I was a bit disappointed with this when I first got it and would probably would have agreed with the 3 stars of the other reviewers. However on further listening the sheer variety of the different styles of soul that were released on Rojac & Tay-ster start to bring a smile to your face. The Big Maybelle tracks are always worth listening to, as are the International GTOs. The Third Guitar and Jo Armstead's tracks also hit me after a few plays. The Dam Sam the Miracle Man tracks took me a bit longer to get into but I really like them. I think if you approach these two CDs with an open mind they will give you a lot of listening pleasure. If you're looking for full ahead dancers you might be a bit disappointed. The packaging is bright and gives you something interestingto read. If you can get this at a good price it is worth buying and then giving it a bit of timeto appreciate the different styles of soul.
the best of jack taylors rojac and tayster labels? so what about master 4-love has taken wing,the 1 track that would make this cd a worthy buy.disc 1 wont have much appeal to northern soul fans.disc 2 has the northern tracks,having said that,they have been released on other cds.its the super rare releases that make cds like this a worthwhile buy.therefore a bit of research by the compiler would not go amiss.why worry about northern fans?well,without the ns scene,labels,artists,records like these,would have stayed undiscovered.