like good music? Yeah! Yeah! Get on board the soul train for
Eric Records' first-ever
collection of foot stompin' sweet and soulful classics.
Sweet Soul Sounds 1963-1971
surveys the years when soul music came together, combining
the rural and urbane, the sacred and profane into a truly
modern groove that spoke of struggle, freedom, love, loss,
Sweet Soul Sounds includes
such classics as Clarence Carter's cheating epic, "Slip
Away," and Archie Bell's dance ultimatum, "There's Gonna Be
A Showdown." But the great joys of this anthology are the
hard-to-find gems previously unavailable to most collectors
- songs like "(I Wanna) Testify," featuring a pre-P-Funk
George Clinton, or Johnny Adams' "Reconsider Me," a swooping
supplication cut by the "Tan Canary" for tiny SSS
International Records in 1969.
Of special note are two soul classics making their
CD debut. Denise
LaSalle's "Trapped By A Thing Called Love" is one of the
last great soul songs, recorded in 1971 as soul music was
morphing into funk and disco; it appears on a U.S. CD for
the first time ever. And, Little Sister, a female trio
featuring Sly Stone's younger sibling, is represented by two
cuts, one of which - "You're the One (Parts 1 & 2 )" - has
never been available on any CD anywhere! Here's the COMPLETE
version - in stereo, no less!
Sweet Soul Sounds includes 20
pop hits (16 of them Top Thirty), and all tracks have been
digitally mastered to the exacting standards of Eric Records
- in true stereo wherever possible. CD includes an 12-page
booklet with detailed liner notes on each song written by
renowned soul authority, Randy Poe.