12 tracks - Rare 'Modern Soul', recorded in the 1970s and 1980s incl. eight unreleased tracks!
Having been brought up as much on albums as singles, it is a natural progression for Kent to make a 12" version of their Masterpieces Of Modern Soul CD series.
The Modern soul fan is used to wielding 12" of plastic in various forms and the latest Kent LP is aimed squarely at them. Kent have lifted a fantastic LP-only track from the Spring album by Act 1, It's The Same Old Story, one of the most catchy, melodious songs of the era and as a Ray Godfrey Spring production it is high quality. The same source provides the Millie Jackson LP track If That Don't Turn You On; inevitably raunchy but clean! The Mayberry Movement were on sister label Event and Kent have their smooth and addictive Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right, unreleased until Kent issued it.
On the pricey side they feature Eddie Billups anthem Shake Off That Dream . Scarce is more the word for Gail Anderson s Doré release Just A Little Ugly which is anything but and stablemates Natural Resources have a recently discovered find, If There Were No You: it would have been the buzz of the Mecca a few decades earlier.
Into the 80s we go with a 60s legend: Dave Hamilton, whose later recordings are proving to be as highly admired as his tracks from the golden era of 60s soul. Nightchill's I Don't Play Games - sounds like a hit to me - and the New Experience's pleading I've Never Felt This Way Before is one for those who like to sympathise with a bit of anguish. Darondo provides another gem of West coast soul from his own special perspective.
The Hesitations GWP recording is as polished and professional as ever and there is more top harmony from Street People with a previously unissued track from their first recording session.
There had to be a teaser. After reissuing Herman Davis Gotta Be Loved Kent discovered a brilliant unissued Part 2 to the highly collectable single. It had been abandoned before the 45s pressing but now rounds off an LP that will grace those large and overburdened LP shelves of the modern soul Kent fans.
A1 Act 1 - It's the Same Old Story
A2 The Mayberry Movement - Two Wrongs Don't Make a Right
A3 Eddie Billups & The C.C.C.S - Shake Off That Dream
A4 Gail Anderson - Just a Little Ugly
A5 Nightchill - I Don't Play Games
A6 Darondo - Do You Really Love Me (Edit)
B1 Millie Jackson - If That Don't Turn You On
B2 Natural Resources - If There Were No You
B3 The Hesitations - Go Away
B4 Street People - Momma Had a Baby
B5 The New Experience - Never Felt This Way Before (Edit)
B6 Herman Davis - Gotta Be Loved Part 2
VARIOS LP Masterpieces Of Modern Soul
Label: Kent Dance – KENT 503
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: UK & Europe