Wednesday, February 17, 2021

VA - Hide And Seek (Collection Of British Blue-Eyed Soul 1964-1969)



Hide and Seek: British Blue Eyed Soul 1964-1969 collects 20 tracks from an 
overlooked aspect of the '60s U.K. rock scene, namely the blue-eyed, mod soul
 sound that lurked behind the scenes between 1964-1969. Some well-reissued bands 
like the Action or the Small Faces dipped their toe into similarly soulful waters,
 but the bands here for the most part go all out and draft in big horn sections,
 chunky Hammond organs, backing singers and a feel pitched somewhere between a
 Northern soul All-Nighter, a sweaty night at the cabaret, and the bottom half 
of a package tour. In other words, you're looking at pure gold here. Well, 
almost pure. As with most collections the track list has some clear winners 
(Barry St. John's devastatingly hot "Turn on Your Light" that out-Lulu's Lulu
 by a mile, Jon & Jeannie's strutting "We Got Lovin,'" Kevin "King" Lears' wild,
 indescribable take on "Cry Me a River" (think Bobby Darin on peyote and you're 
halfway there), the funky antics of Johnny & John on "Bumper to Bumper," the
 chunky bubblegum soul of Bernie & the Buzz Band on "Don't Knock It.") Hide and 
Seek: British Blue Eyed Soul 1964-1969 is a vital piece of crate digging 
scholarship that fills a gap most U.K. music geeks didn't even know was worth
 investigating










 

11 comments:

  1. Great comp!! Can't find mediafire link:(

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  2. tracks 19 & 20 are missing...

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    1. Track 19 in the archive, but the tag incorrectly spelled out ... Nevertheless -
      Tracks 19; 20 - http://www.mediafire.com/file/dlsp1cz94zitw33/hide_and_seek_%252819%252C20%2529.rar/file

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  3. Hi lads - this is great, but no track 6 Cheers for all your work

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  4. 06. Jon & Jeannie - We Got Lovin'

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/66rk6wd1euasp8d/06._Jon_%2526_Jeannie_-_We_Got_Lovin%2527.mp3/file

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