Geezers, this time, no groups or female singers. Old friends reinforced by series debuts from the likes of Herman Moore, Dan Brantley, Roy Lee Johnson and Anon, sticking close to the golden years, 1966-8.
Her second and third Motown LPs, from 1962 and 1963 — irresistible, timeless pop — making her its biggest star. In authentic mono for the first time on CD, using fresh transfers of the original master tapes.
Plenty of killers, old friends like The Soul Children and William Bell alongside nuff new discoveries. Check the samples (if you think you’re hard enough).
All Buddy Killen’s productions for the Lloyd, Dial, Philips and Happy Tiger labels, between 1965-71. Some great dancers… but Kelly’s slow, Southern soul is just killer.
Impeccable, lovely, gal-trio soul, from mid-sixties New York City, including early sides as the Lovejoys — take it easy, Wackies fans — solo recordings by lead singer Leola Jiles, and several fine unissued sides.
A songwriting mainstay of FAME from 1968 to 1972 — monsters like Candi’s Evidence — George was also a very fine singer, unmannered, hurt, open. The first of several volumes.