Tuesday, May 10, 2022

VA - Soul Cargo, The Early Years Of Groove & Popcorn [1994 -1997] (10 x CD's)

 

SOUL CARGO

VA - Soul Cargo, The Early Years Of Groove & Popcorn [1994 -1997] (10 x CD's)

Popcorn (sometimes Belgian Popcorn or oldies popcorn) is a style of music and dancing first established in Belgium in the 1970's and 1980's. The style includes a wide variety of mostly American and British recordings of R&B and soul made between the late 1950's and mid 1960's, often relatively obscure, and characterised by a slow or medium, rather than fast, tempo. The style has been described by musician and writer Bob Stanley as "possibly the last truly underground music scene in Europe"

This multi-volume Soul Cargo series gives us underground and rare tracks from the seemingly endless vaults of Popcorn and Groove records from the mid 60's in Detroit. With the exception of a handful of tracks most of the cuts will be unfamilar to all but the most avid soul collector, a situation which speaks volumes about the myopia of oldies radio playlists but says nothing about the consistently high quality of the music here. Many singles deserve consideration as lost classics. The sheer volume of obscure soul singles here is astounding, and better still, is matched by the music's consistency and quality.

Although the complete absence of liner notes prevents Soul Cargo from offering a truly definitive portrait of the era, the series is nevertheless a goldmine for collectors. If you've exhausted the riches Motown and Stax have to offer, rarities like these are the next place to go. (Amazon)

