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As you'd imagine, everything's coming up New Orleans in the States these days - finally people beginning to notice that we let a major U.S. city practically disappear...

Therefore, it's time for our second Soulcialism New Orleans benefit soul night up here in Pittsburgh, and once again we're compiling a giveaway CD of New Orleans soul music for attendees.

My question to you overseas guardians of American soul music: What are some of your favorite New Orleans-affiliated northern records? Whether its NO-based artists, writers, producers, labels - whatever makes it somehow connected to the Crescent City?

And... GO!

Juddy

Soulcialism

Pixxburgh, PA

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Anything by Irma Thomas fits the bill for me, especially the early R'n'B..."Don't Mess With My Man", "You Ain't Hittin' On Nothing"..... and is Arthur Alexander a NO artist? certainly sounds it...

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As you'd imagine, everything's coming up New Orleans in the States these days - finally people beginning to notice that we let a major U.S. city practically disappear...

Therefore, it's time for our second Soulcialism New Orleans benefit soul night up here in Pittsburgh, and once again we're compiling a giveaway CD of New Orleans soul music for attendees.

My question to you overseas guardians of American soul music: What are some of your favorite New Orleans-affiliated northern records? Whether its NO-based artists, writers, producers, labels - whatever makes it somehow connected to the Crescent City?

And... GO!

Juddy

Soulcialism

Pixxburgh, PA

Tommy Ridgley "My Love Is Getting Stronger"

Willie Tee "Walking Up A One Way Street" "Please Dont Go" etc

Eskew Reeder "Undivided Love"

Aaron Neville "Why Worry"

Robert Parker "I Caught You In A Lie"

Elliott Small "Girls Are Made For Loving"

The Barons - Numerous

Betty Harris "I'm Evil Tonight etc "Trouble With My Lover"

Irma Thomas "Somethings You Never Get Used To"

Fats Domino "Its Raining"

Magie Joseph "One More Chance"

Eldridge Holmes "Worried Over You"

Tony Love "Crying Time Is Over"

For starters

Good luck with the benefit!

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Sean Hampsey

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Oops, thats news to me, what is the NOLA connection in that one :ohmy: ?

Although born in Mississippi, Margie is a New Orleans artist of some repute and spent almost her entire (recording ) life in New Orleans.

One more Chance was written & arranged by a chap called Willie Tee... and arranged by New Orleans DJ Larry McKinley which also adds a lot to the NOLA credentials (IMO).

:thumbsup:

Sean Hampsey

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Although born in Mississippi, Margie is a New Orleans artist of some repute and spent almost her entire (recording ) life in New Orleans.

One more Chance was written & produced by a chap called Willie Tee... which also adds a lot to the NOLA credentials (IMO).

:thumbsup:

Sean Hampsey

Hey, cool, thanks Sean, hadn`t realized that ! I may add some more

Willie Tee Please Don`t Go Nola

Marylin Barbarin Just A Teenager Nola

Elliot Small I`m A Devil ASB

Ernie k Doe Certain Girl Minit

Benny Spellman This Is For You My Love ALon

Benny Spellman Fortune Teller Minit

Kip Easterling Keep The Fire Burning Alon

Voicemasters Two Lovers Frisco

Danny White One Little Lie Frisco

Marty Lewis Can´t Do Without You Big Deal

Oliver Joy Keep Love Growing Big Deal

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Oops, thats news to me, what is the NOLA connection in that one :thumbsup: ?

IF MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECT

WAS IT NOT WRITTEN BY WILLIE TEE

HIS DAUGHTER SANG IT AT CLEETHORPES

WHEN HE WAS ON A FEW YEARS BACK

IT WAS AN AWESOME RENDITION

IDENTICAL TO THE 45..IT COULD HAVE BEEN HER...????????

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As you'd imagine, everything's coming up New Orleans in the States these days - finally people beginning to notice that we let a major U.S. city practically disappear..

