The Mirwood Soul Story

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
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: 12/7/2004
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667223720
  • Catalog Number: 237
  • Sales rank: 309,559

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Oh My Darlin' - Jackie Lee (3:04)
  2. 2 Baby, Do the Philly Dog - The Olympics (2:19)
  3. 3 Set Me Free (2:32)
  4. 4 Words Can't Explain - The Belles (2:39)
  5. 5 Where There's a Will - Jimmy Thomas (2:05)
  6. 6 My Little Girl - Bobby Garrett (2:46)
  7. 7 The Same Old Thing - The Olympics (2:16)
  8. 8 That Beatin' Rhythm - Richard Temple (2:16)
  9. 9 Baby, Your Time Is My Time (3:04)
  10. 10 Stubborn Heart (2:30)
  11. 11 Your Kind Ain't No Good (2:06)
  12. 12 Whether It's Right or Wrong - Delores Hall (2:57)
  13. 13 Lost - The Darlettes (2:23)
  14. 14 Now That I Found You, Baby (2:49)
  15. 15 Don't Pretend - The Belles (2:19)
  16. 16 Keep It Coming - Bobby Garrett (2:23)
  17. 17 Do the Temptation Walk - Jackie Lee (2:35)
  18. 18 I'll Do a Little Bit More - The Olympics (2:37)
  19. 19 Is She in Your Town? (2:08)
  20. 20 I Can't Get Away - Bobby Garrett (3:12)
  21. 21 Anything You Want (AKA Any Way You Want) - Jackie Lee (2:55)
  22. 22 Ooh Honey Baby - Earl Cosby (2:17)
  23. 23 Just Tryin' to Please You - Jimmy Thomas (2:26)
  24. 24 I Can't Stop You (2:36)
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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
Nick Robbins Mastering
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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