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Backbeats: Dance-Floor Revolution - 70's Modern Soul Stunners + Backbeats: Crossover To Soul - More Crossover Soul From The 60's and 70's + Backbeats: Unexploited and Under-Rated  -  Contemporary Soul Gems
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  • Audio CD (25 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Backbeats
  • ASIN: B00B1MBHFS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,974 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Happy Feeling - Earth, Wind & Fire
2. Once I've Been There - Norman Connors
3. Hey Mr Melody Maker - Johnnie Taylor
4. Are You Ready for This - The Brothers
5. I Couldn't Believe It - David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks
6. Love Don't Come No Stronger - Jeff Perry
7. Am I Cold, Am I Hot - Bill Harris
8. Keep On Trying - LTG Exchange
9. What About My Love - Damaris
10. I'm in Need of Love - Lou Courtney
11. Make Me Believe in You - Patti Jo
12. Talking 'Bout Poor Folks - Lou Edwards & Today's People
13. Didn't Say a Word - Patti Austin
14. This Time Around (Feat. Larry Hancock) - S.O.U.L.
15. Lead Me On - Gwen McCrae
16. I'm Hopelessly in Love With You - Modulations
17. Get Out of My Life - Sharon McMahan
18. How Can I Be Sure - Randy Jackson
19. You Made a Believer Out of Me - Bettye Lavette
20. Ripe for the Pickin' - The Trumans
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By OMG! It's got a plug! TOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 Mar. 2013
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Backbeats continue their themed exploration of the US black music scene with this compilation that features 23 soul tracks primarily sourced from the mid-seventies.

Highlights include Patti Austin's cover of the Northern Soul classic 'Didn't Say a Word' that is almost identical to Brenda Holloway's Motown version. Patti Jo's vocal delivery on 'Make Me Believe in You' is faultless and 'This Time Around' by S.O.U.L. is mid-tempo soul at its finest. Gwen McRae's 'Lead Me On' features a cool re-occurring piano riff and a guitar solo as she sings her heart out - it packs a mighty punch despite being a little over 2 minutes long and it's the best song here.

Unexpectedly, there are some fillers and also two songs that don't belong on a compilation with the sub-title '70s Modern Soul Stunners' - David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks 'I Couldn't Believe It' is from 1988 and Damaris Carbaugh's 'What About My Love' is from 1984. The former is representative of the overall sound here but the Damaris track sounds totally out of place and how it found its way onto this album is a mystery.

With a generous playing time of 79 minutes, some of the songs are not as dance floor friendly as the 'Dance Floor Revolution' title implies. It is, however, mostly a very enjoyable listen and it offers outstanding value for money. It's worth noting that this CD contains 23 tracks, not the 25 tracks listed here - 'Cuz it's You Girl' by the James Walsh Gypsy Band and 'How Can I Be Sure' by Randy Jackson do NOT feature.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Graham Spurs and Soul on 20 Aug. 2013
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Love the Trumans "Ripe for pickin", Bill Harris's "am i cold, am i hot" this is another great CD from the Backbeats collection. Decent tunage on here
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rod Clegg. on 4 Aug. 2013
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Very good,well worth the money I paid for cd, quiet a few of the tracks I haven't seen before on cd.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By billy beard on 30 Nov. 2013
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Some great tracks on this cd including geoff perry,the brothers,david ruffin & eddie kendricks.Getting quite a collection of backbeat cds some better than others but all at a great price.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mick on 9 July 2013
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A super collection of mainly 1970's "Modern Soul" rarities.
If you don't own these releases on other compilations this release provides excellent value for money.
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another great selection from Backbeats-great value and good quality recordings-if you like your "Northern" on the modern side add it to your collection-you won't be disappointed
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FLAWLESS! DELIGHTED WITH MY PURCHASE - GR8 VALUE - PROMPT DELIVERY - 5 STAR!!
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