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Modernity - Various Artists - Kent Records CD - New

Modernity - Various Artists - Kent Records CD - New magazine cover

A new cd release (CDKEND # 500 no less) from Kent Records. Titled Moderinity this mod styled compilation is available out and about right now

Details follow below


Modernity - Various Artists  - Kent Records CD

Compilers Ady Croasdell & Dean Rudland’s third CD collection spotlighting the sort of R&B and club soul the original 60s mods could have been danced to – if only they’d had the chance.


Kent Records 

Format: Audio CD

Release Date 30 April 2021


Release notes

A preview clip of the release notes follows below

Back in Los Angeles where future collectibles such as ‘Drop That Gun’ by Teddy Reynolds and ‘Monkey Walk’ by the Kingsmen were being pressed. From the same city comes the topical 1962 sound of ‘Air Travel’ by Ray & Bob, as covered in the UK by the young Chris Farlowe; the Fashionettes’ ‘Earthquake’, which spotlights the girl group sound, so symbolic of the 60s; and Jackie Lee’s ‘The Bounce’, which conjures up images of shimmering discotheque lights and go-go dancers strutting their stuff.

Feminine jazz vocals come from Byrdie Green, who in 1967 made Ma Rainey’s ‘See See Rider’ a happening sound. ‘Sundown’ by the Merced Blue Notes has a similarly cool jazz vibe and session instrumentalists the Birds Of Paradise do a seamless job on ‘Bossa Blue Port’. For Fame completists searching for the slick R&B sound of ‘Go Away With Me’ by Hollis Dixon, we’ve jumped the gun and included it here, while Stax specialists will no doubt be pleased to get their ears on the southern funk of Eddie Kirk’s ‘The Hawg’.

ADY CROASDELL aka @Ady Croasdell

The full release notes and related photos can be viewed via https://acerecords.co.uk/modernity


Leaflet Preview





Side 1
01 Just Can't Help Myself - Birdlegs & Pauline
02 Deuces Wild - Gary & Gary
03 Drop That Gun - Teddy Reynolds
04 I Found A Little Girl - Eddie Bo
05 Go Away With Me - Hollis Dixon & The Keynotes
06 Sundown - The Merced Blue Notes
07 Is It Because You Love Me - Sticks Herman
08 Walk Home With Me - Ike & Tina Turner
09 Ooh Baby - The Teen Queens
10 See See Rider - Byrdie Green
11 Earthquake - The Fashionettes
12 The Bounce - Jackie Lee
13 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Ike Porter & The Fabulations
14 The Hawg Part 2 - Eddie Kirk
15 Monkey Walk Part 1 - The Kingsmen
16 (Oh) Lady Be Good - Charles Hodges
17 Lonely Am I - Chuck Jackson
18 Who Knows - Willie Tee
19 Bossa Blue Port - The Birds Of Paradise
20 Soul Grabber - Willis Jackson
21 The Warm Up Part 1 - Clifton White & His Royal Knights
22 That's All I Want - King Carl
23 Air Travel - Ray & Bob
24 Looking Through My Spyglass - Rockin' Sidney

Modernity - VA - Kent Records CD CDKEND 500 Kent Records is available right now via all the usual online suspect and also via our Source Store via



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