As promised here is another Familia Comp for November compiled this time around by our East LA Guy, Thanks for your hard work Guy! Now here he is with his presentation!........ Just in time to open the holiday season, the krew of Familia Souldiez have come together to give & share another set of awesome tracks. What makes this series so unique is that the collaborators are from the four corners of this country & abroad with diverse musical tastes and a great thirst & knowledge when it comes to the genre of soul. Familia Souldies Volume 11 entitled "Love Is For Fools" takes soul through all of it's paces - Northern Soul, Sweet Soul, Funk and Group Harmony. As with previous volumes in this series, the krew has come up with a set of tunes worthy of any major release. Many thanks go out to RossyBoy for passing me the baton and allowing me to head-up this project and to G-MAN for providing the inspiration and dynamite cover. Special thanks to Mello, DustyRose, MzO, BillyMac, Chi-Town & BrownBoy for their contributions and taking the time out of their busy lives to make this happen. Give it a spin & let us know what you think. No turkeys here LOL!! Happy Thanksgiving!!! EAST LA GUY
01. Southside Movement - Love Is For Fools (20th Century, 1975) (DustyRose) 02. The Keytones - A Fool In Love (Old Town, 1957) (Chi-Town) 03. Danny 'Sly' Stewart - I'm Just A Fool (Luke, 1961) (East LA Guy) 04. Cannibal & The Headhunters - Please Baby Please (Rampart, 1965) (Mello) 05. Cold Blooded Express - You're The Life Of Me (T&L, 1968) (BrownBoy) 06. Kim Weston - I Will Understand (MGM, 1968) (RossyBoy) 07. Soul Clinic - No One Loves Me Anymore (Bay Sound, 1968) (BillyMac) 08. BB Brown - My Love For You (Dit Dot, 1977) (MzO) 09. Free Form Experience - Blowin' My Mind (Free Form, 1976) (Mello) 10. Sylvia - Sweet Stuff (Vibration, 1974) (DustyRose) 11. Debbie Taylor - (I Just Can't Believe I'm) Touching You (Today LP, 1972) (RossyBoy) 12. Soulsations - Here Comes The Pain (Ste-Al, 1965) (BillyMac) 13. Betty Wright - The Best Girls Don't Always Win (Alston, 1968) (BrownBoy) 14. Carroll Lloyd - Try My Love (Tower, 1967) (MzO) 15. Flamingos - I Was Such A Fool (To Fall In Love With You) (End, 1959) (Chi-Town) 16. Tony & Tyrone - A Fool Am I (Columbia, 1964) (East LA Guy) 17. Betty Everett - Chained To Your Love (Vee Jay, 1963) (Mello) 18. George Jackson - I Don't Have The Time To Love You (Mercury, 1968) (DustyRose) 19. Marvin Preyer - Don't Stop Loving Me This Time (Wand, 1968) (MzO) 20. Louis Williams - I Care For You (All Platinum, unissued til 2004 UK Castle CD) (Brown Boy) 21. Soulville All Stars - Nothing In This World Matters (Soulville, 1969) (BillyMac) 22. The Checkmates LTD - Pretty Balloons (Rustic LP, 1974) (RossyBoy) 23. Tommy G & The Charms - Please Don't Fool With Me (Hurricane, 1966) (East LA Guy) 24. The Gallahads - Why Do Fools Fall In Love (Rendezvous 1961) (Chi-Town) Download here but please leave your comments!! http://www.mediafire.com/download/3qbxl2evajcebtg/Familia%20Souldiez%2011%20-%20Love%20Is%20For%20Fools.zip
It's been a few years too many since my Philly buddy BillyMac and I did one of these "BRIDGE" compilations together. This particular bridge is just about 2500 miles away from Billy, but close to my own heart and roots. It's the Forth Railway Bridge near Edinburgh, Scotland. In Victorian times when it was newly-built it was regarded as one of the Wonders of The Modern World ! Now it's your turn to wonder at BillyMac's great tune selection - an unparalleled collection of rarities and obscurities. I hope I've brought a few nice ones to the table too. Billy is a busy boy, so if you like what you hear let us know so that he can be persuaded to part with more pearls from his treasure chest ! RossyBoy
