Looking for rare soul? This is the place – as the 2CD set features 58 hard to find tracks from the Epic, Okeh, Columbia, and Date labels – all part of the CBS enclave, but also labels that were cutting some great soul singles back in the 60s, the kind of well-done indie-sounding tracks that always fell through the cracks! In a way, since these ones came from major label sources, they're actually rarer cuts than many smaller label sides – which tended to stay in circulation a bit longer – making the work of the compilation even more essential, as there's loads of tunes here that you'd be really hard pressed to find as singles! Way more here to describe in just a short note – but a few tracks include "Walk Like A Man" by Johnny Moore, "Abracadabra" by Erma Franklin, "One In A Million" by Rhetta Hughes, "Keep On Loving You" by Otis Leavill, "Pity My Feet" by Kenny Bernard, "Love On A Mountain Top" by Robert Knight, "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies" by Dana Valery, "I Need You" by Shane Martin, "Tend To Business" by The Rivingtons, "If You Were There" by Obrey Wilson, "Get My Hands On Some Lovin" by The Artistics, "Get It From The Bottom" by The Steelers, "He Who Picks A Rose" by The Carstairs, "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" by Bobby Lester, and "Temptation Is Calling My Name" by Lee David.
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)