Spencer Wiggins - Feed The Flame: The Fame And XL Recordings (2010)
Soul, Funk | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 66 min | 155 MB
Label: Kent | Rel: 2010
Spencer Wiggins is mostly known for his mid- to late-'60s recordings for the Goldwax label, but he did go on to some more recording for other companies at the end of the ‘60s and the beginning of the 1970s. This CD has the Kent label's typically thorough roundup of the loose ends that don't appear on the label's other reissues (excepting some later gospel recordings). The 22 tracks include singles he did for both Fame and Sounds of Memphis; a few stray Goldwax cuts, some of which have appeared on other CD compilations; and a full dozen previously unreleased songs. The very nature of a compilation such as this means it's not the best Wiggins anthology to start with. But even though about half of it is unreleased, the quality is good enough that no obvious reasons can be detected as to why much of his work from this period was consigned to the vault.