While mainstream Soul in the U.S. is into "parties, champagne and silk sheets", an anchronism has survived down South. Small independent record labels keep producing their "cheating" dramas for a regional market. Here the Blues-drenched stories of Bobby Blue Band or Dicky Williams still have the potential to become hits. Southern Soul reaches down into the depths of human existence. A ritual that demands religious dedication from ist protagonists: gospel-like dramas excessively enact the pain, while proverbs such as "Love Donīt love Nobody" touch on the unspeakable. Sobbing backround vocals, dragging horns and morbid church organs accompany the bands descending flight. The guitar may be out of tune, the drums out of time, the arrangement lacking. The message is never lost.
is a collection of deep soul which rivals the already legendary Dave Godlin
CD for musical quality and soulful integrity. Do listen to it, but be
warned; hear too much of it in one sitting and you may contemplate taking
the Ede Robin option."
a soul compilation opens up with George Perkinīs "Crying in the Streets",
you know itīs gonna be a blast. And this collection of screaming, soul-drenched,
anguished heartbreak certainly is."
am simply amazed at the quality of this compilation and the thoroughness
of the sleevenotes. Clearly a labour of love."
real-thing 60s-style deep Southern soul, made for the local market. A
few big names and acres of wonderful obscurities. Another exemplary Trikont
excellent new compilation from the Trikont people."
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