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The Sue Records Story: New York City (The Sound of Soul)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B
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Sue records box review
Eric Foster | euclid, oh USA | 08/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i have been looking for this box set for years. i finally found it on amazon.com and i purchased it for a very reasonable price for it belng OUT OF PRINT. and i really love it thank you. ERIC FOSTER"
Forget about Motown!
Carl Stewart | western Massachusetts | 06/05/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not many people, certainly not those born after 1960, know the label Sue Records, and that is a shame. Based in New York City, Harlem to be exact, and African-American owned, Sue produced some stunning records during its relatively brief time on the scene.
Some of us have heard the amazing "Mockingbird", originally recorded at Sue by the brother-sister team of Charlie and Inez Foxx, covered by Aretha, Martha and the Vandellas, Dusty Springfield, and even by Carly Simon and James Taylor, when they were still an item. But here is the real thing and I defy anyone to prefer the Simon/Taylor version, as good as it is, to the original.
Barbara George was another Sue artist and one who never achieved the fame she deserved. If she never recorded anything but "I Know" (You Don't Love Me No More), her place in the R & B pantheon would be assured. There are 3 other Barbara George cuts on this set, all of them wonderful.
Too many other great bits to mention; among them the Hollywood Flames doing the original "Rockin Robin" and, who woulda thunk it, 10 cuts from the most successful of the Sue stable, Ike and Tina Turner. Listen to "A Fool in Love" and remember how great Ike and Tina were at the beginning of their careers.
This is a boxed set that undeservedly languished on shelves at record stores. There is an awful lot of terrific R & B to be found on these 4 CDs"