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After Hours 2 – More Northern Soul Masters From The Vaults Of Atlantic & Warner 1964-1972

LP (Item 922514) WEA (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s — Condition: Very Good
2LP

Sockin soul and groovy grooves – a stunning collection of lost treasures from the late 60s and early 70s! Nearly all of the numbers were pulled from the catalogs of Warner Brothers or Atlantic Records – and the myriad of small sub-labels and imprints that they both had going on at the time. Because these goodies were put out by the majors, they're in some way a lot more obscure than similar titles on smaller labels – because to Warner, records like these were simply an afterthought – and often got lost in the shifting sands of time and corporate planning. That doesn't stop them from being great, though – because the work on here is all top shelf – done by the best arrangers and studio players the companies had working for them, and sung by a host of great singers who shoulda been huge! There's a total of 26 tracks on the set – with tunes that include "Somethings Burning" by The Marvellos, "Just Can't Live My Life" by Linda Jones, "Mr Creator" by The Apollas, "Here I Go Again" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Fireman" by Vala Reegan & The Valarons, "Lil Ole Man" by Bill Cosby, "Stirrin Up Some Soul" by The Marketts, "Thank You Baby For Loving Me" by Soul Brother Six, "Yes To The Lord" by The Stovall Sisters, "Keep Me In Suspense" by Mary Wells, "Bar B Q" by Wendy Rene, "That's What You Do To Me" by Don Jackson, and "Where Did I Go Wrong" by The Embers.  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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