Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Ranked 1-100

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After having listened to this series that many times I thought i'd have a go at ranking them from 1-100. This is obviously just my favourites and not any attempt at an objective ranking or anything. Subject to change with time too, of course.

Top 10

Jean Stanback - I Still Love You

Timmy Willis - Easy As Saying 1-2-3

Barbara & The Browns - I Don't Want To Have To Wait

Eddie Holman - Im Not Gonna Give Up

The Knight Brothers - Tried So Hard To Please Her

Dori Grayson - Try Love

Eddie & Ernie - Hiding In The Shadows

Zerben R.Hicks & Dynamics - Lights Out

The Incredibles - Standing Here Crying

Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You

11-20

Ben E. King - Its All Over

Reuben Bell And The Casanovas - It's Not That Easy

Irma Thomas - Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

Van & Titus - Cry Baby Cry

Dee Clark - In These Very Tender Moments

Black Velvet - Is It Me You Really Love

Barbara Brown - Can't Find No Happiness

Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care

The Knight Brothers - I'm Never Gonna Live It Down

Just Brothers - She Broke His Heart

21-30

Roosevelt Matthews (With Billy Ball & The Upsetters) You Got Me Diggin' You

Billy Young Nothing's Too Much (Nothing's Too Good)

The Soul Children The Sweeter He Is [Parts 1 & 2]

Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind

Wendy Rene What Will Tomorrow Bring

Big John Hamilton How Much Can A Man Take

Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy

The Impressions My Deceiving Heart

Jean Wells Have A Little Mercy

Sam & Bill I Feel Like Cryin'

31-40

The Knight Brothers Temptation 'Bout To Get Me

Webs It's So Hard To Break a Habit

Eddie & Ernie Thanks For Yesterday

Bob & Earl Don't Ever Leave Me

Arthur Conley Let Nothing Separate Us

Bobby "Blue" Bland I Pity The Fool

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Tracks Of My Tears

Clarence Carter Slip Away

Eddie & Ernie I Believe She Will

Ruby Johnson Ill Run Your Hurt Away

41-50

Syl Johnson Is It Because I'm Black

Raw Spitt Songs To Sing

Brendetta Davis I Can't Make It Without Him

Jean Plum Look At The Boy

Doris Duke I Don't Care Anymore

Matilda Jones Wrong Too Long

The Untouchables You're On Top

Eddy Giles Losin Boy

J.R.Bailey Too Far Gone To Turn Around

Otis Redding Just One More Day

51-60

Robert Ramsey Like It Stands

Carla Thomas I Can't Take It

Doris Duke He's Gone

Lee Moses How Much Longer (Must I Wait)

Ray Gant & The Arabian Knights Don't Leave Me Baby

Kenny Carter Showdown

Eddie & Ernie I'm Goin' For Myself

Paul Kelly The Day After Forever

Irma Thomas Time Is On My Side

Bobby Womack Baby I Can't Stand It

61-70

Ruby Andrews Just Loving You

Tony Owens This Heart Can't Take No More

Irma Thomas These Four Walls

Barbara West Anyone But You

Nat Philips Im Sorry I Hurt You

Bobby Moore And The Formosts It Was A Lie

Baby Washington Breakfast in Bed

Banks, Bessie Go Now

Larry Banks I'm Not The One

Doris Allen A Shell Of A Woman

71-80

Carla Thomas Stop

Bobby Bland I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)

Jackie Lee I Love You

Jimmy Holiday The Turning Point

Garnet Mimms My Baby

Banks, Bessie Try To Leave Me If You Can (I Bet You Can't Do It)

