An exceptional 20-track collection compiling some of the most sought-after soul and R&B records from Philadelphia’s Cameo, Parkway and Fairmount labels, which were popular during the late 1960s/early 1970s Northern Soul club scene. Includes rare tracks that sell in the thousands at record fairs and on eBay when found in their original 45 RPM vinyl single format, some of which were only released as white label promotional copies. Features soul and R&B recordings by label mainstays Chubby Checker, The Orlons, Bunny Sigler, Eddie Holman, Lonnie Youngblood and Evie Sands as well as seminal recordings by Yvonne Baker, Christine Cooper, Bobby Paris, Jerry Jackson, Vickie Baines and future R&B hitmaker Frankie Beverly. These recordings feature some of the great Philly Soul and New York production teams of the mid-1960s: Gamble & Huff; Thom Bell; Jerry Ross and Kenny Gamble; Chip Taylor and Al Gorgoni; Sal Trimachi and Ritchie Cordell; John Madara, Dave White and Leon Huff; Weldon McDougal III, Luther Randolph and Johnny Stiles; Stuart Weiner and Mike Lewis plus arrangers Jimmy Wisner, Joe Renzetti and Artie Butler/ Features an essay by soul and R&B historian Ady Croasdell/ Mastered from the original master sources from ABKCO’s Cameo Parkway archive/ Bespoke printed inner bags including extensive liner notes and period photos.
Genre: Funk / Soul
Catalogue Number: 7187781