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Draw Your Brakes
Draw Your Brakes
Price: £0.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Holds up well, 17 April 2016
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Holds up well as only DJ tune on the classic soundtrack The Harder They Come.


Delta Swamp Rock: Sounds from the South: At the Crossroads of Rock, Country and Soul
Delta Swamp Rock: Sounds from the South: At the Crossroads of Rock, Country and Soul
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Southern rock, 14 Nov. 2015
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Tremendous collection of material from the American South. Packaging and presentation is up to Soul Jazz's normal high standards, and the selection avoids the more obvious tunes like Ode to Billie Jo and Sweet Home Alabama, in favour of lesser known gems. CD1 begins with Lynyrd Skynyrd's achingly reflective 'The Seasons', and closes with the equally bittersweet 'Seasons Come and Seasons Go'. You might not think Cher could do justice to a Dr.John swamp classic or that Linda Ronstadt could get to grips with dignified Southern church-soul aka Aretha's Spirit in the Dark. Give this a listen and find out.


American Rock 'N' Roll Anthems
American Rock 'N' Roll Anthems
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jukebox from paradise., 13 Jun. 2015
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Brilliant selection mainly from the late 1950s. If you like this era of music or you want to check it out, step right up and buy. As other reviewers have pointed out, it's not all 'rock n roll' but that's a bonus. Not only do you have r'n'r classics such as the 1st four on disk 1 - Rock Around The Clock, Roll Over Beethoven, All Shook Up, Be Bop A Lula - but you get Latin pop (La Bamba), blues (Howlin' Wolf), country (Hank Williams), classic pop (To Know Him Is To Love Him), early soul (James Brown's phenomenal Please Please Please). As you'd expect for the price, the packaging is minimal but just go to Wikipedia for info on many of these songs. If paradise had a jukebox....


Complete Madness
Complete Madness
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pop heaven, 13 Jun. 2015
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Still fresh and fun over 30 years on. Great lyrics and irresistible fairground sound, especially Lee Thompson's sax and Mike Barson's keyboards. Not 'complete' because this compilation was issued in 1982 when Madness were still a very active recording band, but around 12 of these 16 tracks are classics. Pop heaven.


GRRR!
GRRR!

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 9 May 2015
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If you want a risk-free good value Stones comp, this does the job. Artwork and packaging are basic but can't fault the song selection or the sound quality.


A's B's & EP's
A's B's & EP's
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 9 May 2015
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Single disk collection of The Animals' vibrant, driving rhythm and blues. All songs are from 1964-65 but the standard remains high with very little filler. Eric Burdon's vocals and Alan Price's organ playing both stand out throughout. The CD sound quality is excellent and it's great value.


Boogie Chillen: Early Mods' First-Choice Vinyl
Boogie Chillen: Early Mods' First-Choice Vinyl
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dig these rhythm and blues, 1 Feb. 2015
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A fantastic range of late 50s and early 60s rhythm and blues, and much more. Never mind the mods and rockers debate this collection has been put together with care and flair. Will reward experts and novices to this era of music.


Atlantic Gold
Atlantic Gold
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Price: £21.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Fine survey of classic Atlantic & Stax, 16 Nov. 2014
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There's plenty of choice out there if you're looking for Atlantic or Stax compilations. The 8 vol Atlantic R&B box set from 1947-1974 is excellent value but if you're looking for something a bit shorter, opt for the 75 or 100 track Atlantic Gold comps. You'll rightly get the big hits from the big names - What'd I Say, Try A Little Tenderness, A Natural Woman etc - but you'll also be reminded that the Drifters and Ben E King's relaxed pop and latin tinged version of R&B has lasted remarkably well. You'll also be treated to lesser known pleasures such as Doris Troy's simple but powerful Just One Look (much better than the Hollies' cover), the passionate deep soul of When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (a revelation to me), and Donny Hathaway's blaxploitation jazz-funk epic The Ghetto. The packaging and sound quality are not perfect but you'll have a fine survey of two classic record labels summarising a vital period - roughly 1952 to 1972 - of American music.


Star Time
Star Time
Price: £27.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value package, 12 July 2014
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This package does full justice to James Brown's amazingly influential career. All the classics and more, painstakingly compiled by Cliff White. Other reviews have covered the 4 discs but it's also worth mentioning the detailed book which has a great selection of b/w photos plus reproduced posters and record sleeves. Aside from a full discography and session details of every song in the set, the essays from Nelson George and Alan Leeds provide cultural context and a music business perspective. Great value.


To Sweden With Love
To Sweden With Love

4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely blend, 12 July 2014
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Lovely, restrained blend of American and European traditions.


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