Brent: Superb 60s Soul Sounds

Brent: Superb 60s Soul Sounds


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Brent was the '60s soul imprint for Bob Shad, a record man who began his career as a producer at Savoy and National. He was based in New York City but Brent showcased soul singers from across the country with a slight emphasis on Los Angeles. This history is told in Ady Croasdell's liner notes for Ace's 2014 compilation Brent: Superb 60s Soul Sounds, but the collection itself isn't so much a history as it is an excavation of what the label has in its vaults. Some of these was released at the time -- Brenton Wood's "I Want Love," the Lovells' "Here Come the Heartaches," etc. -- but there are also seven previously unreleased cuts here, along with a few sides that were unearthed relatively recently. Rarity is part of the appeal of this compilation -- this is music that just isn't widely circulated -- but it's also a pretty good example of uptown '60s soul, heavy on cool grooves, happy hooks, and sophisticated strut. If there's not really anything that's a knockout, at least it's all enjoyable and there's not a cut that breaks the spell.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/02/2014
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667242028
catalogNumber: 978278
Rank: 109063

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Van McCoy   Composer
Herb Bernstein   Composer
Steve Davidson   Memorabilia
J. Harris   Composer
Ady Croasdell   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Joe Hooven   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Rob Finnis   Liner Notes
Steve Sullivan   Memorabilia
John Harrell   Composer
Johnnie Mae Matthews   Composer
Miriam Lewis   Composer
Robert Bateman   Composer
Jerry Winn   Composer
Alfred Smith   Composer
Rob Klein   Memorabilia
Lewis Clark   Composer
Willie Clarke   Composer
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Tony Day   Memorabilia
Arnold Albury   Composer
Robert Banks   Composer
Mike Lenaburg   Composer
John Downs   Memorabilia
James Bennett   Composer
Andy Rix   Memorabilia
Winn   Producer
Clarence Hill   Composer
Joseph Hooven   Composer
C. White   Composer
Johnny Pearsall   Composer
Andrew Kay   Memorabilia
Graham Finch   Memorabilia
James Steward   Composer
Ian Sims   Memorabilia
Zulema Rucker   Composer
Dennis Haw   Memorabilia
Wilbur Harbert   Composer
June Jackson   Composer
Laura Johnson   Composer
Andy Dyson   Memorabilia
David Wilson   Memorabilia
Jeanne C. Cooke   Composer
William Lenaburg   Composer

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