Shake What You Brought! SSS Soul Collection

Shake What You Brought! SSS Soul Collection


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Shake What You Brought! SSS Soul Collection

Shelby Singleton was a longtime record man in the Deep South who, after years of working A&R for Mercury Records, decided to strike out on his own with the SSS International Label in 1967. While Singleton released all sorts of music (and later enjoyed his greatest success taking over the legendary Sun label from Sam Phillips), SSS International was responsible for some great Southern soul sides, and this collection from Sundazed features 20 top tunes from the label's vaults. Singleton seemed to be the kind of guy who loved a hook or a gimmick, and more than a few of the tunes here have some narrative twist or funny lyrical conceit going on, including Mickey Murray's "Sticky Sue" and "Hit Record," "Soul Butter" from Johnny Barfield & the Men of S.O.U.L., Clifford Curry's "Soul Ranger," and the wacky " I Wanna Make Her Love Me Till the Cows Come Home" from Jake Porter. Thankfully, Singleton's staff of producers knew enough to fix these funny tunes up with sharp arrangements and emphatic performances from top-self session men, and the dance grooves "The Hiccup" by Robert Parker and Mr. Jamo's "Shake What You Brought With You, Pt. 1" are even stronger. While Bettye LaVette, Wilbert Harrison, and Johnny Adams all did more memorable work elsewhere, their selections here show that they cut fine sides for SSS, and while this doesn't rack up as many undiscovered classics as Sundazed's concurrent collection of rarities from Singleton's Silver Fox imprint, this is still great listening for aficionados of Southern soul.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/04/2005
Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
UPC: 0090771115423
catalogNumber: 11154
Rank: 187846

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Technical Credits

King Curtis   Composer
Buzz Cason   Producer
Sam Dees   Composer
Finley Duncan   Producer
Huey P. Meaux   Producer
Jerry Ragovoy   Composer
Billy Lee Riley   Producer
Lelan Rogers   Producer
Allen Toussaint   Composer,Producer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes,Annotation
Luther Dixon   Composer
Stan Watson   Producer
Leroy Dukes   Composer
Jamo Thomas   Producer
Sibelius Williams   Composer
Bill Crump   Producer
Bobby Smith   Producer
Shelby S. Singleton   Producer
Bill Hemmons   Producer

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