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Pied Piper: Follow Your Soul

Model:
CDKEND429
SKU:
715548
PLU: 29667242929

This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Pied Piper Productions, the Detroit group of arrangers, writers, artists and musicians who defined the Northern Soul style in their short 1966-1967 lifespan.

This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Pied Piper Productions, the Detroit group of arrangers, writers, artists and musicians who defined the Northern Soul style in their short 1966-1967 lifespan.

Format - CD
Genre - Funk & Soul
Release Date - 29/05/15

Not yet reviewed.

This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Pied Piper Productions, the Detroit group of arrangers, writers, artists and musicians who defined the Northern Soul style in their short 1966-1967 lifespan.

Easily as strong as the first Pied Piper Presents CD of 2013, this volume has some of the biggest new 60s soul discoveries. Nancy Wilcox provides two with the pounding He'll Be Leaving You and equally classy More Than A Memory. September Jones' Voodoo Madamoiselle has been the biggest record of the past two years, already released as a single following Northern Soul girl dancer Lev featuring it in one of her YouTube videos; this is its CD debut. September's You'll Never Know Why is femme soul perfection. Lorraine Chandler's original version of the James Bond theme You Only Live Twice is even more urgent than the first version Kent revealed in the 90s and her beautiful Lost Without You shows Pied Piper could produce mesmerising ballads when required.

There are two scorchers from the Cavaliers, the fully finished version of Ooh It Hurts Me with Jack Ashford s rhythm track, missing from previous versions and Without Someone To Tell Me whose acetate sale reached the highest price ever. The Metros also have two previously unheard numbers and there are two established classics, one from the Dynamics with I Need Your Love and the other the evergreen Could It Be You courtesy of Sharon Scott.

There are new exclusive photos of both those acts. Harry Gates is a largely unknown quantity but his haunting Love Will Find A Way which utilises the backing of Tony Hester's Just Can't Leave You is a terrific find. The Pied Piper Players, ie the musicians on the sessions, many of whom were established Funk Brothers from Motown, can be heard uncluttered by any pesky singers on the Cavaliers Hold To My Baby and the Dynamics powerful Love Sick. There are great mid-tempo ballads from Freddy Butler and the Hesitations, cameos from Sam E Solo and Mikki Farrow and several thousand words that help paint the picture of the source of some of the best uptempo soul ever made.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistVARIOUS ARTISTS
LabelKent
Music GenreSoul
Music Genre PrimaryFunk & Soul
Music Genre SecondaryCompilation

CD

  • 1. Voo Doo Madamoiselle - September Jones
  • 2. He'll Be Leaving You - Nancy Wilcox
  • 3. You Only Live Twice (Alt) - Lorraine Chandler
  • 4. Could It Be You - Sharon Scott
  • 5. Ooh It Hurts Me (Alternate Version) - The Cavaliers
  • 6. I Need Your Love - The Dynamics
  • 7. Watch Yourself - Tony Hester
  • 8. Love Will Find A Way - Harry Gates
  • 9. They Say I'm Afraid (Of Losing You) - Freddy Butler
  • 10. Lost Without You - Lorraine Chandler
  • 11. Wait A Minute - The Hesitations
  • 12. Love Sick - The Pied Piper Players
  • 13. No More Love - September Jones
  • 14. Set My Heart At Ease - Mikki Farrow
  • 15. More Than A Memory - Nancy Wilcox
  • 16. Without Someone To Tell Me - The Cavaliers
  • 17. It's Right Now - The Metros
  • 18. Love Is Not A Game - Sam E Solo
  • 19. What Can I Do - Lorraine Chandler
  • 20. You Better Know Why - September Jones
  • 21. You Don't Know Me Do You - The Metros
  • 22. Hold To My Baby - The Pied Piper Players
  • 23. That's What Love Is - The Hesitations
  • 24. Give Me Lots Of Lovin' - Freddy Butler
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