Good Guys Don't Always Win:Hotlanta Soul Various Artists (Hotlanta/ GMG)


70s Soul
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by Ian Clark

Good Guys Don't Always Win is the title, but hold on - the girls are here also with stalwarts such as Rozetta Johnson, Jean Battle and Peggy Scott - you fellas better beware, this is a CD that tugs at your heart and moves your soul - how can you lose?

To complement at least eight other fine releases from the Hotlanta and GMG stables we have chosen our title from a slab of soul by maestro Bill Brandon. A name well known in collector's circles, check out his earlier 60s releases on the Tower and South Camp labels. The CD features his Piedmont outing The Street's Got My Lady, sought after from Japan to Kings Lynn and well worth the purchase price alone.

Readers of all ages should cast their minds back to Kent release CDKEND 003 - SLOW'N'MOODY, BLACK AND BLUESY. We have some neat 60s there. Good Guys... to me is the 70s equivalent and being on the silver disc has a magical 21 tracks.

With John Ridley's informative sleeve notes and Ady Croasdell at the helm we sail through soaring ballads, scorching wailers and scintillating soul. The excellent photos and an intelligent running order, essential for compilations - are Kent trademarks and ensure satisfaction.

For a DJ, particuliar tracks to note are the aforementioned Bill Brandon's, the superb Choice Of Colors - and I tip my hat to Peggy Scott - forget picking Wild Mountain Berries - and dig deep, give your heart and soul a thrill.

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    I've Come Too Far With You (To Turn Back Now) - Rozetta Johnson

  • 02
    I'll Be Gone - Loleatta Holloway

  • 03
    Walls That Separate Our Love - John Edwards

  • 04
    It's Over, Nobody Wins - Sam Dees

  • 05
    Love Is Gone - Choice Of Colors

  • 06
    The Streets Got My Lady - Bill Brandon

  • 07
    Left Over Love - C L Blast

  • 08
    Since We Said Goodbye - The Counts

  • 09
    There's Got To Be Rain In Your Life - Dorothy Norwood

  • 10
    Unsatisfied Woman - Jean Battle

  • 11
    Who Are You Gonna Love (Your Woman Or Your Wife) - Rozetta Johnson

  • 12
    I'm A Believer Now - Bill Brandon

  • 13
    I Saw You Standing In The Dark - Lee Brackett

  • 14
    It Ain't No Fun - Frederick Knight

  • 15
    Whatever I Am, I'm Yours - Bill Brandon

  • 16
    Love Is Good (Good To Me) - Dee Ervin

  • 17
    You Were Right On Time - Ripple

  • 18
    Don't Hurt Yourself - Peggy Scott

  • 19
    Get A Little, Give A Little - Jimmy Lewis

  • 20
    It's What You Do - King Hannibal

  • 21
    Good Guys (Don't Always Win) - Bill Brandon

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