A nice 70s collection of classic 60s ABC work by the early Impressions – not necessarily the group's biggest hits, but a nice batch of work nonetheless! The work is all seminal Chicago soul – recorded mostly with arrangements by Johnny Pate, sung with that sweet crackling harmony style the group was using at the time, and featuring tracks from the years 1962 to 1967 that include "Little Young Lover", "I Need Your Love", "Can't Satisfy", "Too Slow", "I Can't Stay Away From You", "Meeting Over Yonder", and "You've Been Cheatin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams, a cutout notch, and light surface wear.)
Soul Mann & The Brothers —
Shaft ... LP Pickwick, Early 70s. Very Good+ ...
Groovy version of the Shaft soundtrack, played by the obscure studio group Soul Mann & The Brothers (who are actually led by Sy Mann). The set includes the best cuts from the score, like "Walk From Regio's", "Cafe Regio's", "Theme From Shaft", and "Bumpy's Lament". Not totally Isaac Hayes, but with some nice grooves – and a goofy simulation cover! LP, Vinyl record album
Sure, you've got other Lightnin Hopkins CDs back home in your collection – but this set is will pretty darn essential – as it features a whopping 57 songs in all, including 37 unreleased tracks, and other material that's hard to find on CD! CD1 features some of Hopkins' best work of the early years – including material recorded for the TNT label in Texas, and other cuts for the Fire Records label – plus some other hard to find rarities. CD2 features even more obscure material – a full album from 1964 that Hopkins recorded for Pickwick, and some hard-to-find 70s recordings that are pretty great too! CD3 features live material – including tracks from the Bird Lounge and Ash Grove, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and a Houston set recorded the year before he passed away! CD
One of the stranger soul acts of their day – but with a great capacity for coming up with catchy groovers when they wanted to! This one features their standout hit "Treat Her Like A Lady", plus "Let Me Down Easy", "Since I Found My Baby", "Big Time Lover", "Got To Testify", and "Good Lovin Don't Come Easy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pickwick pressing. Cover has light wear, a small sticker on front, and a cutout hole.)