Acid Jazz and sister labels OST and Miles Away have released a series of killer vintage soul records over the last few years. Often pressed in limited runs, these are now selling for inflated amounts on collector sites. This compilation gathers them together, alongside a couple of album rarities, in one cool package.
The tracklist includes Northern stompers such as The Tom’s ‘When You Lose Your Groove’, Tony and Tandy’s ‘Two Can Make It Together’ and The Patterson Twins masterful ‘Gonna Find A True Love’; disco funk classic ‘Family Tree’ by Family Tree, and from a similar era Rita Joyce’s ‘Dancin’ Close’; The Gil Scott Heron-sounding gospel of Lamont Butler, with ‘Ungodly War’, which sits well alongside Delores Fuller’s exceptional ‘One More Chance Lord’; we take it down a notch with Rick Hickman’s yacht rock rarity ‘Time Is Long’ and the lush harmonies of the Fantastics ‘We Got Good Lovin’. Housed in a beautifully illustrated sleeve, this is the first in an ongoing series from Acid Jazz Records.