Friday, February 20, 2015

Familia Souldies Vol 25 - Doing Our Thing With Pride


Well, Well - who'd have believed it; the Familia has joined the Quarter Century Club !

From humble beginnings - a love of the music, an enthusiastic crew and a lot of whipping - we've managed to produce 25 of these bad boys over the past few years. That's some achievement when there are quite a few people involved and deadlines to be met. Most of the Familia made it in this time round; my thanks to them for their great picks. The G MAN has been doing his cover thing with us all of the way - we're grateful for your greatness yet again, G MAN ! 

We hope you enjoy our latest opus - it sounds pretty darned good to my ears, but maybe I'm a bit biased.  Let us know; it helps us to keep that pride and enthusiasm fired up ! As usual, there are scans in the package.

PS I know how to spell GUINNESS, having drunk gallons of the stuff over the years; so don't blame me for the writers' spelling on track #1. RossyBoy


TrackList

01 - Elbowed Out - In The Book Of Guiness (RossyBoy)
previously unreleased, "We Got A Sweet Thing Going On" CD, Soul Junction, 2014
02 - Jewel Akens - What Would You Do (DustyRose)
Icepac, 1973
03 - 100% Pure Poison - Don't Let Your Pride, Overpower Your Love (CanoMan)
"Coming Right At You" album, EMI (UK), 1974
04 - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Go Away (BillyMac)
Arctic, 1967
05 - The Relatives - More Time (To Explain) (Up N Smoke)
Archway, 1972
06 - La'Fez - This Is The Way I Am (BrownBoy)
MJW, 1972
07 - La'Shell & The Shelletts - Something I'm Doing Wrong (Chi-Town) 
Eagle, 1966
08 - The Velours - Can I Come Over Tonight (G-MAN)
Onyx, 1957
09 - Lonnie Jordan - The Affair (Mello)
Boardwalk, 1981
10 - Lil Bob & The Lollipops - Keep On Trying (RossyBoy)
"Sweet Soul Swinger" album, JIN, 1968
11 - Mr. B - I'm The One Love Forgot (DustyRose)
"I Saw You In A Dream" CD, JRJ Productions, 2004
12 - Gene Anderson - Congratulations (CanoMan)
Hi, 1974
13 - Ray Allen & The Upbeats - Let Them Talk (BillyMac)
Sinclair, 1961
14 - Johnny Dean - Don't Disconnect My Heart (Up N Smoke)
Magic 7, 1983
15 - The Dells - We Got To Get Our Thing Together (BrownBoy)
"We Got To Get Our Thing Together" album, Cadet/Mercury, 1975
16 - The Younghearts - Stop What You're Doing Girl (Chi-Town)
20th Century, 1973
17 - The Paragons - Florence (G-MAN)
Winley, 1957
18 - The Dramatics - Fall In Love, Lady Love (Mello)
Volt, 1971
19 - Carl Carlton - Hurt So Bad (RossyBoy)
"Everlasting Love" album, ABC, 1974
20 - Steve Mancha - He Stole A Love That Was Mine (DustyRose)
Groovesville, 1967
21 - The Persians - Too Much Pride (CanoMan)
ABC, 1968
22 - The Demens - The Greatest Of Them All (BillyMac)
Teenage, 1957
23 - Little Royal - You'll Lose A Good Thing (Up N Smoke)
Tri US - 1972
24 - Rockatones - Cruise To The Moon (BrownBoy)
"Rarest Of The Rare Vol 12" CD, Crystal Ball, 2005
25 - Roshell Anderson - Know What You're Doing When You Leave (Chi-Town)
Sunburst, 1973
26 - The Tune Weavers - Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (G-MAN)
Checker, 1957
27 - Bobby Bland - It Ain't The Real Thing (Mello)
ABC, 1976

Monday, February 16, 2015

Canoman/Up in Smoke - Dedicated to the ones we love

Q~Vo Familia!
I'm sure you will find some new tracks here for your collection.
Canoman and myself are very excited for this one.
Enjoy!