Loretta Williams I'm Missing You

The Premiers Make It Me

Doris Duke How Was I To Know You Cared

Gladys Knight & The Pips Giving Up

81-90

George Perkins & The Silver Stars Cryin In The Street

James Brown Lost Someone

Pearlean Gray & The Passengers The Love Of My Man

Toussaint McCall I'm Undecided

Arthur Conley I'm A Lonely Stranger

Lisa Richards Lets Take A Chance

Jimmy & Louise Tig And Company A Love That Never Grows Cold

Maxine Brown All in My Mind

Tony Owens I Dont Want Nobody But My Baby

Banks, Bessie It Sounds Like My Baby

91-100

Johnny Adams If I Could See You One More Time

Jimmy Robins I Made It Over

The Enchanters I Paid For The Party

Rozetta Johnson Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife)

Jaibi You Got Me

Chuck Edwards I Need You

Roy Hamilton The Dark End of The Street

Jaibi It Was Like A Nightmare

Rick James & Friends Ebony Eyes

Lawrence & Jaibi You Make Me Feel Good

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keithh profile photo

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My favourites change quite frequently, although the Knight Brothers 'I'm never gonna live it down' is always very high. I think the 4 CDs in this set are the best soul compilations of all time, Vinyl or CD, with Volume 1 being being the absolute standout, and they should all be in the collection of anyone who considers themselves a Soul fan.

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Its a fantastic series of CDs and as said is essential listening.

If I remeber right from the sleeve notes Dave Godin put Jaibi as his all time fave you've managed to put it at 95th :D

welcome to the forum.

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Agreed they are a great series of CD's. I know that more uptempo material is included but always wondered why Matildata Jones' Wrong Too Long was included considering Part of the game is on the flip.

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The best 4 soul cds ever I reckon, not one track that I don't like. Don't think I could rank them in any order though.

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Lot's of info on Dave here for anyone who hasn't seen it

http://www.6ts.info/dave/

Dylan profile photo

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Lot's of info on Dave here for anyone who hasn't seen it

http://www.6ts.info/dave/

what happened to arkwright did you see him off...........

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Its a fantastic series of CDs and as said is essential listening.

If I remeber right from the sleeve notes Dave Godin put Jaibi as his all time fave you've managed to put it at 95th :D

welcome to the forum.

When I first heard this track I thought it was a complete mess. However, after many subsequent plays, it now becomes clear what a stunning track this is.

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After having listened to this series that many times I thought i'd have a go at ranking them from 1-100. This is obviously just my favourites and not any attempt at an objective ranking or anything. Subject to change with time too, of course.

Top 10

Jean Stanback - I Still Love You

Timmy Willis - Easy As Saying 1-2-3

Barbara & The Browns - I Don't Want To Have To Wait

Eddie Holman - Im Not Gonna Give Up

The Knight Brothers - Tried So Hard To Please Her

Dori Grayson - Try Love

Eddie & Ernie - Hiding In The Shadows

Zerben R.Hicks & Dynamics - Lights Out

The Incredibles - Standing Here Crying

Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You

11-20

Ben E. King - Its All Over

Reuben Bell And The Casanovas - It's Not That Easy

Irma Thomas - Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

Van & Titus - Cry Baby Cry

Dee Clark - In These Very Tender Moments

Black Velvet - Is It Me You Really Love

Barbara Brown - Can't Find No Happiness

Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care

The Knight Brothers - I'm Never Gonna Live It Down

Just Brothers - She Broke His Heart

21-30

Roosevelt Matthews (With Billy Ball & The Upsetters) You Got Me Diggin' You

Billy Young Nothing's Too Much (Nothing's Too Good)

The Soul Children The Sweeter He Is [Parts 1 & 2]

Etta James I'd Rather Go Blind

Wendy Rene What Will Tomorrow Bring

Big John Hamilton How Much Can A Man Take

Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy

The Impressions My Deceiving Heart

Jean Wells Have A Little Mercy

Sam & Bill I Feel Like Cryin'

