Some of the greatest work ever from soul singer Joe Simon – presented here in a full package for the first time ever! Simon's an artist with countless great work to his name – including early singles for Fame and Vee Jay, and later hits for the Spring label in the 70s – but to us, his work for the Sound Stage 7 label may well be his best – as it offers up a pure
, proud Simon really standing at the crossroads of soul music – twisting together many different strands with effortless ease! The style here is still more southern than Joe's later work, but there's also a hipper, tighter vibe going on too
– one that even makes some of the more country-styled moments come across like nobody else, with an expansive range that might have the sophistication and class of Jerry Butler one minute, and the raspier charm of Bobby Womack the next. This 36 track set is the deepest dig we've ever seen into Simon's years at the label – and is filled with great tracks that include "No Sad Songs", "Dreamin", "Can't Find No Happiness", "Long Hot Summer", "Too
Many Rivers", "Nine Pound Steel", "Teenager's Prayer", "It's Too
Late", "Misty Blue", "The Chokin Kind", "Moon Walk", "San Francisco Is A Lonely Town", "Help Yourself", "Baby Don't Be Looking In My Mind", "Misty Blue", and lots more!