History Of Soul
Various Artists - New Orleans Soul 68 LP
1968 was the year that the musical wheels in the Crescent City came off. Cosimo Matassa’s Dover group, which provided a one stop recording, pressing, distribution and sales operation to pretty much every independent record label in New Orleans collapsed. And took with it almost all the tiny independent labels that thrived in the city. It would take a good few years until recordings in New Orleans reached the level they had reached in the mid-60s. But before the collapse, there were more than enough songs recorded to fill up this tasty LP. The 14 tracks here range from cult funk items, through dance grooves to the heaviest of deep soul. Something to please every listener and a perfect way to celebrate the year of 1968 in New Orleans.
Side One 1 Satisfied With Your Love - Barbara George 2 The Sweetest I Knew - Clemmon Smith 3 Horse with a Freeze Pt. 1 - Roy Ward 4 Like I Like It - Prince Royals 5 Do The Sissy - Charley Simmons & Royal Imperials 6 Can't Stay Away - Fabuletts 7 True Love Of A Man - Guitar Ray
Side Two 1 Got To Keep Hanging On - Vicki Labatt 2 She Really Did Surprise Me - Willie Tee 3 Suffering - Sonny Jones 4 Action Time - Charley Wynn 5 Funky Soul Train - Robert Parker 6 If I Had To Do It Over - Eddie Bo 7 One Little Word - Marilyn Barbarin