A well travelled and knowledgeable black music fan, and club regular once came up to me and thanked me and the Hideaway Club’s playlist for putting him onto a wealth of hitherto unknown 45s from the King/ Federal labels.
Soul and R&B Collections
Little did the team at Ace realise when they first got access to Dave Hamilton’s library of studio tapes back in the mid ’90s that it would result in a 15 year journey.
Some of the great names in jumpin’ 50’s R&B are featured on Great R&B Duets, which is just released on Ace.
Great to see Get Hip back in action after a quiet, release-free 2000 with Soulful Sounds From Soulville.
Any compiler that is hip enough to include Yusef Lateef’s ‘Bishop School’ has obviously got it goin’ on – making Funkin The Ghetto an album to check out.
’22 Classic Recordings By The Legendary New Orleans Soul Man’. Yeah, that just about says it all about The Allen Toussaint Touch.
Northern soul instrumentals have been around as long as the northern soul scene itself, but rarely are those tracks celebrated in their own right.
To site alongside the ‘starter pack’ of mod tunes (see 20 Original Mod Classics), the same label has done a collection of northern soul, specifically with Northern Soul: 20 Original Classics.