Album Review

Soul Side of The Street, The [coll] – [Bacchus Archives]

Max Level   7/7/2009   12-inch, Soul

Too much fun! Rare soul tracks from 1964-72, put together by Phoenix-area DJ/producer/songwriter Hadley Murrell back in the day. When a record starts off with “Funky to the Bone” and then hits you with “Soul Side of the Street”, you know you”re in for a good time. All tracks have great energy and classic rough edges. A1 has some cool chunky guitar. A4 is Motown-style and I can imagine a Four Tops version of it. B3 could be an early pleading James Brown cut. B4 is a sped-up version of the classic R&B tune “Night Train”, renamed “Soul Train” here. and B6 is a party-rocker reminiscent of “Tequila” with “sock it to me baby!” lyrics. The annoyingly repetitive background vocals on “Funky Freeze” are pretty much the only thing I don’t like on here.

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hadley murrell says

great, I will send you the new(meet the servicemen) new cd if you contact me



hadley murrell says

the love the review,(will send new CD (meet the Servicemen)



Max Level says

hey thanks, Hadley. good to hear from you.


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