Great album with some well known chart hits & some lesser known ones. Standout tracks would be: My Man A Sweet Man - by Millie Jackson: nothing like her later 'Bitch is Black' stuff but an up tempo 'Northern Soul' hit. He Didn't Know (He Kept On Talking) - by Garland Green. Lovely ballard about a cheating wife, really well sung. You've Come A Long Way Baby - by Flower Shoppe. Great uptempo singalong soul just right for summer! If only stuff like this could chart today! Are You Ready Do The Bus Stop - Fatback Band Their 1st big UK chart hit & part of a craze for songs featuring bus stops! Really nice example of jazzy funk! (their later 'Spanish Hustle' was even better though) Seveal tracks by Joe Simon are included but my favourite is Step By Step - great, distinctive vocal & memerable song. Really the whole album is good & some parts great!
this album represents some of the classic soul of the spring label,from the soulweekender theme tune "i found lovin" by fatback band to some ultra rare philly " busta jones,joe simon ,if fact this is one of those labels that very rarely had a miss 25 gems of soul all on one album,if you like soul dont miss this
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4.0 out of 5 starsTracklisting11 Oct 2009
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01. Tom The Pepper - Act 1 02. My Man A Sweet Man - Millie Jackson 03. Step By Step - Joe Simon 04. I Can See Him Making Love To You - Mayberry Movement 05. Too Through - Jocelyn Brown 06. I Found Lovin' - Fatback Band 07. I Gotta Get Away - Ray Godfrey 08. He Didn't Know (He Kept On Talking) - Garland Green 09. You've Come A Long Way Baby - Flower Shoppe 10. Baby You Got It All - Street People 11. Just A Little Misunderstanding - Busta Jones 12. SOS (Stop Her On Sight) - Winfield Parker 13. Get Ready - Eva Harris 14. Uptight - Eva Harris 15. Are You Ready Do The Bus Stop - Fatback Band 16. It's My Life - Mainstreeters 17. Jody Come Back And Get Your Shoes - Bobby Newsome 18. If We Get Caught I Don't Know You - Prince Phillip Mitchell 19. Drowning In The Sea Of Love - Joe Simon 20. If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right - Millie Jackson 21. Friends Or Lovers - Act 1 22. Magic's In The Air - Ronnie Walker 23. Loves Contest - Joneses 24. How About A Little Hand (For The Boys In The Band) - Boys In The Band 25. Bumpin' And Stompin' - Garland Green 26. Come And Get These Memories - Ray Godfrey