VA - The Sweet Sound Of Success - Sceptor and Wand Records MP3/Flac

VA - The Sweet Sound Of Success - Sceptor and Wand Records
Various ‎– Sweet Sound Of Success
Label: Kent Records ‎– CDKEND 112
Released: 1994
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul
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.

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