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GOOD TO THE LAST DROP - VA Killer Rare 60s & 70s Soul - COMP CD

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    Killer collection of obscure soul tracks! Ember Records founder Jeffrey Kruger sought out the best soul sounds, and the label maintained a steady stream of classy soul releases throughout the sixties and seventies. The CD begins with five well-known Northern Soul tracks: Mr. Floods Party come in with a propulsive version of the Gene McDaniels song ‘Compared To What’; dance-floor favourite ‘Looky Looky’ by The Brothers Grimm is included here too. R&B flavoured items such as Jewel Akens ‘Wee Bit More Of Your Lovin’ have been getting more exposure in the clubs in recent years. The Casinos were known for their ballads, but ‘That’s The Way’ proves they could deliver a commanding performance on uptempo tracks too. Milt Matthews gives impassioned performances on four of his compositions, ‘Oh Lord (You Gotta Help Me),’ ‘That’s What I Feel For You,’ ‘Disaster Area’ and ‘Can’t See Myself Doing You Wrong.’ The Pac-Keys hip instrumental ‘Dig In’ was recorded at Hi Studios in Memphis. Dee Edwards has two tracks: the sprightly dancer ‘Why Can’t There Be Love’ and the yearning ballad ‘Hurt A Little Everyday.’ Tony & Tyrone whip up a storm on their pounding dance tracks ‘Everyday Fun’ and ‘Whip Your Loving On Me.’ Fork In The Road have the most sought-after Ember soul 45—both sides, ‘Can’t Turn Around Now’ and ‘Skeletons In The Closet’ are included. Ed Robinson’s ‘Hey Blackman’ is fine deep soul, a heartfelt call to black Americans to assert themselves. Mary Frazier Jones was best known as a professional gospel singer and offers a sanctified performance on Jackie DeShannon’s rousing message song ‘Put A Little Love In Your Heart.’ The catchy disco track ‘Good To The Last Drop,’ that also provides the title of this compilation, was produced by music business veteran Johnny Otis together with his son, guitar-star and incredibly underated solo artist Shuggie Otis. Nice shrink-wrapped slip-case packaging.

    Tracklist

    1             –Mr Flood's Party             Compared To What            

    2             –The Brothers Grimm*             Looky Looky            

    3             –Jewel Akens             Wee Bit More Of Your Lovin'            

    4             –The Casinos             That's The Way            

    5             –The Values (2)             Return To Me            

    6             –Milt Matthews Inc             Oh Lord (You Gotta Help Me)            

    7             –Mickey Stevenson*             Here I Am (Single Edit)            

    8             –The Pac-Keys             Dig In            

    9             –Milt Matthews Inc             That's What I Feel For You (Single Edit)            

    10             –Dee Edwards             Why Can't There Be Love)            

    11             –Carol Woods             Baby Don't You Leave Me            

    12             –Tony & Tyrone             Evereday Fun            

    13             –Fork In The Road             Can't Turn Around You            

    14             –Jones Girls*             My Own Special Way            

    15             –Milt Matthews Inc             Disaster Area            

    16             –Fork In The Road             Skeletons In The Closet            

    17             –Tony & Tyrone             Whip Your Locing On Me            

    18             –Dee Edwards             Hurt A Little Everyday            

    19             –Milt Matthews Inc             Can't See Myself Doing You Wrong            

    20             –Ed Robinson             Hey Blackman - Part 1            

    21             –Marry Frazier Jones             Put A Little Love In Your Heart            

    22             –Jones Girls*             Learn How To Love            

    23             –Johnny Otis             Good To The Last Drop

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