Looking Good - 75 Femme Mod Soul Nuggets Box set
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Compiled by Northern Soul and Girl Group specialist Glenn Joe Boy Gunton, with booklet essay by noted music journalist , Mojo and Record Collector writer Lois Wilson and Looking Back creator John Reed. These collectable rarities are from the vaults of the classic US labels Columbia, Challenge, Hickory, Era, King, Scepter, Musicor, Cameo, Swan, Velgo, ABC, Dial, Lawn, Okeh, Date. Looking Good will be promoted by a major Facebook campaign, with reviews in all major music-based publications and websites. This box set meets a ready market, with RPM itself having had excellent sales track records with its girl group sound collections of The Shangrilas, Ruby & The Romantics, The Royalettes, The Cookies and the compilation Girls Go Zonk . Plenty of rarities throughout, including unreleased and first time on CD tracks.
Top Customer Reviews
Cd 1. (61.48mins). There are some top tracks on this disc including - `Run Run' by The Persianettes, , `You're so fine' by Dorothy Berry, a couple of great new to my ears tracks would be `Mister Loveman' by Yvonne Carroll and `Do what you're supposed to do' by The Three Degrees . Very few tracks could be described as filler - most are very good to excellent. 9/10.
Cd 2. (61.04mins). Disc 2 continues with high quality tracks - `And in return' by Sheila Ferguson (led singer of the 3 Degrees) and the stomping `You've got the power' by Gail Wynters are merely a couple of highlights to enjoy. 8.5/10.
Cd 3. (62.40mins). Contains `Panic' by Reparata & the Delrons, the classic `The 81' by Candy and the kisses and one of the best ever female tracks `Gonna make him my baby' by April Young from 1965. 9.5/10.
Overall, a great value for money package which is well executed and contains some top notch female tracks. Highly recommended, buy it now. 9/10.
Unsurprisingly the overall sound of a lot of of the songs mimics that of Motown and Phil Spector's of the same era and some of the songs are making their first apperance on CD. As expected with these sorts of collections, there are fillers but they're outnumbered by some top drawer gems with The Yum Yums addictive Northern Soul classic ''Gonna Be A Big Thing' being the best song here.
The CDs are housed in individual cardboard sleeves and these in turn are housed in a sturdy flip-top carboard box alongside an extensive booklet that features notes on all of the artists and songs. Featuring plenty of rarities and a couple of previously unreleased songs, this is a worthwhile and welcome collection. 3½ stars.
I look forward to the next volume/box.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent cd worth every penny just for the opals trackPublished 24 months ago by Terence J. Metcalfe
Some very rare tracks here making this collection ideal for a fan of the Northern Soul end of the mod music spectrum. Read morePublished on 28 Aug. 2013 by pete melvets
for type music.
many tracks for me new,unknow,good.no good 1 tracks ruin on disc.
for people that like soul music.