Loma Northern Soul – Classic & Revelations 1964-1968 – Various Artists – CD Album – BACK IN STOCK NOW !!


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If you want to know about the quality of a label’s output, look at the backroom staff as well as the artists. This CD features work from the following

Arrangers and producers –

NYC – Garry Sherman, Richard Tee, Van McCoy, Robert Banks, George Kerr, Jerry Ragovoy, Don Costa, Sammy Lowe & Jesse Herring.

L A – Gene Page, James Carmichael, Jerry Long, Len Jewell Smith, Marc Gordon, Hooven & Winn and Billy Revis.

Songwriters –

Willie Hutchison, Lorraine Ellison & Sam Bell, Mort Shuman & Jerry Ragovoy, Randy Newman, Van McCoy and Sammy Turner.

The compilation is a mix of the loved and cherished sides as played on the Northern Soul scene from the early 70s onwards, to brand new master tape finds that will give this ageing cultural movement a timely shot in the arm for the ‘20s and beyond.

The Marvellos open with ‘It’s Your Love That I Need’ a 1966 Willie Hutch song that has only just been unearthed and is setting dancefloors alight with its mid-60s soul perfection. Their classic ‘Something’s Burning’ is here along with a recent gem ‘I Need You’ that is digitally presented for the first time too.

The equally accomplished and respected Invincibles have a solid three dance tracks – none of which were issued at the time. ‘Heartstrings’ is the catchy dancer destined to go big, while ‘Please Be True’ is for connoisseurs of the Impressions’ vocalising style. ‘Got A Thing Goin’’ however is a manic stomper for super-fit dancers and acrobats only – reminiscent of Little Joe Cook’s ‘I’m Falling In Love With You Baby’.

Philly’s Ben Aiken made his Northern name with the irrepressible ‘Satisfied’ when we were teenagers. Two unreleased nuggets ‘That’s All I Gotta Do’ and ‘If You Should See Her’ will keep him known and revered through our later years.

Carl Hall’s evergreen ‘Mean It Baby’ is augmented by his ‘Like I Told You’ – a real grower.

The girls join in with the legendary Linda Jones’ ‘My Heart Needs A Break’ opus, Delilah Kennebreuw’s Spectoresque collector’s favourite ‘Bright Lights’ and the girly stomper that is ‘See The Silvery Moon’ by the Apollas – poptastic.

Early-scene mod sounds are provided by the mysterious Clyde & The Blue Jays who tell us how to do ‘The Big Jerk’, the Olympics revert to the R&B of their earlier career with ‘I Finally Got A Break’ before their Mirwood soul makeover. Billy Storm tears it up with ‘Baby Don’t Look Down’ an early song from the man who would give us the soundtrack to Toy Story 3 – Randy Newman. The Enchanters ‘Just A Little Longer’ is a mid-60s Drifters’ soundalike, fresh from the tape reel.

The Soul Shakers ‘I’m Getting Weaker’, Kell Osborne ‘You Can’t Outsmart A Woman’ and Larry Lester ‘Go For Yourself’ are accepted as the building blocks of the Northern Soul scene and still sound wonderful. Sleepers include Bobby Freeman’s magnificent ‘Lies’, Tony Amarro & The Chariots ‘Runnin’ Around’ and the dynamic production of Charles Thomas ‘The Man With The Golden Touch’.

With such high-quality sides to choose from, we have treated ourselves to two “enders” – Bobby Reed’s beautiful ‘I’ll Find A Way’ one of Van McCoys’ very best and Tommy Starr’s melancholic ‘Better Think Of What You’re Losing’.


Track Listing

Disc 1

No. Track Preview
01. It's Your Love That I Need - The Marvellos Listen
02. Go For Yourself - Larry Laster Listen
03. Heartstrings - The Invincibles Listen
04. You Can't Outsmart A Woman - Kell Osborne
05. Lies - Bobby Freeman Listen
06. That's All You Gotta Do - Ben Aiken Listen
07. I Need You - The Marvellos
08. Mean It Baby - Carl Hall Listen
09. I'm Getting Weaker - The Soul Shakers
10. Just A Little Longer - The Enchanters Listen
11. Please Be True - The Invincibles
12. If You Should See Her - Ben Aiken Listen
13. My Heart Needs A Break - Linda Jones
14. See The Silver Moon - The Apollas Listen
15. Bright Lights - Delilah Kennebruew
16. Something's Burnin' - The Marvellos
17. Satisfied - Ben Aiken Listen
18. Runnin Around - Tony Amaro & The Chariots
19. Got A Thing Goin' - The Invincibles Listen
20. The Man With The Golden Touch - Charles Thomas
21. Baby Don't Look Down - Billy Storm
22. I Finally Got A Break - The Olympics
23. The Big Jerk, Part 1 - Clyde & The Blue Jays
24. I'll Find A Way - Bobby Reed Listen
25. Better Think Of What You're Losing - Tommy Starr

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input date 26th February 2023

Loma Northern Soul – Classic & Revelations 1964-1968




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