TOP 5 SOUL 45 SPINS at the moment

nrichnrich 932 Posts
edited September 2010 in Strut Central
Hey 45 collectors and/or music lovers in general!

What are your top 5 soul 45 tunes of the moment?
Be they straight soul, modern, funky or northern lay down your top 5 picks (45 ONLY)

Lust - I like Spending My Time With You. Modern crossover joint. Uptempo with flu-like contagious hooks

The Sequins - Someday You'll Be Mine. Just an excellent piece of mid tempo female soul. If you don't like this you probably have no soul left.

Kool and Together - Sitting on a Red Hot Stove. As hot as or hotter than an actual red hot stove.

Ricky Allen - No Better Time Than Now. Slow, drinking-whiskey-in-a-swamp vibes.

Melodics - Ain't that Sharing My Love. Great midtempo falsetto vocal joint.


This list will undoubtedly change tomorrow

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  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts
    This week:

    Volcanos "Laws of Love", One of my two "gateway" northern records. Has had a nice revival at my house over the last few days


    Lou Courtney "If the Shoe Fits", Great stomper. I never spun this out because it has kind of a weird, wussy flute intro, but when I finally dropped it last friday the floor packed right up.


    Accents "New Girl", awesome and classic street corner soul


    The Mandells "Think Back", the current incarnation of "greatest pure soul song ever written". There's


    The Naturals "I'm the One", dreamy early/group mid-tempo cheapie, really does the trick.

    bonus:

    Lightnin' Slim "I'm Warning You Baby" , raw R&B, love finding Excellos I've never seen before, espcially when they're a dollar

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    Gino Washington - Like My Baby - Mala

    Jerri Jackson - Let Me Try - Parallax

    Ohio Players - Here Today and Gone Tomorrow - Capitol

    Lee Moses - How Much Longer/I'm Sad About It - Musicor

    Jackie Shane - Comin' Down - Sue

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    nevermind

  • discos_almadiscos_alma discos_alma 2,164 Posts
    These have been treating me right this past week:

    The Whispers: "Needle In A Haystack" (DORE)

    The Superlatives: "I Don't Know How" (WESTBOUND)

    The Arcades: "There's Got To Be a Loser" (TRIAD)

    Wylie Trass and the Soul Explosion: "Since You've Been Gone" (PASHLO)

    Carol Hughes: "Let's Get Together Again" (CORBY)

  • JroamJroam 257 Posts
    James Duncan- you've gotta be strong (funky soulful r'n'b)
    (used to be somewhere on youtube?)
    Dynamics- ain't no love at all

    Sterling Magee- oh she was pretty

    Prince Phillip Mitchell- you're all I got in the world

    Independents- I love you yes I do

    15 for lot at this suburban chicago spot which never used to sell any 45's

  • Nrich- I really dig that melodics too and I love these kind of threads...

    45's getting played recently:

    Smokey and the miracles- If Your Mother Only Knew
    I've been on a Smokey kick and this one is sublime. Killer high notes and classy mood all around.

    Valerie and Nick- I'll find you
    Ashford and Simpson!

    Marshall, Donovan and Broomfield- Since I Found My Baby
    Local modern I can't get enough of...

    John Bradley and His Swinging Soul Seekers- Thanks for the Love You Gave
    Funk dudes don't know The soul flip wins. Another local rarity recently found!

    Lamont Dozier- Fish Aint bitin'
    I can't explain what it is about this song- a real cheapie that just sounds good.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    pabloscooter said:

    Lamont Dozier- Fish Aint bitin'
    I can't explain what it is about this song- a real cheapie that just sound good.

    oh hell yeah - the LP it's from is a personal favorite. "Breakin Out All Over" is my jam.

  • Motherhood - Soul Town Always my opening set track... instrumental fire

    Curtis Mayfield - We Got to have Peace Always in my top 5 and fitting for today's discussion

    Little Sherman - Price of Love New arrival... cheap and great

    TSU Toronadoes - Got to Get Through to You I slept on them waaay too long... also cheap and great

    Mighty Lovers - Ain't Gonna Run No More had to throw a rare one in there... fairly new arrival out of Detroit I've been after for some time now

  • Lately its' been
    Independents - "Arise & Shine" (Wand)
    Billy Davis - "I've Tried" (Cobblestone)
    Smokestack - "Wall Between Us" (Dakar)
    Benny Gordon & the Soul Brothers - "(Get It) Come & Get It" (RCA Victor)
    Chuck Wood - "Seven Days Too Long" (Pye - UK reissue, but what the hell)

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    bassie said:
    nevermind

    wha-happen?

  • things Im diggin'

    Oscar Boyd-When Things Get a Little Better
    Bobby Marchan-Thats The Way That It Goes
    Lee Tillman-Have Gun(Will travel)
    Eddie Powers-No Cure for the Blues
    Lee "Shot" Williams-You're Welcome to the Club

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    SoulOnIce said:
    pabloscooter said:

    Lamont Dozier- Fish Aint bitin'
    I can't explain what it is about this song- a real cheapie that just sound good.

    oh hell yeah - the LP it's from is a personal favorite. "Breakin Out All Over" is my jam.
    I've not been able to get into that Lamont Dozier stuff, I recently even got rid of the "Fish Ain't Bitin" 45.

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    The_Hook_Up said:
    things Im diggin'


    Lee Tillman-Have Gun(Will travel)
    what is this?