Track list: 01 - The Traditions - Sad Girl (BillyMac) Barclay, 1967? 02 - The Natural Four - Hurt (RossyBoy) ABC, 1970 03 - Little Pete & The Youngsters - You Told Me Lies (BillyMac) Lesley, 1962 04 - Both Worlds - Stop, Turn Around (RossyBoy) "Don'tcha Hide It" album, TPI, 1974 05 - The Steptones - Don't You Want to Fall in Love (BillyMac) IX Chains, 1976 06 - J Kelly & The Premiers - Signed Sealed Delivered (My Heart) (RossyBoy) Roadshow, 1973 07 - Vic & The Catalinas - Hello Girl (BillyMac) Barclay, 1967 08 - Love, Peace & Happiness - Strip Me Naked (RossyBoy) RCA Victor, 1971 09 - The Motiques - You're My Everything (BillyMac) unreleased Barclay, mid-60's 10 - Kenny Robinson & The Chessmen - Baby Say You Love Me (RossyBoy) B.O.S.S., 1967 11 - Mississippi Charles Bevel - Overheard (BillyMac) A&M, 1973 (Collector's Alert - Super Rare Vinyl !!!) 12 - Ronnie Walker - On And On (RossyBoy) unreleased, 1968 (Impact, restricted issue of 200 copies for his UK Tour 2009) 13 - Phil Colbert - Who's Got The Action (BillyMac) Phillips, 1965 14 - Freddie Houston - Only The Lonely One (RossyBoy) Old Town, 1964 15 - The Furys - That's All Right, You're In Love (BillyMac) Diamond, 1968 16 - Donald Jenkins & The Delighters - Somebody Help Me (RossyBoy) Cortland, 1963 17 - Lee Williams & The Cymbals - I Can Make Mistakes Too (BillyMac) Black Circle, 1971 18 - Jean Stanback - If I Ever Needed Love (RossyBoy) Peacock, 1958 19 - The Del-cords - A Little Misunderstanding (BillyMac) Up, mid-60's (early version of The Magnificent Men) 20 - The Magnificent Men - Nobody Treats Me The Way You Do (RossyBoy) "The World Of Soul" album, Capitol, 1968 21 - Willie 'Jitterbug' Webb - You Got To Do It Right (BillyMac) Hawk Sound, early 70's 22 - The Gypsies - Diamonds Rubies Gold & Fame (RossyBoy) Old Town, 1965 23 - Charles Brimmer - Dedicating My Love To You (BillyMac) Chelsea, 1976 24 - Gift Of Dreams - Feel It (RossyBoy) "Gift Of Dreams" album, Jam Power, 1983 Download here But please leave your comments!
It's three months since our last outing of Familia Souldiez. Volume 9 yet again proved to be a winner with hundreds of downloads. But for some of our keen familia, three months waiting is just too long ! Let's hope you all feel the same ! Because we are gonna try to produce one of these bad boy volumes ONCE A MONTH from now on. A bit of a logistical nightmare, but hopefully our great family spirit can pull us through. The G MAN has come up with another masterful cover for "Tricks Of The Trade"; he will continue to be our regular cover artist. Regarding the theme, some of our brothers used their smarts to find titles with words from the theme in them; Guy, being a working man himself, concentrated on songs about trades or professions. But as the Wise Old Owl, Mello, pointed out, although the words "Trick" or "Trade" may not be in a song title or in the lyrics, a trick of the trade is also to come up with something new. So the rest of us just used this as an excuse to bring you some fine favorites or squirreled-away rarities that we have been saving for just such an occasion as this. Let us know how we are doing with the series; it will help our motivation to keep producing the goods into the future. Enjoy the tunes !
