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For Connoisseurs Only, Vol. 3
     

For Connoisseurs Only, Vol. 3

 
The British Ace Records label continues its impressive series of vintage R&B reissues with this collection of little-heard items from the archives of Los Angeles-based soul specialists Kent Records and its sister label, Modern Records. While this disc is dominated by lesser-known acts, there are a few recognizable names here, including the

Overview

The British Ace Records label continues its impressive series of vintage R&B reissues with this collection of little-heard items from the archives of Los Angeles-based soul specialists Kent Records and its sister label, Modern Records. While this disc is dominated by lesser-known acts, there are a few recognizable names here, including the Ikettes, who take the spotlight from bandleader Ike Turner on the sassy "Don't Feel Sorry for Me"; Johnny Copeland, best known as a bluesman but showing off some strong Southern soul vocals on "You Must Believe in Yourself"; and Los Angeles soul veteran Vernon Garrett, who sounds fine on the tough but moody "I'm Guilty." However, the more obscure acts deliver music every bit as strong; Billy Watkins kicks off the show with the hard-twisting "Beverly," Freeman King (a regular on Sonny & Cher's television variety show) delivers the fine country-flavored "Working for the Woman I Love," Al King's "My Name Is Misery" is a first-class soul-blues side, "Poor Sad Child" by the Windjammers borrows shamelessly from the Temptations but is strong enough to get away with it, Little Henry & the Shamrocks generate a subtle but grooving New Orleans-style rhythm on "The Ta Ta Song," and there's some savage rhythm guitar on Frank Armstrong & the Stingers' gutsy "Feel Like I Want to Holler." As usual, Ace's studio staff have done a fine job of remastering this material, and Ady Croasdell's liner notes provide plenty of valuable information on the two-dozen acts featured here. If you're looking for hits of the soul era, For Connoisseurs Only, Vol. 3 doesn't have them, but R&B fans who enjoy digging for lost classics will certainly find a few on this CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2007
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667228121
catalogNumber:
281
Rank:
139512

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Teddy Reynolds   Conductor

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
Jimmy McCracklin   Composer
Hubert Sumlin   Composer
Jimmy Beasley   Composer
Barrett Strong   Composer
Tommy Youngblood   Composer
Vernon Garrett   Composer
Mike Akopoff   Producer
Frankie Armstrong   Composer,Producer
Johnny Copeland   Composer
Terry Evans   Composer
Keith Gravenhorst   Producer
Melvin Jernigan   Composer
John Sharkey   Arranger
Mark Taylor   Engineer
Billy Watkins   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Arthur Wright   Arranger,Producer
Freddy DeMann   Producer
Miles Grayson   Arranger
R. Moore   Producer
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis   Arranger,Producer
Ady Croasdell   Liner Notes
Jeb Stuart   Composer,Producer
Aaron Collins   Composer
Louis "B-Real" Freeze   Composer
Charles Henry Tate   Composer
Teddy Reynolds   Arranger
Willie Headen   Composer
Louis C. Thomas   Arranger
Gilles Petard   Cover Photo
Joe Josea   Composer
Senen Reyes   Composer
Willie Gauff   Composer
Garrie Thompson   Producer
Marvin Phillips   Composer
T. Toney   Producer
George Benz   Producer
Freeman King   Composer

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