31-40

The Knight Brothers Temptation 'Bout To Get Me

Webs It's So Hard To Break a Habit

Eddie & Ernie Thanks For Yesterday

Bob & Earl Don't Ever Leave Me

Arthur Conley Let Nothing Seperate Us

Bobby "Blue" Bland I Pity The Fool

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Tracks Of My Tears

Clarence Carter Slip Away

Eddie & Ernie I Believe She Will

Ruby Johnson Ill Run Your Hurt Away

41-50

Syl Johnson Is It Because I'm Black

Raw Spitt Songs To Sing

Brendetta Davis I Can't Make It Without Him

Jean Plum Look At The Boy

Doris Duke I Don't Care Anymore

Matilda Jones Wrong Too Long

The Untouchables You're On Top

Eddy Giles Losin Boy

J.R.Bailey Too Far Gone To Turn Around

Otis Redding Just One More Day

51-60

Robert Ramsey Like It Stands

Carla Thomas I Can't Take It

Doris Duke He's Gone

Lee Moses How Much Longer (Must I Wait)

Ray Gant & The Arabian Knights Don't Leave Me Baby

Kenny Carter Showdown

Eddie & Ernie I'm Goin' For Myself

Paul Kelly The Day After Forever

Irma Thomas Time Is On My Side

Bobby Womack Baby I Can't Stand It

61-70

Ruby Andrews Just Loving You

Tony Owens This Heart Can't Take No More

Irma Thomas These Four Walls

Barbara West Anyone But You

Nat Philips Im Sorry I Hurt You

Bobby Moore And The Formosts It Was A Lie

Baby Washington Breakfast in Bed

Banks, Bessie Go Now

Larry Banks I'm Not The One

Doris Allen A Shell Of A Woman

71-80

Carla Thomas Stop

Bobby Bland I'm Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)

Jackie Lee I Love You

Jimmy Holiday The Turning Point

Garnet Mimms My Baby

Banks, Bessie Try To Leave Me If You Can (I Bet You Can't Do It)

Loretta Williams I'm Missing You

The Premiers Make It Me

Doris Duke How Was I To Know You Cared

Gladys Knight & The Pips Giving Up

81-90

George Perkins & The Silver Stars Cryin In The Street

James Brown Lost Someone

Pearlean Gray & The Passengers The Love Of My Man

Toussaint McCall I'm Undecided

Arthur Conley I'm A Lonely Stranger

Lisa Richards Lets Take A Chance

Jimmy & Louise Tig And Company A Love That Never Grows Cold

Maxine Brown All in My Mind

Tony Owens I Dont Want Nobody But My Baby

Banks, Bessie It Sounds Like My Baby

91-100

Johnny Adams If I Could See You One More Time

Jimmy Robins I Made It Over

The Enchanters I Paid For The Party

Rozetta Johnson Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife)

Jaibi You Got Me

Chuck Edwards I Need You

Roy Hamilton The Dark End of The Street

Jaibi It Was Like A Nightmare

Rick James & Friends Ebony Eyes

Lawrence & Jaibi You Make Me Feel Good

Thoughts?

Bloody hell....Fair play to you for being able to pull off the exercise! Just looking at the list reminds you of what an awesome piece of work this was...could not possibly begin to attempt it, like somebody else has said, they change constantly and depending on mood etc...

But I always have a soft spot for the almost overblown 'Lights out'...If forced, that would be my numero uno but only on a personal taste level, could not possibly begin to start dissecting these records on artistic values etc...

Yes, definetly the best ever Soul compilation series... :hatsoff2:

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what happened to arkwright did you see him off...........

Yeah, f--cked him off .. he was gettin' on me t1ts :D

Dylan profile photo

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Yeah, f--cked him off .. he was gettin' on me t1ts :D

I always though he was a bit of a w**nker myself :D

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Raw Spitt..............truly awesome. :)

Fantastic list................and a reminder for me personally why I got into soul music in the first place!!!

Any young ones reading this..............get yourself on youtube and look them up...............or buy the CD's............I'm sure you won't regret it!!!

Thanks to ps00 for putting this up!!! :thumbup:

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Any young ones reading this..............get yourself on youtube and look them up...............or buy the CD's............I'm sure you won't regret it!!!

good advice.

