Tag: cd

R&B Hipshakers Volume 1 – CD / vinyl

Can't say I'd heard of this release, but R&B Hipshakers Volume 1 (aka teach me To Monkey) on the Vampisoul label seems will worth investigating. It's compiled by Mr Fine Wine (of Downtown Soulville radio show and podcast fame), pulling tracks from the Federal and King vaults, ranging from '56 […]

Laurel Aitken – Voodoo Woman CD

Big thanks to Doug for pointing us in the direction of this interesting forthcoming release – Voodoo Woman by Laurel Aitken. Subtitled Music for Mods, Soul & Ska Sounds from the Sixties, that pretty much sums up what you get, tunes that proved popular across the mod scene during the […]

Trojan Ska-ing West! CD

Another of the Trojan / Spectrum reissues that might be of interest – Trojan Ska-ing West!. The CD is promising to be a rarity goldmine, again for not a lot of cash. According to the label, this set of early to mid-60s sounds of 40 tracks from the Island and […]

Sounds & Pressure: Mod Reggae CD

Trojan seems to be undergoing a reissue series via budget label Spectrum, with a few CD hitting the shelves today, including Sounds & Pressure: Mod Reggae. That very familiar packaging contains what's described as an 'eclectic' mix of 40 vintage tracks, some of which are making their debut on CD. […]

Double Cookin' CD reviewed

Kent (amazingly) hasn't done a northern soul instrumental CD before, which makes the Double Cookin' CD release something of an event. Compiled by Tony Rounce, it features 24 northern soul instrumentals, perhaps leaning more towards the classic than the rare – although there are some hard to find nuggets on […]

Le Beat Bespoke 4 reviewed

It's not exactly the album of the event, but it does share the same title – Le Beat Bespoke 4. Actually it doesn't quite as the events are ahead of the albums in numbers I think. Anyway, the latest Rob Bailey-compiled album is out, we have a review online and […]

Motown Around The World album

In case you missed it, new this week is the rather interesting Motown Around The World (The Classic Singles) album. It's actually a reissue of an album that sneaked out in 1990, now expanded to A 38-track double CD. The clue is in the title – Motown re-recorded a number […]

Let's Boogaloo volume 5

When a series hits volume 5, you can guess it's going down well, so there's sure to be plenty of takers for Let's Boogaloo volume 5, released by Record Kicks. Jazzman Records Gerald Short is the compiler this time, mixing deep funk, rare soul, modish-R&B and jazzy 45s, culled mainly […]