CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
View larger image       Image note

Why Not Tonight (plus bonus tracks) – The Fame Recordings Vol 2

CD (Item 508955) Fame/Kent (UK), Mid 60s — Condition: New Copy
Out Of Stock

CD


5.00 11

Seminal southern soul from Jimmy Hughes – a classic Fame production from the early days of the Muscle Shoals scene – and definitely the kind of work that set the tone for countless imitations to follow! Jimmy Hughes sounds even better here than in his first batch of recordings for Fame – more carefully composed, and a bit less rocking overall – really hitting that sublime spiritual undercurrent that defined the sound of southern soul for the 60s! Production is by the legendary Rick Hall – who wrote tunes on the record, along with Dan Penn, Linden Oldham, and even Hughes himself. There's not a bit of filler on the record, and all the tracks are great – and titles include the hit "Neighbor Neighbor", plus "It's A Good Thing", "I'm The Loving Physician", "I'm A Man Of Action", "Midnight Affair", and "It Was Nice". CD also adds 11 bonus tracks to the original album – titles that include "Well Alright Girl", "Dilly Dilly", "Too Much", "Don't Lose Your Good Thing", "Time Will Bring You Back", "When It Comes To Dancing", "You Can't Believe Everything That You Hear", and "It Ain't What You Got".  © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.


You might be interested in


Live In Old Smokey
Market (UK), 2005. New Copy
One of our favorite female soul singers of the 70s – captured here in a really great recent live show at Ronnie Scotts! The album shows that Linda's lost none of her brilliance over the years – and is still able to work in that dreamy mix of jazz, acoustic guitar, and lightly soulful ... CD
Action/Better Days
BGP (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Two of the later Blackbyrds LPs on one CD! Action's one of their great ones, and it's got a cool mellow vibe that's different than their earlier funkier stuff. It also includes the great cut "Mysterious Vibes", which was sampled by someone not too long ago. Also with the cuts "Supe ... CD
BGP (UK), 1973. New Copy
Two excellent albums from Funk Inc on one CD! Superfunk is one of the band's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Lost soul from a massively overlooked source – the mighty LA indie Double Shot Records, best known for their fuzzy rock classics, but also a hotbed of tripped-out soul! Given that Double Shot's 2 biggest artists of the late 60s were Count Five ("Psychotic Reaction") and Brenton ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy
A mighty helping of music from the overlooked Mitty Collier – a 60s soul singer on Chess Records, and one who was every bit as great as bigger label stars like Etta James or Fontella Bass! Like both of those singers, Mitty's got a voice that grabs you right from the get-go – a deeply ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Think you know Stax Records? Guess again – as this mindblowing collection offers up a whole new side of Stax we've never heard before. Forget the hits, forget the overplayed oldies – this set's brimming full of deep soul gems from the legendary Memphis label – including a fair ... CD
Fame/Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
A tremendous discovery in soul music – previously unreleased demos from the legendary Dan Penn – one of the key songwriters in the Fame Studios/Muscle Shoals scene of the 60s! Dan's tunes had an undeniable impact on southern soul for decades to come – yet Penn hardly issued any ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), 1976. New Copy
One of the few funky late Chess gems for Etta James – recorded during the period when the company was owned by the All Platinum family of labels in New Jersey – with incredible vocals by Etta! Most of the record was cut in NJ, and features Etta's bluesy style meeting some nice funky ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A dozen previously-unreleased tracks from the great James Govan – presented here with work from some of his rare singles from Fame Records! All the music was recorded at Muscle Shoals when the scene was at its height – headed up by production whiz Rick Hall, and backed by the great ... CD
Blank Project
Smalltown Supersound (Sweden), 2014. New Copy
Some of the most striking work we've heard from Neneh Cherry in years – and a great follow-up to her previous project with The Thing! This set has Neneh working with producer Kieran Hebden – who returns Cherry to the offbeat, arty sound of her early years on the British scene – ... CD
Essential, 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy
A really unusual collection of rare soul material – one that dips deep into the years of 50s R&B, but also includes some great gems from the 60s and 70s too! The package shows the ever-growing interest in the link between rare soul and pre-soul material – particularly the kind of ... CD
Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A huge amount of work produced and presented by the legendary Swamp Dogg – a hell of a great deep soul singer in his own right – but a talent who also helped so many other artists in the 60s and 70s! The range of talents here is really surprising – not just the tight roster of ... CD
 



Top