36

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

VA - The Treasure Isle Story - The Soul Of Jamaica [2017] (4 x CD's)

 


SOUL OF JAMAICA

VA - The Treasure Isle Story - The Soul Of Jamaica [2017] (4 x CD's)

One of the greatest producers of the early Blue Beat, Ska, and Rocksteady era, Duke Reid established Trojan sound systems to play records which eventually led him to establish a studio and discover some of the greatest acts in Jamaica in the late 50's and 60's. Four CD's with a whole disc of rare and hard to find music. If you love early reggae and Jamaican music, this is the only way to access and learn about the great Duke Reid's epic production work with some of the best artists of Jamaica.  This is a fantastic collection of Treasure Isle classics and a few less well known beauties. Each CD showcasing the breadth of sub-genres that encompass this label. If you don't have any of the Treasure Isle CD's this is a must. If you have other compilations I doubt you'll have all that is on offer here. 

As a long-time adherent of Jamaican ska and its various tributaries, one thing had somehow never struck me until I perused the track-listing here. Turns out many of my favourite songs were actually Treasure Isle productions. There's not much point extolling the many virtues of the tracks laid down here for our delight and delectation as if you're browsing this you're likely to already know and love the stuff. Suffice it to say there's barely a duff one amongst 'em. If you are looking to explore the genre for the first time then this could be a very good place to start. (Amazon)

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Track lists


CD1 Feel So Fine, The Mento, Shuffle & Ska Years

01 Lord Power & Calypso Quintet Penny Reel '58 3:01

02 Jiving Juniors With Duke Reid & His Group Lollipop Girl '58 2:20

03 Laurel Aitken With Ken Richards & His Harmonisers Judgement Day '60 2:53

04 Monty & Roy With Drumbago's Orchestra In and Out the Window '61 2:08

05 Derrick & Patsy With Drumbago's Band Feel So Fine '61 2:42

06 Baba Brooks & His Band River Bank '63 2:07

07 Stranger Cole With Duke Reid's Band Rough and Tough '63 3:00

08 Baba Brooks Orchestra Watermelon Man '63 2:50

09 Stranger & Patsy With Baba Brooks & His Group You Call My Name '63 3:16

10 Baba Brooks Orchestra Musical Communication '63 3:01

11 Eric Morris & the Baba Brooks Band Solomon a Gundy '64 2:38

12 Margarita With the Baba Brooks Band Woman a Come '64 3:11

13 Stranger & Patsy With the Baba Brooks Band Yeah Yeah Baby '64 2:57

14 Don Drummond & the Skatalites Eastern Standard Time '64 3:14

15 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Carry Go Bring Come '64 2:45

