A fantastic set of tracks from one of the coolest soul music duos of all time – guitarist Mickey
Baker and sweet-voiced Sylvia
Vanderpool – who'd later rise to fame as Sylvia
Robinson, the guiding force behind New Jersey soul in the 70s, and Sugarhill Records during the early years of hip hop! This work is way before that fame, though – as Sylvia
provides this fantastic counterpoint to the rougher vocals and raw guitar of Mickey
– a hell of a player who uses his instrument in just the right way to bring bluesy inflections to the music, while never moving into blues or R&B modes at all. The package is still the best that's ever been done on the music by the pair – and features a massive 60 tracks in all, with a huge 52 page booklet of notes that also includes lots of recording details – in support of great tunes that include "Two Shadows On Your Window", "Love Is Strange", "Rise Sally Rise", "Forever & A Day", "Seems Like Yesterday", "What Would I Do", "Sweeter As The Day Goes By", "Love Lesson", "This Is My Story", "Where Is My Honey", "Shake It Up", "Rock & Stroll Room", "Bewildered", "There'll Be No Backin Out", "Summertime", and lots lots more!