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  • Audio CD (24 Jun. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: History Of Soul Records
  • ASIN: B00CY3GXKM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 112,413 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Yes Indeed - Ray Charles - Ray Charles
2. House With No Windows - The Checkers - The Checkers
3. St Louis Blues - The Isley Brothers - The Isley Brothers
4. Nobody Knows - Kansas City Tomcats - Kansas City Tomcats
5. If I Thought You Needed Me - Little Willie John - Little Willie John
6. I'm Going Crazy - Tibbs Bros - The Tibbs Brothers
7. Well Well Well Baby-La - Nappy Brown - Nappy Brown
8. Didn't We Fool Them - King Richard & The Poor Boys - King Richard & The Poor Boys
9. Please Don't Go - Johnny Acey - Johnny Acey
10. Pitiful - Big Maybelle - Big Maybelle
See all 32 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Do You Think That's Right - Judy Clay - Judy Clay
2. Sleepless - Ike & Tina Turner - Ike and Tina Turner
3. Go On Back To Him - Solomon Burke - Solomon Burke
4. You're Gonna Want Me - Roger Washington - Roger Washington
5. My Man Rockhead - Eloise Carter - Eloise Carter
6. I've Learned My Lesson - Helen Bryant - Helen Bryant
7. Sooner Or Later - The Four Rivers - The Four Rivers
8. Lonely Avenue - Pearl Woods - Pearl Woods
9. I Worship The Ground You Walk On - Walter Rhodes - Walter Rhodes
10. I Am Confused Over You - Gladys Tyler - Gladys Tyler
See all 30 tracks on this disc

Product Description

It was the massive internal migration from the South during and just after the Second World War that made New York a mecca for rhythm and blues. The whole city was ablaze with talent during the 50s, when musicians came in their droves. Old style country bluesmen, hip cool jazz players, crooners and balladeers, jump n jive groups, solo performers there was more than enough work for everybody. And behind after them came the record companies, each one looking to promote talent and make money. . The melting pot of styles and musical approaches helped to form the new mainstream of the 60s: Ssoul. These two CDs contain gospel-based blues ballads, uptempo dancers, vocal groups and duets, big bands, smaller combos, exciting one-offs - and everything in between; in fact, the best of soul music in New York at that time and it really doesn t get much better than this! Part of the History of Soul series, the accompanying illustrated booklet is written by John Ridley.

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Here's a fantastic compilation covering the big city roots of Soul, Big Apple Rhythm & Blues recorded between 1954 & 1962. Every once in a while, I'll get a collection that I keep finding myself needing to share the tracks with somebody, hearing some gem for the first time and it being so good that I had to grab someone and play it for them. I must have dragged my wife in a handful of times for this CD. Then there's a whole mess of great songs that I did know and love already. Put that all together and you get a pretty special set, and yet another great volume in a great series that is putting together The History Of Soul...A diverse and interesting selection of cuts of which there are very few that I wouldn’t want to drop a dime into the slot to hear again...For every well-known artist, there are two obscure singers who deserve an airing. People like Roger Washington, Paul Walters, Thelma Harper and Little Willie may just be a cipher in the soul dictionary but they are all deserving of their place here and it is this that make these collections so interesting and entertaining...I could continue with the superlatives and I haven’t mentioned Little Willie John and the Franklin sisters, but I think you get the message. Comes with extensive and knowledgeable notes by John Ridley, who provides a fact-filled paragraph on each and every artist together with great big city streetscape cover photos. Buy this and you will surely want the other volume.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By souldj2 on 8 Oct. 2013
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a refreshing collection of music ,there are a lot of these compilations about, all are very good with a good mix of artists -recommended
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Elias Mc Daniels on 27 Nov. 2013
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This collection reassures us that in its day, the Big Apple really was a hot Soul town and any CD that has the guts to open with a Ray Charles track must know what it is doing as Ray, who for many rapidly became an MOR must-to-avoid was arguably the first Soul singer. Unlike Chicago or Detroit where migrants went principally to work and then evolve into entertainers, the bright lights of New York attracted a whole spectrum of professional, amateur and aspiring musicians in their own right. If Chicago had the Blues and Detroit, Motown then surely NYC had the lot.
This double CD contains 64 amazing tracks 9/10ths of which are totally new to me. The History of Soul guys, Nick Duckett and Stewart Tippett who compiled this collection called upon material from big boys such as Atlantic and King and also some nice obscure labels such as Vest and Fountainhead. The featured artists are similar; the Isley Brothers and Ike & Tina Turner through to the Kansas City Tom Cats and the Gay Poppers. At under eight quid this is a must for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of the early years of Soul. Keith Rylatt
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This collection reassures us that in its day, the Big Apple really was a hot Soul town and any CD that has the guts to open with a Ray Charles track must know what it is doing as Ray, who for many rapidly became an MOR must-to-avoid was arguably the first Soul singer. Unlike Chicago or Detroit where migrants went principally to work and then evolve into entertainers, the bright lights of New York attracted a whole spectrum of professional, amateur and aspiring musicians in their own right. If Chicago had the Blues and Detroit, Motown then surely NYC had the lot.
This double CD contains 64 amazing tracks 9/10ths of which are totally new to me. The History of Soul guys, Nick Duckett and Stewart Tippett who compiled this collection called upon material from big boys such as Atlantic and King and also some nice obscure labels such as Vest and Fountainhead. The featured artists are similar; the Isley Brothers and Ike & Tina Turner through to the Kansas City Tom Cats and the Gay Poppers. This is a must for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of the early years of Soul.
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