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VariousPhil's Spectre 2 – Another Wall Of Soundalikes ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then during the 60s, Phil Spector was one heavily-flattered guy! As this second installment in the Phil's Spectre series shows, the Spector "wall of sound" technique was so popular in 60s pop that it was often copied in a range of genres, on a range of labels, by a range of producers that included Alan Lorber, Smokey Robinson, Jerry Fuller, Abner Specter, Al Kooper, Jack Nitzsche, and many others. The collection nicely dips into a variety of rock, pop, vocal, and soul tunes from the mid 60s – all of which show a marked Spector influence – and which together make for a really gorgeous batch of well-crafted 60s tunes, whether or not you even care about the Phil Spector connection! The package also includes a song-by-song set of notes – often with commentary by the original producer – and a list of 24 titles that includes "Don't You Be Ashamed" by Joe South, "Break Down & Cry" by Kane & Abel, "Gee What A Boy" by The Vontastics, "One Block From Heaven" by Mary Wells, "Nite Owl" by The Righteous Brothers, "I Do" by The Beach Boys, "Be My Man" by Suzy Wallis, "Bring It All Down" by The Satisfactions, "No Room To Cry" by Dobie Gray, and "Dreamin Of You" by Noreen Cocoran. CD

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VariousDoes Anybody Know I'm Here? – Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America 1962 to 1972 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great follow-up to the Soldier's Sad Story collection on Kent – and like that one, a mindblowing collection of soul music from the Vietnam era! The CD is like finding a few lost pages in the history books on the war – as it represents a lesser-heard voice from the time, and a really unusual take on the conflict that strained America in the 60s and the 70s. While some of the songs are quite explicit in their meaning, the more unusual thing about the collection is the way that many of the tunes present their opinions in a more submerged way – as general themes of loss, disenfranchisement, and longing that take on whole new meaning when brought together in a collection like this. The quality of the set is really great, with full notes on the material to document their selection and connection – and the CD features a total of 23 tracks that include "Don't Cry My Soldier Boy" by Thelma Houston, "Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again" by The Sweet Inspirations, "I Should Be Proud" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, "Vaya Con Dios/Fellows In Vietnam" by Inez & Charlie Foxx, "Open Letter To The President" by Roy C, "Welcome The Boys Back Home" by Bill Moss & The Celestials, "War" by The Temptations, "Soldier's Goodbye" by William Bell, "A Soldier's Prayer 1967" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Please Uncle Sam" by The Charmels, "Please Mr President" by King Solomon, "Does Anybody Know I'm Here" by The Dells, and "A Letter From My Son" by Melverine Thomas. CD
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PersuasionsWe Came To Play (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/Fever Dream, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99
A beautiful group soul vocals effort from the Persuasions in the early 70s – working in a throwback acapella mode, but still with a fresh feel – thanks to a hip dawn of the 70s sound, and a stripped-down feel that you'd probably have never gotten back in the day! It's amazing how fresh it sounds, even today – each individual voice captured with crystal clarity, and strong genuine emotion – with an honest and real sound that's not overly polished. Wonderful! Titles include "Chain Gang", "Walk On The Wild Side", "Gypsy Woman", "Another Night With The Boys", "Let It Be", "Don't It Make You Want To Go Home", and "The Sun". This CD version is loaded with bonus tracks many in more of gospel mode, including "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)", "People Get Ready", "When I Leave These Prison Walls", "Hymn 9", "TA Thompson", "Buffalo Soldier", "When Jesus Comes" and more. 20 tracks in all! CD

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VariousArock & Sylvia Soul Story ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... About June 1, 2016
One of the freshest soul compilations we've heard in years – a selection of sophisticated soul numbers from the Sylvia and Adrock labels, both owned by tenor star Al Sears, and very different than the usual sort of 60s soul imprint! The arrangements on these tunes are incredible – more like early Bacharach pop styles than some of the rougher indie soul of the time – and they're mixed with great vocals by singers with a deeply soulful approach, creating a real blend of the rough and the sweet – one that sends our ears to a happy place they haven't been in a long time! A large number of these tracks were recorded in the 60s, but not issued until now – and the 28 track set is like finding a treasure trove of lost soul, with a sound that's different than anything else. Titles include "Where the World Begins" by Sam Hawkins, "A Victim Of Her Charms" by The Corvairs, "He's A Lover" by Tutti Hill, "Just To Make Me Cry" by Sam Hawkins, "A Day Or Two" by Garrett Saunders, "Which Way" by Junior Lewis, "Don't Do Me That Way" by Joan Moody, "I Am A Witness" by The Diplomats, "Too Much" by The DC Playboys, "Come Tomorrow" by Marie Knight, "Two Seconds Of Love" by Junior Lewis, and "Keep On" by Sterling Magee. CD

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