The Girls Got Soul
Various Artist
 
 
SWEET INSPIRATION / LET IT BE ME - SWEET INSPIRATIONS
 SAVE ME /AIN'T NO WAY - ARETHA FRANKLIN
YOU CAN'T LOVE ME (IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR) - ANN MASON featuring
            LITTLE MAC & THE BOSS SOUNDS
 WHATCHA GONNA DO ABOUT IT / BUT I LOVE HIM - DORIS TROY
            ME AND MY BABY / DEAR LOVER / (HEY YOU) SET MY
            SOUL ON FIRE - MARY WELLS
 YOU'LL LOSE A GOOD THING / (UNTIL THEN) I'LL SUFFER / UNLOVED,
            UNWANTED ME / TAKE YOUR LOVE AND RUN - BARBARA LYNN
THAT HURTS / IT'S NICE TO KNOW- ROZETTA JOHNSON
 I'M STILL WAITING - PATTI LaBELLE
MY MAN, HE'S A LOVIN' MAN - BETTY LAVETTE
 HELLO WALLS - LITTLE ESTHER PHILLIPS
            GO AWAY / BUMBLE BEE - LaVERN BAKER
HERE HE COMES - RUTH BROWN
I'M BLUE (THE GONG-GONG SONG) - IKETTES
            SEPARATION LINE - LAURA LEE
I CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE HIM - BABY WASHINGTON
Another good compilation of the Atlantic group of female recording artists from the 60's. This is the first CD in the series and it features Ann Mason with Little Mac, great organ alternative " You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)".  Great tracks from Doris Troy, the original of "Whatcha Gonna Do About It" from 1963, made into a UK hit by the Small Faces in 1965 (sorry David not the Hollies!). Mary Wells "Dear Lover" issued on Atco. "Ain't No Way" originally a B side builds to a classic soul tune from Aretha Franklin with a fine session band and backing singers, and who could forget the Sweet Inspirations "Let It Be Me".  Well put together booklet and sleeve notes by David Nathan, issued on Kent CDKEND 186.
        
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