Mr. R. A. Jones

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (82 of 94)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 94,078 - Total Helpful Votes: 82 of 94
Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul Vol 2 ~ Various Artists
Vol 1 blew me away with the diversity and quality of the recordings and I immediately ordered vol 2. After half a dozen plays, it still does not hit the spot until half way through the playlist. I get the feeling someone tried to do a quick rehash of vol 1 and forgot to play it a few times.
Maybe it is my expectations that were too high .

Vol 1 get played every day, with Ann Peebles and Al Green my faves. Aaron Neville's rendition of 'The Grand Tour' is priceless, worth the cost of the CD on it's own.
Kent's Cellar Of Soul Volume 3 ~ Various Artists
Kent's Cellar Of Soul Volume 3 ~ Various Artists
4 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars remastered in mono !!!, 29 Jan 2014
some great tracks from my youth, Showstoppers, Cliff Nobles, Gene Latter, Platters, but why in mono?. There is nothing worse than having a decent hifi and listening to tin can sounds.

The worst example I have in my collection is Heaven must have sent you by the Elgins.
Original UK 45 was in mono ( probably a dub). Try the LP stereo version and it becomes solid gold.

Great sleeve booklet as usual, priced just under Amazon's free postage limit, but that's another story.

Come on Kent, you can do better.
Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul ~ Various Artists
As a lifelong soul music fan, I tend to be a little blind to other genres, for no good reason, so I overlooked this CD when it was first released by Kent. This album is probably the best collection I have ever heard and I have just ordered vol 2 without even playing this through. The quality of the performances and production is superb, and the choice of tracks could have been done by Dave Godin, for the heartfelt soul that shines through by the artists. Just fantastic.

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