Friday, 28 August 2009

Various - Soul Serenade (Kent 041)

Soul Serenade


256+ VBR LAME mp3
Vinyl rip & scans from Kent 041

The Diplomats - Can't Get You Out Of My Mind

Brooks O'Dell - Soul Serenade

Still on the succinct side of things, here's another comp from our fave Northern Soul slingers. Maybe not my favourite Kent, but definitely holds some of my all-time favourite tracks to be found on any of their (or any other soul-diggin' outfit for that matter) compilations I've heard. Case in point: The Sheppards' Your Love Has Got A Hole In It, for my money it's hands-down one of the best conscious soul tracks to ever grace wax. You'll note that, as with most of the tracks listed, it's linked to a vid on YouTube so you don't have to wait for the whole LP to download if you wanna call BS on that claim.
It's hard to believe it was collecting dust for almost 20 years before the boys plucked from it the void of the vault.

Other highlights include the eminently sample-worthy Porgy & The Monarchs, upbeat grooviness from The Esquires and a chugger from the latter-day Platters. BTW, on a new day the Diplomats would all of a sudden turn their back on love and be better known as your pimps, the Skull Snaps!

1 Porgy & The Monarchs - That Girl vid
2 The Just Brothers - Carlena vid
3 Chuck Jackson - Good Things Come To Those Who Wait vid
4 Nella Dodds - I Just Gotta Have You vid
5 The Shirelles - Look Away
6 The Platters - Doesn't It Ring A Bell
7 The Diplomats - Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
8 Porgy & The Monarchs - If It's For Real vid
9 The Esquires - My Sweet Baby vid
10 Brooks O'Dell - Soul Serenade
11 The Jive 5 - Crying Like A Baby vid
12 Judy Clay - Haven't Got What It Takes vid
13 Maxine Brown - Gotta Find A Way vid
14 The Sheppards - Your Love Has Got A Hole In It vid
15 Lenny Miles - Don't Believe Him Donna vid
16 Marie Knight - A Little Too Lonely

Let Soundological serenade you HERE or HERE.

PS - A big thanks to the silent benefactor who was kind enough to use my referrer button on the right when they signed up for a RS account!


funk tone said...

thank you for the next kent!

Bill said...

Thanks for the two Kent albums.Good stuff!!

DJInnaSoul said...

You do know there's a pint or three waiting for you if you are ever in Ireland, right ?

Many thanks star.

cheeba said...

@funk tone & Bill, you're more than welcome...stay tuned for more!

@InnaSoul, you'll definitely be the first to know if I do. Erin Go Bragh!

Wallofsound said...

Thanks for sharing. I can take this out of my digitising pile now.