Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100 CD boxset

Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100 CD boxset
Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100 CD boxset
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The first of two releases along this theme, Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100 CD boxset, is now available to pre-order.

As you might have guessed, this is a boxset based on the famous/infamous Mod Top 100, as compiled by Randy Cozens.

You probably know the story. Randy Cozens, a Mod from the ’60s who later founded the 6TS soul club, used to write letters to ‘Sounds’, ‘NME’, and all the other music papers of the day about the true sound of Mod as the Mod revival era started to take hold—or the ‘real heritage of their Mod forefathers’, as he described it.

Eventually, Sounds asked Randy to compile his own Mod Top 100 of ‘real mod music,’ and the music paper ran the list as part of a Bank Holiday edition in August ’79. The original list featured 97 soul/jazz records, two ska records, and one false track (named after Ian Clarke, the soul DJ) to prevent anyone from claiming they have all 100. Because…elitism.

With this new box set, Eddie has taken Randy’s list and added some personal favourites from the era when original selections were no longer available. The result is ‘Eddie Piller Presents The Mod Top 100’, a new 4CD set containing 100 examples of R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Beat that you would expect to hear on the finest and most discerning dancefloors.

In addition to the music, there are new sleevenotes from Eddie, compiled with the generous support of Randy’s children, Paul and Terry. As such, this release also serves as a fitting tribute to one of the most influential and important figures on the scene, who sadly passed away in 2003.

The full track listing is below. If you want a copy, you can pre-order now ahead of the August Bank Holiday Weekend (specifically, 30 August 2024). The box set retails for £34.99.

Find out more about the box set at the Amazon website

Note that there is also a vinyl version of this release too.

Disc 1

1. Doris Troy – What’cha Gonna Do About It
2. Hank Jacobs – So Far Away
3. Nella Dodds – Come SeeAbout Me
4. George Stone – Hole In The Wall
5. The High Keys – Que Sera Sera
6. Betty Everett – Getting Mighty Crowded
7. Sugar Pie DeSanto – I Don’t Wanna Fuss
8. Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog
9. Joe Tex – Hold What You’ve Got
10. Irma Thomas – Time Is On My Side
11. Ike And Tina Turner – I Can’t Believe What You Say
12. Chuck Jackson – Any Day Now
13. Major Lance – The Monkey Time
14. Inez And Charlie Foxx – La De Da, I Love You
15. Mary Love – I’m In Your Hands
16. The Larks – The Jerk
17. Mitty Collier – I Had A Talk With My Man
18. Maxine Brown – Oh No Not My Baby
19. The Sapphires – Gotta Have Your Love
20. Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
21. Lee Dorsey – Ride Your Pony
22. Jackie Ross – Selfish One
23. The Sharpees – Tired Of Being Lonely
24. Roy Head & The Traits – Treat Her Right
25. Little Milton – Who’s Cheating Who?

Disc 2

1. James Brown – Out Of Sight
2. Don Covay – Mercy Mercy
3. Darrell Banks – Open The Door To Your Heart
4. Bessie Banks – Go Now
5. Bobby Moore & His Rhythm Aces – Searching For My Love
6. Phil Upchurch Combo – You Can’t Sit Down
7. Jackie Lee – The Duck
8. Bobby Sheen – Dr. Love
9. The Poets – She Blew A Good Thing
10. Johnny Nash – Love Ain’t Nothin’ (But A Monkey On Your Back)
11. Earl-Jean – Randy
12. Fred Hughes – Oowee Baby I Love You
13. Sandy Wynns – A Touch Of Venus
14. Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
15. Tony Clarke – Ain’t Love Good, Ain’t Love Proud
16. Jimmy McGriff – I’ve Got A Woman
17. The Astors – Candy
18. Googie Rene Combo – Smokie Joe’s La La
19. Little Hank – Mr Bang Bang Man
20. Jerry Jackson – It’s Rough Out There
21. Shades Of Blue – Oh How Happy
22. Howard Tate – Ain’tNobody Home
23. Jimmy Radcliffe – Long After Tonight Is Over
24. Alvin Cash – Twine Time
25. The O’Jays – Lipstick Traces

Disc 3

1. Bunny Sigler – Let The Good Times Roll – Feels So Good
2. The Incredibles – There’s Nothing Else To Say Baby
3. The Ikettes – Peaches And Cream
4. The Packers – Hole In The Wall
5. Gloria Jones – Finders Keepers
6. Dobie Gray – See You At The Go-Go
7. Deon Jackson – Love Makes The World Go Round
8. The Capitols – Cool Jerk
9. Ramsey Lewis Trio – The In Crowd
10. Fontella Bass – Rescue Me
11. Homer Banks – 60 Minutes Of Your Love
12. Chris Bartley – Sweetest Thing This Side Of Heaven
13. Alexander Patton – A L’ilLoving Sometimes
14. Bettye Swann – Make Me Yours
15. Darrow Fletcher – The Pain Gets A Little Deeper
16. Jimmy Hughes – Steal Away
17. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz
18. The Vibrations – My Girl Sloopy
19. The Impressions – G ypsy Woman
20. Sam And Dave – You Don’t Know Like I Know
21. Garnett Mimms – I’ll Take Good Care Of You
22. Toussaint McCall – Nothing Takes The Place Of You
23. Candy And The Kisses – The 81
24. Otis Redding – Mr Pitiful
25. Eddie Holman – This Can’t Be True

Disc 4

1. Rosco Robinson – That’s Enough
2. The Manhattans – I Wanna Be Your Everything
3. The Magnificent Men – Peace Of Mind
4. Mickey Lee Lane – Hey-Sah-Lo-Nay
5. Willie Mitchell – Mercy
6. Derrick And Patsy – G ypsy Woman
7. Derek Martin – Daddy Rollin’ Stone
8. Baby Washington – That’s How Heartaches Are Made
9. Garnet Mimms And The Enchanters – Cry Baby
10. Billy Stewart – Sitting In The Park
11. Tommy Tucker – Hi Heel Sneakers
12. Chris Farlowe – Air Travel
13. The Miracles – I Gotta Dance To Keep From Crying
14. The Spinners – Sweet Thing
15. Kim Weston – I’m Still Loving You
16. Marvin Gaye – I’ll Be Doggone
17. Bob And Earl – Harlem Shuffle
18. Russell Byrd – Hitch Hike Part 1
19. Slim Harpo – I Got Love If You Want It
20. The Soul Sisters – I Can’t Stand It
21. The Velvelettes – Lonely Lonely Girl Am I
22. Jimmy Smith – The Cat
23. The Megatons – Shimmy Shimmy Walk Part 1
24. Etta James – Tell Mama
25. The Bar-Kays – Soul Finger

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