At the Club

At the Club

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These songs seem to be packaged as soul cuts ideally suited for clubs, either in the '60s when they were originally released, or later, when the perennial soul cult among the British still thrives. For those of us who are just regular old soul fans without a particular yen for club culture, it's better to think of it as a fine collection of '60s soul from Atlantic

Overview

These songs seem to be packaged as soul cuts ideally suited for clubs, either in the '60s when they were originally released, or later, when the perennial soul cult among the British still thrives. For those of us who are just regular old soul fans without a particular yen for club culture, it's better to think of it as a fine collection of '60s soul from Atlantic Records, most of it not very easy to get on reissues. A few hits dot the 25-track program, like the Mar-Keys' "Last Night," Doris Troy's "Just One Look," and the Coasters' "Poison Ivy." There are also relatively underexposed items by a good number of Atlantic and Stax stars like Booker T. & the MG's, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett, Solomon Burke, and Ben E. King. The real pleasure of this set for collectors, though, are the numerous rarities, chief among them Richard Barrett's Ray Charles-ish "Some Other Guy," the original version of the song covered live and on the BBC by the Beatles; the Soul Brother Six's "Some Kind of Wonderful"; Ray Sharpe's weird "Help Me (Get the Feeling) Part 1," which is like a soul version of Van Morrison's "Gloria"; Tami Lynn's maddeningly catchy "I'm Gonna Run Away From You," which was only a fluke hit in the U.K. six years after it was recorded; the Goodtimers' jazz-soul instrumental version of "Chain of Fools"; and King Curtis' cover of "Green Onions." There's even the rare and good 1965 white R&B single "He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart)" by Levon & the Hawks, who would soon change their name to the Band. Mel Tormé's "Comin' Home Baby" might seem like an odd choice in this company, its inclusion explained by its long-time status as a fave dance cut in English soul clubs. Some greater detail about the individual tracks in the liner notes would have been nice, but this is a fine investment for those who want soul as good as it is rare. [This U.K. import is not available for sale in North America.]

Product Details

Release Date:
07/02/1999
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667216821
catalogNumber:
168
Rank:
69356

Tracks

  1. Help Me (Get the Feeling), Pt. 1
  2. It Ain't What You Got
  3. Some Other Guy
  4. Looking for a Fox
  5. Some Kind of Wonderful
  6. Something Good (Is Going to Happen to You)
  7. I'm Gonna Run Away from You
  8. At the Club
  9. Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
  10. Poison Ivy
  11. Chain of Fools
  12. Able Mable
  13. Holding on with Both Hands
  14. Last Night
  15. The Memphis Train
  16. Three Time Loser
  17. Keep Lookin'
  18. 40 Days-40 Nights
  19. Green Onions
  20. Comin' Home Baby
  21. He Don't Love You (And He'll Break Your Heart)
  22. Slim Jenkins' Place
  23. Just One Look
  24. Walking up a One Way Street
  25. Young Boy Blues

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Booker T. & the MG's   Track Performer
Solomon Burke   Track Performer
Clarence Carter   Track Performer
Eddie Floyd   Track Performer
Wilson Pickett   Track Performer
Carla Thomas   Track Performer
Rufus Thomas   Track Performer
Mel Tormé   Track Performer
Willie Tee   Track Performer
Doris Troy   Track Performer
Mable John   Track Performer
Tamiya Lynn   Track Performer
Stan Applebaum   Conductor
Leroy Glover   Conductor
Soul Brothers Six   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Clarence Carter   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer,Producer
Rufus Thomas   Composer
King Curtis   Producer
Bob Dorough   Composer
Don Covay   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Stan Applebaum   Arranger
Charles "Packy" Axton   Composer
Richard Barrett   Composer
Bert Berns   Producer
Marcus Daniel   Composer
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Bob Gallo   Producer
Leroy Glover   Arranger
Rick Hall   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Floyd Newman   Composer
Doc Pomus   Composer
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger
Mack Rice   Composer
Willy Sparks   Composer
Lewis Steinberg   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Ben Tucker   Composer
Teacho Wiltshire   Arranger
Al Jackson   Composer,Producer
Ray Sharpe   Composer
Smoochy Smith   Composer
Wilbur Terrell   Composer

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