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


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

  • 02 Preview I'll Be Gone - Loleatta Holloway

  • 03 Preview Walls That Separate Our Love - John Edwards

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

  • 05 Preview Love Is Gone - Choice Of Colors

  • 06 Preview The Streets Got My Lady - Bill Brandon

  • 07 Preview Left Over Love - C L Blast

  • 08 Preview Since We Said Goodbye - The Counts

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

  • 10 Preview Unsatisfied Woman - Jean Battle

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

  • 12 Preview I'm A Believer Now - Bill Brandon

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

  • 14 Preview It Ain't No Fun - Frederick Knight

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

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

  • 17 Preview You Were Right On Time - Ripple

  • 18 Preview Don't Hurt Yourself - Peggy Scott

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

  • 20 Preview It's What You Do - King Hannibal

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

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