VARIOUS ARTISTS New York City Soul 1985 256+ VBR LAME mp3 Vinyl rip & scans from Kent 043
The Megatons - Detroit Sound
Bobby Hebb - Proud Soul Heritage
Continuing with Kent, here's another assortment of NYC soul to accompany the Big City Soul collection posted a couple weeks ago. Not as strong an assortment, there's still some killers on here - as always. Personal fave here is the dope Detroit Sound by The Megatons, who bashed their bomb out in a bathroom, giving it a lo-fi sound that software just can't simulate. An oddity here is the anachronistic Proud Soul Heritage performed by Bobby Hebb, the man who The Beatles brought from the penthouse to the outhouse in a few scant days of opening his US tour. This updated version of PSH was actually the 7" b-side to a discofied version of his massive hit Sunny.
Speaking of which, this past week I picked up Hebb's Sunny LP in a lot of 500 albums I scooped up for $400. Although it was mainly a collection of 60s pop, psych, blues rock and country there were a few dozen nice little nuggets of doo wop, soul and jazz of which more than a few will likely find their way to Soundological. In the meantime, you Kent go wrong with another comp from Croasdell's ace imprint!
1 Brenda Lee Jones - You're The Love Of My Lifevid 2 The Chiffons - Keep The Boy Happyvid 3 Billy Sha-rea - I'm Gonevid 4 Hoagy Lands - Friends And Lovers Don't Go Togethervid 5 Hoagy Lands - The Next In Linevid 6 The Dynamics - Yes I Love You Babyvid 7 Johnny Gibson Trio - Beachcombervid 8 Dean Parish - I'm On My Wayvid 9 Carl Spencer - Cover Girlvid 10 The Jackson Brothers - I've Gotta Hear It From You 11 Lilly Fields & Hoagy Lands - Beautiful Music 12 The Megatons - Detroit Sounds 13 The Casualeers - When I'm In Your Arms 14 Johnny Law Four - Call On Me 15 Dean & Jean - Silly Little Girlvid 16 Bobby Hebb - Proud Soul Heritage
Soundological grapples with the Big Apple HERE or HERE.