I got to know KENT by a friend who recommended me to listen to Dave Godin's Deep soul treasures. By then my knowledge of soul was very limited, just the big names. Of course, that compilation blew me away, and after buying the other 3 volumes of Godin's sublime series I started checking out the rest of their catalogue for more stuff.
I didn't suspect then, though, that I would find so many more cds of excellent quality (all of them with great presentation and long and extremely insightful notes), just as good as Godin's series in a lot of cases, this being one of them, in this reviewer's humble opinion.
28 gems from the late 50s and early 60s by giants like Bobby Bland, Otis Redding, Etta James, Sam Cooke and many others, some not as well known, but equally brilliant.
My personal favourites here are Goin'out of my head by Little Anthony and the Imperials, You're not the guy for me by Ernestine Anderson and Oh my angel, by Bertha Tillman.
Kent releases are pricey, but oh boy are they worth your money!
May they go on resurrecting forgotten masterpieces like these for many years to come!