16 Don Drummond & the Skatalites Garden of Love '64 3:02

17 Owen & Leon Silveras With Tommy McCook & the Skatalites The Fits is on Me '64 2:13

18 Joe White With Tommy McCook & the Skatelites Down Town Gal '64 2:10

19 Don Drummond & the Skatalites Street Corner '64 3:02

20 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Rub Up, Push Up '65 2:49

21 Skatalites Ft Don Drummond Occupation '65 3:01

22 Melodies & the Skatalites Vacation '65 2:16

23 Skatalites Latin Goes Ska '65 3:01

24 Techniques Little Did You Know '65 2:35

25 Derrick Morgan Don't Call Me Daddy '65 2:33

26 Alton Ellis & the Flames Dance Crasher '65 2:40

27 Don Drummond & the Tommy McCook Band Lucky Seven '65 2:52

28 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Try Me '66 2:40


CD2 The Tide Is High, The Rock Steady Years

01 Alton Ellis & the Flames Girl I've Got a Date '66 2:31

02 Paragons Happy Go Lucky Girl '66 3:11

03 Alton Ellis & the Flames Cry Tough '66 2:16

04 Paragons On the Beach '67 2:37

05 Phyllis Dillon Don't Stay Away '66 2:33

06 Paragons The Tide is High '67 2:44

07 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Save a Bread '67 2:48

08 Three Tops Do it Right '67 2:30

09 Alton Ellis & the Flames Rock Steady '67 2:40

10 Jamaicans Things You Say You Love '67 2:49

11 Paragons Only a Smile '67 2:57

12 Alton Ellis & the Flames Why Birds Follow Spring '67 2:33

13 Melodians I Will Get Along Without You '67 3:03

14 Techniques You Don't Care '67 2:40

15 Phyllis Dillon Perfidia '67 2:47

16 Melodians You Don't Need Me '67 3:09

17 Alton Ellis & the Flames Ain't That Loving You '67 2:48

18 Techniques Queen Majesty '67 3:33

19 Melodians You Have Caught Me '67 3:15

20 Jamaicans Baba Boom '67 3:21

21 Melodians Last Train to Expo '67 3:11

22 Dobby Dobson I'm a Loving Pauper '67 3:16

23 Techniques Travelling Man '68 2:33

24 Alton Ellis My Willow Tree '68 2:43

25 Techniques I Wish it Would Rain '68 2:22

26 Joya Landis Angel of the Morning '68 3:04

27 Sensations Those Guys '68 2:24

28 Ken Parker True, True, True '68 2:11


CD3 Wake The Town, Reggae Years

01 John Holt & Joya Landis I'll Be Lonely '68 2:10

02 Joya Landis Moonlight Lover '68 2:21

03 Phyllis Dillon & Hopeton Lewis Get on the Right Track '68 2:27

04 John Holt Tonight '68 2:35

05 Alton Ellis Breaking Up (Is Hard to Do) '68 2:59

06 John Holt Ali Baba '69 2:39

07 Melodians Everybody Bawling '69 2:23

08 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Drink Milk '69 3:00

09 Dave Barker Lock Jaw '69 3:04

10 John Holt Stealing Stealing '69 2:02

11 Ken Parker I Can't Hide '70 2:24

12 Dave Barker Funky Reggae '69 2:46

13 Alton Ellis & Phyllis Dillon Remember That Sunday '70 2:36

14 U Roy Wake Up the Town '70 2:43

15 Alton Ellis What Does it Take '70 3:17

16 Hopeton Lewis Boom-Sha-Ka-Lacka '70 2:46

17 U Roy Rule the Nation '70 2:36

18 Alton Ellis You Made Me So Very Happy '70 2:55

19 U Roy & John Holt Wear You to the Ball '70 2:31

20 Phyllis Dillon One Live to Live, One Love to Give '71 2:33

21 Hopeton Lewis & U Roy Drive Her Home '71 1:58

22 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Botheration '71 2:12

23 John Holt Sister Big Stuff '71 2:28

24 The Ethiopians Pirate '71 2:30

25 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Mighty Redeemer Part I '71 2:31

26 Ken Parker Help Me Make it Through the Night '71 2:31

27 Dennis Alcapone Wake Up Jamaica '73 2:34

28 Rosalyn Sweat & the Paragons Blackbird (Singing) '73 2:33

29 Pat Kelly Sunshine (On My Shoulders) '74 2:41

30 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Sinners Where You Gonna Hide '75 3:03


CD4 From The Vaults

01 Stranger & Ken Feeling of Love 2:25

02 Baba Brooks Band Guns Fever (Original Mix - Take 2) 2:57

03 Owen & Leon Want Me Cock (Take 1) 2:19

04 Spanishtonians You Wish Me Bad (Take 6) 2:45

05 Roland Alphonso Nuclear Weapon (Original Mix) 3:00

06 The Zodiacs Wake Me, Shake Me (Take 2) 2:44

07 Alton Ellis & the Flames Honey I Love (All My Tears) 3:01

08 Lynn Taitt & the Boys Storm Warning (Take 1) 2:37

09 Silvertones My True Confession (Take 1) 2:43

10 Tommy McCook & the Supersonics Michelle 2:44

11 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Once a Man (Alternate Version) 2:50

12 Teacher Man The Lesson 3:16

13 Joey & Group Soul Love 2:34

14 Termites Breaking Up 3:08

15 Hopeton Lewis There She Goes 1:46

16 Hopeton Lewis & Sir Lord Comic What a Situation (Aka Black Man's Time) 2:26

17 Phyllis & Hopeton Boys and Girls Reggae (Take 3) 2:13

18 Tyrone Evans Cry Little Girl, Cry 2:03

19 Silvertones Don't Run for a Hiding Place 2:35

20 Versatiles What I Have Done 2:05

21 Justin Hinds & the Dominoes Sufferation 1969 2:46

22 John Holt & the Ebonies Wooden Hearth (Alternate Version - Take 3) 2:38

23 Sensations Every Day Is A Holiday (Alternate Version) 2:32

24 Tommy McCook & the Supersonics Reggae Saints (Take 2) 3:26

25 Nora Dean Barbwire (Alternate Version) 1:44

26 Duke Reid's All Stars Chant 3:00

27 Tony & His Group Fire Fire (Take 3) 3:14

28 Phyllis Dillon Woman Of The Ghetto (Original Mix) 3:21

29 Pat Kelly I Wish it Would Rain (Rehearsal) 2:00

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