But how bad can that be? I don't know about 'Northern Soul' gems-he's about as far South as you can get. ("Northern Soul" refers to R&B popular in the North of England, as this is a UK release.) Some of the cuts feature Spellman as a baritone backing vocalist, behind the likes of Ernie K- Doe. Features the great Allen Toussaint on piano and production, Dr. John (Mac Rebenack) on guitar, etc. Includes Shout Factory's usual great booklet, with small photos and 45 labels from US and UK. The best known tunes are "Mother In Law" (by Ernie K-Doe, nee Kadoe)and Benny's own "Lipstick Traces" and "'Taint It The Truth", as well as "A Certain Girl" (covered by the Yardbirds) and "Fortune Teller" (covered by the Stones and others). Sound is great on most tracks, apparently from master tapes, except the rarest singles. Spellman seldom recorded after the 1960s, but sang backing vocals on Paul McCartney's "My Carnival".Venus and MarsHe performed often at Jazzfest, and died at age 79, in 2011.