Sweet Sound of Success

Sweet Sound of Success

     
 

This Kent Records reissue of many of Sceptor's and Wand Records' minor soul numbers from the '60s makes a nice companion to Capricorn Records' more ambitious, three-disc collection of the New York-based label's big soul and pop hits. Even without many of the chart toppers from the Shirelles, Dionne WarwickSee more details below

Overview

This Kent Records reissue of many of Sceptor's and Wand Records' minor soul numbers from the '60s makes a nice companion to Capricorn Records' more ambitious, three-disc collection of the New York-based label's big soul and pop hits. Even without many of the chart toppers from the Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, and -- less disturbingly -- B.J. Thomas, there is a large store of solid soul gems here by the Esquires, Brooks O'Dell, the Diplomats, and Chuck Jackson. Jackson's classic performances on "Hand It Over" and "Look Over Your Shoulder" provide some of the collection's high points, but more askew tunes like Lenny Miles' bubblegum and soul number "Invisible" and Timmy Shaw's R&B-surf workout "If I Catch You" provide obscurities not generally found on hit collections. The songs here, in fact, fall somewhere between the slick productions of Motown and the rougher yet more intriguing output from smaller soul labels like Groovesville and Calla; the gap is bridged explicitly by the appropriation of Martha and the Vandellas' "Dancin' in the Streets" on Freddie Hughes' earthy and loose "He's No Good." Add some more quality well-known (Big Maybelle) and not so well-known (Roscoe Robinson) contributions, and you've got a solid collection of soul material in this Kent compilation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/1995
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667211222
catalogNumber:
112

Tracks

  1. You've Got the Power  -  Esquires
  2. If I Had You
  3. There's Still a Tomorrow  -  Diplomats
  4. The Same Old Story
  5. Don't Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye
  6. Invisible
  7. That's Enough
  8. Baby Take Me  - Chuck Jackson
  9. Keep on Searchin'  -  Candy & the Kisses
  10. Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers  - Nella Dodds
  11. If I Catch You  - Timmy Shaw
  12. Hand It Over
  13. He's No Good
  14. The Love of My Man
  15. Look over Your Shoulder
  16. One Step at a Time  - Maxine Brown
  17. The Door Is Open
  18. It's Mine  - Tammi Terrell
  19. Lonely People Do Foolish Things
  20. How Much Pressure
  21. Come See About Me  - Nella Dodds
  22. Half a Man  - L.C. Cook
  23. This Worlds's in a Hell of a Shape
  24. Do It Now
  25. Ask Me  - Maxine Brown
  26. Can't Let You out of My Sight  - Chuck Jackson
  27. Gonna Send You Back to Georgia  - Timmy Shaw
  28. Don't Believe Him, Donna

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Maybelle   Track Performer
Maxine Brown   Track Performer
Chuck Jackson   Track Performer
Shirelles   Track Performer
Tommy Hunt   Track Performer
Jackie Ross   Track Performer
Roscoe Robinson   Track Performer
Judy Clay   Track Performer
L.C. Cook   Track Performer
Bessie Banks   Track Performer
Diplomats   Track Performer
Lenny Miles   Track Performer
Brooks O'Dell   Track Performer
Freddie Hughes   Track Performer
Theola Kilgore   Track Performer
Nella Dodds   Track Performer
Timmy Shaw   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Joseph DeAngelis   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Richard Ahlert   Composer
Raven Wildroot   Composer
J. Karen Thomas   Composer
Rob Hughes   Liner Notes

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