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Track lists


Vol. 01

01 Leon Haywood Soul Cargo 0:03:30

02 Tommy Neal Going to a Happening 0:02:37

03 Gwen McCrae Lead Me On 0:02:12

04 Bobby Moore Hey Mister Dj 0:02:54

05 Wilmer & the Dukes Give Me One More Chance 0:02:23

06 Rex Garvin Believe it Or Not 0:02:40

07 Clarence Carter Thread the Needle 0:02:44

08 Ikettes (I'm So) Thankful 0:02:48

09 Tams Untie Me 0:02:24

10 Donnie Elbert Do Watcha Wanna 0:02:05

11 Ramsey Lewis Jade East 0:02:56

12 Erroll Garner Affinidad 0:02:55

13 Jamo Thomas I Spy for the Fbi 0:02:37

14 Billy Butler & the Enchanters You Ain't Ready 0:02:32

15 J.J. Jackson But It's Alright 0:02:52

16 Larkin, Billy Hole in the Wall 0:02:38

17 Freddy Robinson Black Fox 0:05:06

18 Five Stairsteps Danger He's a Stranger 0:02:35

19 Slim Harpo Baby Scratch My Back 0:02:59

20 Impressions Minstrel and Queen 0:02:20


Vol. 02

01 Chico & Buddy Can You Dig It? 0:03:04

02 Hank Jacobs So Far Away 0:02:25

03 David Coleman Drown My Heart 0:03:04

04 San Remo Golden Strings Hungry for Love 0:02:56

05 Darrell Banks Open the Door to Your Heart 0:02:38

06 Jackie Ross Jerk and Twine 0:02:36

07 Tony Clarke The Entertainer 0:02:30

08 Johnny Lytle The Loop 0:02:19

09 Roscoe Robinson That's Enough 0:02:56

10 Barbara Acklin Love Makes a Woman 0:03:02

11 James Booker Gonzo 0:02:31

12 Little Hank Mister Bang-Bang Man 0:02:42

13 Jan Bradley Mama Didn't Lie 0:02:08

14 Dave "Baby" Cortez Hot Cakes 0:02:33

15 Lou Rawls Dead End Street 0:04:03

16 Bud Harper Mr Soul 0:02:42

17 Johnny Taylor Blues in the Night 0:03:19

18 Ikettes I'm Blue 0:02:32

19 Robert Parker Caught You in a Lie 0:02:38

20 David Porter Hang on Sloopy (Long Version) 0:11:07


Vol. 03

01 Billy Preston Let Me Know 0:02:08

02 Wilson Pickett Let Me Be Your Boy 0:03:07

03 Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspirations 0:02:49

04 Frank Frost My Back Scratcher 0:02:38

05 Champs Ali-Baba 0:02:28

06 Garnett Mimms There Goes My Baby 0:02:33

07 Horace Silver Song for My Father 0:07:17

08 Derek Martin Daddy Rollin Stone 0:02:33

09 Freddy King San-Ho-Zay 0:02:39

10 Little Milton Can't Hold Back the Tears 0:02:32

11 El Chicano Viva Tirado 0:04:41

12 Earl Grant Fever 0:03:18

13 Betty Everett Please Love Me 0:02:28

14 Marv Johnson I Miss You Baby 0:02:50

15 Cliff Nobles & Co The Horse 0:02:48

16 Grover Mitchell I Don't Wanna Hear it Baby 0:02:22

17 Fontella Bass Safe and Sound 0:02:49

18 Little Grady Lewis Soul Smokin 0:02:50

19 Alvin Cash Do it One More Time 0:02:36

20 Eddie Harris Foolish 0:07:10


Vol. 04

01 Spooners Crowd Two in the Morning 0:02:31

02 Jano Thomas Must I Holler 0:02:56

03 Billy Larkin Pigmy 0:02:44

04 Donald Austin Pea Shooter 0:02:12

05 Clay Hammond Dance Little Girl 0:01:54

06 Willy Terry Follow the Leader 0:02:58

07 Ray Sharpe Help Me 0:02:34

08 Lee Rogers I Want You to Have Everything 0:02:32

09 Mel Tormé Comin' Home Baby 0:02:51

10 Naturals Lenny Goofed 0:02:21

11 Lionel Torrence Moscow Twist 0:02:21

12 Jewels Opportunity 0:02:28

13 Bob & Earl Harlem Shuffle 0:03:10

14 Henry Mancini Experiment in Terror 0:02:55

15 Hank Jacobs Hanks Groove 0:02:36

16 Spyder Turner Stand By Me 0:02:52

17 Alvin Cash Alvin's Boogalo 0:02:35

18 Bobby Marchan Ain't No Reason for Girls 0:02:46

19 Davy Jones Soul Samba 0:05:41

20 Billy Preston Billy's Bag 0:03:43


Vol. 05

01 Billy Steward No Girl 0:02:42

02 Jimmy Norman This is Beg of You 0:02:25

03 Cash McCall You No Aint to Cool 0:02:34

04 Johnny Nash Falling Inand Out of Love 0:03:06

05 Monk Higgins Creatrix Did It 0:02:52

06 Peets Stuk on You 0:02:14

07 Johnny C. Boogaloo on Broadway 0:02:40

08 Jimmy Radcliff Long After Tonight 0:02:31

09 Harvey Scales Love it Is 0:02:54

10 One G. & Three Poquito Soul 0:02:58

11 Bobby Bland Doing the Mules 0:02:31

12 Barbara Lynn Im a Good Woman 0:02:28

13 Nicky Lee The Ten Commandments of Man 0:03:02

14 Dobby Gray The in Crowd 0:02:51

15 Kenny Burrell Chitlin Con Carne 0:05:37

16 Bo Diddley Ooh Baby 0:06:39

17 J. G. Watson One Kiss 0:02:27

18 Braceros Spanish Moss 0:02:34

19 Brother Jack McDuff Cant Get Satisfed 0:05:28

20 Dynatones Bottom End 0:02:55

21 Impressions Womans Got Soul 0:02:27

22 Donald Byrd Cantaloup Island 0:04:46


Vol. 06

01 Googie Rene Bossa Baby 0:02:56

02 Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band Caesar's Palace 0:02:40

