Soul Strut 100: # 54 - Darondo - Let My People Go

RAJRAJ tenacious local 7,756 Posts
edited August 2012 in The Soul Strut 100
I will slowly be unveiling the Top 100 Soul Strut Related Records as Voted by the Strutters Themselves.

# 54 - Darondo - Let My People Go



The list so far:

# 100 - Jr. and His Soulettes - Psychodelic Sounds
# 99 - Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul
# 98 - Donny Hathaway - S/T (1971)
# 97 - Bernard Wright - ???Nard
# 96 - Tom Scott - Honeysuckle Breeze
# 95 - People Under the Stairs - Question in the Form of an Answer
# 94 - Harlem River Drive
# 93 - Black Moon - Enta Da Stage
# 92 - Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
# 91 - Muddy Waters - Electric Mud
# 90 - Les McCann - Layers
# 89 - Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
# 88 - Leroy Hutson - Hutson (1975)
# 87 - ESG - S/T (1981)
# 86 - Can - Tago Mago
# 85 - Bohannon - Stop & Go
# 84 - WILLIAM DEVAUGHN - Be Thankful For What You Got
# 83 - Power of Zeus - The Gospel According to Zeus
# 82 - Gang Starr - Hard To Earn
# 81 - The J.B.???s - Doing It to Death
# 80 - Parliament - Osmium
# 79 - McNeal & Niles - Thrust
# 78 - The Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Malik
# 77 - Earth, Wind, and Fire (1971)
# 76 - Dr. Dre - The Chronic
# 75 - Black Sabbath (1970)
# 74 - Trap Door / An International Psychedelic Mystery Mix (2006)
# 73 - Bob James - One
# 72 - Matthew Larkin Cassell - Pieces
# 71 - The Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau
# 70 - Big Bear - Doin??? Thangs
# 69 - Steely Dan - Aja
# 68 - Quasimoto - The Unseen
# 67 - Curtis Mayfield - Curtis/Live! (1971)
# 66 - Al Green - Im still in love with you
# 65 - The Beatnuts - Street Level
# 64 - Archie Whitewater - Archie Whitewater (1970)
# 63 - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Mecca & the Soul Brother
# 62 - Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
# 61 - The J.B.???s - Food For Thought
# 60 - Don Blackman (1982)
# 59 - Niagara - (Tiddies)
# 58 - Can - Ege Bamyasi
# 57 - Whatnauts - On the Rocks
# 56 - The Mohawks - Champ
# 55 - McDonald and Giles (1971)

Please discuss your reactions to this record. The thread will be archived later here.

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Nice collection of rare soul/funk tunes recorded by Bay Area native Darondo in the 70s. The cut ???Didn???t I??? reached a fever pitch in the record collector community a few years a go as it was popularized by Gilles Peterson. The tune is heavenly bliss sweet soul. Other songs on here are very Al Greenish in spots (especially on ???I Want Your Love So Bad???) paling in comparison to ???Didn???t I?????? but all and all it???s a hard song to out do for anybody.


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  Comments


  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Hell yes! And of course, endless props to Jinx74 for this.

  • LEGS! I've given that track alone quite a few spins in various sets. The album is solid from start to finish, though it's a little high on this list (same ol' complaint that will keep coming up as this list continues, I'm sure.)

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    HarveyCanal said:
    Hell yes! And of course, endless props to Jinx74 for this.

    Bingo.

    So happy to have this in my life.

  • Always thought Darondo's voice sounded a little bit like Al Green.

  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,962 Posts
    Love this album.

    Anyone check the Music City Sessions comp? Not as consistent as Let My People Go, but there are some great productions:


  • Gotta love Bryan Cranston


  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Hope to find some of his sides one day.

  • holmesholmes 3,532 Posts
    love this album

  • so essential, one of the best reissues of the past 10 years

  • leonleon 883 Posts
    "Didn't i" is one of those high rewards for people that dig deeper. A true gem that stands out. But, like the Devaughn album which also contains a golden treasure if you will, most of the songs make me want to revisit Mr. Green / mr. Mayfield. The blatant similarities get in the way of fully enjoying the albums as a whole.
    Don't get me wrong, i don't think these lp's are one- trackers.
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