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  • Audio CD (23 April 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: BBE
  • ASIN: B0071H7LWK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,990 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Matrix - Dizzy Gillespie
  2. I Can't Get No Higher - Eight Minutes
  3. Brother (Title) - Adam Wade & Johnny Pate
  4. You Owe It to Yourself - J.J. Barnes
  5. Too Sad to Tell - Debbie Taylor
  6. Chitlins & Cuchifritos - Joe Thomas
  7. Njia (Nija) Walk - The Fatback Band
  8. Naturally Good - Bartel
  9. Get Some of This - Madhouse
  10. Gingele - Astrud Gilberto
  11. One Life - The Albert
  12. Honey Buns - Bobby Rydell
  13. You and I - Black Ivory
  14. Take My Love Don't Set Me Free - Eight Minutes
  15. Instant Replay - Wanda Robinson

Disc: 2

  1. Dance Girl - Fatback Brother Bill Curtis
  2. Boogie - Bartel
  3. Alligator - Dizzy Gillespie
  4. I Keep Asking You Questions - Black Ivory
  5. Rock Steady - Julius Brockington
  6. Submission - Tyrone Washington
  7. Every Brother Ain't a Brother - Joe Thomas
  8. You've Just Been Bitten - Bartel
  9. Surrender - Black Ivory
  10. Find the One Who Loves You - Eight Minutes
  11. Take It Easy My Brother Charlie - Astrud Gilberto
  12. Heritage Hum - James Moody
  13. Wishful Thinking - J.J. Barnes
  14. Looking for a Brand New Game - Eight Minutes
  15. A Possibility (Back Home) - Wanda Robinson

Product Description

Medium 1
Matrix - Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)
I can't get no higher - The Eight Minutes
Brother (Title)
You owe it to yourself - J J Barnes
Too sad to tell - Debbie Taylor
Chitlins & cuchifritos - Joe Thomas
Njia (Nija) walk - The Fatback Band
Naturally good - Bartel
Get some of this - Madhouse
Gingele - Astrud Gilberto (geb 1940)
One life - The Albert
Honeybuns - Bobby Rydell
You and I - Black Ivory
Take my love don't set me free - The Eight Minutes
Instant Replay - Wanda Robinson

Medium 2
Dance girl - Bill Fatback Brother aka Curtis
Boogie - Bartel
Alligator - Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993)
I keep asking you questions - Black Ivory
Rock steady - Julius Brockington
Submission - Tyrone Washington
Every brother ain't a brother - Joe Thomas
You've just been bitten - Bartel
Surrender - Black Ivory
Find the one who loves you - The Eight Minutes
Take It Easy, My Brother Charlie - Astrud Gilberto (geb 1940)
Heritage hum - James Moody (1925-2010)
Wishful thinking - J J Barnes
Looking For A Brand New Game a - The Eight Minutes
A Possibility (Back Home) - Wanda Robinson

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2 cds and nothing from the masterful Larry Young album Lawrence of Newark - hardly qualifies as a 'Best of' then.....
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HASH(0x9327d81c) out of 5 stars Excellent Vintage Soul 2 July 2012
By Matt Leeds - Published on
Format: Audio CD
If, like me, you are a maven for `60/'70s soul, R&B and funk, and like to dig deeper than the classics, then this collection is for you. I am always on the lookout for this sort of thing, and noticed this featured on the homepage for I downloaded it from iTunes. (Although it is not listed as a "deluxe" or expanded edition, the download version includes eight additional tracks not found on the CD or vinyl editions, and all of them are worth having.) I own many of the Eccentric Soul collections put out by the Numero label, and this is similar to those. As with the Eccentric sets, this one features obscure tracks from a long-defunct label. Unlike the Eccentric series, though, some big names (e.g. Dizzy Gillespie, Astrud Gilberto, The Fatback Band) are featured, and the quality is consistently better. There are also tracks that move away from pure soul and funk, to soul jazz and Brazilian. But everything fits together well. There's not a bad track here. I actually give this 4-1/2 stars. The only reason I hold back ½ star is because, although these tracks are classic-caliber, obscure recordings, by their nature, cannot truly be consider "classic", in my opinion, without widespread public recognition over years or decades. But that takes nothing away from this excellent set.
HASH(0x9327eaec) out of 5 stars Early 1970s soul-funk-jazz jewels 13 Sept. 2014
By Donald E. Gilliland - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I love discovering CD collections like this, packed with great obscure soul music from the 1970s. Actually, you get more than vintage soul songs on here, the selections also covering jazz, funk and even Brazilian samba. Unlike the other reviewer, I have no qualms about rewarding this collection with 5 stars. Yes, most of the artists on here are obscure --- or at least ones you may not have heard before --- but that doesn't lessen the quality of the music. This stuff sparkles!

As Dean Rudland writes in the liner notes, "When Perception closed its doors in 1974 it had been producing records for nearly 5 years. It's left behind a legacy of great soul, funk and jazz, which is contained within this compilation." Even though the label started operations in the late 1960s, all of the songs on this collection are taken from the years 1970-1973. You can see the full track listing by clicking on the photo of the back cover at the top of this page.

So many great songs on here, that's it's hard to pick favorites, but the track that really turns my head around is "One Life" by a band called The Albert, featuring Otis Smith on vocals. Such a sweet, seductive soul gem! Teasingly, there is one this one track by The Albert on this collection, even though some research reveals that they recorded at least one full album.

Amongst the other great songs on here are cuts by famous artists such as Dizzy Gillespie and Astrud Gilberto, each with 2 tracks each on here, plus there are 2 killer tunes by the Fatback Band and underrated acts such as Black Ivory, Joe Thomas, and J.J. Barnes. Honestly, some great music. Another obscure but interesting artist, Bartel, has 3 very good tracks, but it's another group, The Eight Minutes (the label's answer to the Jackson 5), that has the biggest tally with 4 tracks.

Another standout tune is "Brother" by Adam Wade and Johnny Pate, which was the theme from a Blaxploitation film called "Brother on the Run." I'd rank it up there with other film themes of the era such as "Shaft' and "Superfly" --- it's that good! In fact, the liner notes tell us that Pate worked with Curtis Mayfield during some of his "seminal" productions.

The CDs come with an 8-page booklet that includes the essay by Dean Rudland, plus small color reproductions of some of the label's album releases. As mentioned by the other reviewer, this collection fits nicely with the sort of vintage soul reissues that the Numero Group has released in the past decade. In any case, if you are fan of early 1970s soul music with funk and jazz flavorings, do yourself a favor and get this collection. Highly recommended!
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