Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 3

Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures: Taken From Our Vaults, Vol. 3

     
 

The third installment of this well-respected series of (mostly) rare and (mostly) 1960s deep soul maintains the high standards of the previous two releases. The compiler bends just a little in the direction of greater accessibility here by including more names and songs that might actually be known to people with less than a few hundred soul records in their…  See more details below

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The third installment of this well-respected series of (mostly) rare and (mostly) 1960s deep soul maintains the high standards of the previous two releases. The compiler bends just a little in the direction of greater accessibility here by including more names and songs that might actually be known to people with less than a few hundred soul records in their collections. Not that there are any songs that you'll hear on the average oldies radio show, but names like Carla Thomas, James Brown, Bobby Womack, the Impressions, and Bobby Bland are pretty well-known to many Joe Q. Publics. And songs like Irma Thomas' "Wish Someone Would Care," Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind," and Maxine Brown's "All in My Mind" (the original 1961 hit version that usually eludes reissue anthologies, not a remake) are actually familiar, though not exactly overplayed. Far from being a sellout, this actually enhances the listenability of the disc, which is still largely populated by rarities, some excellent, some just alright. Highlights this time around include Baby Washington's "Breakfast in Bed," more famous as sung by Dusty Springfield; Bessie Banks' Brill Building-flavored "It Sounds Like My Baby," the flip side of the original "Go Now"; Syl Johnson's "Is It Because I'm Black," which adds some much-needed blues-funk grit and social conscience; and Betty Lavette's "Let Me Down Easy," a classic of anguished soul. Rick James' 1983 single "Ebony Eyes" has no business being here, though -- far from being "deep soul", it's shallow as a puddle.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2000
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667220026
catalogNumber:
200
Rank:
71526

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Tracks

  1. I'm Undecided
  2. Breakfast in Bed
  3. In These Very Tender Moments
  4. Look at the Boy
  5. Lost Someone
  6. Thanks for Yesterday
  7. It Sounds Like My Baby
  8. Baby, I Can't Stand It
  9. I'd Rather Go Blind
  10. Is It Because I'm Black
  11. All in My Mind
  12. Like It Stands
  13. Wish Someone Would Care
  14. Don't Leave Me Baby
  15. I Can't Take It
  16. Too Far Gone to Turn Around
  17. Let Me Down Easy
  18. I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)
  19. I Don't Want to Have to Wait
  20. I Paid for the Party
  21. Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman or Your Wife)
  22. Ebony Eyes
  23. He's Gone
  24. My Deceiving Heart
  25. I'm Missing You

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby "Blue" Bland   Track Performer
Etta James   Track Performer
Maxine Brown   Track Performer
Doris Duke   Track Performer
Carla Thomas   Track Performer
Irma Thomas   Track Performer
J.R. Bailey   Track Performer
Dee Clark   Track Performer
Toussaint McCall   Track Performer
Bettye LaVette   Track Performer
Bessie Banks   Track Performer
Jean Plum   Track Performer
Arabian Knights   Track Performer
Loretta Williams   Track Performer
Rozetta Johnson   Track Performer
Robert Ramsey   Track Performer

Technical Credits

James Brown   Composer
Bobby Byrd   Composer
Bill Foster   Composer
Syl Johnson   Composer
Jimmy Jones   Composer
Lloyd Stallworth   Composer
Gilles Petard   Photo Courtesy
Dave Godin   Liner Notes
Ellington Jordan   Composer
Glenn C. Watts   Composer

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