Otis, Aretha, Candi, Etta, Irma, Willie Hightower, Bettye Swann, Bobbie Gentry, etc etc etc… an 84-page booklet with numerous new interviews… plenty of obscurities and previously-unissued tracks… Essential!
The 1970 LP — a neglected, heavy-soul classic — with eleven extras, unmissable deep soul like The Love Of My Man, funk like Tighten Up. Watch out, the title-track and come-again Weepers are pretty devastating.
The classic 1967 Cadet LP. Eight of the twelve bonus tracks are from FAME… orphaned monsters like Aretha’s Do Right Woman, I Worship The Ground You Walk On, Almost Persuaded.
‘The Complete Tribe And Jet Stream Singles 1966-1979.’ Including the original version of You Left The Water Running.
He’s celebrated for nutting out with Huey Piano Smith’s Clowns — but this is classic, essential, mid-60s southern soul, recorded for Stax and American in Memphis, and FAME in Muscle Shoals, with knockout ballads.
The key recordings of the greatest Southern Soul singer there ever was, with pristine sound, including twelve previously unissued tracks — completely superseding HJ’s own gallant stop-gap.
Top Detroit soul and gospel from Dave Hamilton’s studio, 1968-88, deep to funky.
Twenty-six tracks, only two of them previously released: romping stomping early Detroit soul. Excellent notes, with comments this year from member Joe Billingslea, and rare photos.
Superb female vocal soul trio from Alabama, recorded by Sounds Of Memphis — southern flavoured ballads, dancers, pop, sister funk.
Jackie Wilson, Gladys Knight, Erma Franklin, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Butler, Esther Phillips, Irma Thomas, Chuck Jackson… This guy wrote Giving Up, the Donny Hathaway masterpiece, for crying out loud.