when numero wrapped the track list of 2009’s local customs: downriver revival, we knew there was a smaller second record buried in the mountains of tape rescued from felton williams’ ecorse, michigan basement. as the revival label’s lone “star,” shirley ann lee was afforded dozens of opportunities to record, but only six sides managed to trickle out on 45 between 1967- 1969. frustrated with a lack of even minor success, shirley ceased recording altogether in the early 1970s. using revival’s aborted “shirley ann lee radio hour” program as our guide, we’ve taken the best of her proper studio recordings, in the moment sketches, out of tune piano demos, and rehearsals with young kids talking in the background and created the shirley ann lee album that never was.
bevor sich in jamaika eine plattenindustrie entwickelte, tanzten die musikfans in den 40er und 50er jahren hauptsaechlich zu rohem shuffle blues, der aus den usa importiert wurde. diese compilation enthaelt einflussreiche songs der damaligen soundsysteme jamaikas. viele dieser songs wurden spaeter von pionieren wie laurel aitken, derrick morgan, the skatalites, ken boothe, john holt und u roy gecovert. die 2x12 lp enthaelt 28 highlights ausgewaehlt von der 85 song starken 3cd auf fantastic voyage.
compiled here are 24 of felton williams most fascinating recordings,covering gospel, group soul, northern, jazz & funk. also included is a dvd of the over 200 sound recordings pulled from his archives and a 30 minute featurette on the making of downriver revival. deluxe 2lp set contains 24 prime tracks from the double u archives housed in a thick gatefold sleeve with a tipped in booklet stuffed with photos and detailed notes on the recordings. dvd contains a virtual vault for a dig your own experience.