Coming soon: Stirring Up Some Mod Soul Action

by Modculture 29 January, 2019

Coming soon: Stirring Up Some Mod Soul Action

Coming soon: Stirring Up Some Mod Soul Action

This is actually part of a series of releases, but Stirring Up Some Mod Soul Action is the one that’s probably of most interest here.

It’s a series courtesy of a label I haven’t previously heard of, Jasmine Records. Previous releases share a similar template and include Stirring Up Some Ska and Stirring Up Some Jazz if you want to check either out. To be honest, both of those releases have only just come onto my radar, so I’ve no idea how strong the actual end product is. But they look interesting, to say the least.

As for this one, here’s the write-up…

Welcome to the club! And our latest adventures in U.K. Club Land where we continue our exploration of the ‘Club Beat’ – the roots of Mod, R&B and Soul – that coalesced in the bohemian melting pot of Soho, London, post WW2.

In this chapter we explore the roots of the ‘Mod’ generation that was born in and around Soho at the turn of the Sixties.

Our journey takes us to genre defining clubs such as the subterranean ‘Club Americana’, hidden in the basement of the Mapleton Hotel, The Flamingo – THE Mod hangout in the West End – and the ground-breaking Scene Club where Guy Stevens hosted his pioneering R&B Disc Nights which cemented the sound and face of Modernism.

Features hits by Lee Dorsey and Mary Wells and new-to-CD tracks including: ‘Russian Roulette’ by Lester Lanin, ‘Steppin’ High’ by Little Luther and many rarities.

The track listing (you can see it below) is a mix of the obvious and the lesser-known (as hinted at above) and the release also promises ‘illustrated and informative liner notes’. Strange choice of cover too, but that’s not really an issue.

It lands on 1st March 2019 and is available to pre-order now, priced at £9.73.

Find out more at the Amazon website

Track listing:

1. Marv Johnson – With All That’s In Me
2. Mckinley Mitchell – No Love Like My Love
3. Hank Ballard And The Midnighters – Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go
4. Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Stick Together
5. Lee Dorsey – Ya Ya
6. Richard Berry And The Pharaohs – Louie Louie
7. Marvin Gaye – Hitch Hike
8. The Blues Busters – Tell Me Why
9. Lester Lanin & His Orch. – Russian Roulette
10. The Righteous Brothers – Little Latin Lupe Lu
11. Wanda Jackson – Whirlpool
12. Odessa Harris – A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love)
13. Otis Rush – Homework
14. Millie Foster – Love Wheel
15. Little Luther – Steppin’ High
16. Mamie Perry With Gus Jenkins Orchestra – Lament
17. Lazy Lester – I’m A Lover Not A Fighter
18. Jesse Fortune – Too Many Cooks
19. Chris Kenner – Land Of 1000 Dances
20. Mary Wells – Shop Around
21. Slim Harpo – I Got Love If You Want It
22. B. B. “Blues Boy” King And His Orch. – 16 Tons
23. Barbara Mcnair – He’s A King
24. Eddie Holland – If Cleopatra Took A Chance
25. Arthur Alexander – You Better Move On