Mirwood Soul Story

Mirwood Soul Story

     
 

Founded in 1965 by ex-Vee Jay president Randy Wood, L.A.-based Mirwood Records reigns among the definitive Northern soul labels. Creatively spearheaded by songwriter/producer Fred Smith and arranger James Carmichael, Mirwood enjoyed its greatest commercial success while still in its infancy via Jackie Lee's "The Duck" -- never again wouldSee more details below

Overview

Founded in 1965 by ex-Vee Jay president Randy Wood, L.A.-based Mirwood Records reigns among the definitive Northern soul labels. Creatively spearheaded by songwriter/producer Fred Smith and arranger James Carmichael, Mirwood enjoyed its greatest commercial success while still in its infancy via Jackie Lee's "The Duck" -- never again would the label flirt with pop chart immortality, but Smith and Carmichael nevertheless went on to hone a distinctive style all their own, creating soul music that was both relentlessly energetic and sweetly sophisticated, topped off by trademark vibes that evoked the otherworldly beauty of a Pacific Ocean sunset. Kent's tremendous The Mirwood Soul Story compiles two dozen of the label's shining moments, records that were guaranteed crowd-pleasers at Northern soul clubs during the 1970s -- this is the real deal, an overview and a label both worthy of the tag "essential." Highlights include Richard Temple's "That Beating Rhythm" (a major favorite of Catacombs DJ Farmer Carl Dene), Bobby Garrett's "I Can't Get Away," and Jimmy Thomas' "Where There's a Will."

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2004
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667223720
catalogNumber:
237

Tracks

  1. Oh My Darlin'  - Jackie Lee
  2. Baby, Do the Philly Dog  -  Olympics
  3. Set Me Free
  4. Words Can't Explain  -  Belles
  5. Where There's a Will  - Jimmy Thomas
  6. My Little Girl  - Bobby Garrett
  7. The Same Old Thing  -  Olympics
  8. That Beatin' Rhythm  - Richard Temple
  9. Baby, Your Time Is My Time
  10. Stubborn Heart
  11. Your Kind Ain't No Good
  12. Whether It's Right or Wrong  - Delores Hall
  13. Lost  -  Darlettes
  14. Now That I Found You, Baby
  15. Don't Pretend  -  Belles
  16. Keep It Coming  - Bobby Garrett
  17. Do the Temptation Walk  - Jackie Lee
  18. I'll Do a Little Bit More  -  Olympics
  19. Is She in Your Town?
  20. I Can't Get Away  - Bobby Garrett
  21. Anything You Want (AKA Any Way You Want)  - Jackie Lee
  22. Ooh Honey Baby  -  Earl Cosby
  23. Just Tryin' to Please You  - Jimmy Thomas
  24. I Can't Stop You

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Barry White   Composer
Van McCoy   Composer,Producer
Curtis Lee   Composer
Rene Hall   Arranger
Robert McGlothlin   Producer
Earl Nelson   Composer
Robert Reid   Composer
Bob Relf   Composer,Producer
Walter Ward   Composer
Ady Croasdell   Liner Notes
Godoy Colbert   Composer
Fred Hill   Arranger
Leonard Smith   Composer
James Carmichael   Arranger
Fred E. Smith   Producer
Eddie La Shea   Producer
Leonard Jewell Smith   Producer
Sherlie Matthews   Composer,Producer

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