oh what a bass line: http://www.google.com/search?q=George+%26+Gwen+McCrae+The+Rub&tbs=vid:1
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How about some old school. "I Surrender" 1969
I first heard it on a great N Soul Album called Foot Stompers on the classic 80s Kent record label, check Eddie Regan "Playin' Hide & Seek" on this Album as well, pure class.
Its probably more on the soul side of the funk spectrum, but its gets my feet twitchin the same.
I noticed Kent are starting to re release their Albums on CD, keep an eye out.
Eddie Holman what a voice ...
Edited by Shark_Jump - 10/7/10 at 5:08am
I'm currently really blown away by this 4CD compilation: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Northern-Soul-Anthems-Various-Artists/dp/B0028ERCQG
it feels like Barry White: killer vocals, funky at times, sweet sounding...northern soul is really worth a listen IMO. Lou Rawls is funkaÿ, oh yes he is! and there's many singers who followed his path.
This song is a perfect example: http://www.google.com/search?q=The+M.V.P%27s+Turning+My+Heartbeat+Up&tbs=vid%3A1
All the songs have the GoldmineSoulSupply sound, but they're not in crumy vinyl mono...they come from the EMI vaults, fully remastered and in stereo at that
PS: hehe, this guy says the exact same thing: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B0028ERCQG/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_helpful?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending
"It contains many tracks previously on Goldmine compilations with dodgy sound taken from vinyl. Here though the sound is very good "
The GSS compilations are always killer, but mono vinyl ain't cool no more.
Edited by leeperry - 10/7/10 at 6:29am
Those 4 CD's just about cover everything.
Dean Parrish - I'm On My Way ... Classic x 2
Yes agree RE Mono, some of the quality of those N.Soul tracks can be very bad (in the Bad sense of the word!), so if they have been remastered I will have to have check this out.
I hear a story they made so many N.Soul singles they used them as ballast in boats, not sure if that story is an urban myth though.
Edited by Shark_Jump - 10/7/10 at 5:43pm
I know the GSS NS compilations are really killer, but the SQ is horrid..not really worth my time.
2 other killer compilations are the "country got soul"...it's basically 2 hours of bayou funky music, totally amazing.
Edited by leeperry - 10/8/10 at 2:01pm
there's a cover of "higher and higher" from Otis Redding on that 4CD NS compilation...it's really no match to the original, duh.
This is his last album that was released after he crashed in that plane, it does include "higher and higher"....most likely one of the very best voices soul has ever had IMO. This album is full of one hit wonders!
Seeing OR on video is ever rarer, it was quite a blast to see him hosting the final show of that recently remastered TV serie: http://www.thevideobeat.com/store/rock-roll-tv/the-beat-vol-5-6.html
Edited by leeperry - 10/9/10 at 3:55pm
oh man, what a voice: http://www.google.com/search?q=No+More+Heartaches%2C+No+More+Pain&tbs=vid%3A1
the late 60's sure were funky as hell:
another killer tune from 1976: http://www.google.com/search?tbs=vid%3A1&q=Wood+Brass+Steel+Always+there
darn, they had good music in those days..******* me off when I hear what we got now.
everyone's left the ship? 1968, amazing song w/ a thick funky bassline: http://www.google.com/search?q=Byrdie+Green+Return+Of+The+Prodigal+Son&tbo=p&tbs=vid%3A1