Label: Goldmine Soul Supply - GSLP148 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Funk, Disco
Usually compilations don't rate this highly, but this one is special for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the uncharacteristic lack of documentation by the usually scholarly Goldmine label.
While the tracks and artists are listed along with producers in most cases, there is no other information provided -- the inside booklet is blank.
While this would be a detriment for most collectors and fans, it actually serves to make the collection more beguiling. Indeed, the Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music is considered to be a document that preserved the legacies of dozens of obscure artists who would have passed into oblivion, and this is the same idea.
Here are cuts by Otis Jackson, Spaceark, Mama Kin - Aerosmith - Live! Bootleg VIP Connection, Soul Band, Future Shock, Milton Hamilton Crystalizedand many others 14 in all that offer a solid portrait of a particular place in time, with popping basslines, open jazz chords, double-timed drums, and killer vocals accenting groove over melody for the first time in the history of soul.
Tracks are staggered to offer more groove-heavy funk numbers in alternate sequencing with more straight-ahead deep soul balladry, though all of these tracks Beached - Fake Tan - Snippets steeped in similar arrangements and a sound that screams the decade's name they came from. One needs only to get to track three, "The Stranger," by the C. Henry Woods Troupe anyone ever hear of 'em?
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Styles Funk. Track Listing.
I Need You. Diane Jenkins. Dance Your Ass Off. The Stranger. My Love Supreme. Milton Hamilton. Jive Cootie. Hot Seat. Welcome To My Door - Various - Pop-A-Groove Coast Drive. VIP Connection. Headin' West. Everybody Must Pay. The Rock. East Coast. Welcome To My Door - Various - Pop-A-Groove Shortnin' Bread.
Peace and Love. Gideon Daniels. The Brooklyn People. Welcome to My Door. Paul Silbergleit. Messenger to the Ghetto. Otis Jackson, Sr. Peace and Love Gideon Daniels. Welcome to My Door Welcome To My Door - Various - Pop-A-Groove Silbergleit.
Ariel Shibolet - Live At The Total Music Meeting, Too Far Gone - Subliminal (15) And Dienamix - Shadow Authors, Beached - Camel - On The Road 1981, Poison - Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice), Τι Να Μου Πεις - Αντώνης Ζαφειρόπουλος - Τα Τελευταία Νέα