Phil S.

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (24 of 30)
Location: USA
Birthday: 19 Jan
In My Own Words:
Believe that the Universe is a living, growing thing, which has been bestowed upon we sentient beings who must accept it as a Gift.

Read: Biographies, Current Events.
Listen to: Mostly 1955 to 1985 Rock and Soul. Blues, Classical.
Watch: History Channel, selected Honeymooners, Seinfeld. Old Movies.
Hobbies: Writing reviews for Amazon. Posting to Internet Sites. Writing songs/poem… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 63,473 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 30
King of Rock & Roll ~ Little Richard
King of Rock & Roll ~ Little Richard
his 2nd album for Reprise and a huge disappointment for his batch of fans who expected something as "roots" and gritty as the first one, The 'Rill' Thing. Here we have, what sounds like a small group of salaried staff musicians, playing nothing exceptional for *the* exceptional singer.

At first glance, the pulse quickens, as it appears Richard is to wipe the floor with his commercial "rivals", on top 40 numbers by Three Dog Night, Creedence, and Motown stars. As strong as his voice is on most of these, (indeed, on the title tune, Brown Sugar, a new very hip tune, the single release Green Power, as good as any similarly themed number by any contemporary, and Born… Read more
The Twistin' Fools ~ Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
The Twistin' Fools ~ Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO TWIST? rec. 27 Dec. 1961 (Red Prysock, Eddie Silvers [ts].....)

MISS TWISTER rec. 21 Nov. 1961 (Henry Moore [ts]; Mickey Baker [g]........)

UP AND AWAY rec. 21 Nov. 1961 (same as #2)

BROADWAY rec. 2 May 1960 (Gene Redd [tp]; Henry Moore [ts]. Charles "Hungry" Williams [dm].........)

WE'LL NEVER MEET AGAIN 17 March 1955 (Henry Booth [co-voc.]; Alexander Nelson [bs]; Emmanuel Kennebrew [p]; Edison Gore [dm].....)

I FEEL THAT A-WAY 14 Aug. 1953 (Charles Sutton [voc.]; Henry Booth [voc.]; Sonny Woods [bass voc]; Roberty Darby [ts]; Clarence mack [el b]; Clarence Kenner [g]; Sonny Thompson [p] ).

THE… Read more
5 Classics Albums [Audio CD] James Brown ~ James Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars too much, 30 Mar 2014
at first glance, it's ok, the Federal singles and...but look again: many instrumental tracks factor in, which this dedicated JB fan (from 1966) has never heard.

look again (again): Ed Sullivan appearances plus Soul Train stuff from the '70s. on the latter, enjoy the Fred Wesley led JBs backing up a fired up superstar, going deep on oldies and newies, never once letting the temperature drop - but put the kids to bed (he means business).