Various Artists - SOUL FOR DANCERS 2

Various Artists
SOUL FOR DANCERS 2 (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK
Fantastic Voyage / fvdv234

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Fantastic Voyage’s autumn 2015 release of Soul For Dancers proved so successful. that we didn’t have to think twice when Lois Wilson (Mojo. Record Collector) asked if she could do it all over again. It turns out that there were plenty more classic sides in her DJ crates. drawing on that rich seam of early soul and proto-soul rhythm & blues. of the sort that would have packed the dancefloors on the sixties club scene. or has been embraced by subsequent generations of club soul diehards.

Lois’s latest wide-ranging selection, Soul For Dancers 2, makes welcome forays into the unique New Orleans sound (including a storming sequence of Chris Kenner, Jessie Hill and Lee Dorsey) and stays in the groove for the seductive sass of Rosco Gordon. Elsewhere the 2LP set makes space for a heartrending turn from Arthur Alexander and early majesty from Marvin Gaye, whilst tipping its hat to big guns such as Bobby Bland, The 5 Royales, Solomon Burke, James Brown and Ike & Tina Turner. Lovers of Lois’s Ain’t Gonna Hush: The Queens Of Rhythm & Blues, will be pleased to see that female vocalists are well represented here, with Ann Cole leading the charge, and Lula Reed, Etta James, Tiny Topsy, Della Reece and Ruth Brown also making an appearance, whilst Betty O’Brian’s ‘She’ll Be Gone’ adds more fire to that roll call with a memorably confrontational dancefloor friendly break up ode.

The first volume of Soul For Dancers prompted Shindig to observe “you can almost breathe that rarefied mod club atmosphere”, and the set elicited 4-star reviews from Echoes, Soul & Jazz & Funk, and Record Collector, the latter remarking “no let-up in quality…you can’t sit down”. Well, be prepared to take to the floor again, as Soul For Dancers 2 weaves its magic.
(added: 2016-03-15 10:12:32 )

Lois’s latest wide-ranging selection, Soul For Dancers 2, makes welcome forays into the unique New Orleans sound (including a storming sequence of Chris Kenner, Jessie Hill and Lee Dorsey) and stays in the groove for the seductive sass of Rosco Gordon. Elsewhere the 2LP set makes space for a heartrending turn from Arthur Alexander and early majesty from Marvin Gaye, whilst tipping its hat to big guns such as Bobby Bland, The 5 Royales, Solomon Burke, James Brown and Ike & Tina Turner. Lovers of Lois’s Ain’t Gonna Hush: The Queens Of Rhythm & Blues, will be pleased to see that female vocalists are well represented here, with Ann Cole leading the charge, and Lula Reed, Etta James, Tiny Topsy, Della Reece and Ruth Brown also making an appearance, whilst Betty O’Brian’s ‘She’ll Be Gone’ adds more fire to that roll call with a memorably confrontational dancefloor friendly break up ode.

The first volume of Soul For Dancers prompted Shindig to observe “you can almost breathe that rarefied mod club atmosphere”, and the set elicited 4-star reviews from Echoes, Soul & Jazz & Funk, and Record Collector, the latter remarking “no let-up in quality…you can’t sit down”. Well, be prepared to take to the floor again, as Soul For Dancers 2 weaves its magic.
(added: 2016-03-15 10:16:52 )
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19.05.2016

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