Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pioneers: My Good Friend James (Mercury)

Written and produced by Eddy Grant, this is another great discovery of Pioneers' soul period at Mercury.
My Good Friend James

Lee Brackett: Save A Foolish Man/Ruby (Excello)

Super double sider on Excello, Nashboro Records R&B subsidiary. This single received a lot of interest in recent years. "Save A Foolish Man" is also available on the highly recommended Kent CD "Uptown Down South".
Save A Foolish Man

Will Hatcher: You Haven't Seen Nothin' Yet (Wheelsville)

Soul music is a family affair for Will Hatcher, being cousin of Edwin Starr and Roger Hatcher's brother. This single was issued in the late 70s on his own label (light blue copies are the original).
You Haven't Seen Nothin' Yet

Marvell Love: Gotta Have Love (New World)

The actual A side of this single is a very fast dancer and it was played at Wigan by Richard Searling. On the contrary "Gotta Have Love" is a jazzy midpacer that fits my taste. For anoraks, the song came out first on Sheri, with a different flipside.
Gotta Have Love

Frank Lynch: Young Girl (My Record)

You can read the very sad story behind this record thanks to Sir Hambling's Deep Soul Heaven.
Young Girl