Vol. 1-Storm Warning CD (2009)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Jamie/guyden
SKU 60233961
UPC 647780400325
UPC 14 00647780400325
Format CD
Release Date 12/14/2009
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 4003
Lable Name J/G (Jamie/Guyden Dist. Co.)
Released 03/31/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 41m : 53s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00647780400325
Album Notes and Credits
Includes liner notes by John Ridley.
Although a couple of the groups on this compilation of Philly soul from 1964-1971 are well known (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, Brenda & the Tabulations), the Fantastic Johnny C's "Boogaloo Down Broadway" and the Tabulations' "Right on the Tip of My Tongue" are the only cuts that will be readily recognizable to general fans. It's a grab bag of odds and ends, most fairly interesting. The Volcanos were one of the first groups that Gamble & Huff worked with, and several members would resurface in the Trammps. The two Harold Melvin cuts were done back in 1964, when John Atkins and not Teddy Pendergrass, was the lead singer; "Get Out (And Let Me Cry)" is a nice, murky-fidelity Northern soul-type stomper. "The Touch of You," a substantial soul hit though not a pop one, was one of Brenda & the Tabulations' most exquisite ballads. Daryl Hall was part of the blue-eyed soul group Temptones, whose two 1967 A-sides are here. There are also a couple of rare cuts by Kenny Gamble, working as a solo artist in 1966. Overall, several of the cuts have a lighter dance feel, influenced at times by Motown, than the sweet and swirling sound that most associate with late-'60s and early-'70s Philly soul. Not an anthology you'd direct listeners toward if you want them to hear the typical vintage Philly soul sound, but not a bad one for those who have all the well-known stuff in the genre and want to go further. ~ Richie Unterberger
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (12/24/98-1/2/99) - "...Drawn from the catalogs of labels like Arctic and Phil-L.A. of Soul, this collection captures local R&B at a vital juncture, as doo-wop and the impact of Motown mutated into the sublime grandeur of Philadelphia International..."
Disc 1
1 You're Number One - The Volcanos
2 Boogaloo Down Broadway - The Fantastic Johnny C.
3 Standing In The Darkness - The Ethics
4 Storm Warning - The Volcanos
5 Right On The Tip Of My Tounge - Brenda & The Tabulations
6 You May Not Love Me - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
7 Girl I Love You - The Temptones
8 Baby - The Volcanos
9 Touch Of You, The - Brenda & The Tabulations
10 Jokes On You, The - Kenny Gamble
11 That's The Way Love Goes - The Ethics
12 Get Out (And Let Me Cry) - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
13 Say These Words Of Love - The Temptones
14 Make Your Move - The Volcanos
15 Don't Stop Loving Me - Kenny Gamble
16 Help Wanted - The Volcanos

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