VARIOUS ARTISTS Soul Serenade 1985 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 Girlvid 2 The Just Brothers - Carlenavid 3 Chuck Jackson - Good Things Come To Those Who Waitvid 4 Nella Dodds - I Just Gotta Have Youvid 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 Realvid 9 The Esquires - My Sweet Babyvid 10 Brooks O'Dell - Soul Serenade 11 The Jive 5 - Crying Like A Babyvid 12 Judy Clay - Haven't Got What It Takesvid 13 Maxine Brown - Gotta Find A Wayvid 14 The Sheppards - Your Love Has Got A Hole In Itvid 15 Lenny Miles - Don't Believe Him Donnavid 16 Marie Knight - A Little Too Lonely