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Soul Inc. ‎– Volume 2


Soul Inc. ‎– Volume 2


Gear Fab Records continues its Souls Inc. story with the release of Volume 2. Originally a singles band from Kentucky, Soul Inc. was formed in 1965 when guitarist Wayne Young and drummer Marvin Maxwell secured a place on Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars tour prior to even forming a band. The two hired some musicians and backed up the likes of Lou Christi, Reparata & the Delrons, and others. On the second Dick Clark tour, Soul Inc. opened as a stand-alone band and quickly became a favorite of many of the top acts of the day, including Paul Revere & the Raiders. Over the following months, Soul Inc. built a reputation for themselves and began recording singles. The band recorded songs for the Rondo, Star Records, Boss and Counterpart labels, and became one of the most popular acts in Kentucky. Volume 1 of the Soul Inc. story collected 20 of the band's singles recorded between 1965 and 1969. Volume 2 now continues that story with an additional 16 tracks that were not on Volume 1, and features one song from the next incarnation of the band (known as the Elysian Field, not to be confused with the dream-pop band or the black-metal band named Elysian Fields). The music ranged from Beatles-influenced pop, garage rock, and surf-styled instrumentals to Motown soul and psychedelic rock. Throughout their entire career the band was constantly experimenting and progressing as the times changed. Soul Inc. split in 1969, with three members forming the Elysian Field while Wayne Young kept the Soul Inc. moniker and continued the band for a short time with various lineups. Sadly, by the end of 1969, Soul Inc. was no more. In 1999, Young reunited with the original band members and recorded a new Soul Inc. album. The sound quality on this CD is for the most part excellent, and is taken from master tapes where possible. With the release of this second compilation of Soul Inc.'s singles, the band's musical history has finally been completely documented

Soul Inc. ‎– Volume 2

Tracks:
1.Connection
2.Nothing But a Dream
3.Midnight Hour
4.Hanging Out My Tears
5.Laryngitis
6.Don't You Go
7.Love Me When I'm Down
8.When I Stopped Dreaming
9.Alligator
10.Soul Jam
11.Hanging Out My Tears - (alternate version)
12.Stronger Than Dirt - (original 45 version)
13.Midnight Hour - (alternate version)
14.Satisfied
15.Ready, Willing and Able
16.Get Right With Your Man - (original 45 version)
17.Mother Hate - (with Elysian Fields)

 SOUL INC were one of the biggest bands in Louisville during the 60's and released 7 singles between '65-'69. They recorded much more that was recently discovered in the studio archives. Great PSYCHEDELIC music that shows the band transition from mid- to late 60's when they became 'Elysian Field'. Includes 3 tracks under the name ELYSIAN FIELD.



Thanks a lot Dave for this share...



VA - The Groove! Belgium Popcorn

VA - The Groove! Belgium Popcorn
Outta Sight presents The Groove, a truly authentic retrospective of the Belgium Popcorn scene that has run parallel to the UK Northern Soul scene since its inception in 1969. Our Popcorn playlist combines a unique blend of soul, R&B and exotica based largely around the shuffling, fifties, cha cha beat immortalized in Mary Mazzas Cha Cha Italiano and Frank Pizanis Steady Cha Cha. Our album title is derived from The Groove club in Ostend, Belgium, where the Popcorn sound was first introduced by pioneering DJ Freddy Cousaert. As the sound developed " a hybrid of 60s soul, jazz, funk, R&B and American pop " the scene began to take off and came of age in a converted farm at Vrasene, near Antwerp, which was christened The Popcorn. Enjoy The Groove.

VA - The Groove! Belgium Popcorn




Jon & Robin - The Soul Of A Boy And Girl (1967 2017 USA)

Jon & Robin - The Soul Of A Boy And Girl (1967 2017 USA)


Jon & Robin - The Soul Of A Boy And Girl (1967 2017 USA)

Jon & Robin - The Soul Of A Boy And Girl (1967 2017 USA)

Jon & Robin - The Soul Of A Boy And Girl (1967 2017 USA)

