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Sam DeesLonely For You Baby (plus alternate version with chorus) ... 7-inch
SSS International/Outta Sight (UK), 1960s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Rare soul from Sam Dees – Shelby Singleton productions for SSS International – starting with a nice, rumbling bassline and piano before Sam's achingly soulful voice kicks in the with the horns – with a raspy style that's completely sublime. Killer! The flip has an alternate version & chorus. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny AdamsRelease Me/You Make A New Man Out Of Me ... 7-inch
SSS International, 1968. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)
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Margie SingletonPledging My Love – Juke Box Pearls ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 22.99
Sweet girl pop from the early 60s – a treasure trove of work from the under-discovered Margie Singleton! If Margie's last name seems familiar, that's no coincidence – as the cuts here were produced by Shelby Singleton, later of SSS International fame – recorded in Nashville in a unique approach to female pop at the time! The music's definitely a bit country, but not entirely so – as Margie's got this cool crossover vibe, of the sort we can always find in Shelby's music – so that she also echoes styles from the west coast scene of the period, but always tinged with a heartbreaking quality that's pure Tennessee! The tracks here originally appeared as early 60s singles on Mercury, and the package does a great job of bringing them together with all the original session information – as well as lots of notes on her short career. CD features 30 tracks in all – including "Toss A Pebble In The Water", "How Lonely She Must Be", "Chained To A Promise", "Living In A Danger Zone", "Magic Star", "Don't Be Good To Me", "The Cypress Tree", "No Thanks I Just Had One", and "Your Old Love Letters". CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Resurrection Volume 1 – From Deep Inside The Playground Vault ... CD
Southern Americana/Rabbit Factory, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of southern soul – rare tracks salvaged from lost master tapes recorded at the legendary Playground Studios! Playground was located down in Florida – a bit far afield from more common recording sites like Memphis or Muscle Shoals – but the studio had a really unified sound, and one that easily matched the level of more famous companies up north! There's an approach here that's wonderfully sensitive, and free from cliche – a way of adapting to each new talent with a level of sophistication that was still a bit rare for southern soul at the time. Some of the best known Playground work was issued on the Minaret and SSS International labels – some of which has been compiled recently by Sundazed – but this collection here is all unreissued work, with no crossover with other compilations – a wonderfully fresh look at this under-recognized force in southern soul, presented with some really great liner notes and photos! Titles include "Chasin A Rainbow" and "No Way To Stop It" by Jimmy Gresham, "Bad Habit Baby" and "No Need To Worry" by Reuben Howell, "Watch You Step" by Jimmie Nelson, "The Funky Muscle" and "Disco Nights" by Count Willie, "Heavy In My Mind" by Doris Allen, "Love Comes & Goes" by Len Wade, "Leroy's Blues" by Leroy Lloyd & The Dukes, "Missin Piece Of Me" by Johnny Lee Hamilton, and "I'll Keep On Lovin You" by Big John Hamilton. CD

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✨✧ Johnny AdamsChasing Rainbows – The Tan Canary – New Orleans Soul 1969 to 1981 ... CD
Shout (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CDs ... Out Of Stock
A massive look at the lost years of southern soul singer Johnny Adams – 2CDs worth of music that bring together a wealth of tracks recorded between his initial years on SSS International Records, and his later revival in the 80s on Rounder! These cuts all appeared on much more obscure albums – records issued by the Chelsea, Ariola, and Hep Me labels – none of which ever got much exposure back in the day, but which are wonderfully pulled together here to capture these lost years in Johnny's career! In a way, this material may be some of the best that he ever recorded – as it's got a sense of poise and maturity, but also feels somewhat relaxed and intimate – that stronger sort of sophistication that was bubbling in the undercurrent of southern soul as the 70s moved on. Adams' vocals are impeccable throughout – often crackling with a nice sort of rasp, even when the backings are tight or smooth – and titles include "The Image Of Me", "Chasing Rainbows", "I Can't Believe She Gives It All To Me", "After All The Good Is Gone", "Night People", "Memories", "Stand By Me", "I Can't Be All Bad", "Too Much Pride", "Nothing Takes The Place Of You", "Give Me A Chance", "I Don't Wanna Cry", "Baby Baby I Love You", and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". CD

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