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|Kent's Cellar of Soul|
Kent's Cellar of Soul
Genres: Pop, R&B
A CD that could almost be called the soul edition of 'Chartbusters USA', this is a very strong compilation of classic 60s soul that was very popular in the States & the UK. 26 tracks, including two U.S. R&B #1s (The Int... more »
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A CD that could almost be called the soul edition of 'Chartbusters USA', this is a very strong compilation of classic 60s soul that was very popular in the States & the UK. 26 tracks, including two U.S. R&B #1s (The Intruders & Bettye Swann), from every area of 60s black music - deep ballads to up-tempo ravers & all points in-between. Most tracks haven't been on CD before. Ace/Kent Soul. 2003.
Phil S. | USA | 10/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Juduging by the CD title you might expect Etta James and Sugar Pie DeSanto's "In The Basement, Part One" but...just kiddin' - there's really nothing missing here.
If you expect all Kent-Modern sides, this is not the one (although) you'd be missing many great sides from famous independents. Vernon Garrett's "Shine It On" is the only number actually from listed as Kent.
Rodger Collins' "She's Lookin' Good" and Little Richard's "Get Down With It" are presented. Maybe they didn't make a whole lotta noise way back when but the've gotten reinvigorated on this classy CD. I must confess I bought the CD hoping that one of R. Penniman's live in Atlanta cuts finally made it to the new medium, but "Get Down..." [in mono] comes by way of Abbey Road about a year later. Some heavy-handed horns weigh it down at the end but it's a better try than the earlier rough workout.
By the way, it's been reported that Reggie Dwight (aka Elton John) is heard on the LR track included here.
"You Left The Water Running" by Barbara Lynn on Tribe is a moving statement; Erma Franklin's "The Right To Cry" on Shout is another tune which I might not label a "lost hit" because the artistry transcends any Golden Oldies designation.
Also sit back and enjoy Mighty Sam's 1967 version of "When She Touches Me (Nothing Else Matters)" from Amy.
Dave Godin's notes read real easy and the packagaing works, too."