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Garnett Mimms 'My baby' was a new discovery for me, and what a discovery! The arrangement is completely unique, although I'm no musician, I think the it's the time that the band play in, it makes you really listen to it. It's a stunning track.

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Yeah, f--cked him off .. he was gettin' on me t1ts :D

shouldn't that be t t t t t t t t*ts :D

gotta agree with Keith (I think) four CD's everyone should own. Time I had another listen so I think I'll get them on the iPod for work.

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I didn't have much deep soul before owning these, they were my gateway to the slower deeper stuff.

I then went out and got the Eddie & Ernie, Kelly Brothers, Wallace Brothers, Kings Serious Soul 1 and 2 and Jean Wells CDs. More recently I got the Spencer Wiggins, Howard Tate, Candi Staton and Doris Duke CDs on Kent.

If pushed I reckon I'm more of a deep soul fan than northern fan these days (due to not being able to get out much and doing a lot of home listening).

Greatest deep soul 45 record of all time for me is Theola Kilgore's cut of "The Love Of My Man".

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I never bothered with the CDs because I have a fair swag of the 45s, but seeing all the tracks laid out like that makes me think I should get around to it, pretty convenient at the very least.

John Reed profile photo

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Volume 1 has a previously unreleased take of Van & Titus and vol 4 has two unreleased Jaibi tracks

Mike E profile photo

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Just pulled my 4 set collection out and now playing. Agree essential to have in ones collection.

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Yep, thanks for reminding us........................off to the shelves to pull these 4 beauties out again :thumbsup:

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may have to purchase those cds

listened to a few you have posted, sound amazing.

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I didn't have much deep soul before owning these, they were my gateway to the slower deeper stuff.

I then went out and got the Eddie & Ernie, Kelly Brothers, Wallace Brothers, Kings Serious Soul 1 and 2 and Jean Wells CDs. More recently I got the Spencer Wiggins, Howard Tate, Candi Staton and Doris Duke CDs on Kent.

If pushed I reckon I'm more of a deep soul fan than northern fan these days (due to not being able to get out much and doing a lot of home listening).

Greatest deep soul 45 record of all time for me is Theola Kilgore's cut of "The Love Of My Man".

I agree that you can't go wrong with a Kent released CD...Lost Friends by Eddie & Ernie is an absolute classic! Also, When A Man Cries is an awesome compilation of Deep Soul tracks and Murco records compilation (Reuben Bell, Dori Grayson, Eddie Holman and others) is a real gem, as are all the ones you've mentioned

It's funny with the Deep Soul Treasures CD...like the Garnet Mimms track is a beauty but if you asked me to pick a Garnet Mimms track i would have chosen Cry Baby or Thinking...same with Lee Moses and quite a handful of the artists on there...I'm also really surprised that You Are Too Much For The Human Heart To Stand by Hermon Hitson isn't on there...that's a top 5 track for mine and Dave put it on another compilation (Sactified Soul) so not sure what happened there!

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I agree that you can't go wrong with a Kent released CD...Lost Friends by Eddie & Ernie is an absolute classic! Also, When A Man Cries is an awesome compilation of Deep Soul tracks and Murco records compilation (Reuben Bell, Dori Grayson, Eddie Holman and others) is a real gem, as are all the ones you've mentioned

It's funny with the Deep Soul Treasures CD...like the Garnet Mimms track is a beauty but if you asked me to pick a Garnet Mimms track i would have chosen Cry Baby or Thinking...same with Lee Moses and quite a handful of the artists on there...I'm also really surprised that You Are Too Much For The Human Heart To Stand by Hermon Hitson isn't on there...that's a top 5 track for mine and Dave put it on another compilation (Sactified Soul) so not sure what happened there!

It's nice to see a topic inspiring people to dig tracks out or even get into them for the first time.

If I made a list of my 100 favourite deep soul tracks, some would change constantly and I'd struggle to keep it to 100.

Dave might have had the same problem and he was probably restricted by what was available for licensing.

It was reassuring that the albums did so well.