Jon & Robin - real names: Jon Abdnor, Javonne Braga. Mid-1960s duo who recorded for Dallas-based Abnak Records (founded by the namesake father of Jon Abdnor). Jon Abdnor (who also doubled as a company point man) released several regional hit singles in 1963-64 but didn't really hit it big nationally until hs father suggested he get a duet partner. 
Abdnor was paired with singer Robin Beavers, but she quit before the recording sessions were to begin. She was replaced with Javonne Braga, who took on "Robin" as her stage name. The pair hit the Top 20 with "Do It Again A Little Bit Slower" in the spring of 1967. After a spate of follow-up singles that barely made the Billboard Hot 100 (but were regional best-sellers in Texas and the Southwest), the duo released solo singles before breaking up for good in 1969. Braga married Five Americans drummer Jimmy Wright in 1970 while Jon, defeated by various legal and personal issues, quit the music business.


Jon & Robin - Elastic Event (1967)

Jon & Robin - Elastic Event (1967)


The male-female duo Jon & Robin are thought of as a one-hit wonder for their playful 1967 Top 20 hit "Do It Again a Little Bit Slower." Actually, however, they recorded quite a bit in the mid-to-late '60s, with an engaging if somewhat lightweight style craftily mixing AM radio mid-'60s pop/rock with a little psychedelia and Southern soul. "Do It Again a Little Bit Slower" was certainly the best of their discs, with its likable male-female vocal tradeoffs, a "Cool Jerk"-like soul piano riff at strategic points, and an effective fadeout that languorously stretched out the suggestive title phrase. But their two LPs and a bunch of 1965-1969 singles included some enjoyable material as well, devised with help from some fine songwriters and some of the best production and backup musician talent in their Dallas base.

The male half of the duo, Jon Abdnor, had recorded some solo singles for his millionaire father's Abnak label before hooking up with teenage singer Javonne Braga, who was billed as "Robin" on the records the pair made together. Their one national hit, "Do It Again a Little Bit Slower" came from the pen of Wayne Carson Thompson, most famous for writing the Boxtops' "The Letter." The duo also recorded several other Thompson compositions, including the fairly gritty soul-popper "Dr. Jon (The Medicine Man)," which was a big hit in Texas, although it didn't break nationally. Jon & Robin themselves wrote little original material, although they did benefit from production by ex-rockabilly star Dale Hawkins and Mike Rabon of the Five Americans, a fellow Abnak act. Indeed, several of the Five Americans played on some Jon & Robin sessions, and another Abnak artist, soul singer Bobby Patterson, also helped out with some of their recordings. By the end of the 1960s, however, Jon & Robin had split, though Jon Abdnor did put out a 1969 solo LP, Intro to Change, billed to John Howard Abdnor & the Involvement.

Jon & Robin - Elastic Event (1967)

Given their somewhat limited potential, it's surprising to see that Jon & Robin cut two LPs in 1967. On the other hand, given that Jon's father owned the label they recorded on, it's also not surprising that they were permitted this indulgence. For their second go-round of 1967, they pumped up the wattage a bit and aimed for a harder, trippier sound, less steeped in soul than an odd mix of country/folk and pop-psychedelia influences -- though how they execute this is a little odd, the trippy fuzz-laden "I Want Some More" working a quote from "Twelfth Street Rag" into its break; and then there's the Southern-tinged single "Dr. Jon (The Medicine Man)," which charted at number 87; and "Honey Bee" works what sounds like a recorder flute somewhere into a countrified ballad. It's different from the preceding album, and has fewer obviously predictable moments; and there's even an unexpected folk-rock excursion in "Like I Know You Do," with a guitar sound that (very) distantly recalls moments of mid-'60s Bob Dylan. The Monkees of the same period mixed these sounds together more successfully as good, solid pop/rock, but this was still an improvement over Jon & Robin's first album. As with that album, some of the best moments here have been included on Sundazed's Best of Jon & Robin, but this time out the rest is kind of worth hearing in context.


Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)

 Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)

Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)

From Beatman:
Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)
Continuing the theme 'Private Collection - Overview Albums'...
Gale Zoe Garnett is a New Zealand-born Canadian singer best known in the United States for her Grammy-winning folk hit 'We'll Sing In The Sunshine'. Garnett has since carved out a career as a writer and actress. She made her public singing debut in 1960, while at the same time pursuing an acting career, making guest appearances on television shows. She made her New York nightclub debut in 1963, was signed by RCA Victor Records, and recorded her debut album, 'My Kind of Folk Songs' (1964)...
All selected tracks are restored and remastered for a good modern sound...



