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Backbeats: Dance-Floor Revolution - 70's Modern Soul Stunners

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  • Audio CD (25 Mar. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Backbeats
  • ASIN: B00B1MBHFS
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,321 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Happy Feeling - Earth, Wind & Fire
  2. Once I've Been There - Norman Connors
  3. Hey Mr Melody Maker - Johnnie Taylor
  4. Are You Ready for This - The Brothers
  5. I Couldn't Believe It - David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks
  6. Love Don't Come No Stronger - Jeff Perry
  7. Am I Cold, Am I Hot - Bill Harris
  8. Keep On Trying - LTG Exchange
  9. What About My Love - Damaris
  10. I'm in Need of Love - Lou Courtney
  11. Make Me Believe in You - Patti Jo
  12. Talking 'Bout Poor Folks - Lou Edwards & Today's People
  13. Didn't Say a Word - Patti Austin
  14. This Time Around (Feat. Larry Hancock) - S.O.U.L.
  15. Lead Me On - Gwen McCrae
  16. I'm Hopelessly in Love With You - Modulations
  17. Get Out of My Life - Sharon McMahan
  18. How Can I Be Sure - Randy Jackson
  19. You Made a Believer Out of Me - Bettye Lavette
  20. Ripe for the Pickin' - The Trumans
  21. Funny How We Changed Places - Debra Anderson
  22. Lady in Red - Ronnie Dyson
  23. Can We Share It - Rick Shephard
  24. Cuz It's You Girl - James Walsh Gypsy Band
  25. Home Is Where the Heart Is - Bobby Womack

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Backbeats continue their themed exploration of the US black music scene with this compilation that features 23 soul tracks primarily sourced from the mid-seventies.

Highlights include Patti Austin's cover of the Northern Soul classic 'Didn't Say a Word' that is almost identical to Brenda Holloway's Motown version. Patti Jo's vocal delivery on 'Make Me Believe in You' is faultless and 'This Time Around' by S.O.U.L. is mid-tempo soul at its finest. Gwen McRae's 'Lead Me On' features a cool re-occurring piano riff and a guitar solo as she sings her heart out - it packs a mighty punch despite being a little over 2 minutes long and it's the best song here.

Unexpectedly, there are some fillers and also two songs that don't belong on a compilation with the sub-title '70s Modern Soul Stunners' - David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks 'I Couldn't Believe It' is from 1988 and Damaris Carbaugh's 'What About My Love' is from 1984. The former is representative of the overall sound here but the Damaris track sounds totally out of place and how it found its way onto this album is a mystery.

With a generous playing time of 79 minutes, some of the songs are not as dance floor friendly as the 'Dance Floor Revolution' title implies. It is, however, mostly a very enjoyable listen and it offers outstanding value for money. It's worth noting that this CD contains 23 tracks, not the 25 tracks listed here - 'Cuz it's You Girl' by the James Walsh Gypsy Band and 'How Can I Be Sure' by Randy Jackson do NOT feature.
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Nearly cancelled this one, when I listen to the samples. But decided to give it a go, and was pleasantly surprised.
I had a few of the tracks as a lot of collectors will, but the rest are worth the price.
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Oooooo this hurts what a belting Album of 7t's Tracks .This is really worth the money 23 belting tracks to try and get more Soulies in to this mode of Soul Its got to be the way forward. Get rid of your singlets and towel and get dancing to REAL Soul. Reviewed by StefC c/o Leek Soul Club since 1993
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Love the Trumans "Ripe for pickin", Bill Harris's "am i cold, am i hot" this is another great CD from the Backbeats collection. Decent tunage on here
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Very good,well worth the money I paid for cd, quiet a few of the tracks I haven't seen before on cd.
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A super collection of mainly 1970's "Modern Soul" rarities.
If you don't own these releases on other compilations this release provides excellent value for money.
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Some great tracks on this cd including geoff perry,the brothers,david ruffin & eddie kendricks.Getting quite a collection of backbeat cds some better than others but all at a great price.
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another great selection from Backbeats-great value and good quality recordings-if you like your "Northern" on the modern side add it to your collection-you won't be disappointed
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