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New Kent Cd - Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities Volume 7 - Out Now


New Kent Cd - Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities Volume 7 - Out Now magazine cover

Kent Records latest release Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities Volume 7 Cd is out today, The seventh in this long running series hits the streets running, with a right old varied mix of styles rarities and classics.

Release notes and such follow below

Release Notes clip from @Ady Croasdell

This latest episode of the high-quality end of the Northern Soul world is as varied as the scene has become, featuring manic funk, Detroit grooves, doo wop-inspired ballads, neo-Motown and pure soul stompers....

.... soul legends include Major Lance with ‘Girl, Come On Home’ (the original flip of ‘Since I Lost My Baby’s Love’) and the Exits’ ‘Under The Street Lamp’, which epitomised the aspirations of black street corner vocal groups. Joe Hicks’ ‘Don’t It Make You Feel Funky’ is adrenalin-driven soul, adored by the Northern Soul crowd. Rocky Gil’s ‘It’s Not The End’ and Little Nicky Soul’s ‘You Said’ are both mega-money items, but the rarest and most-desired track has to be ‘The Intruder’ by Melvin Hicks & the Versatiles, which was thought to exist only on acetate but is actually a missing number on a collectible soul label – all will be revealed. 

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Leaflet Preview Scans

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Full release notes, images and more can be had via Kents Website

https://acerecords.co.uk/northern-souls-classiest-rarities-volume-7

 

Track Listing

Tracks
01 Ready Or Not Here Comes Love - Carolyn Crawford
02 It Takes A Lotta Teardrops - Kim Weston
03 The Intruder - Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles
04 She's Supreme - The Lovers
05 Why Would You Blow It - Isaiah Smith
06 It's Not The End - Rocky Gil & The Bishops
07 It's Midnight - Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds
08 You Said - Little Nicky Soul
09 You Don't Care - The Esquires
10 I Need Your Love - Brothers Of Soul
11 I Wish I Knew - Joe Buckner & Major IV
12 I'll Fly To Your Open Arms - The Family Brick
13 I Need A True Love - Ray Gant & The Arabian Knights
14 Don't It Make You Feel Funky - Joe Hicks
15 Love Is Such A Funny Thing - John Wesley & The Four Tees
16 Soul Kind Of Love - The Hesitations
17 Crazy Things - Joe Douglas
18 Love In My Heart - Cats 'n' Mouse
19 Farewell Goodbye My Love (Edit) - The Performers
20 Girl, Come On Home - Major Lance
21 I've Got To Come In - Jean Battle
22 So Glad - The Lyrics
23 The Right To Cry - The Perfections
24 Under The Street Lamp - The Exits

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Available now from all the usual on and off line suspects and available as well via our very own Source store, details below

 



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Arrived today. Fine selection as always. I always love the informative booklets, and was struck by the opening sentence "Lockdown has brought soul music benefits." Obviously I knew this was a 2021 issue, right in the midst of our 3rd lockdown, but it stood out as something that really sets the moment of this release.

Tantalising note in the write up of the Brothers of Soul track ('I need your love') that there will be another unreleased recording of theirs on 'This is Lowrider Soul Vol 2' ; 'Can't nobody'.

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On 26/02/2021 at 22:41, Seano said:

Arrived today. Fine selection as always. I always love the informative booklets, and was struck by the opening sentence "Lockdown has brought soul music benefits." Obviously I knew this was a 2021 issue, right in the midst of our 3rd lockdown, but it stood out as something that really sets the moment of this release.

Tantalising note in the write up of the Brothers of Soul track ('I need your love') that there will be another unreleased recording of theirs on 'This is Lowrider Soul Vol 2' ; 'Can't nobody'.

thanks for sharing ya take Sean

Been a bit slack on such here recently

anyone else bought and up for sharing their take?

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Ordered my copy this morning- looking forward to its arrival. KENT/ACE always deliver on quality when it comes to the original material and sound quality. The accompanying booklet is a major bonus- always painstakingly researched and jam packed with scans, photos and info about the artists and the history of each track. 

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On 28/02/2021 at 14:06, Mike said:

thanks for sharing ya take Sean

Been a bit slack on such here recently

anyone else bought and up for sharing their take?

Can't stop playing it, an excellent CD.

Carolyn Crawford - such a wonderful track

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Brilliant cd. Superb sound quality. Love most tracks particularly Little Nicky and Kim Weston both new to me. Unbelievable for me to hear new material after all these years and hundreds of cds. It’s a shame that cds are on the decline just when the sound quality has got so good. Now I’ve finally got some decent speakers I can hear the difference between good and poor sound mastering. I wish we could have some reissues of all those classic Kent LPs. Perhaps even some Ernest Mosely, George Blackwell and Mel Britt. I live in hope!

 

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