~ RB ~
01 - Jan Bradley - Tricks Of The Trade (Chi-Town)
02 - The G.T.'s - Don't Blame Me (MzO)
03 - The Savonics - I Had a Girl (Up In Smoke)
04 - Intruders - (Love Doctor) Doctor, Doctor (East LA Guy)
05 - Eon - (You're The) Biggest Joke In Town (DustyRose)
06 - The Symbols - Last Year About This Time (BillyMac)
07 - The Turks - You Turn Me On (BrownBoy)
08 - Bobby Hill - I Wanna Be With You (Mello)
Lo Lo, 1970
09 - Otis Leavill - Just A Memory (RossyBoy)
10 - The Carousels - Dirty Tricks (Chi-Town)
11 - Amanda Humphrey - I've Been Crying (MzO)
12 - The Linneas - Forever Baby (I'm Gonna Love You) (Up In Smoke)
13 - Four Tops - If I Were A Carpenter (East LA Guy)
14 - New Concepts - How Deep Is The Ocean (DustyRose)
15 - The Starlets - My Last Cry (BillyMac)
16 - The Flamingos - That's My Desire (BrownBoy)
17 - Four Shades - Something Special (Mello)
18 - The Cliques - The Girl In My Dreams (RossyBoy)
Modern, 1956. Featuring Eugene Church on lead.
19 - Jackie Russell - Don't Trade Love For Money
Soul Kitchen, 1967?
20 - Ella Brown - A Woman Left Lonely (MzO)
21 - Buck - Sugar Britches (Up In Smoke)
22 - Betty Wright - Secretary (East LA Guy)
23 - The Deltas - Gonna Move On (DustyRose)
Magic Touch, 1977
24 - The Sherrys - I've Got No One (BillyMac)
25 - The Dreamlovers - While We Were Dancing (BrownBoy)
26 - Train Robbers - Tricky Dick (Mello)
St. Simons, 1977
27 - Paul Burton & The Stingers - So Very Hard To Make It (Without You)Pt 1 (RossyBoy)
Post by DUSTYROSE
Link courtesy of ROSSYBOY
Album cover courtesy of G MAN
Tracks courtesy of MELLO, BILLYMAC, MZO, BROWNBOY, EAST LA GUY, CHI-TOWN, ROSSYBOY, DUSTYROSE & UP IN SMOKE
P-Stylze is at it again, I love this series and I am so glad it went beyond Volume 10! If you love this series too then please show appreciation by leaving a comment, it's as easy as downloading the link!!
Here is P-Stylzes introduction.....
It's been a minute since I have put together a Lost Angels comp..I have some of the crew on this "Firme" comp as well..We have the homie Mello, Brownboy and Up In Smoke..And they definitely came through with some sweet soulful tracks. Enjoy the Rolas...
Okay Souldie Lovers, This is the start of a killer compilation series you want to have in your collection, It was a HONER to be in the company of these great Collaborators, Thanks for letting me be amongst you guys, This is truly a pleasure!!
Here's our RossyBoy with the intro...
A drop of blood falls and mingles with the DNA of the others. Kinship is declared - brothers under the skin ! A soul sister is co-opted. How could she be left out ? A promise is made and kept. Tunes will shared - some favorite, some obscure - all souldies. Into the red-hot crucible they go; what emerges is pure gold ... Yes, it's a brand new series of lowriding treasures - RED HOT SOULDIES ! This is only the first chapter - encourage us with your comments to come up with more sizzlers ! Enjoy !
01 - The Velons - Why Don't You Write (Mello)
B J M, 1968
02 - Brothers Of Soul - I Guess That Don't Make Me A Loser (East LA Guy)
03 - Entertainers IV - When You're Young And In Love (DustyRose)
04 - The Untouchables - Standing There (BillyMac)
05 - Barbara West - Give Me Back The Man I Love (RossyBoy)
06 - The Drifters - Oh My Love (Mello)
07 - Phil & Harv - Darling (Please Bring Your Love)
(East LA Guy)
Rampart, 1960. The first recording ever issued on the Rampart label.
