The last of a quartet of compilations spotted this week, with the Popcorn Soul Party – Blended Soul And R&B 1958-62 vinyl being another from Outta Sight.
What’s it all about? Well, it’s about popcorn sounds from the turn of the 1960s, but if you want the full label write-up, it goes like this…
Belgium ‘Popcorn’ borrows its name from the 1969 James Brown LP, The Popcorn, which also became the moniker for the Popcorn Club in Vrasene, Flanders which, in its heyday, attracted 3,000 youths to its Sunday sessions.
It was DJ Gilbert Govaert who pioneered the sound, blending blues, soul, jazz, latin, doo-wop and high-school pop in a unique melting pot that appealed to dancers seeking that chugging cha-cha beat.
Our Popcorn Soul Party carries on the tradition with many tracks culled from the original playlists and others, such as the incredibly elusive Willie J Charles ‘Feelin’ Kinda Lonesome’ which has become popular in more recent times. This unique set will appeal to Popcorn oldies fans, new breed Northern Soul fans and R&B collectors alike. Look out for new-to-vinyl reissues courtesy of Ki Ki Page and Chance Halladay! The Party Continues.
16 tracks on the vinyl collection, all listed below. Out on 4th August 2017 and available for pre-order now, retailing for £15.70.