Atlanta - Hotbed of 70s Soul (CD)


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The GRC Records set-up in Atlanta produced a wealth of great soul music. Because of the sudden curtailment of the company, due to owner Michael Thevis’ incarceration, so much of it never saw a release.

The tapes were preserved though, with many tracks since being issued. This latest batch of tape discoveries is of shockingly high quality. Sam Dees’ presence is a major cause of this.

Standouts include Miss Louistine’s original version of Con Me – surely a contender to be a Deep Soul Treasure, had Dave Godin heard it. Her take on Dees’ Extra Extra is possibly the opposite emotion – sheer joy at finding her lover; equally well expressed. Paperman is a classic mid 70s Dees’ composition, well sung by Wes Lewis with his group Alpaca Phase III. Dees collaborated with another major GRC talent, Joe Hinton, for the funkier Shouldn’t I Be Given The Right To Be Wrong. Hinton co-penned two songs with backing singer Louvain Demps who left her job with Motown’s backing girls the Andantes to move to Atlanta with Hinton. Their Grant Me One More Day is a beautiful track and Depend On Me is another worthy find.


1. Con Me - Miss Louistine
2. Paper Man - Alpaca Phase III
3. Is There Someone Else - Deep Velvet
4. The Souls of Black Folks - Kenneth Wright
5. Grant Me One More Day - Joe Hinton
6. Keep on Walking - the Steppers
7. Time is Winding Up - Dorothy Norwood
8. Love Making - Jean Battle
9. Extra-Extra - Miss Louistine
10. I'm Tired of Dreaming - Deep Velvet
11. Depend on Me - Joe Hinton
12. Me and Jen - Kenneth Wright
13. What Am I to Do - Joe Graham
14. Sure Could Do With Some You - Shirlean Fant
15. Someone to Run to - Alpaca Phase III
16. Can I Hold You to It? - Lorraine Johnson
17. When Will I Stop Loving You - Lorraine Johnson
18. I Need Me Some More of You - Dee Ervin
19. Shouldn't I Be Given the Right to Be Wrong - Joe Hinton
20. Fight Fire With Fire - King Hannibal
21. Talk's Cheap - the Surprise Sisters
22. Loneliness Hurts Just a Little Bit - Joe Graham
23. There'll Always Be Forever - Lomita Johnson
24. My Peaceful Forest - Dee Clark

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