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We're The Soul Girls!: The Complete Volt Recordings Limited Edition

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  • Audio CD (30 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Stax/Ace
  • ASIN: B008A8EZIC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 220,807 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. How Can You Mistreat The One You Love
  2. That Man Of Mine
  3. Soul Girl
  4. What's Gonna Happen To Me
  5. Hang Me Now
  6. What Will Later On Be Like
  7. It's Unbelievable (How You Control My Soul)
  8. I Like What You're Doing To Me
  9. It's Time To Pay (For The Fun We've Had)
  10. Standing In The Need Of Your Love
  11. Singing About Love
  12. Let Them See In Me
  13. I'm In Love With You
  14. Changes
  15. Something Sweet About My Baby
  16. Please Uncle Sam (Send Back My Man)
  17. Loving Material
  18. I'll Gladly Take You Back
  19. As Long As I've Got You
  20. Baby Come And Get It
  21. Sea Shell
  22. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
  23. Baby Hurry
  24. Someone Made You For Me
  25. Peace Maker
  26. Oo-Oh A-A-A-H
  27. I've Done It Again
  28. Let's Exchange Hearts
  29. A Tisket, A Tasket

Product Description

There is still a lot of untouched soul gold in the Stax vaults. To prove it, this month Ace present two new projects featuring some of the Memphis label's premier female vocalists. We're The Soul Girls brings together the complete recordings of the company's two first ranking girl groups of the mid 60s. Both Jeanne and the Darlings and the Charmells were gainfully employed at Stax studios as backing vocalists, but both sets of ladies also recorded in their own right for the company's Volt subsidiary, mostly under the supervision of Isaac Hayes and David Porter. They didn't release many singles between them but they are treasured by Southern soul and girl group collectors alike. Both sides of each group's Volt 45s are featured here in stereo, where stereo mixes exist - along with some originally unissued cuts and seven sides that are making their world premiere here, more than 40 years after they were recorded. This is top-drawer Stax from start to finish and will be welcomed by all lovers of the music that came out of the label's McLemore Avenue studios during the heyday of Southern soul. A limited edition...

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A bit strange that this brilliant southern soul compilation has been released on ACE Records rather than its KENT imprint which is dedicated to 60's/70's soul releases, especially since the recent 3-4 releases on KENT (as of August 2012) have been a bit hit-and-miss. Never mind it is great to have this comprehensive release of two cult female southern Memphis soul groups who never released an album's worth of material in their respective lifetimes. Both groups did release at least one classic single in the 60's (Jeanne & The Darlings - 'How Can You Mistreat The One You Love' and The Charmels - 'As Long As I've Got You' which was famously sampled by the Wu Tang Clan on 'C.R.E.A.M.') but for various reasons never really established themselves on Stax-Volt and consequently dropped off their roster far too quickly. They did however each release 3-4 singles and did quite a few unreleased sessions, some overseen by the seminal Isaac Hayes/David Porter songwriting/production team and this release sweeps up everything into one neat limited release (1500 copies!).

The musical quality is generally very high even for the much of the unreleased stuff [not always the case with ACE/KENT releases!] though a couple of The Charmels tracks are blatantly unfinished (needing horn overdubs and further 'sweetening') but in someways that works to their advantage since they are more raw and immediate that way. I'd say there is only one out-and-out dud per group which means a generous 27-tracks of good to excellent listening. Of the two groups I prefer The Charmels who do some truly brilliant tracks ('As Long...
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EX CD FRM ACE.THESE TRACKS FRM LATE 60S ARE PROB THE BEST GIRL GROUP RECORDINGS OF THE TIME.THESE ARE CLEARLY GROUPS NOT LEAD SINGER AND SESSION BACKGROUND SINGERS THAT WE HAVE NO LEARNT WAS THE MAINSTAY WITH MOTOWN GIRL GROUPS OF THE SAME PERIOD.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED CD GET ONE WHILE U CAN IN 5YRS THIS WILL BE A HIGH PRICED COLLECTORS ITEM
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best "New" Discovery from Stax-Volt 25 July 2015
By Ronnie Audio Passion - Published on Amazon.com
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The writing/producing team of Hayes and Porter (Issac H. & David P.) - cut many sides (unknowingly until now) for female groups. To me, Jeanne & the Darlings were Volt version of Martha & the Vandellas, while the Charmels reminds of the Marvelettes. The history behind these groups are amazing, especially of the Charmells. When the Emotions finally broke "big" for Hayes and Porter, it was only months after the Charmels left the label. All of these songs were of high quality, lyrically and melody. Think of the late 60s and you also had the Sweet Inspirations. Jeanne & the Darlings and the Charmels could hold their own. Perhaps Stax only fault - promotion wise - was it seem to be such a male-dominant label, (the one most notable exception was Carla Thomas) during the Sixties. Anyhow, that's my 25 cents worth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars SHOULD HAVE BEEN HITS 9 April 2014
By nyro998 - Published on Amazon.com
Wow. Really good album from 2 girl groups at Stax/Volt.
How there were no hits from this is unbelievable - really good stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 Aug. 2014
By Robert Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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very satisfied with item and seller
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ratings 9 Jun. 2013
By James Lindsey - Published on Amazon.com
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The product itself was fine. Just did not care for the music production. Not refined enough for me as I was expecting it to be.
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