Five slabs of ’60s Soul movers, groovers and dance floor fillers delivered by internationally famous DJ Jonathan Toubin. Do the soul clap, Dig !!!
“First-Rate Compilation of Obscure Detroit Soul
This excellently named comp. takes an extensive look at the Pied Piper production team, which included The Funk Brothers Jack Ashford and Joe Hunter, as well as Mike Terry. The tracks all represent the bubbling under of mid 60s uptempo Detroit soul and dance music.”
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“Alabama singer, musician and composer Shorty Long relocated to Detroit, after touring with The Ink Spots. He was signed to Harvey Fuqua’s Tri-Phi label, where he released three singles that did not chart. When Fuqua sold his business to Berry Gordy, Long became a Motown artist. More singles followed with little success on the subsidiary label Soul, starting in 1964 with “Devil in the Blue Dress”, which Mitch Ryder covered and turned into a huge hit. Long had to wait until 1968 for a change of luck, when his funky composition “Here Comes the Judge” went to the Top 10. Motown rush-released an album, with all the singles and new songs. The following year, after recording his second album (which he also produced, a privilege that only Smokey Robinson had at Motown, by then), Long died in a boating accident on the Detroit river.”
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