A terrific collection of late-'60s/early-'70s funk singles that barely scraped the local charts, Voodoo Soul unearths a pile of gold in its 16 tracks. The Meters and Lee Dorsey loom large, but samples from the bygone careers of Clemon Smith, Skip Easterling, and the Backyard Heavies are every bit as great. There's barely a hit listed among these songs, and that's exactly the point; as Voodoo Soul proves, New Orleans was a hotbed of great music from the ground up.
There are a lot of good songs on this five CD compilation that take you back to better times and real music. This is definitely a great companion CD set when taking a road trip…you can rock for hours!
2CD set containing the biggest, boldest, booming voices of the 60s & 70s with a mixture of international and Australian artists. It contains classic songs from legendary artists and bands like Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Small Faces, The Yardbirds, The Guess Who, Blood, Sweat & Tears and many more. It also features many Aussie rarities from SCRA, King Harvest, The Dave Miller Set, The Groop, Max Merritt & The Meteors, Jeff St. John, Jeff Duff and others - a total of 38 tracks. Compiled and annotated by Glenn A. Baker, noted Australian rock historian.
The R&B, soul and boogaloo sounds that make up the singles recorded by James Brown’s right-hand man. Together on CD for the first time. Without Bobby Byrd there would have been no James Brown, whose whole career stems from the moment he crashed into Byrd at a community baseball match in Toccoa, Georgia in 1953. Brown was an inmate of the Alto Reform School, a converted National Guard Armoury in the north of the state. Byrd’s family helped secure Brown’s release, and Byrd then let the youngster join his vocal group.