Ed Townsend —
Now ... LP Curtom, 1975. Sealed ....
One of the more obscure sides on Curtom, and a nice nice soul album by Ed Townsend – the man who brought the world the track "For Your Precious Love", plus lots of other soul classics. The sound of this one's very much in the vein of classic mellow Curtom 70's material, and there's lots of nice cuts, including "This Too Shall Pass", "The Moving Finger Writes", and "Where Did Those Signs Go". LP, Vinyl record album
Clarence Carter —
Patches ... LP Atlantic, 1970. Used ....
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The album that very firmly put Clarence Carter on the mainstream soul map – thanks to his brilliant version of the title tune! By the time of this set, Carter was already one hell of a soul singer – and really brought amazing sounds to play with classic production from Rick Hall and the Fame Studios gang. But when he pointed those talents towards the country soul story "Patches", he really found his groove – mixing southern roots from both sides of the fence into one really unique groove – and following it up with a host of other well-chosen tunes that really helped establish Carter's unique place in music. George Jackson co-wrote a number of the best tunes – a few with Clarence – and titles include "Patches", "I'm Just A Prisoner", "Till I Can't Take It Anymore", "Changes", "Say Man", "Willie & Laura Mae Jones", "CC Blues", and "Getting the Bills (But No Merchandise)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch, a bent corner with a couple of small staple holes, and some staining along part of the bottom.)
Nice groovy Afro soul, recorded by Letta with some hip arrangements by Hugh Masekela. This record grooves much more nicely than her Capitol sessions, and includes some nice tracks that mix African rhythms with 60's LA pop soul production. Titles include "Qonqoza", "Macongo", "I Need Your Love", "What Shall I Do?", "Use Mncane", and "Melodi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a small split on the bottom seam, and some pen on the back.)
A great little LP of raucous 60s dance groovers – most of them covers, but done in a hard stompin, shoutin, stormin way that must have been perfect for Lloyd Thaxton's televised dance party. Round Robin seems to be a slightly heavy ("round") soul singer – and he's got a rich baritone voice that's a bit like Billy Stewart, although without all the vocal tricks. A number of the tracks are covers or standard 60s dance numbers – but the record has a good party feel that keeps things rolling along nicely. Titles include "Land Of 1000 Dances", "Pony Express", "Time To Twine", "Do The Slauson", "Foot Stompin", "Mashed Potato Time", and "The Laughing Twine". LP, Vinyl record album