08 - The Entertainers - I Need Someone (DustyRose)
unissued, "Hall Of Fame" CD, Kent, 2012
09 - Universal Minds - I Betcha (BillyMac)
10 - Bobby Angelle - Please Take Me Back (RossyBoy)
Ten Star, 1965
11 - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers - Share (Mello)
12 - David & Ruben - The Girl In My Dreams
(East LA Guy)
Rampart/Warner Bros, 1969
13 - The Darlings - Two Time Loser (DustyRose)
Kay Ko Records, 1963 (Mercury subsidiary)
14 - Billy Keen - Cross My Heart (BillyMac)
15 - The Esquires - Stay (RossyBoy)
New World, 1974
16 - The Chi-Lites - You Did That To Me (Mello)
Daran, 1964 (Re-recorded in 1970 on O'Retta when they became the Chi-Lites)
17 - The Superlatives - Forget About Tomorrow
(East LA Guy)
18 - 8th Day - I Can't Fool Myself (DustyRose)
19 - The Mist - Life Walked Out (BillyMac)
20 - Sunny & The Sunliners - Come Back Baby (RossyBoy)
Latin Soul, 196?
21 - The Impressions - No One Else (Mello)
22 - The Lovelites - This Love Is Real (East LA Guy)
23 - Jackie - Almost Persuaded (DustyRose)
unissued, 1961?, "Hall Of Fame" CD, Kent, 2012 (Jackie Weaver)
24 - The Mob - Try A Little Tenderness (BillyMac)
25 - Bloodstone - You're Still A Young Man (RossyBoy)
"The Ultimate Collection" CD, ITP, 2006
Download here but we would love to read your comments!!
This was one I had prepared when I was thinking what I might do for Vol 200. Nothing new if you've been with me from the beginning; just my favorite lowriding tunes from the early comps. But it should make a nice listen even if you've got all the tracks already. The exception may be the closer from Doris Troy as that was a UK only issue and may be new to the Statesiders. And that really is THE END ! RossyBoy
01 - The Masqueraders - Wake Up Fool
02 - Chuck & Marion - Let's Walk Down The Street Together
03 - Mike Williams & The Tempest Band - Love Have Mercy
04 - Bobby & Eddie Unlimited - The Girl That I Loved
05 - Faye Crawford - What Have I Done Wrong
06 - The Mar-J's - Forever
07 - Floyd Henley - Believe In Me
08 - Johnny & The Expressions - Now That You're Mine
09 - The Jives - Love
10 - Timothy Wilson - My Queen Of Hearts
11 - Zilla Mayes - I Love You Still (Charly version)
12 - Baby Washington - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
13 - Thee Royal Jesters - I Want You Around
14 - Teddy Cash - You Are So Wonderful
15 - Skip Mahoaney & The Casuals - Wherever You Go
16 - Dimas III - Just A Moment
17 - Lenny Miles - Don't Believe Him Donna
18 - Betty Fykes - I Can't Lie To My Heart
19 - Johnnie & Joe - Darling
20 - Little Julian Herrera - Lonely, Lonely Nights
21 - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I'm On The Outside Looking In
Hello DooWop Lovers out there,This is Volume 5 Of My Stardust Melodiez Series..I hope you can find some sweet ballads in this set, This one was ready to go but took me a little longer than I expected to post but I now present to you some of my favorite DooWops that I'm almost sure you will like, Just send me your correct e-mail with a small comment showing me your appreciation and I will get that password out to those who are interested asap, Thanks! Some 411 on a few of these tracks, as always corrections are welcome! Sending out a BIG thank you to RossyBoy for this very interesting cover! Enjoy! @-}--- Rose
01. The Capris - Stardust
1999- Ambient Sound
02. The Elgins - Here In Your Arms
1964 Congress sub of Kapp records
03. The Admirations - The Lonely Street
1967 - Brunswick, Everytime I hear this song I wanna jump up, stomp my feet & do a flamenco dance! I guess I'm safe to say this is The Brooklyn Doo-Wop group, not The Admirations of Chicago’s North Side, My guess is this white doowop group must of crossed over to soul in the mid 60's
04. The Tunemasters - Miracle Of Love
05. The Roberson Brothers - Wishing
1962 - Verl label also pressed on The Three Rivers label as Walt, Percy and The Tracers - Wishing in 1961
06. The Starlets - My Last Cry
1961 - Pam Label, These Starlets were an American girl group from Chicago, Illinois. The group came together in 1961, and auditioned for a Chicago songwriter, Bernice Williams. The group then toured with Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, and Gladys Knight & the Pips. Their group's follow-up single, "My Last Cry", was less successful. They then moved to Okeh Records, releasing one single, 1962's "You Belong to Me", and broke up shortly thereafter. There was another group known as The Starlets aka The Angels aka Angie & The Chicklettes from (Orange, New Jersey)
07. The Vocaleers - The Night Is Quiet
1960 - Vest AKA The Rainbows
The Vocaleers had one of the more unusual sounds of the early 1950s. While only one of their records made the national charts, they were consistent hit-makers in New York and other local areas. In recognition of the Vocaleers' contributions to R&B music, in April 1996 they were inducted into the UGHA Hall Of Fame.