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Thanks ps00, I bought volume 1 a few weeks ago and have been playing it a lot in the car - some brilliant tracks.

However I was undecided about the other three till you posted this and based on various peoples comments have now ordered.

I am also amazed that you can categorise the tracks, I have only listened to Vol.1 and would struggle to score them 1-25 never mind the whole set 1-100. How did you did you do it?

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Reading those reviews did make me laugh

Yeah, I always knew there was something wrong with us over here...Now I understand why!.... :rofl:

Paul profile photo

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We're all hopelessly out of time...

This time let's all try to clap on 2 and 4, okay???

:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Alright, let's try that again...

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ray gant at number 50 odd, are we right or what ? the greatest record ever !

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Agreed they are a great series of CD's. I know that more uptempo material is included but always wondered why Matildata Jones' Wrong Too Long was included considering Part of the game is on the flip.

both sides awesome, ten bob from junk shop well spent :thumbsup:

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Swamp Dogg (aka Jerry Williams) (USA): Great, fabulous, spectacular, awesome... pick one! The greatest compilation I've ever listened to in my life... You are a super bad mother fucker when it comes to compilations... There's not a living ass out there who's qualified to suck your dick when it comes time to rate the quality, balance, attitude and track selections of this masterpiece. A person could easily conclude that 'Dave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Volume 1' is the only album they'll ever fucking need in life... all of this wonderful integrity, forethought and, let's not forget, love.

:lol:

http://www.toxicdrums.com/dave-godin-reviews.htm

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The series probably served as a great introduction to deep soul for a lot of people.

These are my favourites from the series...

(not in any order)

Eddie Holman - Im Not Gonna Give Up

Zerben R.Hicks & Dynamics - Lights Out

Reuben Bell And The Casanovas - It's Not That Easy (...I love 'You're Gonna Miss Me' just as much)

Irma Thomas - Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

Barbara Brown - Can't Find No Happiness

Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care

Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy

Ruby Johnson Ill Run Your Hurt Away (...she made others I like even more)

Jean Plum Look At The Boy

Doris Duke I Don't Care Anymore (...and others by Doris of course)

Otis Redding Just One More Day (...very hard to pick just one by Otis)

Ray Gant & The Arabian Knights Don't Leave Me Baby

Kenny Carter Showdown

Baby Washington Breakfast in Bed (...'Is It Worth It' is even better for me)

Banks, Bessie Go Now

Banks, Bessie Try To Leave Me If You Can (I Bet You Can't Do It)

Gladys Knight & The Pips Giving Up

Maxine Brown All in My Mind

Tony Owens I Dont Want Nobody But My Baby

The Enchanters I Paid For The Party

Rozetta Johnson Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife)

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Totally agree a must have for any music fan let alone soul fans, the sleeve notes alone on vol1 are pure poetry, Did Dave Godin write the notes for 2-4 also.. cannot beginne to put tracks in order of preferance love them all.Probably near the bottom would be the

Rick james ebony eyes track :g:

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A total masterpiece of a set of music. I'm really glad Dave got to complete this project before he died. As a deep soul fan he was such a pioneer and believed so passionately in the music we are definitely the beneficiaries of all his hard work.

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Totally agree a must have for any music fan let alone soul fans, the sleeve notes alone on vol1 are pure poetry, Did Dave Godin write the notes for 2-4 also.. cannot beginne to put tracks in order of preferance love them all.Probably near the bottom would be the

Rick james ebony eyes track :g:

Yes Dave wrote the lot, the last volumes was dictated to me from his sick bed but he wanted to get them out. He was as proud of the series as of anything in his life.

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Great to hear that Ady

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It's nice to see a topic inspiring people to dig tracks out or even get into them for the first time. If I made a list of my 100 favourite deep soul tracks, some would change constantly and I'd struggle to keep it to 100. Dave might have had the same problem and he was probably restricted by what was available for licensing. It was reassuring that the albums did so well.

