Double Shot Of Soul is the first ever collection dedicated to the R&B and soul output of one of Los Angeles best-known indies in the late 1960s, Double Shot. Though the label hit paydirt with the 1966 garage rock hit Psychotic Reaction by Count Five, the bulk of their catalogue was in fact soulful in nature. Double Shots other big act was Brenton Wood, and his success with hits such as Gimme Little Sign drew mostly black acts to the company. Producers Hal Winn and Joe Hooven were veteran songwriters with a keenly honed sense of the commercial, which meant that, despite a lack of success for most of their artists, the material and production values were always strong and the quality of releases high. With the release schedule centering on the late 1960s, much of the material, from artists including Kent & The Candidates, Foxy and the Real Thing, has an appealing funky edge. Major artists on Double Shot, and its Whiz subsidiary, included Bobby Freeman and Shirley (of Shirley and Lee). The Invincibles and the Georgia Prophets are well known to soul collectors for their work on other labels. The Bagdads were a highly-regarded vocal outfit led by the late Ken Sinclair. Many tracks feature the songwriting and production prowess of Maurice Rodgers, the labels in-house R&B staffer. Virtually everything on Double Shot Of Soul is making its debut on compact disc. Additionally, meticulous tape research through the labels vaults has thrown up superlative unissued material. Label owner Hal Winn and some of the acts, including Bobby Freeman, contribute to an extensive liner note that details the history of this interesting and little-heralded soulful outfit.