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So Soulful 70's


  • 1. Kiss My Love Goodbye - Bettye Swann
    2. Save Your Love for Me - Vivian Reed
    3. Fragile, Handle With Care - Sam Dees
    4. I'm So Happy - Prince Phillip Mitchell
    5. Come on, Let Me Love You - Moses Smith
    6. Call on Me - The Dynells
    7. Thanks for Nothing - Na Allen
    8. You'll Wake Up Wiser - Bettye LaVette
    9. Thin Line Between Love and Hate - The Persuaders
    10. Just My Way of Loving You - Garland Green
    11. What Good Am I - TSU Tornadoes
    12. You Got the Best of Me - Ronn Matlock
    13. Got to Get You Back - Sons of Robin Stone
    14. Calling for Your Love - The Enticers
    15. Love Bandit - Patti & the Lovelites
    16. Come on Back to Me Lover - Margie Joseph
    17. (Daddy Hot Stuff) You're Too Hot to Hold - Barbara Lynn
    18. Supernatural Thing, Pt. 1 - Ben E. King
    19. Loving You Is Mellow - Major Harris
    20. Let Me Show You - Larry Wu
    21. Baby Don't Hold Your Love Back - The Bridge
    22. Rising Cost of Love, The - Darrow Fletcher
    23. That's Understanding - Patterson Twins/The Patterson Singers
    24. Suspicious Minds - Dee Dee Warwick
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 175

  • Credits
    ProducerOllie McLaughlin; Dave Crawford; Tony "Champagne" Silvester; Taylor; Gilda Woods; Joe Webb; E. James Walker; Young Professionals; Poindexter Brothers; Edward Langford; Clarence Johnson; Tony Bell; Huey P. Meaux; Frank Fair; Dennis Williams; Johnny Bristol; Kenny Gamble; Leon Huff; Michael Stokes; Amir Bayyan; Phil Hurtt; Prince Phillip Mitchell; Syl Johnson; Bert deCoteaux; Bobby Eli; Brad Shapiro
    Engineer

    Performers include: Prince Phillip Mitchell, Bettye Swann, Dynells, Sam Dees, Vivian Reed, Moses Smith, Ron Matlock, Patterson Singers, Enticers.
    Contains 24 tracks.
    Personnel: Ronn Matlock, Dee Dee Warwick, Na Allen, Garland Green, Patti Hamilton, Larry Wu, Major Harris, Margie Joseph, Moses Smith, Prince Phillip Mitchell, Sam Dees, Barbara Lynn, Vivian Reed, Ben E. King, Bettye LaVette, Bettye Swann (vocals).
    Liner Note Author: Ady Croasdell.
    Recording information: Atlantic South-Criteria Studios, Miami, FL (1968-1985); Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL (1968-1985); RPM International Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1968-1985).
    Photographers: David H. Walters; Slyvia Croasdell; Adam Buchanan; Ady Croasdell.
    Arrangers: Dale Warren; Donny Hathaway; Johnny Cameron; Tony Bell; Sam Reed; Michael Stokes; Richard Poindexter; Wardell Quezergue; Willie Mitchell; Bert de Coteaux; Bobby Eli.
    A pleasing collection of underexposed soul sounds from the '70s. Only two bona fide hits are included among the 24 tracks: the Persuaders' chilling "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" and Ben E. King's "Supernatural Thing." Elsewhere, kudos to Kent Records for unleashing some real nuggets like Vivian "Bubbling Brown Sugar" Reed's "Save Your Love for Me"; she's not bubbly on this tearjerker but so soulful she'll have you in tears before the fade. Sam Dee's "Fragile, Handle With Care" shows where the man was at (cutting hard-edged Southern soul music) before embarking on a more successful career as a hit songwriter. The T.S.U. Tornadoes (of "Tighten Up" fame) are represented by "What Good Am I," a change-of-pace (for them) floater. Dee Dee Warwick's rendition of Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds" proves that in some cases a Queen beats a King. Also included are two songs from the great, unheralded Betty Lavette. The liner notes make for insightful and interesting reading as this thoughtfully compiled disk spins. ~ Andrew Hamilton

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  • Genre: R&B
  • Label: Kent 175
  • Distributor: City Hall
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Studio/Live: Studio
  • UPC: 029667217521
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