On a sad note the New Orleans artist Barbara George died on August 10th, she hit locally and nationally with the self-penned "I Know (You Don't Love Me No More) on AFO, which got a UK release on London, another I rate is "Send For Me (If You Need Some Lovin') on Sue, seminal New Orleans soul, she also cut sides for Lana, Seven B and later Hep Me without much success. R I P

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Ray Algere "In My Corner" Tou-Sea

Tony Owens "I Need, Need Your Love" Soulin'

Curtis Johnson "If You Need Love" Whurley Burley

Eugene Gaspard "Holding On" Rosemont

Percy Stone & The Explosions "Chained" Ram

Wille West & The Jades "Willie Knows How" Rustone

Willie Tee "I Peeped Your Hole Card" Gator

Aaron Neville "You Can Give, But You Can't Take" Bell

Eldridge Holmes "Gone, Gone, Gone" Jet Set

George Pepp "The Feeling Is Real" Coleman

Wille Wade "When Push Comes To Shove" Nite Life

Inell Young "The Next Ball Game" Big 9

Sammy King "Your Old Standby" Marathon

Mart Lewis "I Can't Do Without You" Big Deal

Zilla Mayes "All I Want Is You" Tou-Sea

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A couple of all time favourites spring to mind.

Betty Harris "I'm evil tonight"

Diamond Joe "How to pick a winner"

Both awesome. Both on Sansu.

Allen Tousaint, he's the man!

Regards Alan

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GOT TO BE THE BRILLIANT SANSU STUFF PARTICULARY CURLY MOORE,ALSO ALL THE DIAMOND JOE RELEASES ON SANSU,AND A PERSONNEL FAV IS TROUBLE WITH MY LOVER BY BETTY HARRIS.THE BARONS ON SHAGG -KIDS STUFF AND THE UPTEMPO SURE AS YOUR BORN,TO NAME BUT A FEW.

BAZ A.

WILLIE TEE ALSO ON GATUR ,GONNA RUMMANGE TONIGHT SO POST A FEW MORE LATER.

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Eddie Bo - Our love will never falter

Uh yes, plus "From This Day On" and while we are at Seven B I must add Pat Brown "The Good" and Roger and The Gypsies :yes:

Percy Stone & The Explosions "Chained" Ram

Great 45 ! What is this worth nowadays ?

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Don't think these have been mentioned yet:

L. Ruffin - This Stuff Just Kills Me - CROSS

Al Robinson - Sho 'Bout To Drive Me Wild - PULSAR

Barons - I've Got A Feeling - ETAH

Eskew Reeder - You Better Believe Me - CROSS-TONE

Curley Moore - Soul Train - HOT LINE

Danny White - Natural Soul Brother - SSS

Smokey Johnson - i Can't Help It - NOLA

Dicky Williams - You Got A Good Thing Going - ACE

G. Davis & R. Tyler - Hold On, Help Is On The Way - PARLO

Senator Jones - Do You Love Me - SHAGG

Dave Bartholomew - Junk Man - BROADMOOR

Eldridge Holmes - A Time For Everything - ALON

Warren Lee - Mama Said We Can't Get Married - DEESU

Junior Gordon - Call The Doctor - JAY-PEE

Jesse Hill - Mardi Gras - PULSAR

Tony Owens - My Hart Can't Take No More - SOUL SOUND

Wallace Johnson - Baby Go Ahead - SANSU

John Williams & The Tick Tocks - A Little Tighter - SANSU

John Williams & The Tick Tocks - Do Me Like You Do Me - SANSU

Could go on for hours... :yes:

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Definitely Tommy Ridgely on International City. My all-time favourite. Best northern soul tune I ever heard.

Roccia

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A couple I can add to the list

Miss Fine, Miss Fine - Danny White on Frisco

You Don't Mean - Curly Moore on Sansu

How about Huey Piano Smith and The Clowns - Don't You Just Know It on Ace

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Uh yes, plus "From This Day On" and while we are at Seven B I must add Pat Brown "The Good" and Roger and The Gypsies :yes:

Great 45 ! What is this worth nowadays ?

Marc, There`s a "Percy Stone" on Ebay at the moment if your interested with no bids:thumbsup:

Dave f.............

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My question to you overseas guardians of American soul music: What are some of your favorite New Orleans-affiliated northern records? Whether its NO-based artists, writers, producers, labels - whatever makes it somehow connected to the Crescent City?

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How about Huey Piano Smith and The Clowns - Don't You Just Know It on Ace

One of the best tunes ever recorded in my opinion. Can pick just about anything from Huey Piano Smith's catalogue of recordings and it's gonna be a winner. Love his "Little Liza Jane" as well. :yes:

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My question to you overseas guardians of American soul music: What are some of your favorite New Orleans-affiliated northern records? Whether its NO-based artists, writers, producers, labels - whatever makes it somehow connected to the Crescent City?

Here`s a few,

Tavasco-Love trying to get a hold on me-Rampart

Sex-It`s you baby-Super City

Jades-Lucky fellow-Mode

Vickie Labatt-Got to keep hanging on-Shagg

Richard Caiton-I`d like to get near you-Uptight (and various others)

Barons-Kids stuff-Shagg (and various others)

Guitar Ray-Your gonna wreck my life-Shagg

Willie Tee-I peeped your hole card-Gatur (and various others)

Maurice Williams-Being without you-Deesu

+ Phillhamonics,Tony Owens,Eddie Bo,Ect

Dave f

:yes: I forgot this killer,

Charles Brimmer-This feeling is in my heart-Broadmore

Dave f............

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Dozens of fantastic records mentioned so far, from right across the entire spectrum of rare soul: heartfelt crooning ballads, blue-eyed stormers, midtempo sixties, rocking R&B, smooth 70s and ghetto funk (has nobody mentioned Ernie & The Topnotes' Dap Walk yet? to me the very best funk record ever made) and everything else in between. All goes to show that it would be more than possible to put on an entire allnighter of music just from NO without it being in any way samey or too generic. Truly a soul city with the credentials to match any and surpass most.

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Wow - thank you all so much for the hot tips.

Last year we asked a minimum $2 donation for a CD, and raised over $500 for Tipitina's Foundation plus a smaller amount (which I've forgotten. damn.) for WWOZ the New Orleans jazz/soul/funk/etc. radio station. Hopefully we'll do just as well this time.

All goes to show that it would be more than possible to put on an entire allnighter of music just from NO without it being in any way samey or too generic. Truly a soul city with the credentials to match any and surpass most.

And you lot with the house-sized record collections should do so! Wasn't there a Crescent City benefit all-dayer or all-niter last year in London?

Thanks again - this is lovely.

Looking forward to seeing y'all at the 100 club in Sept!

Juddy

Soulcialism

Pixxburgh, PA

The Steel Town with the Hit Sounds!

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My question to you overseas guardians of American soul music: What are some of your favorite New Orleans-affiliated northern records? Whether its NO-based artists, writers, producers, labels - whatever makes it somehow connected to the Crescent City?

Here`s a few,

Tavasco-Love trying to get a hold on me-Rampart

Guitar Ray-Your gonna wreck my life-Shagg

Willie Tee-I peeped your hole card-Gatur (and various others)

Maurice Williams-Being without you-Deesu

Dave f

Had exactly these also in mind (thanks for the tiop also :yes: )

Marc

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Wow - thank you all so much for the hot tips.

Last year we asked a minimum $2 donation for a CD, and raised over $500 for Tipitina's Foundation plus a smaller amount (which I've forgotten. damn.) for WWOZ the New Orleans jazz/soul/funk/etc. radio station. Hopefully we'll do just as well this time.

And you lot with the house-sized record collections should do so! Wasn't there a Crescent City benefit all-dayer or all-niter last year in London?

Thanks again - this is lovely.

Looking forward to seeing y'all at the 100 club in Sept!

Juddy

Soulcialism

Pixxburgh, PA

The Steel Town with the Hit Sounds!

[sorry but just read the thread and couldn't resist adding a couple more

Betty Harris 12 Red Roses

Lee Dorsey Funky 4 Corners + Do Re Mi + Yes We Can

Paul Martin I've Got A New Love

Prince La La She Put The Hurt On Me

Showmen The Wrong Girl

Fats Domino It Keeps Rainin'

Chris Kenner I Like It Like That

Benny Spellman Fortune Teller etc etc

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Don't think these have been mentioned yet:

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Eldridge Holmes - A Time For Everything - ALON

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Two other great Eldridge Holmes tracks not mentioned yet (I think):

Lovely Woman (Deesu)

Let's Go Steady (Kansu)

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Soulcialism's second NOLA musicians' benefit was friday night, and I thought I'd post the final tracklisting to the CD we sold, all money going to New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund (https://nomhrf.org/3/), since y'all had a lot of input into the selections.

Some of it was tempered by availability - some of these I had, some I acquired, some borrowed, a couple from CDs or MP3s. But I think it's a pretty sweet disc. Thank you all for the tips! I sold all that I had with me, and have moved a few more afterwards at other, unrelated, events...

Cheers,

Justin

Soulcialism

Pittsburgh

Hold On, Help is On The Way:

Soulcialism's Northern Soul, Funk and R&B of New Orleans Vol. II

1. G. Davis & R. Tyler - Hold On Help is On the Way

2. Ernie K-Doe - Come On Home

3. Pitter Pats - Baby, You Hurt Me

4. Diamond Joe - How to Pick a Winner

5. Lee Dorsey - Ride the Poney

6. Curly Moore - Little Sally Walker

7. Art Neville - Arabian Love Call

8. Betty Harris - I'm Evil Tonight

9. Clarence Garlow - Sound the Bell

10. Robert Parker - The Scratch

11. Elliott Small - Stay In My Heart

12. Elmer & Brenda Parker and the Nite Lighters - Got to Get Back to Louisiana

13. Diamond Joe - Gossip Gossip

14. Tommy Ridgley - In the Same Old Way

15. Benny Spellman - Sinner Girl

16. Earl King - Feeling My Way Around

17. Art Neville - What's Going On

18. River Front Band - Warm Daddy's Choice

19. The Rubaiyats - Omar Khayyam

20. Elliott Small - Girls Were Made for Loving

21. Irma Thomas - Wish Someone Would Care

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PS - Next year's will hopefully have that Willie Tee song. How much does "I Peeped your Hole Card" run? And i only just remembered, looking over this thread, that I meant to put "The Wrong Girl" on there.. damn...

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Sorry, can't do soundfiles, Steve. It's a neat mid-to-uptempo number with a choppy beat and great, gritty singing... the other side is one of the great deep rarities: "I've Got To Get Away From You." I played IYNL in Manchester earlier in the summer and it seemed to go down ok. it was a record I thought I'd never own, but out of the blue Mr Manship found one for me. To quote Willie Tee: Thank You John.

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Sorry, can't do soundfiles, Steve. It's a neat mid-to-uptempo number with a choppy beat and great, gritty singing... the other side is one of the great deep rarities: "I've Got To Get Away From You." I played IYNL in Manchester earlier in the summer and it seemed to go down ok. it was a record I thought I'd never own, but out of the blue Mr Manship found one for me. To quote Willie Tee: Thank You John.

Thanks Gareth, the reason I'm asking is that I'm pretty sure that its a record Poke and myself played covered up , back at Clifton Hall, that came from John Anderson. The deep flip was in demand in Japan and a few copies went there John said. I'd forgotten the name of the artist as I sold it in the mid eighties. Think this might be it.

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I'm sure this is the same record: a yellow label. What was it covered as?

It is Gareth. just found out that JM has a soundfile on his site. It was covered as two different artists, :rolleyes: , and ended up as Henry Jackson and the Bad Losers for some reason It was a joke name but I can't remember why.It was a yellow label.

Do you know the value ?

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Fascinating info, Steve. Value? Hard to say really. Not much demand ouside a few ballad collectors, I would suggest. I had credit with John from a copy of Ellusions on Lamon which he auctioned and took the CJ in a straight swap. This was about four years ago. In the meantime I noticed with some interest that Sam had reviewed the 45 in his Manifesto column, but I've never heard him play it out, as I think he has a fair few more instant dancefloor smashes to call on before he has to resort to this!

For what it's worth I think it's a really good double sider; the deep side is about as good as it gets. it would be interesting to know if anyone has played the dance side in the intervening years since this was covered up.

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