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  • Audio CD (7 Dec. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Kent
  • ASIN: B004785JBQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 515,610 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Product Description

Product Description

* A hip pocket release for Jackie's legendary Mirwood album from 1965.

* Every track is taken from the original Mono master tapes

* The Duck was a massive US hit, going to # 14 on the Hot 100.

* Jackie has been a byword for Northern Soul for forty years. This CD shows his talent in that department but also how he could sing most soulfully when given the chance.

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I recently bought this cd and the delight came with the tracks I knew
The Duck (pt 1)
shotgun & the duck
Temptation walk

the surprise came with the tracks normally associated with other artists
land of 1000 dances
dancing in the streets
and
Do you love me
Jackie puts a good tilt to them all

and the different version of Harlem Shuffle (I remember having this version on a Jayboy single in the 70's)

the only downside (If any) is it only contains 10 tracks but we cant have everything

all in all a good cd and would recomend it to others to buy
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Format: Audio CD
Back in August 2008 I did a Listmania on Amazon called "Ace Records Hip Pocket Series..." – it pictured 22 of 25 releases - 6" card repros in the British label’s eclectic and varied reissue series (covers many genres – see full list below).

This December 2010 CD of "The Duck" by JACKIE LEE on Ace/Kent Soul CDHP 032 (Barcode 0029667044226) is also on that ‘Hip Pocket’ list and features a CD transfer/remaster into a 6” Card Repro Sleeve. It plays out as follows (30:05 minutes):

1. The Duck
2. Hully Gully
3. The Shotgun And The Duck
4. Do The Temptation Walk
5. The Neighborhood
6. Land Of 1000 Dances
7. The Duck (Part 2) [Side 2]
8. Dancing In The Street
9. The Bounce
10. Do You Love Me
11. Everybody Jerk
12. Harlem Shuffle
Tracks 1 to 12 are a straightforward reissue of Jackie Lee's ultra-rare soul album called "The Duck" on Mirwood Records MW-7000. It was released in early 1966 in the USA and this 2010 CD features the original MONO tapes digitally remastered by NICK ROBBINS at Ace’s Sound Mastering studios in London. Being mid Sixties Soul and on a minor label - this is not exactly audiophile territory – but don’t let that put you off. These are the real tapes used here and the sound is just great – big, clear and full of vim and vigor.

Musically it’s wonderfully evocative stuff. The vibe is very uptempo mid-Sixties Motown – Jackie Lee’s lead vocal supporting by girly vocals, pinging vibes, brass and an incessant bass and drums backbeat – all of it done with an almost Wall-Of-Sound production. None of the tunes push past two minutes thirty seconds – they come in – do the business – and exit again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "There's A Dance Going Around From Coast To Coast...They're Calling It The Most..." 6 Mar. 2011
By Mark Barry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Back in August 2008 I did a Listmania on Amazon (UK and USA) called "Ace Records Hip Pocket Series..." - it pictured 22 releases of 5" card repros in the British label's eclectic and varied reissue series.

This December 2010 CD on Kent Soul CDHP 032 (UK import) is the latest to get the 5" card treatment in that run (30:05 minutes).

Tracks 1 to 12 are a straightforward reissue of Jackie Lee's ultra-rare soul album called "The Duck" on Mirwood Records MW-7000. It was released in early 1966 in the USA and this remastered CD features the original MONO tapes digitally remastered by Nick Robbins at Ace's Sound Mastering studios in London. Being mid Sixties Soul and on a minor label, this is not exactly audiophile territory - but don't let that put you off. These are the real tapes used here and the sound is just great - big, clear and full of vim and vigour.

Musically it's wonderfully evocative stuff. The vibe is very uptempo mid-Sixties Motown - Jackie Lee's lead vocal supporting by girly vocals, pinging vibes, brass and an incessant bass and drums backbeat - all of it done with an almost Wall-Of-Sound production. None of the tunes push past two minutes thirty seconds - they come in - do the business - and exit again. It's proper Northern Soul territory and easy to see why Soul fans adore him on the dancefloors of the UK and Europe.

The title track on 7" was a huge hit the USA charts in December 1965 and the album charted too in February of the following year - 1966. The same irresistible beat infests "Hully Gully" (lyrics above) and as you can see from the track list, there are plenty of Atlantic and Motown covers tapping into the same territory.

The 5" card sleeve is dinky looking. The rear sleeve contains the original liner notes (not exactly readable I'm afraid) and the inner card sleeve reproduces the original Mirwood Records label on both sides (a nice touch).

Apart from Ace's superb 2009 28-track CD "The Mirwood Records Masters", there's been precious little of Jackie Lee in the marketplace. So if you already own that great CD, then you won't need this. But if you don't, then this is a very cool place to start appreciating the man's mojo - and start practising those talcum-powder floor-filling moves...

Recommended like your baby doing the 'Temptation Walk' in hot pants.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Service! 23 April 2014
By Ken Karawin Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Order came in on right on time! The package is fantastic. I do highly recommend, IT'S PERFECT! THUMBS UP! :)
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