Dave was indeed limited by licensing restrictions but was of course proud that all were licensed correctly and the revenues went to the right people. Some artists and writers benefited very well from the series as the sales were extremely good thanks to the concept, content and Dave's tireless work. He refused to be paid more than expenses on the 1st volume as he was worried it wouldn't break even!

We are still toying with the idea of putting out a final volume as there were some of his key tracks unavailable at the time that have since become licenseable. He has written of several of these in his columns so we could even have authentic Godinese in the notes; if it does come about you'll all hear it here first. We might be accused of cashing in but Dave would definitely have been happy to see these sides out under his banner and it would give the series one last boost and hurrah.

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I agree that you can't go wrong with a Kent released CD...Lost Friends by Eddie & Ernie is an absolute classic! Also, When A Man Cries is an awesome compilation of Deep Soul tracks and Murco records compilation (Reuben Bell, Dori Grayson, Eddie Holman and others) is a real gem, as are all the ones you've mentioned It's funny with the Deep Soul Treasures CD...like the Garnet Mimms track is a beauty but if you asked me to pick a Garnet Mimms track i would have chosen Cry Baby or Thinking...same with Lee Moses and quite a handful of the artists on there...I'm also really surprised that You Are Too Much For The Human Heart To Stand by Hermon Hitson isn't on there...that's a top 5 track for mine and Dave put it on another compilation (Sactified Soul) so not sure what happened there!

We had just released Cry Baby by Garnet Mimms on a Birth Of Soul CD and yes Dave wrote the sleevenotes (not compiled) for Sanctified Soul so he would have avoided those two at the time.

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Personal top ten; discounting the big selling classics

Knight Brothers I'm Never Gonna Live IT Down

Dori Grayson Try Love

Enchanters I Paid For The Party

Rozetta Johnson Who You Gonna Love

Eddie Holman I Ain't Gonna Give Up

Van & Titus Cry Baby Cry ( a different mix from the single as John stated)

Robert Ramsey Like It Stands

Incredibles Standing Here Crying

Kenny Carter Showdown (a real grower)

and finally and probably #1 Jaibi You Got Me which didn't register when we were compiling but grew on me massively over the years. Knowing the Banks family story it means even more and there's a very slightly different mix from the multi track tapes that has a very understated female backing group on it on the GWP CD Vol 2 CDKEND 326

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We are still toying with the idea of putting out a final volume as there were some of his key tracks unavailable at the time that have since become licenseable. He has written of several of these in his columns so we could even have authentic Godinese in the notes; if it does come about you'll all hear it here first. We might be accused of cashing in but Dave would definitely have been happy to see these sides out under his banner and it would give the series one last boost and hurrah.

That sounds great Ady and I for one hope you manage to get it together.

Not wishing to get away directly from his CD comps but for anyone who hasn't read it there's a great 2 part and quite lengthy interview here with Dave.

http://www.jonsavage.com/compilations/godin-1/

http://www.jonsavage.com/compilations/godin-2/

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Dave was indeed limited by licensing restrictions but was of course proud that all were licensed correctly and the revenues went to the right people. Some artists and writers benefited very well from the series as the sales were extremely good thanks to the concept, content and Dave's tireless work. He refused to be paid more than expenses on the 1st volume as he was worried it wouldn't break even!

We are still toying with the idea of putting out a final volume as there were some of his key tracks unavailable at the time that have since become licenseable. He has written of several of these in his columns so we could even have authentic Godinese in the notes; if it does come about you'll all hear it here first. We might be accused of cashing in but Dave would definitely have been happy to see these sides out under his banner and it would give the series one last boost and hurrah.

Hello,

Another volume would be welcome and don't listen to any "cashing in" accusations because Dave would have been proud.

Paul

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Ady, PLEASE put out that CD. What a superb tribute to D G it would be, and how tickled he would be to know that even beyond the grave, he was turning people on to his beloved tunes.

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Been playing all 4 in the set over last few days. So man good ones but for me one that stands out is Black Velvet 'Is it me you really love'.

