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Jimmy James & The VagabondsNew Religion/London Swings/This Is Jimmy James & The Vagabonds/Open Up Your Soul (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Pye/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $8.99 20.99
Four classic albums from this hip British soul group – issued here in a single set, with bonus tracks too! First up is New Religion – a record that was also released in America by Atlantic Records. Although they were a UK soul act, Jimmy James and The Vagabonds were a perfect match for the Atlantic soul stable of the 60s. The group had a smooth group style that was partly uptown, partly northern soul – as clearly illustrated in this album, which is divided up into a "mood red: you feel like leaping" side, and a "mood blue: you feel like digging deeper" side. The band chose some good material that really helps them maintain a solid socking soul sound – including "The Entertainer" and "Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud" by Tony Clarke, "Ain't No Big Thing" and "I'm Just A Fool For You Girl" by Gerald Sims, and "Little Boy Blue" and "People Get Ready" by Curtis Mayfield. Also features "Come To Me Softly", a sweet dreamy ballad by Jimmy, and kind of a bit crossover hit for the boys. London Swings is two-sided monster – as the album was originally split with work from the Alan Bown Set too! Here, the CD features just the live material from the soul group – a smoking performance from Jimmy James & The Vagabonds – one that goes way past the sweetness of their hits, and which has a crowd-pleasing, party-hearty approach to soul that's really great! Jimmy and the group serve up versions of "Sock It To Em JB", "That Driving Beat", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "You Don't Know Like I Know", and "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do". This Is Jimmy James & The Vagabonds is a record that featured some crossover tracks with New Religion – but the set here just features the exclusive cuts – including "I Feel Alright", "I Can't Get Back Home To My Baby", "Never Like This Before", "I Don't Wanna Cry", and "You Showed Me The Way". Open Up Your Soul is a record with a really wonderful sound – the deeply soulful vocals of Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, mixed with rich arrangements handled by Nicky Welsh, and produced to perfection by Brit maestro John Schroeder! The record's got the sophistication of some of the Richard Evans productions over at Chess/Cadet at the same time – and, no surprise, the group lead off with a great cover of The Dells "Wear It On Our Face" – then roll into cuts that include "Cry Like A Baby", "Good Day Sunshine", "Four Walls", "Everybody Loves A Winner", "If You're Gonna Love Me", and "Open Up Your Soul". CD also features 7 more bonus tracks from singles – including "Why", "Bumper To Bumper", "Close The Door", "Give Us A Light", "I Wanna Be your Everything", "Hungry For Love", and "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do". CD
 
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VariousEddie Piller Presents British Mod Sounds Of The 60s ... LP
Demon (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $39.99 47.99
There's few folks who know the British mod scene better than Eddie Piller – as the DJ and head of Acid Jazz records has done plenty in recent decades to both give exposure to older British groups who never got their due, and also help some contemporary mod combos get the exposure they deserve! Yet here, Eddie's going way back to the roots – to present a set of tracks that really gets at the full scope of musical genius that exploded on the British scene in the mid 60s – not music that us Americans were digging in the Brit Invasion, but grittier groups who were drawing heavily from soul, jazz, and R&B – and really setting the scene for all the musical changes that were beginning to take place in England. At some level, this might be the first moment where British groups really started to diverge from American rockers – something you can definitely hear in the way the rhythms, vocals, and instrumentation come together – superbly directed through Piller's great choice of material. 2LP set features a whopping 34 tracks in all – with work from Sharon Tandy, The Eyes, Carnaby, The Creation, Birds, Fleur De Lys, Syndicats, Wynder K Frog, Bluesology, Love Affair, PP Arnold, Apostolic Intervention, Alan Bown Set, The Quik, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Georgie Fame, Small Faces, High Numbers, Artwoods, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, Richard Kent Style, Dusty Springfield, The Organisers, Tony & Tandy, and Jimmy James & The Vagabonds. Sleeve notes from mod author Paul Anderson! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDance Like The Devil – Pye Northern Soul Chapter 1 ... CD
Sequel (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Northern Soul from the UK scene – a heady batch of rare numbers from the vaults of Pye Records – all recorded in the UK, but featuring a few bits by American artists too! The work here shows a very strong Motown influence – full orchestrations, tightly snapping rhythms, and a really dancefloor-oriented groove – quite surprising, given the British origins of the work. Most numbers were recorded in 1966 and 1967 – a time when a lot of soul was just starting to crack the UK scene – and the set features 30 titles that include "I'll Always Love You" by Timebox, "The Real Thing" by Kim D, "Soul Coaxing" by Sounds Orchestral, "Nobody Knows What's Going On" by Tammy St John, "Cheat & Lie" by Band Of Angels, "Be Lonely Little Girl" by Bobby Rio, "Come To Me Softly" by Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, "Run Like The Devil" by Kenny Roberts, "If You Only Knew" by Ebony Keyes, "This Heart Of Mine" by Jimmy James, "Lost Summer Love" by Lorraine Silver, "You Baby" by Jackie Trent, and "Ain't No Soul" by Kenny Bernard. CD
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✨✧ VariousEddie Piller Presents British Mod Sounds Of The 60s (4CD set) ... CD
Demon (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 4CD ... Out Of Stock
There's few folks who know the British mod scene better than Eddie Piller – as the DJ and head of Acid Jazz records has done plenty in recent decades to both give exposure to older British groups who never got their due, and also help some contemporary mod combos get the exposure they deserve! Yet here, Eddie's going way back to the roots – to present a set of tracks that really gets at the full scope of musical genius that exploded on the British scene in the mid 60s – not music that us Americans were digging in the Brit Invasion, but grittier groups who were drawing heavily from soul, jazz, and R&B – and really setting the scene for all the musical changes that were beginning to take place in England. At some level, this might be the first moment where British groups really started to diverge from American rockers – something you can definitely hear in the way the rhythms, vocals, and instrumentation come together – superbly directed through Piller's great choice of material. 4CD set features a massive 100 tracks in all – with work from Sharon Tandy, The Eyes, Carnaby, The Creation, Birds, Fleur De Lys, Syndicats, Wynder K Frog, Bluesology, Love Affair, PP Arnold, Apostolic Intervention, Alan Bown Set, The Quik, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Georgie Fame, Small Faces, High Numbers, Artwoods, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, Richard Kent Style, Dusty Springfield, The Organisers, Tony & Tandy, and Jimmy James & The Vagabonds. Sleeve notes from mod author Paul Anderson – in a cool book-styled package with photos as well! CD

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✨✧ VariousPye Northern Soul Chapter 2 – Soul For Sale ... CD
Sequel (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sequel's second volume of lost soulful groovers from the catalog of the British Pye label. A weird mix of artists, but they all share the same uptempo northern groove – even if they're not US artists, as normally featured on these comps. There's 30 cuts in all, by the likes of Leonard Whiting, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, Dodie West, James Galt, Jackie Trent, Donnie Collins Showband, Keith Powell, Felder's Orioles, and Timebox. Plus, the set's got the usual good batch of notes, to help you sort the whole thing out! CD
 
 
 



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