Soul of Money Records, Vol. 3

The Soul of Money Records, Vol. 3

     
 
This is the third and last volume of Kent/Ace's compilations of material from the small Los Angeles-based Money label, with a couple dozen tracks (four previously unreleased) of soul from the mid-'60s to the early 1970s. Money never really established a signature sound or, for that matter, sold many records, Bettye Swann being the only name here that will mean

Overview

This is the third and last volume of Kent/Ace's compilations of material from the small Los Angeles-based Money label, with a couple dozen tracks (four previously unreleased) of soul from the mid-'60s to the early 1970s. Money never really established a signature sound or, for that matter, sold many records, Bettye Swann being the only name here that will mean anything to the average fan. By its specialist nature, this is the kind of CD that only very serious soul fans will seek out, let alone return to again and again. But as these things go, it's above average, though plainly stated it's consistently derivative of trends initiated by bigger labels and scenes. The Choice of Colors' "If She Wants to Go" is so close in feel to the Norman Whitfield-produced late-'60s Temptations, in fact, that it sounds almost like a Temptations outtake with less talented guide vocalists. Eddie Horan's "I'm Gonna Speak Out" -- as it happens, the cut that's sequenced directly afterward -- is a ringer for the early-'70s Norman Whitfield-produced Temptations, with its hard funk slant and socially conscious lyrics, and is a definite highlight of this compilation. Other cuts likewise echo in-vogue soul styles pleasurably if unoriginally, like Filmore Street Soul Rebellions' "Put Your Weight on It" part two, a dynamic instrumental "party" soul outing with traces of James Brown, boogaloo, and Dyke & the Blazers. There ain't much in the way of real memorable material, though Swann's "I Will Not Cry" comes oh-so-close to sounding like a mainstream 1967 soul hit. Other songs take cues from Motown, doo wop, early Philly soul, and organ-dominated instrumental R&B, often with carefully crafted production and energetic vocals that are clearly on a higher level than the actual strength of the tunes.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/14/2009
Label:
Kent Records Uk
UPC:
0029667231626
catalogNumber:
316

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hank Jacobs   Organ

Technical Credits

Eddie "The Old Philosopher" Lawrence   Composer
Rudy Ray Moore   Composer
Don Julian   Composer,Producer
Ray Jackson   Arranger
Eddie Horan   Composer
Angel Balestier   Engineer
Richard Cason   Composer,Producer
Arthur Wright   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Photo Courtesy
Miles Grayson   Composer
Ady Croasdell   Liner Notes
Ewart Abner   Composer
Hank Jacobs   Arranger,Producer
A. Wright   Arranger
Bobby Angelle   Composer
Benjamin Taylor   Composer
Hadley Murrell   Producer
Eddie Abner   Engineer
Delilah Moore   Arranger,Composer
Don Trotter   Composer
Theodore Toney   Producer

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