The Soul of Money Records, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Vol. 1 of the soul rarities by this small Los Angeles label at least included some names recognizable to many soul specialists, like the Larks, Bettye Swann, Johnny Adams, and Ted Hawkins. This follow-up, however, goes yet deeper into the label's holdings. Though Swann and the Larks do reappear, it's safe to say that only completists are going to know most of these names -- and some of those names will only be familiar through names in discographies, rather than as artists whose material has actually been heard. Point made that this is a special-interest compilation, it's reasonably decent period upbeat, danceable soul, most of it from the mid-'60s, though a few cuts...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Vol. 1 of the soul rarities by this small Los Angeles label at least included some names recognizable to many soul specialists, like the Larks, Bettye Swann, Johnny Adams, and Ted Hawkins. This follow-up, however, goes yet deeper into the label's holdings. Though Swann and the Larks do reappear, it's safe to say that only completists are going to know most of these names -- and some of those names will only be familiar through names in discographies, rather than as artists whose material has actually been heard. Point made that this is a special-interest compilation, it's reasonably decent period upbeat, danceable soul, most of it from the mid-'60s, though a few cuts stretch as far ahead as 1973, and a calypso-flavored one (by Lee Maye, better known as a major-league baseball player) as far back as 1958. The influence of Motown is felt, of course, but so is the cheerier side of Chicago soulsters à la Major Lance and -- even on the sides not by the Larks -- the high harmonies of ebullient vocal groups in the Larks vein. Henry Strogin's "Love Insurance" takes the emulation of Chi-town soul a little too far, in fact, quoting verbatim from the Impressions' "You Must Believe Me." A bit of sweet soul doo wop surfaces in cuts by the Question Marks and Toni & the Showmen's "Beware," and of Aaron Neville in Tommy & Eddie's "I Love My Baby." The name-that-influence game won't hold the attention of less dedicated soul fans, however, marking this as one for the back tiers of even large soul collections, despite the relative diversity of sounds it offers. Gwenn Stewart's midtempo 1968 ballad "I Thought It Over" does stand out for the more distinctively ambitious arch of the song and performance, particularly when it soars into the bridge. Half a dozen of the tracks were previously unissued.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2006
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667226721
  • Catalog Number: 267
  • Sales rank: 183,581

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Can't Say No (2:33)
  2. 2 Too Late Now (2:19)
  3. 3 Strange Things Are Happening to Me - Eric Williams (1:59)
  4. 4 Living a Lie (2:53)
  5. 5 Love Insurance (2:54)
  6. 6 The Dance Is Over (2:09)
  7. 7 That Old Neighbourhood - Eric Williams (2:11)
  8. 8 Lost My Love Yesterday - The Larks (2:31)
  9. 9 Beware (2:31)
  10. 10 Ain't That Kinda Sad (2:51)
  11. 11 I Love My Baby (2:50)
  12. 12 I Wanna Go Back Home (2:50)
  13. 13 Wrapped Up Tight - Delilah Moore (3:18)
  14. 14 You Bet I Would - Pat Livingston (2:52)
  15. 15 Tam-A-Rind - Hank Jacobs & the TKOs (2:31)
  16. 16 The Man That Said No (2:22)
  17. 17 I'll Be a Soldier Boy (3:07)
  18. 18 My Belief (2:45)
  19. 19 Should I Take a Chance - Ted Walters (2:21)
  20. 20 The Ducks (2:20)
  21. 21 Pounding (2:15)
  22. 22 I Thought It Over (3:00)
  23. 23 Losing You (3:36)
  24. 24 Please Take Me Back (2:42)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Don Julian Composer, Producer
Arthur Adams Composer
Eddie Horan Composer
Angel Balestier Engineer
Richard Cason Composer, Producer
Doc Siegel Engineer
Ray Shanklin Composer
Bettye Swann Composer
Pat White Photo Courtesy
Arthur Wright Arranger, Producer, Photo Courtesy
Ady Croasdell Liner Notes
Hank Jacobs Arranger, Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Don Malone Photo Courtesy
Eddie Williams Composer
Bobby Angelle Composer
Charles Jones Composer
Raymond Jackson Arranger
Hadley Murrell Producer
Henry Strogin Producer
Gwenn Stewart Composer
Eddie Abner Engineer
Delilah Moore Arranger, Composer, Photo Courtesy
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