VA - Big Beat Line 1965-1968

VA - Big Beat Line 1965-1968



It may (still) not be common knowledge yet, but one of Europe's best beat scenes of the '60s could be found in Czechoslowakia. This awesome DOUBLE-CD compilation contains recordings from essential representatives s.a. The Beatmen (6 tracks), Crystal (4 tracks), Flamengo (9 tracks), Juventus (5 tracks), Matadors (6 tracks), Mefisto (6 tracks), Olympic (10 tracks), Synkopa Ob Pierov (3 tracks) and Vulkan (6 tracks).


Takmer 160 minut hudby, ucebnica bigbeatovej historie v miniprofiloch deviatich ceskoslovenskych kapiel na 2CD. Po vlanajsej uspesnej kompilacii Beatline, ktora mapovala dobu okolo dvoch ceskoslovenskych beatovych festivalov, Supraphon ponuka presun v case o niekolko rokov spat. Polovica sestdesiatich rokov minuleho storocia bola pre domaci bigbeat zasadna. Po ideologicky bezpecnom okuzleni gitarovymi instrumentalkami v style The Shadows a tiez omnoho konfliktnejsej rock’n’rollovej jazde so solovymi spevakmi, prisla Mersey zaplava.

Od roku 1962 prudko narastajuci pocet mladych suborov, len v Prahe spocitanych na stovky, sa uz nedal prehliadnut a hlavne prepocut. Postupne prenikanie beatovych kapiel do rozhlasovych studii a na SP ci EP vinyly firmy Supraphon nebolo az take samozrejme, ale pod tlakom obrovskeho dopytu a aj za mierneho topenia politickych ladovcov predsa len prebiehalo. Na prvy samostatny album si vsak nasi rockeri museli pockat az do roku 1968.

Kompilacia Big Beat Line 1965-1968 ponuka miniprofily deviatich kapiel, ktorych osudy zvycajne mapuju vyvoj od lubozvucnych instrumentaliek cez prve viachlasove pokusy az po najdenie uplne vlastnej cesty. Najdete tu mimoriadnych beatovych vokalistov (Karel Cernoch, Karel Kahovec, Pavel a Petr Novakovci, Vladimir Misik, Pavel Sedlacek, Viktor Sodoma alebo Hana a Petr Ulrychovci), zdatnych solujucich instrumentalistov (R. Hladik, F. Francl, O. Jahn, J. F. Obermayer alebo K. Svoboda) a aj zostavu konzistentnej partie, ktorej vtedajsia dolezitost a kvalita trva dodnes (The Beatmen, The Matadors ci Olympic). Z povodnych pasov bolo nanovo remastrovanych maximum moznych skladieb.

2CD je obohatene obsiahlym bookletom s mnozstvom dokumentarnych fotografii. Takmer 160 minut hudby, ucebnica bigbeatovej historie a prijemne pocuvanie nielen pre pamatnikov. Devat slavnych bigbeatovych kapiel a ich 60 skladieb.https://www.kukninato.sk/hudba/fajnsmekri-pozor-vysla-kompilacia-big-beat-line-1965-1968/


