Northern Monsters

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
At this point Britain's Northern soul club culture has been anthologized, dissected and eulogized from every conceivable angle -- for every superior collection on the market, there are two or three inferior releases undermined by poor mastering, scant liner notes or overly familiar material. Count Kent's Northern Monsters subtitled "24 of the Biggest Sounds Ever on the Northern Soul Scene from Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" among the good ones. Sidestepping the confines of thematic structure and digging up some rare material yet to surface on CD, it's further strengthened by Ady Croasdell's lively liners and consistently excellent sound, often drawn directly from the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
At this point Britain's Northern soul club culture has been anthologized, dissected and eulogized from every conceivable angle -- for every superior collection on the market, there are two or three inferior releases undermined by poor mastering, scant liner notes or overly familiar material. Count Kent's Northern Monsters subtitled "24 of the Biggest Sounds Ever on the Northern Soul Scene from Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" among the good ones. Sidestepping the confines of thematic structure and digging up some rare material yet to surface on CD, it's further strengthened by Ady Croasdell's lively liners and consistently excellent sound, often drawn directly from the original masters. And of course the music kills, too. Highlights include Morris Chestnut's "Too Darn Soulful," Alice Clark's "You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me)" and Tobi Lark's "Happiness Is Here."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2007
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667227223
  • Catalog Number: 272
  • Sales rank: 155,770

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Double Cookin' (2:45)
  2. 2 Too Darn Soulful (2:31)
  3. 3 You Hit Me (Right Were It Hurt Me) (2:51)
  4. 4 Nobody But You (2:23)
  5. 5 Lighten Up Baby (2:42)
  6. 6 He Broke Your Game Wide Open - Frank Dell (2:34)
  7. 7 They'll Never Know Why - Freddie Chavez (2:52)
  8. 8 If the Shoe Fits (2:12)
  9. 9 Elijah Rockin' with Soul (3:38)
  10. 10 I'm Gonna Love You a Long, Long Time (2:15)
  11. 11 I Don't Wanna Lose Him (2:25)
  12. 12 Happiness Is Here (2:49)
  13. 13 Wash and Wear Love (3:00)
  14. 14 Time's A-Wasting (2:38)
  15. 15 They're Talking About Me (2:14)
  16. 16 I Was Born to Love You (2:26)
  17. 17 Sweet Magic (2:25)
  18. 18 Can't Be Still - Buster & Eddy (2:46)
  19. 19 The Joker - The Milestones & Littler Leroy (2:46)
  20. 20 I'll Be There - The Gems (2:19)
  21. 21 Just Ask Me (2:11)
  22. 22 Stronger Than Her Love - The Flirtations (2:48)
  23. 23 Don't Pretend - The Belles (2:18)
  24. 24 We Must Be Doin' Something Right (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Horace Ott Conductor
Annalisa Blake Conductor
Technical Credits
Mac Gayden Composer
Lou Courtney Composer, Producer
Sidney Barnes Composer
David Blake Composer
Johnny Bragg Composer
Fred Dobbs Composer
Kent Harris Composer, Producer
Jerome Jackson Composer
Frank Jones Composer
George Kerr Composer, Producer
Leroy Lovett Composer
George McGregor Composer, Producer
Horace Ott Arranger
Leon René Producer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Bettye Swann Composer
Bergen White Arranger
Tommy Williams Composer
Arthur Wright Arranger
Joseph Moore Composer
Mike Valvano Composer
Miles Grayson Arranger, Composer
Ady Croasdell Liner Notes
Herman Griffin Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Chester Pipkin Composer, Producer
Jim Mitchell Composer
Gary Pipkin Composer
Chuck Tate Composer, Producer
Robert Bateman Composer, Producer
Scott Douglas Composer
Annalisa Blake Arranger
Frank Guida Composer
Ted Jarrett Producer
Allean Varnado Composer
John English Composer
Fred E. Smith Producer
Jesse Herring Composer
Lenis Guess Composer
Sherlie Matthews Composer
Frank Dell Composer
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