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CHARLYL340 - Two Sides Of JOE SIMONR&B • SOUL • FUNK
TWO SIDES OF JOE SIMON takes us back to his 1960s career
with John Richbourg’s Sound Stage 7 label. He was Richbourg’s most successful artist
with no less than fifteen hit singles to his credit between 1966 and 1977.
These included the million-selling “The Chockin’ Kind” (side
two, track two) a No.1 hit record on the US Billboard R&B Chart, (#13 Hot
100). All of them were Nashville recordings, and mostly reflected a Southern
Soul style which brushed up against Country Music on occasion. Simon’s later
disco hits for th New York based Spring label have, over the years, erased his
earlier style from popular memory.
In presenting our selection of Joe Simon’s hits, ballads, and even a certain amount of funk, we seek to readdress the balance and spotlight his status as a leading exponent of Sixties Soul. Side One shines the light on a number of up tempo tracks that form a body of work recognised, particularly in the U.K., as Northern Soul. These have been largely ignored in the past and prove that Joe Simon could point to the dance floor years before his disco heyday! Taken as a whole, ‘Two Sides Of Joe Simon’ reveals him to be a supreme talent with a fabulously soulful recording history hewn from the County capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee!
Northern Soul Never Sounded So Good
Club Soul charts the inception, development and eventual commercialism of the world’s most enduring underground music movement; Northern Soul. Born in the post-war city club scene, alive with the hot new sound of American Rhythm & Blues, Northern Soul would evolve into its own unique style capturing the imagination of the Nation’s youth, seduced by its secret world of all-night dancing, a world alien to their parents and even their peers. Here are hits, standards, rarities, obscurities, and here are too are those very tracks researched, compiled and annotated as never before.
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