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Doré L.A. Soul Sides Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (28 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Kent
  • ASIN: B00IWRI5YQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,585 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Take Away This Loneliness - Fidels
2. Hold Back The Dawn - Natural Resources
3. If There Were No You - Natural Resources
4. Family Man - Slim & The Twilites
5. The Winds Kept Laughing - Betty Turner & The Chevelles
6. Where There s A Will There's A Way - Eddie Kool
7. As I Sit Here - Friday s Child
8. I ll Laugh Till I Cry - Toussaint Mccall
9. I Would Rather Have All Of Nothing - Toussaint Mccall
10. Do It Right Now - Entertainers Iv
11. Temptation Walk - Entertainers Iv
12. Do The Skin - Kenard Gardner
13. Oh How I Love You - Little Johnny Hamilton
14. My Lonely Feeling - Milton James
15. Your Ship Of Fools - Ray Marchand
16. Gone With The Wind Is My Love - Rita & Tiaras
17. Why Does It Feel So Right - Shades Of Jade
18. On A Day When It's Raining - Superbs
19. Baby's Gone Away - Superbs
20. You Really Never Know Till Its Over - Vel-Vetts
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Lew Bedell's Doré label dabbled with black music recordings through its thirty year history, beginning in 1958 but the British beat invasion of 1964 propelled him to seek out soul acts so he didn t have to compete with the Limeys for plays on black radio stations at least. The Superbs were his main act and, despite only getting one hit from over twenty releases, he stuck with them undoubtedly enjoying their unique mix of simple soul balladry. They produced offshoot groups in the shape of the Entertainers IV, Natural Resources and the Whispers, who would become a major chart act in the 70s. Group members Bobby Swayne, Kennard Gardner and Lawrence Lockard were happy to return to the label some years after their first efforts and they spoke highly of the eccentric but inspired Bedell. Always open to potential hits he cut deals with independent producers such as Louie Barreto whose Gone With The Wind Is My Love by Rita & The Tiaras sold pitifully but was adopted as a Northern Soul classic in the UK in the mid 70s. His deal with New Orleans singer/songwriter Toussaint McCall produced an excellent ballad on 45 but it is an unreleased recording, I ll Laugh Till I Cry , which has a perfect blend of soul and an easy dance rhythm. It has already been acclaimed as a potential favourite for the Modern Soul fraternity. The same breed of soul fan will be enamoured of the unissued Natural Resources 70s soul dancer If There Were No You, an upbeat track which went unheard until trapped and released onto CD by Kent s soul sleuths. Uber-rare 45s by Milton James and Little Johnny Hamilton were cut by a tight outfit of musicians who eventually became War, the soul chartbusters of the 70s. Other high-quality rarities include Ray Marchand s Ship Of Fools and Betty Turner s The Wind Kept Laughing, a co-production with the Crescent label. Quirky one-off cuts of interest include Slim & The Twilites and Tommy & Leon whose offerings disappeared without trace. Better-known LA acts the Fidels, Shades Of Jade and Vel-Vets were happy to get singles issued on a respected label for one of their few shots at fame. Having bought the label, Kent are privy to some fascinating documentation which has shed a lot of light on some of these revered, but hitherto uncharted, records. Interviews with several of the participants have further increased their knowledge so the sleeve notes are extensive and illuminating, while the music is presented in its best possible quality. Half of the tracks are new to CD.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 April 2014
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Yet another great soul compilation from 'Kent/Ace' records (61.47mins). From the opening seconds of the fantastic opening track by the Whispers you know you're in for something special. What a fantastic roster of artists 'Dore' had on its books. The mix of tracks is great from beautiful soulful harmonies to slices of Northern Soul magic 'Gone with the wind is my love' by Rita and the Tiaras is a truly great track (urgent, frantic with a desperate lyric - everything a northern soul track should be in my opinion) this is the extended version 3.08 mins in stereo. The sound quality is very good indeed with most tracks in Mono and 4 in stereo. The cd comes with a 20 page booklet that has track by track info, label scans and pics. Overall, a great compilation of soul tracks from 1964 to 1975 with two unissued tracks to boot. Recommended. 9/10.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ROGER on 27 May 2014
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I thought that this would be a good collection and I wasn't wrong.
The collection is mainly aimed at the "Northern Soul" crowd but also contains ballads and mid-tempo material that will appeal to Soul fans in general.
Most of the artists might not be too well known but this is no reflection on the material, which is surprisingly well produced. The two early tracks by THE WHISPERS are utter gems and there is the full length version of "Gone With The Wind Is My Love" by RITA & THE TIARAS to savour and my favourite "On a Day When It's Raining" by THE SUPERBS is simply ..... superb!!.
A collection well worth investigating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Coyle VINE VOICE on 26 May 2014
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This CD complements and updates Kent's low key double CD from about a decade ago of the Dore label, adding some new discoveries and updating the sound on some other tracks. We expect the perfect Northern Soul but there are a couple of wonderful Modern Soul / Crossover songs here along with Funk, Southern Soul and Deep Soul. It's an essential one from Kent, buy now and enjoy forever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Conner Rooney on 28 April 2014
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This is incredible soul from Los Angeles from ballads to uptempo
Northern Soul Rarities`s - Great remastered sound quality & fully detailed booklet,

Thanks A.Croasdell & the kent team...
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By Mary on 3 Sept. 2014
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Well produced and It's great to have a cd quality copy of Rita and the Tiara's "Gone with the wind". The cd arrived as usual in excellent condition and in good time.
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