Tuesday, March 15, 2022

VA - Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 01 [2014] + Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 02 [2016] (4 x CD's)

 

INSTRUMENTAL SOUL

VA - Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 01  [2014] +  Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 02 [2016] (4 x CD's)

VA - Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 01  [2014]     Instrumental soul music is hard to describe. Unlike soul music we all know with great vocals, instrumental soul music is harder to define. But this set does a good job of collecting music that has the sound and feel of "soul", late night smooch music, a little jazzy, gut-bucket honking, stinging guitar, grooving organ, it's all here.  Included are instrumentals from people like Ray Charles, The Mar-Keys, James Brown, Ray Bryant, Jimmy McGriff, Allen Toussaint, Mac Rebenak (pre-Dr. John), Freddie King, Booker T and The MGs, Ike Turner, and other well known artists. But also here (and some are real finds) are great sides by many lesser known or unknown performers who up the instrumental soul quotient greatly. Naming names would be pretty pointless unless you're a deep collector--but included are sides by Roosevelt Fountain ("Red Pepper"), Nat Bagby ("Grinding"), The Barons ("Jay Walk"), Porgy & The Polka Dots ("Say Yeah"), The Ohio Untouchables ("Hot Stuff") with guitarist Robert Ward, The Twistin' Kings ("Congo (Pt1)"), Googie Rene ("Side Track"), and several others. But known or not these people can dish out some serious soul--instrumental style. (Amzon)

VA - Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 02 [2016]      This is another sensational 2CD collection of percolating instrumentals, all of them in the "soul style" as indicated in the album's title, covering jazz, blues, and regular R&B. From the first track to the last one, this is sheer listening pleasure.  Whether you enjoy guitar-based songs or ones with plenty of funky organ runs, this collection has plenty of treats for your listening pleasure. There are also tracks featuring harmonica and the distinctive double bass playing of Motown legend James Jamerson.  Another compliment I can give this collection is how many songs are included that I've never heard before. I own thousands of CDs, many of them in these soul/R&B styles, but I hadn't heard most of these tunes, even ones by name artists such as Phil Upchurch, John Lee Hooker, King Curtis, Nine Simone (yes, it's an instrumental too!), Jack McDuff, and even one of my favorite underrated musicians Dave Hamilton. (Amazon)


