STUNNING UNKNOWN PRIVATE PRESSING NORTHERN SOUL LP

End Price: USD 75
Start Price: USD 75
End Date: 2004-07-15
Start Date: 2004-07-05

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STUNNING UNKNOWN   PRIVATE PRESSING NORTHERN SOUL LP


CHARLIE BLACKWELL   HERE'S CHARLIE   CHAFAY S4585(1975)

 

VOODOO MAN/MY SONG/BELIEVE ME GIRL/BABY COME TO ME/I WON'T CRY ANYMORE/YOU TAKE CARE OF HIM/STAGGER LEE/PACK SHE BACK/TOMORROW NIGHT/SAY HELLO TO THE SUN/SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD/I UNDERSTAND/MY SUNSHINE'S GONE AWAY/KANSAS CITY/99 YEARS

 

COVER:NEAR MINT  RECORD:NEAR MINT

 

RARE AND GREAT NORTHERN SOUL!  SEVERAL EXCELLENT CUTS! PRIVATE PRESSING FROM FOSTER CITY, CALIFORNIA (BAY AREA) GREAT UPTEMPO DANCERS WITH TERRIFIC UNKNOWN FEMME SOUL GROUP, FANTASTIC KEYBOARDS (mellotron, piano, moog?) AND A SCORCHING HOT ELECTRIC GUITAR COURTESY OF MR. BLACKWELL HIMSELF.  GREAT, DEEP-VOICED VOCALS.  "VOODOO MAN"  MUST BE HEARD TO BE BELIEVED.  IF THIS EXISTS ON 45 RPM, I HATE TO THINK WHAT IT WOULD GO FOR!   EQUALLY STUNNING IS  "BABY COME TO ME"  POWERHOUSE VOCALS BY CHARLIE ON THIS ONE WITH A GREAT SHOUTING FEMME GROUP BACK-UP; THE DISTORTION-DRENCHED GUITAR SOLO ON THIS IS OUT OF THIS WORLD.  "PACK SHE BACK" IS A TERRIFIC CALYPSO-INFLUENCED NOVELTY; HUMOROUS LYRICS, GREAT KEYBOARDS--A SUREFIRE CROWD PLEASER.  AND "SAY HELLO TO THE SUN"  IS WHAT NORTHERN SOUL IS ALL ABOUT--AN OPTIMISTIC MESSAGE, SMOOTH DELIVERY, BOUNCY BACK-UP--WOW!     CHARLIE TRANSFORMS THE OLD COUNTRY AND WESTERN HIT "SIX DAYS ON THE ROAD" INTO A HAUL-ASS NORTHERN SOUL MONSTER..  SIMILARLY, HE TAKES  THE OLD LONNIE JOHNSON BLUES STANDARD "TOMORROW NIGHT" AND CRANKS IT UP A NOTCH , TURNING  IT INTO A MID-TEMPO MASTERPIECE!  NOT ONE SINGLE FILLER TRACK ON THIS WHOLE ALBUM.  THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT BY THIS ARTIST, WHO ALSO RECORDED FOR WARNER BROS. AMONG OTHER LABELS.    

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