The Mirwood Records Masters

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Yes, Jackie Lee was a one-shot artist. But in the wake of his soul-dance smash "The Duck," he did quite a bit of recording for the Mirwood label, even if his association with the company didn't last too long. The Mirwood Records Masters is a comprehensive collection of those mid-'60s Mirwood recordings, the 28 tracks featuring all of his 1965-1966 singles for the label, as well as his 1965 LP and a few outtakes and cuts with alternate vocals. "The Duck" is a fun song to hear on a various-artists compilation, but this much Lee from the same era at once is really the territory of soul specialists. Frankly, much of it's rather samey-sounding, slightly pop-oriented ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Yes, Jackie Lee was a one-shot artist. But in the wake of his soul-dance smash "The Duck," he did quite a bit of recording for the Mirwood label, even if his association with the company didn't last too long. The Mirwood Records Masters is a comprehensive collection of those mid-'60s Mirwood recordings, the 28 tracks featuring all of his 1965-1966 singles for the label, as well as his 1965 LP and a few outtakes and cuts with alternate vocals. "The Duck" is a fun song to hear on a various-artists compilation, but this much Lee from the same era at once is really the territory of soul specialists. Frankly, much of it's rather samey-sounding, slightly pop-oriented mid-'60s soul with a strong dance beat, often showing substantial influence from the Motown records of the time that ploughed a similar field, though without quite crossing over into blatant imitation. Squeezing mileage out of a hit with a similar formula happens often in pop history, but in Lee's case it was something of a shame as he occasionally proved himself a pretty capable singer of other soul styles. For instance, "Send for Me, I'll Be There," the 1965 single he put out under the name Earl Cosby, is a decent Sam Cooke-styled ballad, and "Trust Me" proves he could handle uptempo soul that wasn't in a more generic sub-Motown style. Overall, however, this isn't one of the more varied anthologies of a soul singer with a big hit under his belt that you'll come across. Note that, to be technical, this doesn't have everything Lee did for Mirwood, since the singles "Your P-E-R-S-O-N-A-L-I-T-Y" and "Oh, My Darlin'" are represented by takes with alternate vocals.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/2009
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667232029
  • Catalog Number: 320
  • Sales rank: 186,661

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Do the Temptation Walk (2:34)
  2. 2 Hully Gully (2:26)
  3. 3 Your P-E-R-S-O-N-A-L-I-T-Y (2:38)
  4. 4 Would You Believe (3:21)
  5. 5 The Duck, Pt. 2 (2:23)
  6. 6 Harlem Shuffle (2:37)
  7. 7 The Bounce (2:42)
  8. 8 The Shotgun and the Duck (2:36)
  9. 9 Ooh Honey Baby - Earl Cosby (2:16)
  10. 10 Don't Be Ashamed (2:50)
  11. 11 Trust Me (3:19)
  12. 12 Whether It's Right or Wrong - Delores Hall (2:57)
  13. 13 A Man Ain't Nothin' (4:00)
  14. 14 Oh, My Darlin' (3:16)
  15. 15 The Duck (2:19)
  16. 16 Land of 1000 Dances (2:35)
  17. 17 Anything You Want (2:54)
  18. 18 The Neighborhood (2:33)
  19. 19 You're Everything (3:01)
  20. 20 Send for Me, I'll Be There - Earl Cosby (2:28)
  21. 21 Baby, I'm Satisfied - Delores Hall (3:38)
  22. 22 Do You Love Me (2:29)
  23. 23 Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide (2:37)
  24. 24 Everybody Jerk (2:13)
  25. 25 Dancing in the Street (2:38)
  26. 26 Try My Method (2:35)
  27. 27 Treat Her Right (2:02)
  28. 28 Tin Pan Alley (0:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jackie Lee Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Marvin Gaye Composer
Barry White Composer
Roy Head Composer
Charles Fizer Composer
Cliff Goldsmith Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Gene Kurtz Composer
Earl Nelson Composer
Bob Relf Composer, Producer
Nick Robbins Mastering
Walter Ward Composer
Ady Croasdell Sleeve Notes
Eddie Lewis Composer
Fred Hill Arranger
Fred E. Smith Producer
Robert Nelson Relf Composer
Sherlie Matthews Composer
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