Sweet Sound of Success

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
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...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
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: 029667211222
  • Catalog Number: 112
  • Sales rank: 272,215

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You've Got the Power - The Esquires (2:38)
  2. 2 If I Had You (2:27)
  3. 3 There's Still a Tomorrow - The Diplomats (2:08)
  4. 4 The Same Old Story (2:14)
  5. 5 Don't Say Goodnight and Mean Goodbye (2:36)
  6. 6 Invisible (2:16)
  7. 7 That's Enough (2:47)
  8. 8 Baby Take Me - Chuck Jackson (2:08)
  9. 9 Keep on Searchin' - Candy & the Kisses (2:29)
  10. 10 Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers - Nella Dodds (2:31)
  11. 11 If I Catch You - Timmy Shaw (2:24)
  12. 12 Hand It Over (2:22)
  13. 13 He's No Good (3:29)
  14. 14 The Love of My Man (3:17)
  15. 15 Look over Your Shoulder (3:00)
  16. 16 One Step at a Time - Maxine Brown (2:01)
  17. 17 The Door Is Open (2:41)
  18. 18 It's Mine - Thomasina Montgomery (2:28)
  19. 19 Lonely People Do Foolish Things (3:07)
  20. 20 How Much Pressure (2:49)
  21. 21 Come See About Me - Nella Dodds (2:39)
  22. 22 Half a Man - L.C. Cook (2:46)
  23. 23 This Worlds's in a Hell of a Shape (3:43)
  24. 24 Do It Now (2:19)
  25. 25 Ask Me - Maxine Brown (3:31)
  26. 26 Can't Let You out of My Sight - Chuck Jackson (2:17)
  27. 27 Gonna Send You Back to Georgia - Timmy Shaw (2:24)
  28. 28 Don't Believe Him, Donna (2:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Maybelle Track Performer
Maxine Brown Track Performer
Chuck Jackson Track Performer
The 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
The 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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