First of three set featuring the commercial recordings and radio transcriptions of this seminal vocal group between and with the exception of their Apollo sides which are on Relic The first 17 tracks here are their commercial recordings including one track accompanying vocalist Ralph Marterie. The remaining 7 cuts are from a Standard Transcription from or ' Complete Recorded Workd, : Vol. Yesterday's Memories - The Apollo Sessions. Like their earlier role models, The Four Knights - Cry (Vinyl), the Vagabonds experienced success on radio broadcasts before they ever entered a recording studio.
In the Vagabonds case, they were on the air for nearly five years before they recorded for RCA's Bluebird subsidiary in Their complete recordings for that New York independent label are here, including P. Terrific music, offered here with sympathetic and informative notes, and lots of vintage photos. Subsequent efforts over the next few years, for the Symbol subsidiary of Sue Records, were solid but did not strike similar pay dirt.
Fine soul music by one of its loveliest purveyors, presented with brief notes by Collectables' regular Mark Marymont, fine sound quality, and a sweet cover photo of Inez in a pseudo-leopard skin dress. Crystal Ball Not The Usual Doo Wop. They are a present day white aggregation made up of two members of the early 60s The Four Knights - Cry (Vinyl) that first sported this sartorial appellation, one member of the late 50s Five Classics, one from the early 60s Kaptions, and one relative youngster without such deep roots.
Twelve of the selections are original compositions; the rest are smoothly performed vocal group standards. Fine sound, brief member biographies, and a cool cover photo. This overlooked classic, a compilation of Aretha's first singles, is often overshadowed by her parade of late 60's hits on Atlantic. Only the rollicking first cut Won't Be Long was chartbound, but on purely musical terms, this set stands up to anything she has done since.
Franklin's church. Her earliest gospel recordings were done there for Chess, but by she had come fully into her own, sounding every bit as sassy as Nina Simone or Esther Philips, and plying that seductive blend of churchified soul pursued by future labelmate Ray Charles.
After the great promise shown on Aretha's Her First 12 Sidesthis collection of early 60's tracks is a bit of a disappointment.
Between andbefore she became Atlantic's Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin recorded in a variety of styles under the production supervision of John Hammond, Clyde Otis, and others at Columbia. I won't claim that the results are uniformly successful, but there is certainly a lot that is interesting and good on this two disc, 39 track set. Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 The Four Knights - Cry (Vinyl) Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Thursday 28 May Friday 29 May Saturday 30 May Sunday 31 May Monday 1 June Tuesday 2 June Thursday 4 June Friday 5 June Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 The Four Knights - Cry (Vinyl) Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday The Four Knights - Cry (Vinyl) June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July The Four Knights - Cry (Vinyl) Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August
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