03 Otis Leavill When the Music Grooves 0:02:19

04 Billy Larkin Ain't That a Groove 0:02:41

05 Syl Johnson Different Strokes 0:02:15

06 Soul Runners Spreadin' Honey 0:02:15

07 Lee Dorsey Ride Your Pony 0:02:55

08 Lionel Torrence Moscow Twist 0:02:26

09 Brenton Wood The Oogum-Boogum Song 0:02:28

10 Johnny Hartman Besame Mucho 0:03:02

11 Jerry-O Funky Boogaloo 0:02:47

12 Jackie Harris No King of Man 0:02:05

13 Z.Z. Hill Everybody Has to Cry 0:02:42

14 Mickey & the Soul Generation Chocolate 0:02:27

15 Carl Carlton Bad for Each Other 0:02:19

16 Brian Auger Bumpin on Sunset 0:04:48

17 Chell-Mars Roamin Heart 0:02:04

18 Jesse James Singers Income Tax Evasion 0:02:33

19 Lee Andrews & the Hearts Operator 0:02:15

20 Lonnie Smith Sideman 0:04:53


Vol. 07

01 Ray Barretto Soul Drummers 0:03:02

02 Brown Brothers of Soul Cholo 0:02:59

03 Romeos Mucho Soul 0:01:58

04 Soul Machine Twitchie Feet 0:02:49

05 Henry Cane Dead End Street 0:01:51

06 T.V. Slim Love Bounce 0:02:31

07 Fury's Zing Went the Strings of My Heart 0:02:06

08 Xavier Cugat The Joker 0:02:16

09 Nolan Porter If I Could Only Be Sure 0:03:29

10 Poncho Sanchez Night Walk 0:04:40

11 Micki Lynn I've Got the Blues 0:02:48

12 Dee Felice Trio There Was a Time 0:02:53

13 Jackie Edwards I Don't Know 0:03:17

14 Helene Smith You Got to Do Your Share 0:02:31

15 Johnny Taylor Keep on Lovin You 0:02:47

16 Valentinos Baby, Lots of Luck 0:02:47

17 Ernie K-Doe I Love You the Best 0:01:59

18 Dyke & the Blazers The Wobble 0:02:42

19 Charlie Russo Goofin 0:02:19

20 Johnny Moore Sold on You 0:02:05

21 Sam & Dave I Got a Thing Goin' On 0:02:45

22 Barbara & Brenda That's When You Got Soul 0:02:20

23 Ty Hunter Lonely Baby 0:02:50

24 Carla Thomas All I Want for X-Mas is You 0:02:44

25 Donny Hathaway The Ghetto 0:06:47


Vol. 08

01 Billy Larkin It Doesn't Matter Anymore 0:02:36

02 Cash Alvin Twine Time 0:02:26

03 Claus Ogerman Cuchy Frito Man 0:02:57

04 Roger Hatcher Sweetest Girl in the World 0:02:16

05 Helen Smith Sure Thing 0:02:06

06 Les McCann El-Soul-O 0:03:20

07 Young-Holt Unlimited Baby Your Light is Out 0:03:29

08 Party Brothers Nassau Daddy 0:02:22

09 Radiants Voice Your Choice 0:02:31

10 Gil Scott-Heron The Bottle 0:05:26

11 Ruby & the Party Gang Hey Ruby 0:03:07

12 Festivals Music 0:02:09

13 Companions Help a Lonely Guy 0:02:17

14 Roy Handy Baby That's a Groove 0:02:24

15 Googie Rene Keep the Soul Baby 0:02:49

16 Capitols Hello Stranger 0:02:28

17 Barbara McNair He's a King 0:02:31

18 Lucky Clark Let Me Be the Fool 0:02:45

19 Jan Bradley Behind the Curtains 0:01:57

20 Coley Arnez Fever 0:02:54

21 Teacho & the Students Chills and Fever 0:01:54

22 Jimmy Ricks Daddy Rollin' Stone 0:02:25

23 Lowell Fulsom Funky Broadway 0:03:01

24 George Freeman Doqn and Out 0:02:24

25 Al Apollo I'm Walkin 0:02:17

26 Gay Meadows & the Yobyalps Only One 0:02:13


Vol. 09

01 Mac McRebennack Sahara 0:02:17

02 Jimmy Burns Give Her to Me 0:02:47

03 Bettye Swann Make Me Yours 0:03:11

04 Alvin Cash Boston Monkey 0:02:26

05 Geno Washington Michael 0:02:33

06 Four Gents Soul Sister 0:02:48

07 Ricardo King Won't You Come on Home? 0:02:24

08 Willie Weems & the Outlaws Greens 0:02:18