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Track lists


Vol. 01 CD1

01 Roosevelt Fountain Red Pepper 4:09

02 Nat Kendrick Pig Eyes (Part 1) 2:53

03 Doc Bagby Grinding 2:26

04 Ray Charles Rockhouse 3:52

05 James Brown (Can You) Feel it (Part 1) 2:55

06 James Brown (Can You) Feel it (Part 2) 2:37

07 Egyptians The Party Stomp 2:32

08 Ray Bryant Combo Sack of Woe 2:54

09 Mike Hanks The Hawk 2:44

10 Gene & Al's Spacemen Mercy 2:29

11 Jimmy McGriff I've Got a Woman (Parts 1 & 2) 4:34

12 Swinging Tigers Snake Walk (Part 1) 2:29

13 Barons Jay Walk 2:45

14 James Booker Gonzo 2:29

15 Allen Toussaint Whirlaway 2:19

16 Junior Walker & the All Stars Twist Lakawanna 2:17

17 Mar-Keys What's Happenin' Tonight 2:30

18 Hank Jacobs So Far Away 2:23

19 Ray Johnson Soul City 2:33

20 Porgy & the Polka Dots Say Yeah 2:37

21 David Rockingham Trio Bee Dee 2:03

22 Magnificent Seven Leap Frog 2:38

23 Sonny Thompson Loco Limbo 2:30

24 Freddie King Texas Oil 2:25

25 Booker T. & the Mg's Behave Yourself 3:53

26 Joe "Guitar" Morris The Git Back (Part 1) 2:18

27 Ohio Untouchables Hot Stuff 2:15


Vol. 01 CD2

01 Phil Upchurch You Can't Sit Down 4:16

02 Merced Blue Notes Whole Lotta Nothin' 2:24

03 Harold Jackson & the Jackson Brothers The Freedom Riders 2:24

04 Ike & Tina Turner Prancing 3:46

05 Magnificent Seven The Groove 2:39

06 Mar-Keys Last Night 2:39

07 Nat Kendrick & the Swans Hot Chile 2:22

08 Triumphs Burnt Biscuits 2:00

09 Church Street Five A Night With Daddy G Pt. 1 2:42

10 James Brown Hold It 2:07

11 Upsetters Jaywalking 2:30

12 Jimmy McGriff All About My Girl 3:56

13 Junior Walker & the All-Stars Brainwasher Pt. 2 2:53

14 Booker T. & the Mg's Aw' Mercy 2:37

15 Mac Rebennack Sahara 2:18

16 David Rockingham Trio Dawn 2:12

17 Eugene Blacknell Mo-Self 2:31

18 Eskew Reeder Green Door 2:45

19 Twistin' Kings Congo Pt. 1 2:14

20 Ray Charles One Mint Julep 3:05

21 Poor Boys Wash Board 2:30

22 Robert Parker All Nite Long Pt. 2 2:37

23 Noble Watts Jookin' 2:35

24 Ohio Untouchables Workout 2:58

25 Googie Rene Side Track 2:45

26 Les Cooper & the Soul Rockers Wiggle Wobble 2:06

27 King Curtis The Stranger (No Strings) 2:40


Vol. 02 CD1

01 Nu-Trons Beat 2:22

02 Ramrocks I Can Never Find Out 2:16

03 Chuck Bernard & the Satellite Band Wasted 2:10

04 Jack McDuff Brother Jack 3:58

05 Leon Ferguson Miss Dolores Funk 2:00

06 Hank Marr The Squash 3:22

07 Phil Upchurch The Hog 2:37

08 Pancho Villa Baby Cakes 1:56

09 Round Robin Slausion Shuffletime 2:10

10 Charles Wright & the Malibus Runky 2:10

11 Johnny Hartsman and His Band Besame Mucho Pt. 1 2:52

12 La La Wilson Band Moon Walk In 2:08

13 Jimmy Rivers Combo Closer Walk 2:49

14 Fay Simmons and Her Royals Shake it Up 2:10

15 Dave Lewis David's Mood Pt. 3 2:32

16 Oliver Sain Harlem Nocturne 2:24

17 Megatons Shimmy Shimmy Walk 2:33

18 Elliot Shavers & His Blazers Scratch That Itch 2:58

19 Dave Hamilton Late Freight 3:52

20 H.B. Barnum Hallelujah 2:05

21 Roosevelt Fountain Red Pepper Pt. 2 2:07

22 Dave 'baby' Cortez Getting Right 2:38

23 Ernie Freeman Jivin' Around Pts. 1 & 2 4:20

24 Bill Doggett Hot Fudge 2:23

25 Al Browne's Band Soul Pts. 1 & 2 3:18

26 John Lee Hooker Big Soul 2:12

27 Don & Dewey Soul Motion 2:47


Vol. 02 CD2

01 Big Bo & the Arrows Big Bo's Iron Horse 2:42

02 Leon Ferguson & the Groove Tones Stokin' 4:39

03 Derbys The Huckster Man 1:46

04 Ronnie Woods Sugar 4:37

05 Eddie & the De-Havelons Baby Dumplins 2:33

06 David Rockingham Trio Groovin' Along 2:30

07 Mar-Keys Bo-Time 2:44

08 L.B. Wilson Poco Loco 2:17

09 Johnny Brown Snake Hips 2:18

10 Walter Hamilton Combo Peaches & Cream 2:40

11 Parkays Purple Tigers 2:32

12 Valentines That's it Man 2:49

13 James Davis Bucket Head 2:49

14 James Brown Sticky 2:45

15 Stevie Wonder The Square 2:59

16 Eddie Willis & the Starmakers Shake Loose 2:10

17 Freddie King Over Drive 2:49

18 Googie Rene Bossa Baby 2:43

19 Booker T and the M.G.S Jellybread 2:30

20 King Curtis Snake Eyes 3:01

21 Ray Johnson Kinda Groovy 2:34

22 Harold Smith Skippin' 2:52

23 Clifford Davis Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 2:40

24 Freddy Robinson The Buzzard 2:17

25 Nina Simone African Mailman (Edit) 2:46

26 Ray Bryant Trio Little Susie Pt. 4 2:00

27 Earl Forest The Crown 2:19

28 Gaytones LB's Place Pts. 1 & 2 5:04

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22 comments:

  1. Outrageously delectable BB, my ears are chompin' down on this as I type! Thank ya kindly!

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    1. That is so good to hear harry the dog.

      Cheers.

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  2. Nice! Thanks!

    (Sometimes that's all there is to say!)

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  3. Thanks Butter Boy, lots of good stuff here.

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  4. Thanks Butter Boy! I know there is a Vol. 3 as well so I'll keep my eyes open

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    1. Hi dc_animal,
      You're welcome.
      I haven't seen that one. Hope you find it and share it.

      Cheers.

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    2. Found it.

      Instrumentals Soul-Style Vol. 3.zip
      https://www120.zippyshare.com/v/WNND7Bxm/file.html

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    3. Thank you dc_animal.
      I look forward to hearing it. I will add it to this post.
      Truly appreciated.

      Cheers.

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  5. Thanks Butterboy, these look grouse

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  6. Thank you Butterboy, so nice to make all these fabulous selections available. Thank you so much.

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    1. Hi Eltoro,
      You're welcome.
      I hope you got volume 3 the other day too.

      Cheers.

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