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    holmes said:

    I've not been able to get into that Lamont Dozier stuff, I recently even got rid of the "Fish Ain't Bitin" 45.

    I can see where it would be too slick/70's for you - I generally lean toward the 60's and the rawness (and lately earlier and earlier in the 60's, too. 1963 is like "my year" these days haha) myself, but something about that Dozier record just really works for me. It's definitely on the "grown n sexy" tip.

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    The Main Ingredient--"You Can Call Me Rover" (This one is pretty much always in rotation)

    Bettye LaVette--"Hey Love" (Amazing cover)

    Lee Moses--"Time and Place"

    The Rock--"Charlie Brother We've Got To Love One Another"

    The Gap Band--"Yearning for Your Love" (I don't know why, but I've been playing the shit out of this one of late)

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    SoulOnIce said:
    I can see where it would be too slick/70's for you - I generally lean toward the 60's and the rawness (and lately earlier and earlier in the 60's, too. 1963 is like "my year" these days haha) myself, but something about that Dozier record just really works for me. It's definitely on the "grown n sexy" tip.
    this is exactly why I reduced it.
    I actually had a chance to meet Lamont Dozier recently but was in a hurry & couldn't find his office lol

  • holmes said:
    The_Hook_Up said:
    things Im diggin'


    Lee Tillman-Have Gun(Will travel)
    what is this?

    particularly gritty/guitar centric answer record to "have love will travel"...pretty effin' coo, itsl on Michelle

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    The_Hook_Up said:
    answer record to "have love will travel"


    :woah:

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    SoulOnIce said:
    The_Hook_Up said:
    answer record to "have love will travel"


    :woah:
    lee tillman>records>45rpm has just been added to my ebay saved searches...........
    I actually think I know this but had forgot & definitely need a copy.

  • holmes said:
    SoulOnIce said:
    The_Hook_Up said:
    answer record to "have love will travel"


    :woah:
    lee tillman>records>45rpm has just been added to my ebay saved searches...........
    I actually think I know this but had forgot & definitely need a copy.

    my idiot self couldnt figure out why its a bad idea to take pics on a glass table...camera wanted to focus on what was through the hole...duh..but at least it will give you an idea what to look for, he also has a record just called "will travel" but I dont know what that one sounds like

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts


    Here it is - yeah, it's more of a knock-off of the Richard Berry song used to make a tribute to the TV show "Have Gun Will travel" that was on the air at the time ... totally awesome, though - especially that guitar solo!

  • SoulOnIce said:


    Here it is - yeah, it's more of a knock-off of the Richard Berry song used to make a tribute to the TV show "Have Gun Will travel" that was on the air at the time ... totally awesome, though - especially that guitar solo!

    thats it..I thought the Ron was a different tune...guess the Michelle is the first local press

  • My Five

    Latimore: Sweet Vibrations (Glades)


    Sugar Pie Desanto: I Don't Want To Fuss (Checker)


    Betty Moorer: Speed Up (Wand)


    Chocolate Chips: There You Are (Balance)


    Hokis Pokis: Nowhere (Shield)

  • People's Choice / Destruction
    http://cousinsvinyl.com/2010/west-michigan-soul-the-peoples-choice-destruction-wood-city/

    SSO Orchestra / Faded Lady - yeah, new reissue and all... but frikin great, and comes with the instro
    http://bamalovesoul.com/2010/08/04/bbe-to-release-the-s-s-o-orchestras-faded-lady-as-7-vinyl/

    Betty Everett / Take Me


    Joyce Williams / First Thing I Do In The Morning


    Sam Baker / It's All Over

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    doughboy said:


    Betty Everett / Take Me


    Hey Scott, long time no see.... What's been happening? I think I have this Betty Everett on a local press blue & white Festival. Nice track. haven't played it in ages..

  • 5 I've played today:

    Willie Hobbs - Yes, my goodness, yes (Silver fox)
    Sweet and Innocent - Express your love (Active)
    The Festivals - So in love (Colossus)
    Bobby Dixon - Woman, you made me (Probe)
    Moments of truth - I'll step aside (Toi)

  • musica said:


    The Superlatives: "I Don't Know How" (WESTBOUND)


    odub posted and reminded me about this one. so good.

    the ikettes - sally go round the roses (modern)

    linda lyndell - what a man (volt)

    ov wright - a nickel and a nail (back beat)

    sweet cherries - don't give it away (t-neck)

    little beaver - let the good times roll everybody (cat) : one of my summer songs i can't let go of just yet

  • SoulOnIce said:


    Here it is - yeah, it's more of a knock-off of the Richard Berry song used to make a tribute to the TV show "Have Gun Will travel" that was on the air at the time ... totally awesome, though - especially that guitar solo!

    Wouldn't Richard Berry's song have been a riff on the TV show? Not the music but the name I mean.

  • Willie Hutch - Brother's Gonna Work It Out (Motown)
    Al Kent - Where Do I Go From Here (Ric Tic)
    Eddie and the De-Havelons - Baby Dumplins (Peacock)
    Syl Johnson - Kiss By Kiss (Twinight)
    Kelly Brothers - Crystal Blue Persuasion (Excello)

  • mannybolone said:
    SoulOnIce said:


    Here it is - yeah, it's more of a knock-off of the Richard Berry song used to make a tribute to the TV show "Have Gun Will travel" that was on the air at the time ... totally awesome, though - especially that guitar solo!

    Wouldn't Richard Berry's song have been a riff on the TV show? Not the music but the name I mean.

    It was.
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