Hall of Fame, Vol. 3

Hall of Fame, Vol. 3

     
 
Ace began reissuing music recorded at the famed FAME studios in 2011 and in 2013; they launched the Hall of Fame series as a way of spotlighting unheard material found in those vaults. The third volume, appearing a year after the second, contains 22 unreleased sides (along with two others that have never appeared on CD in the U.K.)

Overview

Ace began reissuing music recorded at the famed FAME studios in 2011 and in 2013; they launched the Hall of Fame series as a way of spotlighting unheard material found in those vaults. The third volume, appearing a year after the second, contains 22 unreleased sides (along with two others that have never appeared on CD in the U.K.), all recorded by male vocalists. Fame's heavy hitters Clarence Carter and Otis Clay dominate the disc, accounting for a combined five tracks, and other names that have popped up frequently on Ace's reissues are here (George Jackson, Dan Greer, Roy Lee Johnson), but if the compilers didn't know the name of a singer, they wound up including it anyway; two cuts are credited to "Unknown Male." If there are no songs that could conceivably be called potential hits -- there are either better counterparts of the same song elsewhere in the catalog, or the acts simply came up with better singles than these songs stashed away on a shelf -- that isn't to say this plays like leftovers. Rather, Fame seems to have suffered from an embarrassment of riches, where they had a house band that locked into an effortless, deep group, a stable of excellent songwriters, and a parade of singers who would do the tunes justice. All the aforementioned familiar names shine, but so do Ben & Spence on "A Stone Loser," Prince Phillip on the funky "Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here," Dan Brantley on the relentless ska-inflected "The Door to My Heart," and those two unknowns whose names are lost to history.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/05/2013
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0029667241021
catalogNumber:
2439267
Rank:
61811

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Tracks

  1. A World Of My Own
  2. Hey Man
  3. Don't Let a Good Thing Go to Waste
  4. L-O-V-E Love
  5. You Left The Water Running
  6. The Door To My Heart
  7. I Done Run Out
  8. You're Too Much
  9. Ain't Nothin' Good About Bein' Lonely
  10. Don't Raise Your Voice at Me
  11. I'm in Love (That's All I Can Say)
  12. You're the One for Me
  13. Why Don't You Care
  14. What Our Love's Gonna Turn Out to Be
  15. Come On Home
  16. She's About a Mover
  17. I Don't Want to Know
  18. A Stone Loser
  19. I Feel A Burning
  20. Love Light
  21. Love Is Calling On Me
  22. Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here
  23. Your Sister's Keeper
  24. You Don't Miss Your Water

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