Mike E profile photo

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Been playing all 4 in the set over last few days. So man good ones but for me one that stands out is Black Velvet 'Is it me you really love'.

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As said, awesome set of CD's......A proud legacy left by Dave Godin...... a fifth release would be a fitting testament to both the artist(e)s and compiler :yes:

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Been playing all 4 in the set over last few days. So man good ones but for me one that stands out is Black Velvet 'Is it me you really love'.

Yes, the horns in this number are just unreal (are they even in tune?), and then the backing vocals kick in and it just gets me every time. Really love this track

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The series probably served as a great introduction to deep soul for a lot of people.

These are my favourites from the series...

(not in any order)

Eddie Holman - Im Not Gonna Give Up

Zerben R.Hicks & Dynamics - Lights Out

Reuben Bell And The Casanovas - It's Not That Easy (...I love 'You're Gonna Miss Me' just as much)

Irma Thomas - Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)

Barbara Brown - Can't Find No Happiness

Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care

Bettye LaVette Let Me Down Easy

Ruby Johnson Ill Run Your Hurt Away (...she made others I like even more)

Jean Plum Look At The Boy

Doris Duke I Don't Care Anymore (...and others by Doris of course)

Otis Redding Just One More Day (...very hard to pick just one by Otis)

Ray Gant & The Arabian Knights Don't Leave Me Baby

Kenny Carter Showdown

Baby Washington Breakfast in Bed (...'Is It Worth It' is even better for me)

Banks, Bessie Go Now

Banks, Bessie Try To Leave Me If You Can (I Bet You Can't Do It)

Gladys Knight & The Pips Giving Up

Maxine Brown All in My Mind

Tony Owens I Dont Want Nobody But My Baby

The Enchanters I Paid For The Party

Rozetta Johnson Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife)

Great choices! I really love Feet Start Walkin and I Wish I Could Sleep by Doris Duke...she was basically the perfect vehicle for Swamp Dogg's fascination with mistreatment of women and infidelity in general

Otis does a version of Sam Cooke's You Send Me which is probably my favourite Otis track right now...at least favourite deeper track, he still cracks me up on Tramp, Knock on Wood (with Carla) etc

And the Reuben Bell track Another Day Lost is an absolute ripper, i reckon it would fill a dance floor

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Thanks ps00, I bought volume 1 a few weeks ago and have been playing it a lot in the car - some brilliant tracks.

However I was undecided about the other three till you posted this and based on various peoples comments have now ordered.

I am also amazed that you can categorise the tracks, I have only listened to Vol.1 and would struggle to score them 1-25 never mind the whole set 1-100. How did you did you do it?

brummymick, definitely pick up the others...don't rush to listen to em all at once, i think it took me about 3 months to get all 4, but definitely get to it...oh and i just sorted the tracks into As Bs and Cs and then kind of ordered those groups...if i were to do it again in a few months it would obviously be different

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That sounds great Ady and I for one hope you manage to get it together.

Not wishing to get away directly from his CD comps but for anyone who hasn't read it there's a great 2 part and quite lengthy interview here with Dave.

http://www.jonsavage...ations/godin-1/

http://www.jonsavage...ations/godin-2/

Great read. Thanks, Dave!

I love that he hates the Rolling Stones!

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Great read. Thanks, Dave!

I love that he hates the Rolling Stones!

What was Keith Richards like ? ......... He wasn't a cheerful boy either :D

Found this somewhere else --

At a recording of Ready Steady Go! in 1964, Jagger asked Godin to introduce him to Marvin Gaye.

"I told him to f*ck off and introduce himself", Godin recalled. :lol::rofl:

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What was Keith Richards like ? ......... He wasn't a cheerful boy either :D

Found this somewhere else --

At a recording of Ready Steady Go! in 1964, Jagger asked Godin to introduce him to Marvin Gaye.

"I told him to f*ck off and introduce himself", Godin recalled. :lol::rofl:

That is so funny - although I grew to like many Stones tracks - when I was kid I would have loved to tell Jagger to "f*ck off!"




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