08. The Mood Makers - Dream A Dream
1961 - Bambi
aka The Five Delights aka The Watusi Warriors from New York
09. Ruth Fadden & The Supremes-Darling, Listen To The Words Of This Song
1956 - Old Town
10. The Peppermints - My First Love
1966 - Ruby-Doo
11. Mickey Toliver & The Capitols - Little Things
1958 - Gateway 721
12. The Dolls – Please Come Home
1959 - Okeh
13. Pure Gold The Group - Life Is But A Dream
2008 - Collectables Label
Pure Gold doo-wops their way through the decades, performing material from the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as well as a blend of blues, standards and original material to highlight their unique talents and range.
14. Bill Baker's Satins - Story Untold
1987 - DelCam Records
Originally from New Haven, Connecticut,in the mid 50's. Bill Baker was a past member of this singing group, there was alot of reorganizing of members,labels & lead singers. The group would be briefly known as "Fred Parris and the Scarlets", then they reverted to the Five Satins name but had little success on the charts. The Baker-led group split up so Bill Baker started his own Five Satins group in 1981, In 2003, the Five Satins were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and still active. Bill Baker died in 1994
15. Linda & The Del Rios - I Don't Want To Be Loved
1962 - Cracker Jack #4005
16. The Citations - It Hurts Me
1961 - Don El
17. The Chantels - Prayee
1959 - End
18. The Pentagons - Until Then
1962 - on Caldwell 411- on Jamie 1210 1961
19. The Vel-Tones - I Need You So
1960 - Zara 901
20. Jack & Jill - Just As You Are
1964 - Maxx 330
The vocals of Van McCoy and Kendra Spotswood, AKA Kenni Woods. During 1961, McCoy met Kendra (aka. Sandi Sheldon) to whom he became engaged. For the next five years, they sang and recorded music together professionally. They also recorded under the names of The Pacettes, Fantastic Vantastics & The Vonettes..Van and Kendra sounded so alike that sometimes it wasn't easy to tell who was singing what,Their relationship ended when McCoy delayed their wedding plans, because of a work contract he had signed with Columbia Records..McCoy died from a heart attack in Englewood, New Jersey, on July 6, 1979, at the age of 39
21. Arthur Lee Maye & The Five Crowns - Truly
1955 - RPM 424
Born: Dec 11, 1934 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama...
Arthur Lee Maye occupied a unique place in the history of doo-wop. Besides being a great lead singer who recorded with various groups for over a dozen labels, he was also a professional baseball player who spent thirteen years in the majors. He died on July 17, 2002
22. The Invictors - This Thing Called Love
1962 - TPE 8217
23. The Ronettes - When I Saw You
1964 - Philles, Formed in the Washington Heights/Spanish Harlem area of New York City... Sisters Veronica (aka Ronnie) and Estelle Bennett and their cousin Nedra Talley first started harmonizing together as teenagers in 1959, Disbanded in 1966.
