JACKSON, GEORGE - LET THE BEST MAN WIN (FAME RECORDINGS VOL.2)

JACKSON, GEORGE - LET THE BEST MAN WIN (FAME RECORDINGS VOL.2)

CD (Compact Disc)

Login for pricing & ordering.

 

Label: KENT

Release date: 28/08/2012

Barcode: 0029667238021

Catalog no.: CDKEND0000380

Item ID: 375608

This second volume looks at the recordings George Jackson made at Fame Studios when he was chief songwriter between 1967 and the mid-70s. The first volume was met with real enthusiasm by fans of Southern soul and this will be no different as the standard is just as high. Working alongside classic Fame house bands: Hood, Hawkins, Johnson and Beckett and the Fame Gang these recordings are real quality. George Jackson is one of the great writers of Southern soul and this volume includes the original versions of classic hits written for, among others, Wilson Pickett (Mini Skirt Minnie and more), Candi Staton - (Im Just A Prisoner), Bettye Swann (Victim Of A Foolish Heart, later a hit for Joss Stone). On hearing George Jackson's demos for him, Wilson Pickett told Atlantic Records Jerry Wexler to sign Jackson as an artist as he was a star in the waiting.
Such was the depth and quality of his work that there are songs that have not been issued until now. I Lived Through A Losing Battle is a song that plunders the depths of despair; there is the simply stunning I Bit Off More Than I Can Chew and the up-tempo Soul Lovin' and It's Not Safe To Mess On Me. On hearing I am confident several of these will now be classed as Southern soul classics. We were granted a rare interview with George Jackson while researching the CDs. He reflects on his time at Fame; the artists he worked with and why he didn't become a successful recording artist. It is the finishing touch to another important Southern soul package.

Ordering

Are you a private user? Order this item through our mailorder.

Are you a business user? Please login to add items to your basket.

More JACKSON, GEORGE...


JACKSON, GEORGE - DON'T COUNT ME OUT

JACKSON, GEORGE - DON'T COUNT ME OUT

Hot on the heels of the sensational "The FAME Studios Story" box comes Kent's first compilation of 1960s recordings by a man revered in soul circles for six decades. As talented as he was prolific - and this is the first of what could end up being as many as three ... read more »

 

JACKSON, GEORGE - IN MEMPHIS 1972-77

George Jackson is one of the legendary names of southern soul. As a songwriter he has been responsible for scores of breathtaking songs the past 50-odd years. He has written beautiful southern soul gems for the likes of Spencer Wiggins, James Carr and Johnny Taylor but has ... read more »

 

JACKSON, GEORGE - LEAVIN' YOUR HOMEWORK UNDONE-IN THE STUDIO WITH...

JACKSON, GEORGE - LEAVIN' YOUR HOMEWORK UNDONE-IN THE STUDIO WITH...

...GEORGE JACKSON 1967-1971' - 'Leavin' Your Homework Undone' brings together 24 previously unheard and unissued tracks. Some are demos and most of them feature the classic second Fame rhythm section that is generally known as The Swampers. All of these cuts are pretty much ... read more »

 

JACKSON, GEORGE - THE FAME SESSIONS

JACKSON, GEORGE - THE FAME SESSIONS

One of the finest voices in Southern Soul, George Jackson's success as a writer meant he wasn't pushed as an artist and so his vinyl output is disappointingly small. This is rectified with this 12-track LP. It comprises ten tracks featured on Kent's George Jackson 'Fame' ... read more »

 

 

More on the KENT label...


TATE, TOMMY/LUTHER INGRAM - IF YOU'VE GOT TO LOVE SOMEBODY/...

...Trying To Find My Love'. Tommy Tate's 'If You've Got To Love Somebody' is a constantly in demand Modern Soul anthem. We have flipped it with Luther Ingram's 'Trying To Find My Love' which is picking up fans weekly.

 

BURRELL, JOE -WITH KAE WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA-/POOKIE HUDSON - THERE WAS A TIME/THIS GETS TO ME

BURRELL, JOE -WITH KAE WILLIAMS ORCHESTRA-/POOKIE HUDSON - THERE WAS A TIME/THIS GETS TO ME

The '60s recording on the A-side was a bit of a mystery for many years. The track, an obscure tape find (also known as 'Our Love Is Dying'), had been credited to Kae Williams for a long period, but the actual singer is one Joe Burrell. Mr. Burrell never achieved the fame ... read more »

 

SUPERBS - I WANNA DO IT WITH YOU BABY

The Superbs were just that, best known in the US for their heart-melting ballads but 'I Wanna Do It With You Baby' and its flip, 'On A Day When It's Raining', are prime examples of their accomplished uptempo recordings.

 

MARCHAN, BOBBY - GET DOWN WITH IT(SOUL SIDES '63-'67

MARCHAN, BOBBY - GET DOWN WITH IT(SOUL SIDES '63-'67

The rockin R&B years of the former front man of Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns, Bobby Marchan, have been collected on CD in the past - but his superior soul recordings of the 1960s have previously escaped compilation. "Get Down With It" remedies ... read more »

 

KING, BEN E./MARVELLOS - GETTIN' TO ME/I NEED YOU

A rare Ben E. King recording of a Leiber & Stoller tune backed with The Marvellos' originally unissued Loma stomper 'I Need You'.

 

PARAMOUNT FOUR/JEANETTE JONES - YOU MUST LEAVE HER BECAUSE YOU LOVE HER/WHAT...

...HAVE YOU GOT TO GAIN BY LOSING ME' - A top quality soul group ballad backed with a superb slowie from San Franciscan chanteuse Jeanette Jones, co-written by Gerry Goffin.

 

 


Clear Spot - clearspot.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@clearspot.nl
W. www.clear-spot.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.