A great look at the Spring family of soul music labels from the 70s – a range of imprints that carried a surprisingly great range of styles, all of them extremely well-done! Spring maybe first got its start in a southern and deep soul mode – but the label was soon equally well-suited to the coming grooves on the New York scene – particularly the kinds of upbeat
funk in the years before disco – a mode that the label followed nicely through the 70s, without ever restoring to any sort of easy cash-in sort of work. Instead, Spring, Event, and other related labels always kept things interesting – often by focusing on the singers first, and finding a great way to showcase artists from the south with wider fame across the US scene – while also having a strong ear for underground talent who maybe only got the chance to issue a single or two on the label. The package features 25 tracks in all – lots of cuts that aren't on the market in any other form – and titles include "Tom The Peeper" by Act 1, "Drowning In The Sea Of Love" by Joe Simon, "Magic's In The Air" by Ronnie Walker, "Love Contest" by The Joneses, "Come And Get These Memories" by Ray Godfrey, "It's My Life" by Mainstreeters, "If We Get Caught I Don't Know You" by Phillip Mitchell, "Love Contest" by The Joneses, "Bumpin' & Stompin'" by Garland Green, "I Can See Him Making Love To You" by Mayberry Movement, "My Man A Sweet Man" by Millie Jackson, "How About A Little Hand For The Boys
In The Band" by The Boys
In The Band, "Just A Little Misunderstanding" by Busta Jones, "Too Through" by Jocelyn Brown, "Baby You Got It All" by Street People, "SOS (Stop Her On Sight)" by Winfield Parker, "Get Ready/
Uptight" by Little Eva Harris, and "Jody Come Back & Get Your Shoes" by Bobby Newsome.