The Sound Stage 7 Story

Various Artists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. John R - Mojo Blues
2. Roscoe Shelton - I Know Your Heart Has Been Broken
3. Little Richie - I Wish I Was A Baby
4. Gwen Davis - I Can't Be Your Part-Time Baby
5. Jimmy Church - Right On Time
6. Lattimore Brown - I Know I'm Gonna Miss You
7. Roscoe Shelton - Easy Going Fellow
8. Joe Simon - Teenager's Prayer
9. Sam Baker - Something Tells Me
10. Allen Orange - V C Blues
11. The Ambassadors - There's Something On My Baby's Mind
12. Roscoe Robinson - Why Are You Afraid
13. Ella Washington - I Can't Afford To Lose Him
14. Joe Simon - You Keep Me Hangin' On
15. Sam Baker - Sunny
16. Ted Ford - Please Give Me Another Chance
17. Lattimore Brown - Otis Is Gone (Part 1)
18. Soul Ambassadors - Just Like She Said She Would
19. Ella Washington - He Called Me Baby
20. Margie Hendrix - Don't Destroy Me
21. Roscoe Robinson - I'm Burning And Yearning (For You)
22. Joe Simon - The Chokin' Kind
23. Sam Baker - It's All Over
24. Fenton Robinson - The Getaway
25. Piney Brown - Nashville Wimmen
26. Chuck Armstrong - How Sweet It Is
27. Moody Scott - I'll Find My Sunshine
28. The Valentines - Got To Get Yourself Together
29. Fenton Robinson - Little Turch
Disc: 2
1. The Electrifying Cashmeres - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
2. Ella Washington - Too Weak To Fight
3. Willie Hobbs - Where Did I Go Wrong
4. The Continental - Showstoppers Never Set Me Free
5. Billy Mills - Sad Memories
6. Alder Ray Black - Just Because The Package Has Been Unwrapped
7. Jackie Beavers - Someone Bigger Than You Or Me
8. Charles Smith - I'm Useless
9. Fenton Robinson - She's A Wiggler
10. Earl Gaines - You're The One
11. Geater Davis - Your Heart Is So Cold

12. Charles Smith - Why Can't I Cry
13. Earl Gaines - Hymn Number 5
14. Geater Davis - I've Got To Pay The Price
15. Ann Sexton - You're Gonna Miss Me
16. Brief Encounter - (Don't You See) I'm Crazy About You
17. The Tears Of Joy - This Is Not Your World
18. Joe Simon - Who's Julie
19. Willie Hobbs - How Could My Baby Know
20. Bill Brantley - A Little Bit More
21. Margie Hendrix - (I Got) Your Mama's Recipe
22. Ann Sexton - I'm His Wife (You're Just A Friend)
23. Betty Everett - Hey, Lucinda

Disc: 3
1. Bobby King - What Made You Change Your Mind?
2. Willie Hobbs - Judge Of Hearts
3. Joe Simon - Farther On Down The Road
4. Sam Baker - Hold Back Girl
5. Ella Washington - Sit Down And Cry
6. Jackie Beavers - Hey Girl
7. Fenton Robinson - Mellow Fellow
8. Earl Gaines - That's How Strong My Love Is
9. Ann Sexton - Have A Little Mercy
10. Roscoe Shelton - I'm Ready To Love You Now
11. Jimmy Church - I Don't Care Who Knows
12. Sam Baker - I Love You
13. Ella Washington - All The Time
14. Joe Simon - Yours Love
15. Earl Gaines - I Can't Face It
16. Ella Washington - I Don't Care About Your Past
17. Fenton Robinson - The Sky Is Crying
18. Sam Baker - Sometimes You Have To Cry
19. Ella Washington - Doin' The Best I Can
20. Billy Mills - Easy Going Fellow
21. Charles Smith - The Only Time You Say You Love Me
22. Ann Sexton - I Want To Be Loved
23. Earl Gaines - I'll Take Care Of You
24. Sam Baker - Let Me Come On Home
25. Joe Simon - Moon Walk Part 1
26. Joe Simon - Moon Walk Part 2

An excellent look at the Southern Soul label Sound Stage 7 and associated labels Seventy Seven, Sound Plus & Lunar. An often over looked southern soul sound of the mid 60's and 1970s, headed up by Nashville DJ and producer John Richbourg, once described as a white man with a black soul! This massive package is easily the best look at the label we've seen so far with a total of 77 tracks on 3 CDs, issued in March 2006. Plenty of deep soul, blues and R&B hits with many rare gems. A pity we are not treated to any label scans, however, a fascinating story is told in the accompanying 48 page booklet. Available on Charly 3 CD Box Set SNAJ 734.

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