Major Lance was one of the most popular soul/R&B singers out of Chicago, enjoying a string of hits for the legendary OKeh Records across the 1960s. Ain't No Soul (In These Old Shoes) is the first-ever compilation to boast Major Lance’s entire output for OKeh Records between 1963 and 1967, including eleven tracks which are new to CD.
In addition to all of Eden’s Pye, Decca and Fontana recordings, this new 2-CD set also boasts his rarest offerings which followed, from three elusive singles only available in Australia/New Zealand to an obscure Bell 45 from 1970. Thereafter, Eden reverted to his real name but reactivated the Eden Kane moniker for a one-off single in 1980.
Wanna Do My Thing is the first-ever collection of Matata’s complete President recordings, including both albums (remastered from the original tapes) plus a B-side, two previously unissued versions and four tracks recorded later.
This 28-track compilation is the first-ever official retrospective of Guy Darrell’s Sixties work, remastered from original master tapes with detailed sleeve-notes (including quotes from Darrell’s manager Roger Easterby) and rare photos. Sixties/Mod collectors will appreciate such tracks as Guy’s amazing version of ‘Stupidity’, the Psych classic ‘Evil Woman’, those elusive Oriole tracks and the first-ever version of Elton John’s ‘Skyline Pigeon’.
For the first time outside Sweden, over its two discs, Svenska Shakers collects 41 choice cuts from the period when Sweden’s world-class bands beat the musical exports at their own game. The R&B crunchers, mod grooves, freakbeat and psych-pop featured demonstrate that Sweden more than came up with the goods between 1964 and 1968.