24. Johnny Jack - Oh What a Way to Be Loved
1964 - Masterdon 100
25. The Baby Dolls - There You Are
1968 - Gamble Label http://www.sendspace.com/file/4eohbc Here are new links for Vol's 1 through 4 In Case anybody missed them. DustyRose's Stardust Melodiez Vol. 1 http://www.sendspace.com/file/ty7p4o DustyRose's Stardust Melodiez Vol. 2 http://www.sendspace.com/file/du4bpl DustyRose's Stardust Melodiez Vol. 3 http://www.sendspace.com/file/c0ddcg DustyRose's Stardust Melodiez Vol. 4 http://www.sendspace.com/file/yqjq3w
Post by DUSTYROSE Tracks courtesy of DUSTYROSE Link courtesy of DUSTYROSE Album cover courtesy of ROSSYBOY
Another bad ass comp that some of you have but most don't, This was posted back last year around the August or September but I just got around to putting it up on SSS, Oh yeah, did I mention comments will be appreciated by... P-Stylze,UpInSmoke,MzO & Mello?....so don't be shy, let's show them some love! With that being said, take it away P!DustyRose Q-Vole SSS, Hers is Vol.10 of this sweet series of rolas from a few of our members ,This time in our ride we have our homeboy making his debut on Lost Angels UpInSmoke...Right away I think of Cheech & Chong..(damn they were hella funny)We also have our east coast Homegirl MzO who is always ready to come thru with some sweet cutz for our cruz thru the valley of Cali...Of course the homie Mello is riding shotgun cause that's how we get down..lol...All in all I hope you like this comp cause they are fun putting together with the FAMILIA.. All we ask is to take a couple minutes to let us know if you like it good or bad...ENJOY!!!!!! P-Stylze 01. The Moonglows - You've Chosen Me (Up In Smoke) 02. Black Ivory - Win At Love (MzO) 03. Aretha Frankin - Angel (Mello) 04. Gonzalez Band - Crystal Blue Persuasion (P-Stylze) 05. Gladys Knight - It's Time To Go Now (Up In Smoke) 06. By All Means - I'd Rather Be Lonely (MzO) 07. The Manhattens - Follow Your Heart (Mello) 08. The Circulations - Tell Me (P-Stylze) 09. Players - Piece Of Mind (Up In Smoke) 10. Floyd Taylor - Caught Between Two Hearts (MzO) 11. Teddy Pendergrass - I Want My Baby Back (Mello) 12. Herb Johnson - Tell Me So (P-Stylze) 13. Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I Met You Baby (Up In Smoke) 14. David Ruffin - Mountain Of Memories (MzO) 15. The Delfonics - I'm Sorry (Mello) 16. C.L. And The Pictures - I'm Sorry (P-Stylze) 17. Archie Bell And The Drells - Loves Gonna Rain On You (Up In Smoke) 18. Can You Remember - Jackson 5 (P-Stylze) 19. Black Ivory - You & I (Mello) 20. Black Satin & Fred Parris - How I Wish We Could Do It Again (P-Stylze) 21. Barbara Greene & The Dells - Young Boy (P-Stylze)
I would like take this time to thank everyone that has responded to my previous volumes.
G-MAN has done an outstanding bit of work to make this series visually appealing with his artistic skills.
I'm one of the few that requires a comment or a request on South Side Souldiez.
Rest assured your comments, interest, & requests are deeply appreciated by me, I'm flattered with the response!
Don't for a minute think that I think I'm better than anyone else.
There are so many great comps that get posted here,
(not to mention the work the contributors go through) that provide you with some of the best soul tunes on the planet.
Many posts have little acknowledgment what so ever & in Mello's eyes, that's a shame & the reason for my actions.
All you soul lover's that are not mute, I'm looking forward to your comment & please enjoy volume four! 01. Man And Woman - Impact 02. Soulful Love - The Impressions 03. Heavenly Father - The Larks 04. The Girl I Love - The Five Stairsteps 05. Turn Around - Power Of Attorney 06. Cherish - The Dells 07. The Closer You Are - The Manhattans 08. I Thought She Loved Me - The Capitols 09. Hey Girl - Brothers Two 10. I'll Walk Alone - The Chantels 11. Are We Through - Hunt's Determination Band 12. Hey Baby - The Delfonics 13. Ask Me - Maxine Brown 14. Portuguese Love - Teena Marie 15. Here Comes The Pain - The Soulsations 16. (Olivia) Lost & Turned Out - The Whispers 17. 'Cause I Love You - Lenny Williams 18. Love's Train - Con Funk Shun