For Dancers Also

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Like its earlier sister compilation of sorts For Dancers Only, For Dancers Also is a grab bag of soul tracks -- 16 in all -- originally issued on the Kent/Modern family of labels in the mid- to late '60s. And, as with For Dancers Only, no bonus tracks or additional historical liner notes were added when it was reissued on CD about 25 years after its original appearance in the early '80s. Kent/Modern soul releases, with some exceptions, weren't too commercially successful when first issued, and the label didn't cultivate one of the stronger company identities or rosters among '60s soul labels. Why, then, this devoted base of collectors, particularly in Britain, where ...
See more details below
CD
$16.14
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $7.80   
  • New (3) from $7.80   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Like its earlier sister compilation of sorts For Dancers Only, For Dancers Also is a grab bag of soul tracks -- 16 in all -- originally issued on the Kent/Modern family of labels in the mid- to late '60s. And, as with For Dancers Only, no bonus tracks or additional historical liner notes were added when it was reissued on CD about 25 years after its original appearance in the early '80s. Kent/Modern soul releases, with some exceptions, weren't too commercially successful when first issued, and the label didn't cultivate one of the stronger company identities or rosters among '60s soul labels. Why, then, this devoted base of collectors, particularly in Britain, where the modern-day Kent imprint administered by Ace Records is based? In part it's because even the generic Kent/Modern soul sides were well suited for midtempo dancing, which is a big deal among the Northern soul aficionados in the U.K. who collect this stuff. To be honest, though, much of Kent/Modern's soul output was on the generic side, though at least For Dancers Also isn't as heavy on the Motown imitations/derivatives as For Dancers Only. These tracks are pleasantly upbeat period soul, though none of the songs are outstanding, and some are mediocre. In its favor, it has some cuts that have a bluesier edge than most '60s soul, particularly Lowell Fulsom's "Talkin' Woman," the Johnny Otis Show's sly "Country Girl," and Jackie Day's convincingly pained "What Kind of Man Are You?" The strain to emulate Motown is in full force, however, on Mary Love's "Lay This Burden Down," which could almost pass for a Martha & the Vandellas stormer with a different singer. If you want some heavily Impressions-influenced stuff, there's Z.Z. Hill's "You Just Cheat and Lie" and Danny Monday's "Good Taste of Love." And was Booker T. Averhart & the Mustangs' "Take Your Shoes Off, Pt. 1" instrumental a deliberately tongue-in-cheek takeoff on Booker T. & the MG's?
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667025324
  • Catalog Number: 20
  • Sales rank: 155,565

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lay This Burden Down - Mary Love (2:37)
  2. 2 If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time (2:28)
  3. 3 You Just Cheat and Lie (2:30)
  4. 4 Beauty Is Just Skin Deep - The Sweethearts (2:14)
  5. 5 My Baby Needs Me (2:57)
  6. 6 Good Taste of Love (2:35)
  7. 7 Can It Be Me - Mel Williams (2:34)
  8. 8 Wanting You (2:11)
  9. 9 Take Your Shoes Off, Pt. 2 - Booker T. Averhart (2:32)
  10. 10 Hole in the Wall - Other Brothers (2:57)
  11. 11 Talkin' Woman - Lowell Fulson (2:30)
  12. 12 Everybody Needs Love (2:42)
  13. 13 Running Out (2:31)
  14. 14 Country Girl (2:36)
  15. 15 What Kind of Man Are You? (2:48)
  16. 16 I'm in Your Hands - Mary Love (2:33)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Lowell Fulson Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Hubert Sumlin Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Millie Jackson Composer
Arthur Adams Composer
Van McCoy Composer
Mel Williams Composer
Roger Armstrong Source Material
Nick Ashford Composer
Bill Elgart Composer
Marc Gordon Composer
Booker T. Jones Composer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Valerie Simpson Composer
Toni Wine Composer
Dottie Peoples Composer
Lolly Vegas Composer
Delmar Evans Composer
Jackie Day Composer
Frank Wilson Composer
Booker T. Averhart Composer
Willie Gauff Composer
Steve Venet Composer
Ferdinand Washington Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously