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Soul Superman / With A Dab Of Soul - VA (Pied Piper) - Kent Records CD
Soul Superman / With A Dab Of Soul
Various Artists (Pied Piper)
Format: Audio CD
Release Date 24th September 2021
A new Pied Piper related album release from Kent records. Two classic Detroit Soul Lps served via one cd. A preview of the release notes from Ady Croasdell follow below...
The rare soul scene is overwhelmingly a 7” record-collecting world but there are a few notable exceptions. 1967 saw two Detroit-recorded LPs issued from one of the most admired production teams in the city – Pied Piper Productions.
The Hesitations’ album continued the hip 60s dance tracks of ‘Soul Superman’ with numbers such as ‘She Won’t Come Back’, ‘You Can’t By Pass Love’ and ‘That’s What Love Is’ – the backing track of which would be reused on Eddie Parker’s ‘I’m Gone’ 45 and be acknowledged as a pinnacle of Northern Soul. Every track has its admirers, the mid-tempo ‘I’ll Be Right There’, ‘Wait A Minute’ and ‘You’ll Never Know’ in particular, but the three subsequent singles taken from the album failed to chart and the LP was forgotten – until UK 60s soul connoisseurs later acclaimed it as a classic of the genre.
Freddy Butler was a big-voiced solo act who had already recorded for Detroit labels M&M, Samo, Starmaker and Wheelsville. The only single from this LP, ‘There Was A Time’, was recorded at United Sound studios in September 1966 and though it failed to chart, the project went ahead. There was more emphasis on big ballads such as ‘They Say I’m Afraid (Of Losing You)’ and ‘Just Because You’ve Been Hurt’, but the sound is still unmistakably Pied Piper, evident in the slick mid-tempo rhythms of ‘I Like Your Style’, ‘Deserted’ and ‘You’d Better Get Hip Girl’. The most famous track was the bouncy ‘That’s When I Need You’, which was played at the UK’s big Northern Soul all-nighters in the 70s when it was bootlegged onto a 45 despite having only legitimately been an LP selection.
01 She Won't Come Back - The Hesitations
02 You'll Never Know - The Hesitations
03 You Can't Bypass Love - The Hesitations
04 I Believe To My Soul - The Hesitations
05 That's What Love Is - The Hesitations
06 Soul Superman - The Hesitations
07 Soul Kind Of Love - The Hesitations
08 I'm Not Built That Way - The Hesitations
09 I'll Be Right There - The Hesitations
10 Wait A Minute - The Hesitations
11 Soul Superman #2 - The Hesitations
12 Clap Your Hands - The Hesitations
13 There Was A Time - Freddy Butler
14 That's When I Need You - Freddy Butler
15 I Like Your Style - Freddy Butler
16 I Fell In Love (I Can't Help It) - Freddy Butler
17 Never Let Love Go - Freddy Butler
18 They Say I'm Afraid (Of Losing You) - Freddy Butler
19 This Thing! - Freddy Butler
20 Just Because You've Been Hurt - Freddy Butler
21 You'd Better Get Hip Girl - Freddy Butler
22 Give Me Lots Of Lovin' - Freddy Butler
23 She's Foolin' You - Freddy Butler
24 Deserted - Freddy Butler
Listen to two tracks above
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