Consistent Soul 45 labels???
My girlfriend & I were thinking about this last night. What labels have the most consistent 45 runs? The types of labels that you will buy the 45 without listening? Maybe even just a time period where a label seemingly did no wrong with it's 45 releases. We were listening to some Twinight/Twilight 45s & came to the conclusion that what we have on that label is pretty solid. There are some awful country sides that kill it for Chess. Motown has some clunkers. Brunswick was a bit heavy on the slow ballads with string sections. Maybe Stax was pretty solid? Big labels like Atlantic are probably too broad to be consistent from a soul/funk standpoint. Of course there are a bunch of small labels that were solid because they only had 10 releases, but what about the mid-larger size labels?? Thoughts??