Various – Sweet Sound Of Success Label: Kent Records – CDKEND 112 Released: 1994 Genre: Funk / Soul Style: Soul Tracklist 1 Esquires, The – You've Got The Power 2 Brooks O'dell – If I Had You 3 Diplomats, The – There's Still A Tomorrow 4 Big Maybelle – The Same Old Story 5 Shirelles, The – Don't Say Goodnight And Mean Goodbye 6 Lenny Miles – Invisible 7 Roscoe Robinson – That's Enough 8 Chuck Jackson And Maxine Brown – Baby Take Me 9 Candy And The Kisses – Keep On Searchin' 10 Nella Dodds – Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers 11 Timmy Shaw – If I Catch You 12 Chuck Jackson – Hand It Over 13 Freddie Hughes – He's No Good 14 Theola Kilgore – The Love Of My Man 15 Chuck Jackson – Look Over Your Shoulder 16 Maxine Brown – One Step At A Time 17 Tommy Hunt – The Door Is Open 18 Tammy Montgomery – It's Mine 19 Judy Clay – Lonely People Do Foolish Things 20 Roscoe Robinson – How Much Pressure 21 Nella Dodds – Come See About Me 22 L.C. Cooke* – Half A Man 23 Jackie Ross – This World's In A Hell Of A Shape 24 Bessie Banks – Do It Now 25 Maxine Brown – Ask Me 26 Chuck Jackson And Maxine Brown – Can't Let You Out Of My Sight 27 Timmy Shaw – Gonna Send You Back To Georgia 28 Lenny Miles – Don't Believe Him, Donna This Kent Records reissue of many of Sceptor's and Wand Records' minor soul numbers from the '60s makes a nice companion to Capricorn Records' more ambitious, three-disc collection of the New York-based label's big soul and pop hits. Even without many of the chart toppers from the Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, and -- less disturbingly -- B.J. Thomas, there is a large store of solid soul gems here by the Esquires, Brooks O'Dell, the Diplomats, and Chuck Jackson. Jackson's classic performances on "Hand It Over" and "Look Over Your Shoulder" provide some of the collection's high points, but more askew tunes like Lenny Miles' bubblegum and soul number "Invisible" and Timmy Shaw's R&B-surf workout "If I Catch You" provide obscurities not generally found on hit collections. The songs here, in fact, fall somewhere between the slick productions of Motown and the rougher yet more intriguing output from smaller soul labels like Groovesville and Calla; the gap is bridged explicitly by the appropriation of Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancin' in the Streets" on Freddie Hughes' earthy and loose "He's No Good." Add some more quality well-known (Big Maybelle) and not so well-known (Roscoe Robinson) contributions, and you've got a solid collection of soul material in this Kent compilation.