Pied Piper Finale - Kent Records - Now Out!
The release day of this the third and final volume of this series of Pied Piper material which has to be one of the most anticipated releases of 2017 has arrived
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Preview Release notes
Although this is our final volume of Pied Piper material, it is almost certainly not the end of the history of this short-lived but influential company. It features more exciting tape finds, and there is even a little-known Pied Piper record from King Louie’s Court. No doubt more tapes and acetates will emerge over time, and if so we’ll endeavour to include them on appropriate future collections.
The story of the Joe Douglas and Yvonne Baker Philly productions has yet to be fully revealed; if only some more witnesses would come forward. Our alternate version of Douglas’ ‘Crazy Things’ remains a mystery. Jack Ashford can’t remember who is singing on this original take but he is certain he only ever cut it on one artist; the backing track may have been recycled without his knowledge for the Douglas 45.
Likewise, the story behind Rose Batiste’s ‘This Heart Is Lonely’ is still shrouded in the mists of uncertainty. Here we feature the sumptuous backing track to the vocal we released on our first Pied Piper collection. We have kept some of the girly vocals from Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent to differentiate it from the plain instrumental backing track issued two years later as ‘Bari Track’,
full release notes by @ady croasdell can be viewed here
1. Bari Track - Inst
2. Ease My Mind - Lorraine Chandler
3. You Can't Bypass Love - The Hesitations
4. American Dollar (Alt) - Willie Kendrick
5. No Baby - The Metros
6. I'd Like To Know - Inst
7. I'm With You - September Jones
8. Crazy Things (Alt) - Joe Douglas
9. I Like Your Style - Freddy Butler
10. You'll Never Know - The Hesitations
11. We Go Together (Rap Intro) - The Cavaliers
12. Sweetest One - The Metros
13. I Can't Change - Yvonne Baker
14. Gambler's Blues - Nancy Wilcox
15. She Don't Want You (Alt) - Lorraine Chandler
16. Watch Yourself (She's Fooling You) (Alt) - Willie Kendrick
17. Deserted - Freddy Butler
18. It's Better - Reggie Alexander
19. Soul Superman - The Hesitations
20. What Can I Do - Inst
21. It Takes Two - Four Sonics
22. Toy Boy - King Louie's Court
23. That Girl Of Mine - The Persians
24. Love Will Find A Way - Inst