CD 1

1-1–Olympic (2) Orange Blossom Special 1:57
1-2–Miki Volek, Olympic (2) Roll Over Beethoven 3:21
1-3–Pavel Bobek, Olympic (2) Rave On 1:56
1-4–Yvonne Prenosilova, Olympic (2) Mesic 2:45
1-5–Olympic (2) Mary (I Must Play) 2:02
1-6–Miki Volek, Olympic (2) Smutny Holic Z Liverpoolu 3:02
1-7–Olympic (2) Dej Mi Vic Sve Lasky 2:54
1-8–Olympic (2) Snad Jsem To Zavinil Ja 3:04
1-9–Olympic (2) Nejim A Nespim 1:45
1-10–Olympic (2) Nebezpecna Postava 1:45
1-11–The Beatmen (2) Break It 2:48
1-12–The Beatmen (2) Let's Make A Summer 3:07
1-13–The Beatmen (2) Safely Arrived 2:03
1-14–The Beatmen (2) The Enchanted Lie 2:12
1-15–The Beatmen (2) Walkin' Home 2:06
1-16–The Beatmen (2) Schodzka 2:04
1-17–Mefisto (4) Monika 2:06
1-18–Mefisto (4) Yakety Yak 1:56
1-19–Mefisto (4) Johnny B. Goode 2:54
1-20–Mefisto (4) Hippy Hippy Shake 1:43
1-21–Mefisto (4) Navrat Gemini 2:06
1-22–Mefisto (4) Keep On Running 2:39
1-23–Vulkan Pisen Sklenene Bane 3:02
1-24–Vulkan Zlata Stredni 2:37
1-25–Vulkan Kouzelna Lampa 2:31
1-26–Vulkan Tve Mesto 2:33
1-27–Vulkan Sen 3:02
1-28–Vulkan Musim Tahnout Svuj Vuz Dal 3:11
1-29–Irena Kubatova, Jirina Menslova, Eva Fatkova, Crystal (27) Tenhle Kluk (Just One Look) 2:05
1-30–Jaroslav Nevrkla, Jaroslav Jarosil, Crystal (27) The Game Of Love 1:56
1-31–Jaroslav Nevrkla, Jaroslav Jarosil, Crystal (27) She's The One 2:10
1-32–Jaroslav Nevrkla, Jaroslav Jarosil, Crystal (27) Can't You See That She's Mine

CD 2

2-1–Karel Kahovec, The Matadors (2) Farmer John
2-2–The Matadors (2) Locomotion With You 1:39
2-3–The Matadors (2) Pay, Pay Twist 2:15
2-4–Karel Kahovec, The Matadors (2) Sing A Song Of Sixpence 1:56
2-5–The Matadors (2), Jan Farmer Obermayer*, The Matadors (2) Snad Jednou Ti Dam 2:31
2-6–Vladimir Misik, The Matadors (2) Malej Zvon, Co Mam 3:53
2-7–Vladimir Misik, The Matadors (2) Don't Bother Me 2:34
2-8–Vladimir Misik, The Matadors (2) Old Mother Hubbard 2:10
2-9–Viktor Sodoma, The Matadors (2) I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine 3:11
2-10–Viktor Sodoma, The Matadors (2) Indolence 3:54
2-11–Viktor Sodoma, Jan Farmer Obermayer*, Otto Bezloja, The Matadors (2) Zlaty Dul (Hate Everything Except Of Hatter) 3:31
2-12–Viktor Sodoma, Flamengo Black Is Black 2:51
2-13–Petr Novak, Flamengo Ja Budu Chodit Po Spickach 2:19
2-14–Petr Novak, Flamengo Povidej 2:06
2-15–Karel Kahovec, Flamengo Vyber Si Palac 3:04
2-16–Karel Kahovec, Flamengo Svou Lasku Jsem Rozdal 3:11
2-17–Karel Kahovec, Pavel Sedlacek, Flamengo Dzban 3:01
2-18–Karel Kahovec, Flamengo Poprava Blond Holky 4:36
2-19–Karel Kahovec, Flamengo Co Skryvas V Ocich 4:02
2-20–Karel Kahovec, Flamengo Zavrazdil Jsem Lasku 3:26
2-21–Synkopa OB Prerov, Pavel Novak Vyznani 2:49
2-22–Synkopa OB Prerov, Pavel Novak Jaky Jsem (Rock And Roll Music) 2:24
2-23–Synkopa OB Prerov, Pavel Novak Nesmis Mi Lhat (If You Gotta Go, Go Now) 2:33
2-24–Juventus (3), Karel Cernoch Chram 2:23
2-25–Juventus (3), Karel Cernoch Narek Prevoznika 3:20
2-26–Juventus (3), Karel Cernoch Ona Se Brani 2:46
2-27–Juventus (3), Karel Cernoch Stuj, Obcane! 2:05
2-28–Juventus (3), Karel Cernoch 18 minut 2:43

VA - Big Beat Line 1965-1968




The Peddlers - The Fantastic Peddlers (1968 UK)

The Peddlers - The Fantastic Peddlers (1968 UK)

