Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities, Vol. 3

Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities, Vol. 3


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For the Northern Soul club attendees and collectors to whom this 24-track collection of 1960s soul rarities is obviously targeted, these are the kinds of jewels that make life worth living, the original 45s trading hands for incredibly high sums. For many others -- even soul fans -- the attraction's a little mystifying. For while most of these cuts are pleasant at the least and pretty enjoyable on some occasions, it's a little hard to get excited about them, and not just because there are only a few artists (Z.Z. Hill, Brooks O'Dell, Eddie & Ernie) who will be even mildly familiar to general soulsters. There's just not too much originality on display, though competent Motown-ite tunes are rampant, right from the leadoff cut, Larry Atkins' "Ain't That Love Enough." If you want a spin on that general idea, the Quotations' "I Don't Have to Worry" is likewise a fair mimic of the Impressions; Don & Ron is kinda close to Major Lance; and Tommy Smiley's "I Won't to Cry" is very much inspired by the productions of the Temptations, right down to the way the guitar twangs on the opening bars. Give some credit where it's due: Al McCarther's "His True Love for You" (co-written by a young Chip Taylor) is one of the very best early-'60s Jerry Butler imitations ever, one so well done that it overcomes its obvious debts to outside influence. You can't say the same about the rest of the CD, where the overall "doing the best we can to sound as good as the hits" vibe might both amuse and annoy by the end of the disc. The collectors who are pleased by such finds, however, will appreciate the detailed annotation that sheds light on the origins of these extremely obscure tracks (one of which, Eddie & Ernie's "Indication," was previously unreleased).

Product Details

Release Date: 05/27/2008
Label: Kent Records Uk
UPC: 0029667229524
catalogNumber: 295
Rank: 77690

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Denny Randell   Strings

Technical Credits

Tim Hardin   Composer
Barry White   Composer
Harvey Scales   Composer
Homer Banks   Composer
Ronald Barrett   Composer
David Blake   Composer,Producer
Ted Daryll   Composer,Producer
Richard Gottehrer   Producer
Kent Harris   Composer,Producer
Stan Kesler   Producer
Wardell Quezergue   Producer
Arthur Wright   Arranger
Freddy DeMann   Producer
Miles Grayson   Arranger
Jerry L. Willis   Composer
David Wilkins   Composer
Vance Wilson   Composer,Director,Producer
Bill Haney   Producer
Maurice Simpkins   Composer
Jack Stern   Composer
Larry Chambers   Composer
Robert Dunson   Composer
Herb Ryals   Composer
Raymond Moore   Composer
Frank Beaty Wilson   Director,Producer
Edgar Campbell   Composer
Nick Risi   Producer
Jim "Jimbo" Thomas   Producer
William Drain   Composer
Marlin Allsbrooks   Composer
Frank Dell   Composer

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