09 Chuck Johnson Here We Go Around 0:02:18

10 Freddy Butler I'm Not Afraid 0:03:07

11 Tom & Jerrio Come on and Love Me 0:02:28

12 Bobby Bland I Ain't Myself Anymore 0:02:33

13 Clarence Carter Slip Away 0:02:33

14 Brenton Wood Gimme Little Sign 0:02:22

15 Z.Z. Hill You Must Cheat and Lie 0:02:33

16 Peermonts Making Out 0:02:34

17 Bobby Womack Tried and Convicted 0:02:45

18 Wilson Pickett My Heart Belongs to You 0:02:21

19 Juggy Soul at Sunrise 0:02:52

20 Poets So Young and Innocent 0:02:03

21 Charles Berry Neighbour-Neighbour 0:02:49

22 Mike Hanks The Hawk 0:03:01

23 Helene Smith You Got to Be Man 0:02:45

24 Gay Meadows & the Yobyalps Only One 0:02:19

25 Marketts Balboa Blues 0:02:37

26 Prince Buster Dance Cleopatra 0:03:31

27 Ty Hunter Bad Loser 0:02:49

28 Pressure Drop Big Noise 0:05:45


Vol. 10

01 Chatays Move It 0:02:18

02 Leon Haywood Cornbread and Butter 0:02:23

03 Leon Haywood It's Got to Be Mellow 0:02:20

04 Ernie K-Doe Hey Hey Hey 0:02:33

05 Timmy Shaw I'm a Lonely Guy 0:02:31

06 Dynatones Fife Piper 0:02:59

07 Jimmy Hughes Time Will Bring You Back 0:02:06

08 Roland Alphonso Ska Ba 0:02:53

09 Prince Buster Ten Commandments 0:03:31

10 Donald Byrd You've Been Talking 'bout Me Baby 0:02:31

11 Key Winding & Orchestra Get Lost 0:02:37

12 Marvin Jenkins I've Got the Blues (Pt 1 & 2) 0:04:22

13 Martin Denny Martinique 0:02:44

14 Wilson Pickett I'll Never Be the Same 0:02:29

15 Curtis Knight Voodoo Woman 0:02:15

16 Etta James Street of Tears 0:02:14

17 Johnny Copeland I've Been True 0:02:48

18 Uptowners You're a Habit 0:02:23

19 Johnny Otis The Hash 0:02:26

20 Willie Tee Teasin' You 0:02:38

21 Jimmy McCain 728 Texas 0:02:53

22 Valli Boys Nighthawk 0:02:37

23 Jimmy Jones A Wonderous Place 0:02:05

24 Wilson Pickett Baby Don't Weep 0:02:18

25 Gene Chandler Stand By Me 0:02:21

26 Diane Maxwell Love Charms 0:02:55

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13 comments:

  1. Whoa! Where the heck has this soul cargo music been all my life?
    What a great set!!

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    1. This is truly a special set , omac.
      Enjoy.
      Cheers.

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  2. thank you B B. love this soul tks mate

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    1. You're welcome Aussie.
      Its good for the soul.
      Cheers.

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  3. Great offer! And a lot to discover surely. Many many thanks.

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  4. Just started listening to this -- what great grooves! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Gummo,
      There are so many to mention on this set. I am glad it brings you joy.
      Cheers.

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  5. I have loved me some Popcorn for many years, making it a part of 'Northern Soul' for me, and I've grabbed lots of compilation collections - but never heard of nor seen this one before BB, so hats off and many thanks. I'm sure there's a little duplication over 10 CD's but from a quick look of the track lists, a lot to also discover :)

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