The Peddlers - The Fantastic Peddlers (1968 UK)

The Peddlers formed in Manchester in April 1964, as a trio of Trevor Morais (born Trevor Gladstone Emanuel Morais, 10 October 1944, Liverpool), Tab Martin (born Alan Raymond Brearey, 24 December 1944, Newcastle upon Tyne), Roy Phillips (born Roy Godfrey Phillips, 5 May 1941, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset). Morais, the drummer, had previously played with Faron's Flamingoes and Rory Storm and the Hurricanes (who had struggled to replace Ringo Starr after he had left to join The Beatles). Martin, the bassist, noted for his peculiar style of playing a Gibson EB-2 bass guitar in an upright position as though it were a string bass. Phillips, on vocals and keyboards, had been in The Saints, The Tornados, and also The Soundtracks. In 1966, the group began a residency at Annies Room in London also playing the Scotch of St James and The Pickwick where the group's first album Live at the Pickwick, including an introduction by Pete Murray, was recorded. The trio released six singles and EP on the Philips record label before joining CBS in 1967. Their cover of "Let the Sunshine In" (1965) charted on the UK Singles Chart. In 1968 they released the album "Freewheelers", consisting of standards arranged by Keith Mansfield. The follow-up, 1968's "Three in a Cell", included a version of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever", from the 1965 musical of the same name, which was later sampled for its bass and Hammond organ riff. The third and final CBS album, "Birthday", followed in 1969, and brought the band two UK Top 40 singles in "Girlie", and "Birth" which reached No. 17. Following "Birthday", the Peddlers returned to Philips, where they released "Georgia on My Mind" in 1971 and "Suite London" (1972). On Philips they released "Three for All" in 1970 including "Tell the World Were Not In", "Working Again", "My Funny Valentine" and "Love for Sale". Trevor Morais left the trio during an Australian tour in 1972, and was replaced on drums by New Zealander Paul Johnston. The Peddlers disbanded in 1976. The anthology "How Cool Is Cool... The Complete CBS Recordings" was released by CBS in 2002.
"The Fantastic Peddlers" is the only UK compilation album released (so far) and features singles and EP tracks fom 1964 to 1967 and presents stereo mixes of mono recordings.


The Dovers - We're Not Just Anybody - Singles (1965-1966) (2001 USA)

The Dovers - We're Not Just Anybody - Singles (1965-1966) (2001 USA)

The Dovers - We're Not Just Anybody - Singles (1965-1966) (2001 USA)

The Dovers were an American garage rock band of the mid-1960s. The Dovers were an example of mid-1960s folk rock, psychedelic rock and pop, heavily influenced by the British Invasion and American groups such as The Byrds. The Dovers were from Santa Barbara, California, and started their band under the name The Vandells. They began their recording career as The Dovers in 1965 with the Miramar Records release "She's Gone"/"What Am I Going To Do?," which reportedly was a minor hit in the Santa Barbara–Ventura County area. Three singles followed in late 1965 and early 1966, showing The Dovers' interest in folk and pop; none of their four singles met with national success, and The Dovers broke up shortly afterward. 
The group recorded a total of four singles for Miramar:
"She's Gone" / "What Am I Going To Do?" (Miramar 118, September 1965);
"I Could Be Happy" / "People Ask Me Why" (Miramar 121, November 1965, 
(also released as Reprise 0439, December 1965);
"The Third Eye" / "Your Love" (Miramar 123, April 1966)
"She's Not Just Anybody" / "About Me" (Miramar 124, May 1966)

The Dovers - We're Not Just Anybody - Singles (1965-1966) (2001 USA)

The Dovers - We're Not Just Anybody - Singles (1965-1966) (2001 USA)




Soul Inc. ‎– Volume 2VA - The Groove! Belgium Popcorn VA - The Wow! Belgium PopcornJon & Robin - The Soul Of A Boy And Girl (1967 2017 USA)Jon & Robin - Elastic Event (1967)VA - 60's Rare Hits (2016)Gale Garnett - My Kind of Folk Songs (1964)VA - Big Beat Line 1965-1968The Peddlers - The Fantastic Peddlers (1968 UK)The Dovers - We're Not Just Anybody - Singles (1965-1966) (2001 USA)

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